[Athen] Job Opportunity - Northern Arizona University

Heidi Scher hascherdss at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 14:09:44 PST 2017

Jamie Axelrod, Director, Disability Resources at Northern Arizona
University asked that I post this to the ATHEN listserv. Heidi

Hi everyone,

I wanted to post the following job opportunity at Northern Arizona
University. I will post all of the details of the position in this email
and will also provide a link to our H.R. site below.

This is our Accessibility Analyst position. It is a well-established
position on campus and all of the initiatives it is responsible for were
designed and first implemented by Teresa Haven when she held the position.

*Job Description*

Under the supervision of the Disability Resources Director, the
Accessibility Analyst will lead the current effort to evaluate the
compliance and accessibility of all software and related materials
currently in use on campus with regard to applicable laws and regulations,
such as the Americans with Disability Act, and the experience of
individuals with disabilities. The effort includes a review plan for
existing software based on risk and system usage, a process to evaluate all
new software before purchase and ensure necessary accommodations and/or
remediation are negotiated prior to purchase, a training program to enable
key personnel across campus to conduct accessibility evaluations, and a
plan for addressing current accessibility issues. This individual will also
oversee the creation of a cross-departmental Accessibility Group to raise
awareness of accessibility, usability and compliance and to discuss RFP’s,
new software, items currently under review, and upcoming significant
projects. The Accessibility Analyst will ensure an appropriate audit trail
is maintained for all evaluations, and that accommodation/remediation
efforts are tracked and reported. They will also identify and make
available resource materials on designing accessible web content.

Northern Arizona University has established policies and procedures to
ensure access to university wide technology and information and is a
proponent of universal design. The university has a successful track record
of working collaboratively with vendors to improve the accessibility of
products and services.

*Minimum Qualifications*

- Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and
- Two years experience creating and implementing new processes in
information technology
- Excellent communication skills
- Experience using tools to aid in accessibility evaluation
- Experience regarding how people with disabilities access web-content –
including specific assistive technologies
- Experience using assistive technologies such as screen readers and
speech to text applications.
- Ability to relate technical information to non-technical people
- A proven ability to set and meet project targets
- Understanding of HTML, Javascript, CSS, and XHTML
- Understanding of WCAG 2.0 standards and Section 508 accessibility

*Preferred Qualifications*

- Experience with technology issues in higher education
- Successful experience as a technology project lead or manager
- Experience working with a diverse community
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in Educational Technology or Assistive
- Fluency with disability law and regulation in the higher education
- Experience coding for accessibility

*Knowledge Skills and Abilities*

Please see position description.

*Background Information*

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position.
Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires
satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background
investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in
some cases) and fingerprinting.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to
participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with
verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department
releases an annual security report. The report is a result of the federal
law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the
school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security
including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual
offenses. The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable
crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire
Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for
Flagstaff on-campus student housing.

The report may be viewed at nau.edu/clery
or by visiting the NAUPD website at: http://www.nau.edu/police
A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the
NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting
the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.


Commensurate with experience.

**The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the
selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal
salary equity considerations, and available market information.

*FLSA Status*

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor
Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory
time for additional time worked.


This is a Service Professional (SPF) position. NAU offers an excellent
benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance;
participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional
Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and
tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information
on benefits at NAU is available at

NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each 6
months according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service, which
may be found at:

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans
(including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on
the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their
employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to
enroll in benefits. If a new employee chooses the ASRS retirement option,
participation in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term
disability coverage that accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay
period following 6 months after the new employee's start date. New
employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP),
which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed
staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment.
Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will
begin on the first day of employment. More information is available at:

*Learning and Development*

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for
professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes
courses to be completed within the first 30 days (
If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee,
we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first
2 years. In addition to the development classes offered in-person, every
NAU employee receives a free subscription to Lynda.com. From this site you can
access more than 1,400 training videos on a broad range of subjects,
including business skills, photography, music and video, home computing,
and web design and development.

*Application Deadline*

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 11:59 P.M.

*How to Apply*

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this
page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button
by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing
your application there are instructions available on line at
or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on
the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable
accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact
the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO
Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

*Additional Instructions*

The applicant should address all minimum qualifications and as many of the
preferred qualifications as possible in the cover letter, application or

Please submit the names and contact information of 3 professional

*Equal Employment Opportunity*

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with
disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of
dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other
National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.


If you have any specific questions please feel free to contact me directly.

Jamie Axelrod

Director, Disability Resources

ADA Coordinator/504 Compliance Officer

Northern Arizona University

President, Association on Higher Education and Disability


Jamie.Axelrod at nau.edu
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