Accessibility and UDL Lead (Toronto, ON)


Accessibility and UDL Lead

Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to our mission to educate students.  We are committed to education that places strong emphasis on global citizenship, social justice and equity.  We live this value through the strength and richness that diversity brings to our workforce and welcome contributors from equity groups including:  Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer persons.

Classification: Full-time Administration

Salary Range: Pay Band 9 ($66,228 – $82,787)

Hours per week: 35 hours

Current Shift Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Location: Progress Campus

Position Summary:

Centennial College is looking for a proactive Accessibility and UDL Lead who is passionate about leading and fostering system-wide accessibility initiatives through the development and implementation of programs and services that successfully integrate University Design for Learning (UDL) barrier-free principles across the college. Reporting to the Director, Global Citizenship Education and Inclusion, the incumbent will also advise, consult and train faculty, academic leaders and senior management to meet Accessibility regulatory requirements. The incumbent will be responsible for the leadership and guidance in the administration, coordination and monitoring of the implementation of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) in compliance with associated regulations; in addition, to identify and establish appropriate resources, programs, evaluation measures and best practices in UDL and AODA standards.


  • Lead the improvement of College services through consultation, collaboration, training and advising faculty, academic leaders and senior management associated with the (AODA) and the integration of UDL principles in the learning environment
  • Supervise and guide one staff in conducting research to support the Accessibility portfolio
  • Chair the college Accessibility committee, further develop a UDL Committee and sub-committees arising from College audits and address identified barriers to achieving an accessible learning environment
  • Coordinate the development, implementation, maintenance, and reporting of the College’s annual Accessibility Plan and UDL principles
  • Develop a critical disabilities framework for evaluating and reporting to senior management on the achievement of system-wide accessibility goals
  • Act as primary contact and subject matter expert for AODA/UDL related issues/complaints about internal and external stakeholders
  • Responsible to ensure the College achieves and maintains compliance within the requirements of the provincial legislation on the ODA, AODA and Accessibility Standards including documenting plans, generating and reporting data required by regulatory agencies as appropriate (i.e. MYAP: multi-year accessibility plan)
  • Maintain awareness and use innovative means to promote an inclusive culture that integrates and increases the visibility of AODA/UDL policies, best practices, and principles
  • Lead the development of a college ‘accessibility’ website to provide a valuable resource including articles, case law, government documents and video links
  • Identify opportunities to enhance service delivery to people with disabilities and resolve service gaps affecting AODA compliance, UDL and accessible services to the college community
  • Participate in on-going review and evaluation of the College’s, policies, programs, practices and services that relate to AODA/UDL and make recommendations as required



  • Four (4) year degree with a focus in Critical Disabilities Studies, Human Resources Management, Humanities, Social Sciences or related discipline
  • Alternative Dispute/Conflict Resolution Certificate received through a post-secondary institution or equivalent related experience is an asset
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a leadership role, including the supervision and performance management of one staff preferred
  • Strong knowledge of UDL and barrier-free principles and core understanding on the effective integration of UDL in higher education
  • Demonstrated intercultural communication skills and sensitivity, and the ability to relate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds (educational level, racial/cultural/ethnic backgrounds, disabilities, region)
  • Excellent facilitation and training skills
  • Demonstrated ability leading committees and workgroups
  • Experience in the interpretation and application of legislation in dealing with persons with disabilities and translate into compliance activities
  • Proven conflict resolution, mediation and negotiation skills
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Possesses strong political acuity and judgment
  • High level of initiative, influence and decision making skills
  • Proven project management skills


Apply online:

Proof of credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post-secondary institutions and/or their foreign equivalents will be required at the time of job offer.”

When applying, your cover letter and résumé must include examples that reflect all of the requested skills and qualifications and must be submitted online by July 31st, 2019 at 4:30 PM.

Please quote Competition #19-A-18.  Misrepresentation of applicant information will be grounds for your exclusion from the competition or for dismissal should you subsequently be hired for the position. We regret we cannot accept phone calls. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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