The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is one of the top five most diverse campuses in the nation and a national leader among urban, public higher education institutions in providing access to underrepresented students. UIC believes diversity is a strength that contributes to the success of our students, staff, faculty, and institutional research. As a Research 1 institution, UIC is focused on eliminating disparities in health, education and economic opportunity. UIC remains committed to increasing access to education, employment, programs and services for all, including maintaining an environment free from discrimination and harassment and a commitment to promoting an organizational culture and structure that honors diversity through integration of the principles of access, equity and inclusion.
The Office for Access and Equity, is seeking an Assistant Director of Digital Accessibility. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated proven ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with diverse groups and individuals. This individual will proactively and systemically address accessibility of University IT systems and infrastructure to improve the compliance, usability and interoperability of IT resources and related services including instruction delivery mechanisms for people with disabilities.
At minimum, the qualified candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree in a computer science, instructional technology, assistive technology or a related field required, Master's Degree preferred; and possess a minimum of five years' of experience in the use and implementation of assistive technology; experience working in a higher education environment preferred.
The successful candidate will have a breadth of knowledge in digital accessibility issues in a higher education environment and act as an advocate for all University faculty, staff, and students. Experience incorporating accessibility requirements into procurement of IT systems, vendor solicitations, and in improving existing digital environments to improve accessibility is preferred. Candidates must be able to communicate the impact and importance of building digital accessibility culture to University leadership. A candidate who has demonstrated experience translating complex technical concepts in accessibility issues into relatable and meaningful proposals to University leaders is strongly preferred.
The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, covered veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
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About University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Located in the heart of one of the world’s great cities, the University of Illinois at Chicago is a vital part of the educational, technological and cultural fabric of the region. As Chicago’s only public research university with 30,000 students, 15 colleges, a hospital and a health sciences system, UIC provides you access to excellence and opportunity.