NOTE: This is a one year term position with benefits.
Cornell Alumni Affairs and Development (AAD) engages alumni, parents, and friends in the life of Cornell and helps Cornellians connect with one another throughout their lives.
Working with more than 15,000 volunteers, our leaders and staff produce hundreds of events on campus, around the nation, and across the world. We also connect Cornellians through digital media and raise funds in support of the university's mission. With a long, distinguished history, our division remains one of the strongest and most vibrant university alumni affairs and development programs anywhere.
As a member of the Web Services and UX team, the Web Accessibility and Digital Content Editor will be both a leader and a resource for AAD's web accessibility efforts. The editor's time will be split as follows:
* Web and document accessibility: 50% * QA (content--not software development): 30% * SEO: 20%
Core job responsibilities include but not limited to:
Monitor progress on web accessibility, SEO, and QA across all AAD's web properties and a subset of digital documents.
Participate in periodic site audits on both alumni and giving websites.
Interact with all content contributors to provide them with web accessibility, SEO, and QA reports. Follow up on corrective actions.
Train new content contributors on best practices for writing for web, including web accessibility and SEO.
Create training material (screen recording, wiki articles, workshops) on web accessibility, digital documents accessibility, and SEO.
Coordinate with other members of the Web Services and UX team during the development process to help shipping accessible products.
Assess monitoring/reporting processes and help improve them if able.
Engage with the broader web accessibility community at Cornell (through meetings, trainings, SIG).
Follow developments on Cornell University's Policy 5.12 on Web Accessibility Standards.
Bachelor's degree required or equivalent combination of education and/or experience in web development/universal design, information technology, computer science, human computer interaction or other related field
2-4 years working in digital accessibility, digital communications, information technology, or related field
Deep understanding of the accessibility of websites, web applications, and documents
Experience with content management systems
Knowledge of disability law, federal and state requirements including but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Knowledge and experience with WCAG 2.0 and WAI-ARIA accessibility standards and guidelines
Experience with web governance tools
Experience developing and delivering training workshops and webinars
Knowledge of SiteImprove
Knowledge of WordPress
Knowledge of the Yoast SEO plugin
Knowledge of Vue.js and PHP
University Job Title:
Web Designer II
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