Advisor, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Institutional Initiatives – York University – Toronto, ON

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The Advisor, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Institutional Initiatives (Advisor II), working out of the Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion (CHREI), promotes and facilitates the implementation of the University’s strategic priority of equity, diversity, and inclusion within an assigned Faculty/Department. In support of York’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) the Advisor II is responsible for: engaging in consultation, executing initiatives and programs designed to both develop an EDI strategy within the Faculty/department and implementation of the strategy. The Advisor II will provide expert advice and make recommendations to assigned Faculty/Department leaders on matters of policy and practice concerning EDI, will build Faculty/Department capacity by participating in a community of practice to leverage leading practices across the University sector in EDI, will develop and lead related professional development and educational initiatives within assigned Faculty/Department. The incumbent may also be responsible for analyzing equity, diversity, and inclusion trends within assigned Faculty/Departments and for developing specific recommendations to address equity, diversity, and inclusion within assigned Faculty/Departments. The incumbent will coordinate respective efforts across Faculties/Departments/Divisions and with University-led initiatives.

University Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences, equity studies, or other relevant program of study. Certification in conflict resolution and/or mediation an asset. Change Mananagement training is an asset.

Minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience in the following:
Demonstrated EDI experience working effectively across a complex organization, preferably for a federally legislated employer, with hands-on, in-depth experience.
Experience in the public sector, preferably in a post-secondary institution, unionized environment.
Demonstrated experience educating, coaching, advising, and consulting on equity, diversity, and inclusion issues and influencing individuals in a non-reporting relationship.
Demonstrated experience in development and implementation of a complex strategic plan.
Demonstrated experience with equity data analysis.
Demonstrated experience applying current equity, diversity and inclusion theories, principles, and practices.

Excellent knowledge of: A fundamental understanding of current issues and challenges facing individuals from equity seeking communities. Thorough understanding of the key processes needed in developing an equity, diversity, and inclusion strategy. Ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Thorough understanding of principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion (preferably through lived experience).

Demonstrates interpersonal skills including: Ability to function as an organizational change agent seeking increased alignment with stated diversity, equity, and inclusion values. Ability to influence, establish credibility and confidence with stakeholders. Highest levels of personal and professional ethics and integrity. Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and/or supervision.

Demonstrates functional skills including: Analyzing needs and proposing solutions. Applying busines acumen. Driving results. Planning and implementing assignments. Thinking strategically. Ability to effectively conduct stakeholder engagement sessions with a variety of relevant stakeholders. Solid project management skills and proven experience successfully implementing and completing projects. Ability to design, develop and successfully implement programs and practices which address equity, diversity, and inclusion. Ability to use and interpret data from multiple sources to generate reports appropriate to a variety of audiences and to guide evidence-based decisions. Facilitation, negotiating and mediation skills.

Additional Notes:
Please note: This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credential(s) or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.

  • Compensation:

York implemented a revised CPM Compensation Framework in 2019. The Framework is a salary grid consisting of 6 or 8 steps (depending on job grade) which is reviewed annually with possible adjustments, and a lump sum Performance Based Recognition Award. Employees will receive the grid adjustment and depending on performance, eligible permanent employees may move to the next step of the grid and may receive a lump sum Performance Based Recognition Award.Visit the CPM Compensation page on the HR Website to find out more about York’s CPM Compensation Program.

The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), Indigenous Peoples and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. York University is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment.

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PLEASE NOTE: Applications must be received by 11:55 pm EST on the posted deadline date, if applicable.

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