Business Unit: Accessibility Advisory Services (AAS)
Reports to: Director, Accessibility Advisory Services (AAS)
Status: Flexible: Part time 80% FTE, or Full time
Term: February, 2024 – March 31, 2025
1 year term with the possibility of extension
Salary Range: $45,400.00 - $56,700.00
Location: Remote, preferably based in Central/Eastern Canada
Travel: This position requires travel up to approximately twice a month within Central/Eastern Canada
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 values diversity in the community and the workplace. We are committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve. 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.
RHF is a dynamic and rewarding place to work. Our success begins with our people. If you’re interested in being a part of our innovative team, we hope that you will consider this opportunity with us. If you do not meet the required education, experience and skills but have a combination of lived and professional experience, we encourage you to apply.
The Accessibility Specialist, Built Environment works closely with the Director, Accessibility Advisory Services 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.
The Accessibility Specialist, Built Environment reports to the Director, Accessibility Advisory Services and works closely with the AAS and RHFAC team. This position also works 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:
Education: Degree or diploma in architecture, architectural technology, engineering or equivalent.
Certification/Designations: RHFAC Professional Designation or has completed the RHFAC Training course preferred.
An equivalent combination of education, experience and skills/behaviours will be considered.
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