Information Technologist II

East Lansing
Jun 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Working/Functional Title

Digital Accessibility Coordinator

Position Summary

This position will be focused on providing digital accessibility leadership through strategy, design, and innovation. A deep understanding of the guidance and regulations provided by OCR, DOJ, and the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines is required. Will work in partnership with other units and committees throughout the university. The ideal candidate will work with the ADA coordinator, Office of the General Counsel, the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities and other campus partners to iteratively establish proactive strategies for digital accessibility improvement, and improved digital experiences for MSU students, faculty and staff, as well as the greater community; will work with central purchasing, vendors, and campus buyers to evaluate software and services, and enhance models of support for procurement; will partner with our campus accessibility liaisons to implement guidelines for online courses, websites, and other digital properties, evaluating standards and effectiveness over time.



Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or related information technology field, with coursework in an information technology specialization related to the area of employment; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in an information technology area related to the duties to be performed; experience in web development,and common multimedia formats and tools; familiarity with web coding languages including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as well as content management systems; fluency with web-based standards such as WCAG 2.0 and 508, as well as guidance from DOJ and OCR settlement agreements; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  

Desired Qualifications

One to three years of progressively more extensive work experience developing in web code languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; experience with computer graphics, responsive, mobile design; experience producing accessible documents using Word, PDF, and other common document formats; demonstrated ability to translate technical requirements into simple work processes for casual users; familiarity with project management techniques and tools; familiarity with content delivery networks, and modern web frameworks; demonstrated understanding and empathy for clients and users; demonstrated ability to communicate directly with clients regarding requirements and expectations; possess a drive to learn as necessary to acquire new learning theories, code-language,and technology fluency; proficient in web markup, including HTML5 and CSS3; strong oral and written skills, including the ability to document issues and handle issue resolution. 

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Bidding eligibility ends on 6/13/17 at 11:55 PM. 

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