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Web Projects Assistant


The BC Libraries Cooperative (Co-op) seeks an individual with website development skills for a short-term contract (ending March 27, 2020). The incumbent in this role will implement accessibility improvements to the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) website — Reporting to the Project Manager, the Web Projects Assistant will modify website content and structure in a Drupal environment and update the website’s custom theme.

NNELS is a digital public library of books in accessible formats for readers with print disabilities. When people request books that do not yet exist in accessible formats, NNELS produces them. NNELS is funded by 8 provincial and territorial governments and available to eligible readers across Canada. For more information, please visit

Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Researching and implementing accessibility improvements to the NNELS website;
  • Modifying website content and information architecture in a Drupal environment;
  • Updating the website’s custom theme using CSS and PHP templates;
  • Performing initial evaluation of changes using screen reader technology and browser developer tools;
  • Liaising with the Accessibility Testing Coordinator to formally test website changes;
  • Compiling the results of testing and implement feedback;
  • Create and maintain documentation of all changes made;
  • Other duties and tasks as required.

This is a virtual office opportunity and we welcome candidates from across Canada.

Successful candidates must provide their own internet connectivity, computer, and communication tools. The Co-op is a "bring your own device (BYOD)" work environment. Contractors or employees are required to supply their own computing equipment and ensure that the equipment is fit for the job.

Competencies and Qualifications:


  • Demonstrated experience with front-end web development technologies (HTML/CSS);
  • Familiarity with web accessibility standards and best practices (including latest version of WCAG 2.x);
  • Experience with content management systems;
  • Experience designing user tests and applying user feedback;
  • Familiarity with Git for version control;
  • Must be able to manage stress and meet deadlines;
  • Must be able to work collaboratively and positively with individuals and groups in a distributed environment (team members do not work in a single location);
  • Must have strong technology literacy and an ability to quickly learn and navigate new systems.


  • Demonstrated experience implementing accessible web applications;
  • Familiarity with Drupal;
  • Knowledge of PHP-based templating;
  • Experience testing web applications using a screen reader.


  • While the Co-op is headquartered in downtown Vancouver, this is a virtual office opportunity and we welcome candidates from across Canada.
  • Period: Beginning ASAP and ending March 27, 2020.
  • Hours: 20-25 hours per week, depending on successful candidate preference.
  • Rate: $30 - $35/hour depending on experience.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and résumé in PDF format to with the subject line “NNELS Posting: Web Projects Assistant” no later than 11:59 PM Pacific Time, November 17, 2019.

Candidates must clearly indicate how they meet the position requirements.

We thank all applicants in advance, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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About the Employer

The BC Libraries Cooperative hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for the positions we post; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The BC Libraries Cooperative ( is a non-profit, member-driven cooperative providing several high availability services to members across Canada. The Co-op uses primarily open source tools and contemporary development methodologies and hosting practices. For more information, please visit