OHIO University strives to improve the usability of its technology resources, making them accessible to use by individuals of all abilities. This position will be responsible for developing strategies and managing efforts to improve accessibility for all students, faculty, and staff.
The Office of Information Technology at Ohio University is seeking to hire a business analyst who will under the direction of the Information Security Manager manage the university’s information technology accessibility program. This position is a key contributor of the seven-member Information Security & Accessibility Office which is located on the main campus in Athens, Ohio.
To be successful in this position, you will need to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and integrity, have exceptional written and oral communication skills, time management skills, and ability to work with minimal supervision.
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Responsible for providing central oversight, technical leadership, expert guidance, coordination, and support to the institution's departments and programs in their use of the information systems, with a focus on promoting, assessing, and maintaining information technology accessibility and security.
Collaborate with leaders, subject matter experts, end users, and technical staff to identify and understand business needs, design possible solutions, and help implement and transition chosen solutions.
Develop and maintain accessibility and information security policies and standards for the institution.
Stay informed of emerging and changing accessibility and information security processes and technologies and be a thought leader.
Assess the current state and develop, track, monitor, and report metrics for measuring accessibility improvements over time.
Work in close partnership with Information Technology staff and the University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance Office to advance information technology accessibility goals for the institution.
Offer insight on deficiencies in IT accessibility and make recommendations on developing new or adjusting existing processes to increase accessibility for various custom and vendor packaged technology solutions.
Audit and report on OHIO web sites and web applications for compliance with WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines to web site owners and University leadership.
Evaluate technologies in conjunction with procurement processes for compliance with accessibility standards.
Bachelor's degree required in Information Technology or related field.
6 or more years related work experience. (An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.)
Knowledge of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards for websites, Section 508 Standards, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, WAI-ARI, WCAG2lCT.
Experience in implementing digital accessibility in a government or higher education institution.
Experience using assistive technologies like Read and Write Gold, JAWS, Kurzweil, ZoomText.
Knowledge of accessibility standards as they apply to multimedia. – Demonstrated ability to supervise support staff.
Planning Unit: Vice President for Finance & Administration
Department: Information and Technology Office
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Edward Carter
Employment Type: Full-Time Regular
$64,000 – $74,000 depending on candidate’s experience and qualification. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package including health benefits, paid time off, and education benefits for employees and qualified dependents.
Relocation expenses are negotiable.
Internal Number: 28731
About Ohio University
Ohio University is home to one of the nation’s friendliest and most picturesque campuses. But more importantly, it’s where you can become part of a two-century tradition of excellence and embark upon a rewarding career that will make a real difference. From teaching and research to admissions, facilities maintenance, and residence life, our faculty and staff propel Ohio University’s mission of helping students become their best selves. OHIO offers competitive compensation and outstanding benefits. For a complete list of employment opportunities, please visit www.ohiouniversityjobs.com.
Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity affirmative action institution. For more information about Ohio University’s policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment, visit www.ohio.edu/equity.