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Accessibility Team Leader

Company: EDWARD JONES
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 15,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.

In a typical branch office, a financial advisor meets with clients and receives branch office support, so they can focus on building deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis, Tempe and Mississauga provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. We continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.US Remote

Team Overview:
The Accessibility Team Leader will manage a team of accessibility specialists who work with User Experience and digital product team members in Edward Jones' digital technology area to ensure that systems, applications, and experiences are designed to meet accessibility standards.

What You'll Do:
--- Build highly effective teams by attracting and retaining top accessibility talent and providing opportunities for growth and career enrichment.
--- Lead a team of geographically dispersed team members by using collaboration tools like Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
--- Identify and direct the implementation of accessibility process improvements.
--- Build solid relationships with digital product leaders to understand product goals and priorities.
--- Create a place of belonging that allows associates and contractors to bring their authentic selves to work.
--- Ensure team members follow accessibility best practices and effectively communicate, collaborate, and drive for the right results within their delivery teams.
--- Help create a culture of disability inclusion at the firm by evangelizing the need for inclusive design and promoting accessible solutions.
--- Assist in building out an accessibility governance culture and process.
--- Prioritize knowledge and skill development for tomorrow.
--- Manage and develop self while internalizing leadership feedback. What Experience You Need:
--- Bachelor's degree in Human Computer Interaction, Psychology, Instructional Design or Computer Science preferred, or related work experience
--- Minimum of 5 years of experience directly related to digital accessibility or user experience with at least 1 year in a leadership role preferred
--- Deep understanding of accessibility standards and guidelines (WCAG, WAI-AIRA)
--- Solid understanding of assistive technology and accessibility testing tools such as JAWS, Dragon, Fusion, deque, Wave, ZoomText
--- Experience supporting an accessibility governance structure
--- Experience working collaboratively to develop, maintain, and implement digital accessibility technologies, policies, standards, and best practices
--- Experience mentoring and/or coaching within an agile software development organization
--- Strong interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills, and the ability to present ideas, thoughts, arguments, and information clearly
--- Talent for understanding and explaining technical issues and their implications for projects and business decisions, facilitating discussion and resolution of problems, and mentoring other technology associates
--- Ability to respond well to direction, embrace feedback, and champion change

What Could Set You Apart:
--- IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC), Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS), or other certification is preferred
--- Ideal candidate will have experience and understanding of financial services industry and regulatory requirements

  • 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in 2022, published Fortune July 2022, Great Places to Work - data as of March 2022. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
    • Edward Jones was recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials by Great Places to Work - and Fortune - magazine. The privately held firm ranked No. 2 overall, in its fourth appearance on the list.2022 Fortune Best Workplaces for Women, published September 2022, research by Great Places to Work -, data as of August 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
      Edward Jones has been named to the 2022 Best Workplaces for Women list by Great Places to Work - and Fortune - magazine, ranking No. 45.2022 Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For, published April 2022, research by Great Place to Work -, data as of August 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
      For the 23rd time, Edward Jones has earned a spot on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For - ranking by Great Places to Work - and Fortune - magazine. Edward Jones ranked No. 35 on the prestigious 2022 list.2022 Best Places to Work For LGBTQ+ Equality, Great Place to Work - in partnership with Human Rights Campaign Foundation, published Equity Magazine January 2022, data as of July 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
      Edward Jones scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) the nation's foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. The ranking designated Jones as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ+Equality.Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.At Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial security and well-being. to learn more about our total compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential new associate:
      Salary: $106916 - $182047
      Category: Headquarters

Keywords: EDWARD JONES, Des Plaines , Accessibility Team Leader, Other , Des Plaines, Illinois

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