GitHub is seeking a forward-thinking, determined and innovative individual, who is passionate about the intersection of accessibility and technology, to lead the next evolution of our accessibility ambition at GitHub. This role will be responsible for further developing GitHub's accessibility vision, establishing and leading cross company accessibility governance and driving GitHub's mission to be the home for all developers and accelerate human progress through developer collaboration by ensuring innovation benefits everyone. This leader will be accountable for growing our culture of accessibility, acting as a spokesperson for the company and activating our employee and developer communities to contribute to bridging the disability divide.

GitHub's Director of Accessibility will have a proven track record of successful initiative development and management, experience working with engineering leaders and external stakeholders, and a history of driving cross-functional relationships across varying disciplines, business organizations, and role types.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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

Preferred 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.

Who We Are:

GitHub is the developer company. We make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, and to create the world’s most important technologies. We foster a collaborative community that can come together—as individuals and in teams—to create the future of software and make a difference in the world.

Leadership Principles:

Customer Obsessed - Trust by Default - Ship to Learn - Own the Outcome - Growth Mindset - Global Product, Global Team - Anything is Possible - Practice Kindness

Why You Should Join:

At GitHub, we constantly strive to create an environment that allows our employees (Hubbers) to do the best work of their lives. We've designed one of the coolest workspaces in San Francisco (HQ), where many Hubbers work, snack, and create daily. The rest of our Hubbers work remotely around the globe. Check out an updated list of where we can hire here: https://github.com/about/careers/remote

We are also committed to keeping Hubbers healthy, motivated, focused and creative. We've designed our top-notch benefits program with these goals in mind. In a nutshell, we've built a place where we truly love working, we think you will too.

GitHub is made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and lifestyles. We embrace diversity and invite applications from people of all walks of life. We don't discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there's any way we can make the interview process better for you; we're happy to accommodate!

Please note that benefits vary by country. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask your Talent Partner.

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