Monday, December 5, 2016

The Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD)- Accessibility Program Manager Position available!

The Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD) is inviting applications for the Accessibility Program Manager position.

About the MLPD Accessibility Consulting Services Pilot Program

MLPD is a seasoned, cross-disabilities organization that promotes equal access to opportunities.
The MLPD Accessibility Consulting Services Pilot Program will help organizations develop and implement their accessibility plans and policies as required by the new regulation:  Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA).
This program has a social enterprise approach including fee-for-service activities in support of promoting accessibility for persons living with disabilities and generating revenue for MLPD.
Reporting to the MLPD Provincial Coordinator, the Program Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the MLPD Accessibility Consulting Services Program, including the following:

Develop accessibility plans with clients
Facilitate and act as a resource to the MLPD Community Advisory Committee (MCAC)
Facilitate on-site testing and schedule/coordinate testers
Plan and manage public forums and/or workshops on accessibility and the requirements as per the AMA
Prepare reports to funders
Market the Program resources and services and source potential clients
As this is a new program she/he will work in collaboration with our Program Coach to develop program resources and processes.

Must Haves:

Demonstrated knowledge or expertise in the area of Accessibility
Demonstrated program management experience
Excellent planning and organization skills including process improvement, information analysis, and program evaluation
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Self-motivated and self-directed, but work as part of the MLPD team
Good to haves:

Lived experience facing barriers
Experience advising organizations about Accessibility and barrier removal
Experience working in the charity sector with a volunteer board structure
Understanding of the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA), Manitoba Human Rights Code, or history of the disability rights movement in Manitoba


MLPD office hours:  Monday thru Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm

This is a one year, full-time, term position (January 2, 2017 - December 31, 2017) which may be renewed dependent on funding. Some off-site, evening and weekend work should be expected.

Salary range is $33,000 - $36,000 per year.

Application deadline is December 16, 2016.

To apply, send a copy of your resume and custom cover letter by email or snail mail to:
contact at or
909-294 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB  R3C0B9