Job Posting 84548

Accessibility Coordinator, Built Environment
Rick Hansen Foundation
Work From Home - Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Toronto Metro area
closed 2 days ago (Fri, 1 Jul)
full time

Business Unit:          Accessibility Advisory Services         

Reports to:               Director, Accessibility Advisory Services

Status:                     Full-time, Ongoing

Start Date:               July, 2022

Location:                  RHF Office in Richmond, BC or Toronto, ON; Hybrid or Remote 

 

Founded on the legacy of Rick Hansen’s Man In Motion World Tour, the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) is a Canadian registered charity with the vision of creating a fully inclusive and accessible world where people with disabilities are living to their full potential. Through our programs and partnerships, we break down barriers for people with disabilities by changing attitudes, creating accessible spaces and inspiring an inclusive society.

 

RHF is a dynamic and rewarding place to work. Our success begins with our people. We are committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve. If you’re interested in being a part of our innovative team we hope that you will consider this opportunity with us!

 

RHF values diversity in the community and the workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates including Indigenous peoples, individuals of all genders and sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, disability, age, and religion and anyone living at the intersection of these identities.

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Accessibility Coordinator, Built Environment reports to the Director, Accessibility Advisory Services (AAS). This position will work closely with the Accessibility Specialist, Built Environment on projects to support organizations and clients who want to provide meaningful accessibility and inclusion in the built environment for people of all abilities. 

 

Accessibility Advisory Services support organizations who are striving for certification under Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) to be recognized as leaders in creating inclusive spaces. This position is responsible for advising on the application RHFAC, best practices in Universal Design in the built environment, developing accessibility manuals, conducting facility accessibility assessments and managing, executing and delivery of projects.

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

The Accessibility Coordinator, Built Environment, reports to the Director, AAS and is overseen on a day-to-day basis by the Accessibility Specialist, Built Environment.

 

This position involves interaction with external clients and site managers.

 

ALL STAFF: KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

As an integral member of the RHF team and as expected of all staff, this position actively participates with:

  • Strategy
  • Culture
    • Contributes in regular sessions, develops goals, supports and implements action plans.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

The Accessibility Coordinator, Built Environment works closely with the Accessibility Specialist, Built Environment to provide technical expertise to organizations who are focused on improving accessibility in the built environment to achieve certification under RHFAC.

 

Accountabilities include:

  • Supports the Accessibility Specialist in preparing for client meetings;
  • Assists with research and drafting communications to provide support on advising organizations with achieving best practices in accessibility in Universal Design and certification under the RHFAC program;
  • Organizes and splits out project plans for new construction and retrofit projects to support the Accessibility Specialist;
  • Organizes data collected from onsite visits, drawings and planning documents;
  • Drafts recommendations and considerations for implementation plans for accessibility improvements;
  • Assists with drafting presentations;
  • Supports with tracking expenditures, accounts receivable, billable hours, maintaining records and filing reports; and
  • Performs other related duties in keeping with the purpose and accountabilities of the job.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  Degree or diploma in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certification/Designations:  RHFAC Professional Designation or has completed the RHFAC Training course preferred.

 

Experience/Knowledge

  • Minimum 2 years of related experience working in accessibility in the built environment;
  • Experience with Word, Excel PowerPoint, SharePoint. Preferred experience with CRM;
  • Knowledge and application of Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC);
  • Technical knowledge and expertise related to accessibility in the built environment including building codes and other relevant legislations;
  • Practical knowledge of commonly applied Universal Design principles;
  • Knowledge of accessible building codes/guidelines and ongoing current understanding of all relevant accessibility standards; and
  • Knowledge or experience working with individuals with disabilities.

 

Skills/Behaviours

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to provide support on effectively communicating highly specialized and technical information to a variety of audiences;
  • Ability to read and interpret high-detail construction documents and architectural drawings;
  • Ability to assist with applying RHFAC rating framework to projects;
  • Effective interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills;
  • Highly professional and client-centric;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative environment;
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical mindset;
  • Ability to deal with pressure of competing priorities; and
  • Ability to perform site visits, as needed.

 

An equivalent combination of education, experience and skills/behaviours will be considered.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

If you are interested in being a part of our innovative team and are passionate about making a difference, we hope that you will consider a career with us.

 

Interested and qualified candidates can apply quoting competition #2022-20 by June 30, 2022 While we thank all applications for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

*Please note: The Rick Hansen Foundation is committed to providing accommodations to candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please let us know if you require a specific accommodation (i.e. virtual/web-based interview, flexible scheduling, accessibility needs), so that arrangements can be made for the appropriate accommodations to be in place.

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