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Intern - Project Manager, Accessibility - OCTO

Company: VMware
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

Program/Project Manager Intern, Accessibility (A11y)The Elevator Pitch: Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?We're changing the way customers, partners and employees use and consume our VMWare products. Come join us and be part of accelerating VMware to be recognized as a leader in Digital Accessibility. You will have an opportunity to work directly with Accessibility experts to contribute and sustain the excellence of VMware's digital accessibility initiative through expanding its accessibility training program and outreach efforts.The Design and User Experience organization is seeking a Program/Project Manager Intern who loves working on complex problems and getting things done. You will lead and support the release of our next version of our Accessibility Advocacy program promoting accessible user experiences.Activities include managing the overall VMware Advocates Program for raising awareness of the importance of digital accessibility. collaborating with Design and UX professionals using an Agile development model, working closely with a team to develop an annual training and outreach business plan, and implementing the plan, and tracking progress, with a focus on continual improvement. You will get to work with an experienced team of brilliant (and fun) people in a dynamic environment. You will be participating in growing a program that is delivering experiences thinking first about the people who use them and maintaining best in class accessibility methodologies and metrics that scale across VMware.Success in the Role: What are the performance outcomes over the first 6-12 weeks you will work toward completing?

  • In your first 2 weeks, you will quickly come up to speed on our accessibility portfolio (e.g., products, customer-facing assets (videos, whitepapers, PDFs, PPTs, product documentation)
  • You'll get to know the team and stakeholders - critical to get your job done well.
  • By week 3 - you are taking the lead in scoping and building your project plan- what needs to be done to deliver the improved Accessibility Advocacy Program.The Work: What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?
    • In Week 4 and beyond - you will be executing on the plan.
      • Conceptualize and create materials in support of the initiative to increase the accessibility of information technology and the content it delivers
      • Serve as a liaison to website owners to assist them in understanding and acting on reports from the accessibility testing platform
      • Maintain the digital accessibility website. Work with subject matter experts to develop and maintain content, such as events, knowledge, news, and links
      • Promote awareness and events internally and via social media networks
      • Develop training and support materials for the accessibility team
      • Coordinate and promote advocates town halls; identify topics in need of coverage, and work with subject matter experts to develop and deliver new trainings
      • Monitor training attendance and success; use metrics to help identify underrepresented BUs, and determine how best to reach them
      • Maintain currency of training and outreach knowledge and best practices
        • At the end of your internship, you will have a readout with the Design Senior Leadership Team in the organization. It's your chance to impress everyone.Key Qualifications and Requirements
          • Ability to create excitement and enthusiasm through creative messaging
          • Passion for diversity, disability, and digital accessibility
          • Excellent written and oral communication skills
          • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
          • Ability to collaborate with colleagues from different levels of the organization and with varied levels of technical knowledge
          • Ability to multi-task and work independently with minimum supervision
          • Flexible, proactive, and possessing a can-do attitude
          • Enthusiasm for learning new technologies and techniques that support evolving needs
          • A blend of curiosity, creativity, persistence, commitment, and optimism, with a desire for continual self-improvement and learning
            • Previous working experience in Program, Project or Product management or Consulting. Otherwise - we still would love to hear why you are a good fit
              • Ability to handle several concurrent activities with attention to detailAdditional Preferred Skills
                • Strong knowledge of modern web and application development concepts & technologies
                • Knowledge -of Agile process and principles -
                • MBA and BA/BS in Computer Science (or equivalents) preferredWhat is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?The hiring manager for this role is Director of Design Operations / Chief of Staff. Steven has been with VMware for 4 months and held previous senior executive leadership roles in software development and financial services. This team sits within a larger Design and User Experience organization. -Where is this role located? Flexible: The location of this role is flexible within the United States. Work could be done from our Palo Alto, CA office some days during a week and other days from a non-VMware location.What are the benefits and perks of working at VMware?You and your loved ones will be supported with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Below are some of our full-time highlights, or you can view the complete intern benefits package by visiting Intern benefits
                  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
                  • Medical Coverage, Retirement, and Parental Leave Plans for All Family Types
                  • Generous Time Off Programs
                  • 40 hours of paid time to volunteer in your community
                  • Rethink's Neurodiversity program to support parents raising children with learning or behavior challenges, or developmental disabilities
                  • Financial contributions to your ongoing development (conference participation, trainings, course work, etc.)
                  • Wellness reimbursement and online fitness and wellbeing classes
                    Due to the Biden Administration issuing an Executive Order (EO) that effectively mandates COVID-19 vaccination for all U.S. based employees of federal contractors and subcontractors, all U.S. based VMware employees will be required to have their final vaccination dose (e.g., second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or single dose of J&J) by January 4, 2022. Specifically, this means that all U.S. based VMware employees will need to be fully vaccinated by January 18th, 2022, or by their first date of employment if after that date, subject to legally required accommodations.
                    Category : University and Recent Grads
                    Subcategory: Internships
                    Experience: Internship
                    Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
                    Posted Date: 2021-12-22

                    VMware Company Overview: At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our cloud, mobility, and security software form a flexible, consistent digital foundation for securely delivering the apps, services and experiences that are transforming business innovation around the globe. At the core of what we do are our people who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Shape what's possible today at

                    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. Vmware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

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