Canadian Accessibility Network (CAN) Program Manager (Term)

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 11/09/22; 11/09/2022

TERM Assignment:

Carleton University also welcomes applications from continuing employees. If a Continuing employee is the successful candidate, this assignment will be considered a Term Assignment, and the successful candidate must obtain a leave of absence from their current and substantive position, where applicable. Permission for such leave must not be unreasonably withheld.

OPEN Competition: This non-union 2-year term position will be posted until September 11, 2022, however applications will be reviewed on a regular basis in preparation for interviews the week of September 19. Ideally, we are looking for a candidate who will be available to start in early or mid-October 2022.

The READ Initiative continues Carleton University’s commitment in supporting persons with disabilities – the READ Initiative strives to establish Carleton as a Centre of Excellence in Accessibility, through multidisciplinary, cross-sectoral research, education and development toward a world that is accessible and inclusive. We bring the expertise across all academic disciplines and service departments at Carleton into collaboration with individuals and organizations that are committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.

The Canadian Accessibility Network (CAN), under the leadership of the READ Initiative at Carleton University, is a national collaboration to advance accessibility for persons with disabilities through Research, Design and Innovation, Education and Training, Policy, Employment, and Community Engagement.
















About Carleton University

Carleton University is one of Canada's most resourceful and productive hubs of learning and research, fuelling a rich talent pipeline that is supporting social and economic renewal. The university's smart, caring and connected community inspires and empowers individuals to become change leaders who drive impact in the world while challenging conventional modes of thinking and doing. Carleton is recognized annually as a top regional employer and is a recipient of the Canada Awards for Excellence, Healthy Workplace Order of Excellence, and Platinum Level Certification for Mental Health at Work. Situated on unceded Algonquin territory and bordered by the Rideau River and historic Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Carleton is just minutes from the heart of our nation's government and G-7 organizations, providing opportunities for staff and faculty to make a positive impact in our community and around the world.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This job is responsible for the operation of the Canadian Accessibility Network (CAN) and leads the implementation of the Networks strategic priorities, which revolve around advancing accessibility for people with disabilities. It includes providing direct support to the Chair of the Governing Council (led by Carleton’s Vice-President (Students & Enrolment)), an external Chair of the Pan-Canadian Advisory Council, the Chairs for each of the five Domain Area Committee working groups, as well as the greater to meet the Networks organizational goals and mandate.


The incumbent must possess the following qualifications:
• Knowledge of strategic development approaches and procedures
• Knowledge of office administration policies, procedures, and processes
• Knowledge of office productivity software and databases, internet browsers and search engines, discipline-specific software, enterprise software, and technology devices
• Knowledge of office as well as the broader university academic units, divisions, and departments
• Knowledge of corporate governance procedures and practices
• Knowledge of building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders from public, private, not for profit, community service providers and advocacy groups
• Knowledge of multi-tasking and time management
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Integrity and professionalism
• Bilingualism is an asset

Education and Experience:

The above is normally acquired through the completion of:
• A master’s degree
• Minimum 3 years of experience providing governance, direction and support to a national association, network or board of directors including managing day to day operations and supporting multiple working groups or
• Minimum 3 years of experience working in an accessibility/disability environment, including knowledge of legislation and standards as it relates to provincial/federal guidelines (i.e. AODA, Accessibility Act, Accessibility Standards Canada, etc.)

HR Note:

The CAN Program Manager is a full-time 2-year term non-union position. The full salary is provided, however, the starting salary will be between $76,316 and $87,763 and based on the successful candidate's qualifications and other compensation factors. The total compensation package includes competitive extended health and dental benefits, pension, generous annual and sick leave.

Equivalencies will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide information which may demonstrate equivalent qualifications. Please note that applicants may be required to complete an employment test as part of the selection process for this position. Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Human Resource Advisor assigned to this competition as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate your request in a timely manner. Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

Important Note Regarding Pandemic Related Operations:

This position is required to work on campus. Exceptionally, since March 2020, many staff and faculty at Carleton University have been working from home in order to comply with public health requirements while continuing to provide services to support the operational functioning of the university. We are currently in the process of identifying positions that need to work on campus as part of our return to campus process. This position may be required to work temporarily remotely due to public health requirements or it may have been identified as one of the roles that are required to work on campus. If this position is required to work on campus, the successful candidate will be informed of the health and safety measures that are in place to ensure their safety on campus. If there is a requirement to work remotely (it is possible that there could be a requirement to work both remotely and on campus), the successful candidate will work with the manager to set up a remote work environment including discussing appropriate technology and requirements. Please note that once public health requirements permit, Carleton University will resume normal on campus operations and at that point there will be a timely notification provided by the manager and the requirement to working full time physically onsite will resume. Therefore, we are looking for candidates currently in or looking to relocate to the Ottawa area.

Additionally, Carleton University is continuing to maintain a safe work environment and requires mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 as per Public Health recommendations under the Reopening Ontario Act. As Carleton University requires that staff be available to attend on-campus meetings and to work, as required, in person, the successful candidate will be required to comply with this policy and be fully vaccinated before commencing employment. Subject to permitted exemptions under the Ontario Human Rights Code, if you are the successful candidate, your offer of employment will be conditional upon you attesting that you are fully vaccinated with a course of vaccines that have been approved by Health Canada and submitting appropriate proof of vaccination.

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