Content Lead, Accessibility Certification

Content Lead, Accessibility Certification

Company: Rick Hansen Foundation

Date Posted: May 17, 2021
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Job Details

  • Location:
    Richmond, BC, Canada
  • Company:
  • Type:
  • Remote Status:
    Combined Remote/Office
  • Career Level:
    Experienced Professional
  • Preferred Experience:
    5 Year
  • Educational Requirement:
  • Apply Before:
    May 30, 2021

Job Description

Business Unit:        Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC)

Reports to:              Director, Accessibility Certification (AC)

Status:                     Full-time, Term

Term:                       June 2021 to July 2022 (Leave Replacement)

Location:                 RHF Office in Richmond, BC (Temporarily 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, challenging 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 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.


Preference will be given to applicants who are persons with disabilities, and we highly encourage persons with disabilities who are qualified candidates to apply (our office space is fully accessible to people of all abilities). If this applies to you, we invite you to disclose your disability in your cover letter.



The Content Lead, Accessibility Certification (AC) leads the development of all RHFAC program technical content and resources.



The Content Lead, AC reports to the Director, AC. This position manages the Accessibility Certification Specialist.


The Content Lead works closely and collaboratively with the RHFAC team, Accessibility Advisory Services team, Marketing & Communications team, RHFAC Professionals, Adjudicators, and RHFAC Training course instructors.



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

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



  • Manage all content related to RHFAC, including rating and certification, training, and marketing, to ensure quality, clarity and consistency for a standardized program delivery;
  • Lead the update of new RHFAC rating versions, including the upcoming integration of a new residential housing module to RHFAC;
  • Maintain the integrity of the technical content of RHFAC;
  • Consult with relevant stakeholders on current and upcoming trends and adjust content strategy as needed;
  • Represent RHFAC on external accessibility committees;
  • Develop plan and manage content for the Accessibility Professional Network platform to expand knowledge and skills of membership, including RHFAC Professionals;
  • Lead and manage the RHFAC Technical Subcommittee, which is responsible for evaluating areas for improvement and expansion, and contributing to the evolution of technical components of RHFAC;
  • Adjudicate RHFAC ratings, and train and manage Adjudicators; and
  • Perform other related duties in keeping with the purpose and accountabilities of the job.



Education: Post-secondary or appropriate combination of education and experience

Certification/Designations: RHFAC Professional Designation (strongly preferred) or has completed the RHFAC Training course (preferred)



  • Minimum 5 years of related experience working in accessibility in the built environment;
  • Experience in technical content/standards development and management;
  • Experience leading committees and working with subject matter experts;
  • 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; and
  • Knowledge or experience working with individuals with disabilities.



  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with ability to communicate effectively, concisely and tactfully with others;
  • Strong spatial aptitude, with ability to visualize spaces from photos and descriptions;
  • Effective interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Ability to work independently and remotely;
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical mindset; and
  • Ability to travel, as needed.


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



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 #2021-06 by May 30, 2021. While we thank all applications for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Company Overview

Richmond, BC, Canada

In 1985, Rick Hansen set out on the Man in Motion World Tour; a 26 month, 34 country, 40,000 km wheelchair marathon. The Tour raised $26 million and changed the way people with disabilities were perceived. The Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF),... Read More

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