Project Coordinator
Rick Hansen Foundation
Richmond, British Columbia
4d ago

Founded on the legacy of Rick Hansen’s Man

In Motion World Tour, the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) is a Canadian registered charity with the vision of creating a fully inclusive and accessible world where people with disabilities are living to their full potential.

Through our programs and partnerships, we break down barriers for people with disabilities by changing attitudes, creating accessible spaces and inspiring an inclusive society.

RHF is a dynamic, challenging and rewarding place to work. Our success begins with our people. We are committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve.

If you’re interested in being a part of our innovative team, we hope that you will consider this opportunity with us!

RHF values diversity in the community and the workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates including Indigenous peoples, individuals of all genders and sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, disability, age, and religion and anyone living at the intersection of these identities.


The Project Coordinator, Accessibility Advisory Services (AAS), is responsible for managing all AAS projects from RFP through to the completion of the contract.

This position will be responsible for collecting data from clients in relation to the RFP, ensuring deliverables and milestones are met, facilitating client communications, providing updates on the status of projects in weekly team meetings, following-up on client proposals as needed, and ensuring the workload of all AAS proposals and projects is evenly delegated among the team and their calendars.

Accessibility Advisory Services support organizations who are striving for certification under Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) to be recognized as leaders in creating inclusive spaces.

This position is responsible for advising on the application RHFAC, best practices in Universal Design in the built environment, developing accessibility manuals, conducting facility accessibility assessments and managing, executing and delivery of projects.


The Project Coordinator, AAS, reports to the Director, Accessibility Advisory Services, and is managed on a day-to-day basis by the Accessibility Specialist.

This position works closely with the AAS team including the Sr. Executive Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives, as well as external clients.


As an integral member of the RHF team and as expected of all staff, this position actively participates with :

  • Strategy
  • Organizational Culture Contributes in regular sessions, develops goals, supports and implements action plans.

  • Support the Accessible Advisory Services (AAS) project team with day-to-day activities, and assist with timelines and deliverables;
  • Attend planning meetings to discuss approach for proposal document;
  • Develop proposal content based on RFP criteria in collaboration with the Accessibility Specialist, AAS, Director, AAS and the Sr.
  • Executive Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives;
  • Edit and revise proposals according to feedback from the Accessibility Specialist, AAS and Director, AAS;
  • Maintain consistency in proposal writing by following RFP instructions, firm templates, and proposal writing standards for readability.
  • Includes identifying and re-working existing pre-written content where relevant;
  • Ensure administrative tasks are completed in a timely manner. Includes but is not limited to insurance certificates, business license, and conflict of interest checks;
  • Review proposals for format quality, accuracy, consistency, and adherence to RHF - AAS branding standards, in collaboration with the AAS Team;
  • Ensure tracking and documentation is maintained throughout the project;
  • Communicate plans, actions, risks, and issues to key clients;
  • Assist the Accessibility Specialist with administrative functions and processes;
  • Analyze project data and produce progress reports;
  • Prepare PowerPoint slides and other materials for virtual presentations; and
  • Perform other related duties in keeping with the purpose and accountabilities of the job.

    Education : University degree, Diploma or Certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution in a relevant field.

    Certification / Designations : None.

    Experience / Knowledge :

  • Minimum 1-2 years of related experience in a related field;
  • Computer experience required, including a high level of proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook;
  • Experience with Salesforce and SharePoint an asset; and
  • Knowledge of issues and information relating to disabilities an asset.
  • Skills / Behaviours :

  • Effective interpersonal, relationship management, organizational and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to research, write, and organize information in a professional and credible manner;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and build relationships with multiple teams;
  • Effective oral communication with the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with others;
  • Effective written communication, including proficiency with grammar, spelling and punctuation, and the ability to compose clear, concise business correspondence;
  • High degree of professionalism, flexibility and adaptability;
  • Ability to deal with pressure of competing priorities;
  • Ability to understand business plans and prioritize important issues;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality; and
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player in a fast-paced environment.
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience and skills / behaviours will be considered.

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