Director: Accessible Learning
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Deadline: January 24, 2021
Posted: January 13, 2021
DIRECTOR, ACCESSIBLE LEARNING
Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading Canadian university renowned for its extraordinary learning environment and student-focused educational experience. As a comprehensive university with more than 19,000 students, Laurier has grown rapidly in research intensity while at the same time preserving its well-earned reputation for undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning excellence. With a multi-campus and multi-community culture, Laurier offers students an exceptional range and depth of more than 100 academic programs taught by award-winning lecturers across nine faculties across locations in Waterloo, Brantford, Kitchener, and Toronto. As a leader in higher education for more than a century, the Laurier experience is truly transformative as embodied in its institutional proposition: Inspiring lives of leadership and purpose.
The Director, Accessible Learning is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the Accessible Learning services at Laurier.? This position ensures the provision of strategic planning, oversight and leadership of all programs within Accessible Learning. The incumbent will act as the principal expert and resource on matters pertaining to supporting academic accommodation for students with disabilities within the post-secondary environment. Taking a leadership role in fostering a collaborative environment, the Director will liaise with faculty and administration on the provision of reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.
The Director develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure students with disabilities have fair and equitable access to required academic accommodations as defined in the Ontario Human Rights Code. The incumbent provides leadership and guidance to the university community with respect to navigating complexities and interpreting legislation with respect to the policies defined in the Ontario Human Rights Code.
The Director is responsible for the development of service and programmatic partnerships and initiatives that support student academic success for students with disabilities at all campus site locations (Waterloo, Brantford, Kitchener and Toronto) utilizing the existing resource base.
This position has a university-wide mandate and is based at the Waterloo campus.? The incumbent provides leadership in a multi-campus environment, requiring regular interaction, communication and collaboration with staff and stakeholders at the Waterloo and Brantford offices as well as stakeholders and influencers in the Milton community. The Director will ensure the unit’s policies, programs and services are delivered equitably across all campuses and reflect the needs of local stakeholders.
Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.
Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Diversity and Equity Office at email@example.com. We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity please visit www.wlu.ca/careers for additional information and the online application system. All applications must be submitted online by January 24, 2021. Please note, a CV and letter of introduction will be required in electronic form.