Access Advisor

Student Services
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Closing date: 
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 17:30
Employment status: 
Full or part time: 
Competition status: 
Job description: 

Reporting to the Manager of Student Success, Student Services, the Access Advisor oversees the delivery of services for students who have either short-term or permanent disabilities which create barriers to their learning. The Advisor meets with students, assesses documentation, coordinates accommodations, acquires technology, recommends actions to increase the application of Universal Design for Learning principles and reduce physical barriers to access. The Advisor has a working knowledge of Financial Aid & Awards services and provides administrative support to the awards program and other tasks as needed. The incumbent works collaboratively with program areas and other services as part of the Student Success Team to develop standard and consistent policies and processes for responding to disability barrier-related concerns in all areas of campus life; and, acts as an information resource of emerging practices related to promoting and enhancing accessibility in all areas at Royal Roads University.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or diploma in a disability-related field of study plus a minimum 2 years administrative experience, or five (5) years of work experience in the post-secondary setting. Training specific to delivering services to students with a disability is an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; proven ability working  effectively in a team, with students, faculty, staff and senior administrators, as well as other constituents from diverse cultural, professional, and disability-related backgrounds in a broad range of programs.
  • Share the institutional values of being accountable, caring, and creative
  • Detail-oriented, with the ability to interpret and apply complex policies and guidelines; effective problem-solving and respectful negotiating skills. Superb organizational and time management skills; competent self-starter, able to work in a dynamic, evolving environment.
  • Solid understanding of the legal issues pertaining to the rights of persons with disabilities under Canadian and provincial Human Rights legislation, and confidentiality laws.
  • Ability to work in partnership to plan, coordinate, and present at faculty-specific workshops related to the creation and maintenance of inclusive classroom and online and teaching strategies.
  • Advanced computer skills (including MS Office Suite, Blackboard Collaborate, and social media).
  • Interest or aptitude for learning how to interpret psychometric, psychiatric, and medical documentation and recommend appropriate accommodation.
  • Interest or aptitude for learning assistive technology and its appropriate application in accommodations for a broad range of persons with disabilities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting persons with disabilities, knowledge of a broad range of disabilities and the subsequent implications for students pursuing an academic program is an asset.
  • Sound knowledge of RRU, its philosophy and programs is an asset.
Application submission information: 

This is an approximate one year temporary, part-time position working 30 hours per week.  This position has been evaluated at Grade 3 and the recruitment range starts at $44,516 per annum.  The University is pleased to offer a percentage of salary in lieu of vacation. (If you are currently enrolled in the RRU Benefits Plan your coverage will remain unchanged.)

To apply please forward your cover letter and curriculum vitae (preferably in electronic format) to with a subject line of:

17-105-P0273 – Last name, First name

Or mail to:

Human Resources - Career Opportunities
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2
Fax:  (250) 391-2570 Tel:  (250) 391-2511

The competition will begin on October 23, 2017 and will close on November 6, 2017; however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.   

While RoyalRoadsUniversity values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted. RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply however; Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.

Your personal information is collected under the authority of the University Act and is subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Your personal information will be used to record and track your application for this competition and will not be disclosed to any other external third parties unless we are directed to do so by you.  For more information regarding the collection and use of your personal information please contact Royal Road’s University’s Privacy Officer at (250) 391-2600 (Extension 4178) or via regular mail at 2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2

If you are sending your application via e-mail, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word or Adobe format.