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Accessible Procurement Specialist

Apply now Job no: 501088
Department: VP of Information Technology Services
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Information Technology, Other
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Accessible Procurement Specialist

 $60000 - $80000

Hours Per Week:


Job Summary:


The Accessible Procurement Specialist leads the accessibility procurement process and provides central oversight, technical leadership, expert guidance, coordination, and support to the institution’s departments and programs in procuring accessible technology.


Duties/Physical Demands:

1) Develop processes for evaluating technology assets, platforms, and services for their ability to comply with accessibility standards.
2) Communicate accessibility requirements with vendors, content owners, application owners, and stakeholders.
3) Manage the Equally Effective Alternative Access Plan (EEAAP) process.
4) Lead the accessibility review process for new technology before purchase; confer with vendors, buyers, and department representatives.
5) Participate in the development and maintenance of guidelines, checklists, how-to documents, and web-based resources to support an accessible campus.
6) Partner with the Miller Center for Student Disability Services to identify accommodation solutions if access barriers are identified.
7) Respond to user-reported accessibility issues. Work with users and developers/vendors, if necessary, to determine & document a solution in a timely manner.
8) Conduct web and document accessibility testing against WCAG standards
9) and federal requirements.
10) Develop and implement training on accessibility standards and best practices for a wide variety of audiences including faculty, staff, and students.
11) Develop reporting to monitor and assess University and departmental accessibility efforts.
12) Build departmental support for accessibility advocacy through presentations and consultations on accessibility-related topics.
13) Assist with document remediation.
14) Actively promote a customer-oriented approach throughout IT Services.
15) Participate in professional development activities.
16) Perform related duties as required or assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in a related field, earned by date of hire

This position is available to persons who are currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time and indefinite basis. (Persons authorized to work on such a basis include US citizens, lawful permanent residents (“green card” holders), asylees, refugees, and temporary residents under IRCA.


Desired Qualifications:

• Master’s Degree in Communications, Rehabilitation Counseling, Educational Psychology, Psychology, or Social Work.
• At least 1-2 years of experience working with technology vendors and service providers (procurement, implementation, modification/customization, incident remediation, etc.).
• Demonstrated experience with accessibility analysis, testing, design, and development.
• Working knowledge of US ADA Section 504 and Standards published by the World Wide Web Consortium such as WCAG 2.x, ATAG, UAAG, WAI-ARIA, and MathML, DAISY Standard, and EPUB3.
• Working knowledge of accessibility barriers.
• Strong communication, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving skills.
• Ability to work independently, in a team, and with or without direction.
• Experience working effectively in highly collaborative, team-oriented environments.
• Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, and personal interaction abilities.
• Accessibility certifications through organizations such as IAAP (International Association of Accessibility Professionals).


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Miami University recognizes that technology enables us to find new ways of providing first-class service and workplace flexibility. This position is approved for remote work on a hybrid basis. Remote work is a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason.

• This specific position is Hybrid work (4 days on-site, 1 day work from home) after 6 months of employment


Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
Labor Law Posters for Applicants:
Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).
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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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