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  • Full Time
  • Guelph

University of Guelph

Description: NOC Code: 04

Temporary, full-time position (from November 15, 2021 to November 14, 2023) – Guelph, ON

The University of Guelph’s Office of Diversity and Human Rights has an exciting opportunity for a champion of equity, inclusion, anti-oppression and anti-racism to play a key dual role in ensuring that equity is achieved throughout the University, especially when it comes to accessibility for people with disabilities. If you welcome the challenge, we should talk.

As an Accessibility and Equity Officer, you will monitor, develop and submit the University’s response to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) Compliance Report to the government, by applying methods and processes that will ensure adherence to all five AODA Standards: Customer Service, Information and Communication, Employment, Transportation, and Design of Public Spaces. Most importantly, you will provide leadership in achieving and maintaining a state of accessibility compliance and ensuring that there is a sustained collective effort to meet and maintain legislative requirements throughout the University, including Ridgetown campus and Guelph-Humber.

In particular, as the University of Guelph’s Accessibility Officer, you will:

develop, maintain, and enhance accessible services, infrastructures, information platforms, and employment practices throughout the institution;
develop AODA-required updates and multi-year plans;
affirm our ongoing commitment and demonstrate our compliance to the AODA Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR), ensuring that there is training, education and support for the campus community;
work with the Accessibility Steering Committee and various working groups to provide leadership in achieving and maintaining a state of compliance in all AODA standards and governance;
provide mentoring, training and oversight, serving as the campus accessibility resource expert on accessible word documents and websites; and
report on, audit, support and coordinate the various accessibility initiatives on campus.
As part of your responsibilities as our Equity Officer, you will manage the University of Guelph’s Employment Equity Program and broader self-identification data collection program for students, faculty, and staff, including the coordination of ATQ data and collection of census data, as required under the Federal Contractors Program (FCP), and the University’s Anti-Racism Action Plan. You will also:

oversee the collection of self-ID data, by developing climate surveys and identifying gaps in hiring, enrollment and representation at the U of G for various equity-seeking groups;
coordinate, develop, maintain, and upgrade the Equity Data Warehouse and all database systems with extreme confidentiality; and
work closely with the Human Rights Advisor, Computing and Communication Services (CCS), Human Resources, and Institutional Research and Planning to ensure the University’s database development and testing proceed within a framework of equity.

To be successful in the role of Accessibility and Equity Officer, you must be a knowledgeable professional and best practices leader with a profile that includes:

Ÿ  Bachelor of Arts and Masters degree or equivalent skills and experience.

Ÿ  Knowledge of provincial accessibility legislation and campus standards.

Ÿ  Expertise that spans a wide range of professional skills, including training, project planning and execution, problem analysis, application and web development, inclusive design, best practice design principles, and user-centred design methodology.

Ÿ  Strong familiarity with W3C Accessibility.

Ÿ  Experience with web development, deployment and site maintenance utilizing many of the following technologies: PHP, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and Drupal.

Ÿ  Strong project management and customer liaison skills.

Ÿ  High level of initiative.

Ÿ  Excellent organizational and interpersonal abilities.

Ÿ  Superior oral and written communication skills.

NOTE: This appointment is regularly performed on-campus but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be initially fulfilled remotely (off-campus) until the University resumes its regular operations.

The University of Guelph ( is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive comprehensive institutions, with a record of outstanding scholarship in the arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical and engineering sciences, agriculture and veterinary sciences. This is your chance to join us in our endeavour to improve life.

To view a detailed posting for the role of Accessibility and Equity Officer, please go to our website at Applications, quoting Hiring #2021-0604, must be sent to:

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Job Posting Start Date: 2021-11-12

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