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Accessibility Coordinator, Work Integrated Learning

by Western University

Reference #: 31201
Position Type: Contract
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jun 05, 2023
Western University

Job Description

Classification & Regular Hours

Hours per Week: 35

Salary Grade: 13

Please note, this is a wholly grant funded, 18-month temporary full time contract opportunity.

About Western

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

About Us

Student Experience fosters equitable learning environments in which all students can thrive to their full potential. Through our commitment to integrating research, theory, and practice across all of the programs, resources, and supports we provide, Student Experience leads an ecosystem of people, places, and spaces that empower student thriving. Our vision is for all Mustangs to discover their personalized pathway through Western’s rich, wholistic learning environment; engage in brave conversations with our diverse community on and off campus, and develop the courage to be uncomfortable without fear of failure in order to thrive throughout their degree and after graduation.


The Accessibility Coordinator, Work Integrated Learning will support the hiring of students with disabilities in work integrated learning (WIL) (e.g. internship, co-op, practicum) and new graduate opportunities. Their work will focus on advising employers on the recruitment and hiring of students with disabilities and helping campus partners to remove barriers for students with disabilities in the design and delivery of work integrated learning. The Accessibility Coordinator, Work Integrated Learning will be positioned in the Employer Relations Unit within the Careers & Experience department.


  • Undergraduate Degree; in Disability Studies, Diversity and Social Justice Studies, Human Rights, Education, Occupational Therapy or other related field preferred
  • 2 years’ experience developing, implementing and evaluating programming to support individuals with disabilities
  • Experience developing and implementing programs in a postsecondary setting, specifically for individuals with disabilities would be an asset
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of best practices and processes to support work integrated learning opportunities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to build relationships at all levels of an organization
  • Effective organizational skills, including managing multiple projects and an ability to adapt quickly to emerging priorities and adhere to timelines
  • Strong commitment to customer service, including needs assessment, evaluation and continuous improvement
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
  • Well-developed presentation and public-speaking skills
  • Effective meeting facilitation skills with multiple and varied stakeholders
  • Strong judgement, analytical and problem-solving skills with a consultative and collaborative approach to addressing issues and opportunities
  • Ability to interact with others in a professional, respectful and diplomatic manner
  • Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proven ability to effectively manage a project from beginning to end
Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:

Interested applicants are asked to visit: for further information and to apply online referencing job #31201 by 11:59PM on June 12, 2023.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.