Business Unit: Accessibility Advisory Services
Reports to: Director, Accessibility Advisory Services
Status: Full-time, Ongoing
Start Date: November, 2021
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.
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 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:
Works closely with the Director, Accessibility Advisory Services to provide technical expertise to organizations who are focused on improving accessibility in the built environment to achieve certification under RHFAC.
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.
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 #2021-18 by October 30, 2021. 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.