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Academic Accommodations & Wellness Coordinator


Institution: Alberta University of the Arts


Calgary, Alberta

Deadline: December 15, 2022

Posted: November 23, 2022

Academic Accommodations & Wellness Coordinator

Do you believe in the power of ideas, possibility, and in building community? Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) is looking for an organized, professional, and experienced Academic Accommodations & Wellness Coordinator to facilitate the academic accommodations process and coordinator wellness initiatives for the students of Alberta University of the Arts.

This is a temporary full-time position starting as soon as possible with a term of up to 24 months. Hours of work are 35 hours per week.

Why AUArts?

Alberta University of the Arts rests on the traditional Treaty 7 Territories of the Blackfoot people and in the spirit of our collective effort to promote reconciliation, we acknowledge the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot Confederacy, which includes Siksika, Piikani and Kainai, the Tsuut’ina, the Stoney Nakoda First Nations (Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley), Metis Nation Region III, and all those who make their homes in the Treaty 7 Region of Southern Alberta.

AUArts is a community of thinkers, shapers, makers and risk takers. We are students, faculty, staff and alumni rich in diversity of culture and thought, challenged to fearlessly explore what moves us, drives us, and implores us to see the world differently.

The Alberta University of the Arts offers its 1,100 students studio-based programming that leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts in one of nine disciplines, a Bachelor of Design in one of two, and an MFA in Craft Media. It has deep roots in Calgary’s creative community and will soon be celebrating its centennial.

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Reporting to the Director, Student Services & Wellness, the Academic Accommodations & Wellness Coordinator provides support to students requiring academic accommodations. The Coordinator will facilitate the accommodation process to determine the appropriate plan and services to be in place in collaboration with faculty & staff.

As a member of the Student Services team, this role will coordinate student wellness initiatives and source external facilitators to run campus events and workshops.

Key Responsibilities:
Academic Accommodations
Facilitate the Academic Accommodations process with the student, faculty & staff and determines the appropriate accommodations and services for each student
Promote awareness and information about the learning assistance resources & accommodations services
Coordinate the scheduling of accommodated exams and liaises with faculty to ensure exams are received in a timely manner and students are prepared for exam taking
Coordinate the scheduling of note takers and disbursement of materials to students
Responds to incoming inquiries as well as collecting required documentation for the development student Accommodation Agreements
Support related software and documentation including student & faculty support
Recommend resources for enhanced accommodation services and liaises with Computing & Technical Services in sourcing and providing assistive technology

Wellness Program Coordination
Coordinate wellness events including seminars, workshops
Research and coordinate the sourcing of external facilitators
Collaborate with internal departments to promote AUArts community awareness
Collaborate with students, faculty & staff to engage student community regarding upcoming initiatives

Projects & Reporting
Assist with the Tutoring & Writing Centre schedule and services as relevant
Track and report on relevant metrics
Assist with implementation of software and/or updates and training resources

The successful candidate will have:
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as Education, Social Work, Psychology, Learning Disabilities
3 years related experience working with students with disabilities in post-secondary
Demonstrated experience in implementing and monitoring accommodations for academic programs
Demonstrated experience with interpreting medical documentation
Knowledge of relevant legislation including the Freedom of Information and Protection Act (FOIP) and Alberta Human Rights Commission Duty to Accommodate Students with Disabilities.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Excel, Word, SharePoint)

Knowledge of Accommodate software
Demonstrated experience with Student Information Systems (e.g. Banner)
Knowledge of post-secondary legislation, policies, and procedures
What We Offer

Comprehensive benefits package including pension and health spending account
Annual vacation starting at 24 days, Personal days, and other types of leave
Paid time off over the University closure from December 24 – 31
Flexible / hybrid work arrangements

The salary range is established to be between $57,456 to $65,000 CAD per annum and will be negotiated based on the candidate’s skills and experience.

How to Apply
Applications must include the following in a SINGLE PDF DOCUMENT:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae / Resume
Please upload your single document to the “Resume” section – do not upload any documents to the “Cover Letter” section. You will be required to create an account in order to submit your application. Please visit our Application FAQ's page to ensure your application is complete prior to submission.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Further information about AUArts is available on our website at

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AUArts is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversity of the university. We encourage expressions of interest from all qualified applicants for consideration for this or other suitable vacancies although applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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