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Senior Analyst, Accessibility & Compliance

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY,UNITED STATES

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.
Purpose of Position

Will promote IT accessibility as defined by the statutes and NKU policies by ensuring that new software is evaluated and necessary accommodations and/or remediation is negotiated prior to purchase, existing software is evaluated in a timely manner based on risk and that proper accommodation efforts are planned and carried through, consult with all IT departments and vendors to evaluate their products and recommend designs and strategies to improve accessibility of products and maintain appropriate audit trail for all evaluations. Specific duties include accessibility evaluation, developing and maintaining policies, conduct audits of accessibility, implement and oversee tools for monitoring website accessibility and evaluate technology for compliance.
Primary Responsibilities

Significant experience / technical
training to include:
Training strategies particularly in UDL & accessibility, Demonstrated Project Management experience & methodologies, Reading and Understanding VPATs, building a procurement process around accessibility, Integrating UDL into distance education, utilization and evaluation of screen readers, training and designing Alt tags, Research for accessibility outcomes monitoring & outcomes improvement. Accessibility evaluation; testing and remediation of accessibility barriers. Write and edit policy to aid campus compliance. Perform regular accessibility audits and track metrics for assessing and measuring success in accessibility and support offerings. Stay current on accessibility regulations and compliance standards, best practices, and solutions to promote and enable accessibility. Work with developers to guide development of accessible user interfaces. Identify, implement, and oversee tools for monitoring web accessibility. Evaluate technologies in conjunction with procurement processes for compliance with accessibility standards.

Bachelor’s degree in a technical field with a minimum four years experience or an equivalent combination of directly relevant experience and education in UDL and Accessibility. Experience in creating and implementing new processes in an IT organization, experience training IT staff, understanding HTML, Javascript, CSS and XHTML, UDL, VPATs, Alt tags, and excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability and the drive to set and meet targets is required. Working knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, policies, regulations and standards is required.

Any candidate offered this position is required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.
Minimum Education Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Education Master's Degree
Minimum Experience 4 years
Salary $61,000/yr
Pay Grade S74

Salary Range: $61000 - $61000

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