Posting Summary: The University of Virginia is seeking a Project Manager to manage and direct the University's Digital Accessibility Project (DAP). The DAP was initiated at the direction of the Executive Committee on Digital Access, which is a Committee created by the Office of the President of the University and co-chaired by the ADA Coordinator and Associate Vice President of the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (EOCR). The project's primary purpose is to facilitate a comprehensive assessment of the current level of accessibility of the University's digital footprint and to direct the implementation of tools and strategies to ensure an inclusive digital experience for individuals with disabilities.
This two-year term-limited position will manage the project currently underway and serve as the liaison between the contracted external consultant and the University. Reporting to the Associate Vice President - Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights Office (AVP-EOCR), with a dotted line to the Vice President for Information Technology, this individual will oversee day-to-day project planning and the implementation of strategies and tools in the current project scope. The incumbent will also serve as Chair of the DAP Workgroup, which is a key subcommittee of the Executive Committee for Digital Access.
In addition, the Project Manager will provide timely communication regarding the DAP to the various committees and members of the University community involved with the development and maintenance of the digital environment in the Academic Division, Medical Center, and College at Wise.
Ideally, the successful candidate will have strong project management skills coupled with a solid working knowledge of the current legal landscape with respect to disability law and standards that apply to the digital University environment, along with methods to assure greater accessibility and inclusiveness of the digital environment. A technical background with web development experience is highly desirable as is competency in the field of digital accessibility.
**This is a two-year term-limited position. The end date for the position will be based on start date.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's degree or relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering, or related discipline
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Specific Experience: Four years of significant and demonstrated experience managing complex projects involving multiple stakeholders with ability to influence culture change.
Preferred License or Certification: Project Management Professional (PMP)
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: -Strong working knowledge of the federal disability regulations and other relevant laws, standards and guidance (e.g., Section 508, WCAG 2.0 AA, CVAA, Title II of the ADA, Section 504). -Strong interpersonal and oral presentation skills. -Strong analytical and writing ability.
Required Computer Applications: Technology background with experience designing and developing online content and applications including a working knowledge of technologies such as Drupal, WordPress, Plone, HTML 5/ARIA, Blackboard, Sakai, Canvas, and the Agile project management methodology
Internal Number: 353_83601
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.