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Director of Accessibility
Posted on 5/12/2022
Remote • United States
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • 10+ years relevant experience with a proven track record running programs and experience with accessibility issues
  • Experience establishing hub and spoke execution models
  • Understanding of product roadmapping and experience working with product and engineering teams to embed new features into roadmap plans
  • Experience developing executive-level communications and reporting
  • Experience with establishing, maintaining, and fostering cross functional relationships and building communities focused on common accessibility goals
  • Experience collecting and interpreting data for performance metrics and compliance
  • Understanding of key accessibility initiatives such as product and tooling audits and employee-driven impact/education/onboarding programming
  • Evolve and lead the execution of GitHub's accessibility strategy in pursuit of GitHub's accessibility vision and commitments by driving accountability at scale through building the operations, compliance processes and reporting to track and communicate progress
  • Build collaborative relationships with internal and external GitHub stakeholders and with the accessibility team at Microsoft, to identify additional opportunities to make GitHub the home for all developers and to maximize GitHub's contribution to bridging the disability divide
  • Internally, partner with product teams, designers, engineers, HR, real estate and facilities, and other organizations to set and measure progress against commitments
  • Externally, partner across regions, leadership, disability communities, and other stakeholders to evaluate and then improve accessibility organizational maturity
  • Champion an accessible and inclusive employee experience in all GitHub locations across the globe
  • Leverage our employee groups and developer communities to drive innovation in accessibility and create listening systems for these communities
  • Identify and participate in industry groups and the disability community to leverage GitHub's unique voice to contribute
  • Communicate plans and progress and future aspirations, to leadership and employees, and provide external leadership with customers and stakeholder
Desired Qualifications
  • Proven track record of delivering impact through programs, including managing cross-functional program teams and driving deliverables across complex projects
  • Experience working with global, cross-functional teams outside of your own group in large/complex organization to build a strong internal network
  • Ability to flourish, be proactive, and handle uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to implement both strategy and tactical needs of the business

1,001-5,000 employees

Open-source code hosting
Company mission
GitHub is on a mission is to build a global platform for developer collaboration. The company operates an open-source coding hosting and collaboration platform
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace - At GitHub, we think that a diverse company is a strong company, and we work hard to foster a supportive and welcoming workplace. Learn more about our commitment to diversity.
  • Work happier - Build amazing things with a balance of autonomy and collaborative teamwork. Set your own work schedule and make use of a flexible PTO plan when you need to recharge.
  • Lead from any location - GitHub is a remote-first company with offices located throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. Whether you live near an office or not, GitHub believes you can do your best work wherever you are. If you work remotely, you will receive a stipend to outfit your home office and receive reoccurring reimbursement refreshes.
  • Put your health and family first - You’ll enjoy 100% coverage of health insurance premiums across our medical, dental, and vision plan offerings, including coverage for dependents. We also offer five months of paid family leave to all new parents with the option to use it all at once or throughout the baby’s first year.
  • Find your zen - GitHub provides a monthly wellness stipend designed to cover anything from gym memberships, massage, meditation apps, or any other wellness related expenses.
  • Invest in your future - At GitHub, you’ll have a stake in the future success of our platform with equity grants. For full-time employees, we offer competitive 401k planning with a 50% company match up to the IRS 402(g) annual limit.
  • Keep growing - Learn how you learn best. From books to conferences, you’ll get a yearly budget for your individual learning and development goals.
  • Give back to your community - We believe in sharing our time, resources, and products to contribute to positive social impact. GitHub matches charitable donations up to $15,000 per calendar year. And for each hour (up to 40 hours) of volunteering per year, you will receive $20 to donate to an organization of your choice.
Company Values
  • Collaboration: We believe the best work is done together.
  • Empathy: We believe in putting people first.
  • Quality: We believe in setting the standard for excellence.
  • Positive Impact: We believe in making the world a better place through our work.
  • Shipping: We believe in creating things for the people using them.