145 SPEC Kit 358: Accessibility and Universal Design UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO Coordinator, Library Accessibility Services & AODA Advisor http://www.hr.uwaterloo.ca/.jd/00004232.html Position Requirements Education: Completion of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Experience: Proven excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including de-escalation skills Ability to develop and maintain strong partnerships and working relationships across multiple and diverse organizations, and across levels within organizations from specialist to executive level Proven self-starter with demonstrated commitment to innovation, creativity, and excellence Demonstrated ability to independently, as well as collaboratively, lead, plan, coordinate, implement and assess effective services, including managing multiple and simultaneous projects Proven ability to work effectively in a service oriented environment, which values collaboration and collegiality Demonstrated ability to interact with all staff and patrons in a respectful and sensitive manner Technical: Experience providing services for or working with persons with disabilities High level of comfort with technology Ability and aptitude to learn and use new technologies to enhance and deliver information services Knowledge of current trends, best practices, tools and technologies related to accessibility Experience with adaptive tools and technologies that support persons with disabilities in libraries Experience in website maintenance and content development best practices Knowledge of AODA accessibility standards and their implementation in Libraries Basic knowledge of copyright as it relates to persons with disabilities Inclusive design/universal design for learning and usability testing knowledge Experience instructing one-on-one and in small groups Staff training experience Strong understanding of space use, universal design and development in an inclusive manner Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills Ability to identify new service and engagement opportunities and to collaborate with library managers and colleagues on the feasibility, development and sustainability of new services and programs. Asset: Knowledge of disability issues Knowledge of promotion & marketing design and implementation Knowledge of ACE and AERO Experience with information service delivery in person or virtual . Technical: MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate SharePoint (advanced), Web publishing (basic), Adaptive
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