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Job Number:  39154
Director, Human Rights, Diversity and Equity
Job Posted: Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 17 November 2017
(67 days ago)
MacEwan University
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.


The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.



The Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity is seeking the ideal candidate to lead the department in line with the University’s mandate to create academic and work environments that incorporate equity into hiring and decision-making processes, advance goals related to diversity and inclusion, and respect the dignity of all persons.


Reporting to the Vice President, General Counsel and Compliance Officer, The Director, Human Rights, Diversity and Equity must have a thorough understanding of issues related to human rights, diversity and equity and will work to promote inclusion within the university’s learning and working environments, as well as a culture of respect free from harassment, discrimination and violence. Duties include, but are not limited to:

•  develop and execute human rights, diversity and equity education and awareness frameworks;

•  support, guide and facilitate the university’s compliance with human rights, diversity and equity requirement;

•  lead the university’s strategic planning, implementation and education processes to advance institutional diversity, equity and inclusion goals;

•  develop and implement a measurable annual plan to educate the university community on the principles and concepts of the university’s human rights, diversity and equity policies and procedures;

•  collaborate with other units within the university on education efforts that align with the mandate of the Office of Human Rights, Diversity & Equity;

•  develop an institutional community of practice related to the effective delivery of human rights, diversity and equity framework on campus;

•  position the university as a leader in the community by engaging local and national organizations in the area of human rights, diversity and equity;

•  assist faculties, department and administrative units with integrating the university’s policies and procedures into their plans, processes, written materials and ensure policies, protocols, materials and practices comply with human rights policy and utilize best practices;

•  monitor trends related to human rights incidents, best practice and legislation and make recommendations to improve university policy and practices to minimize legal risk institutionally.


The ideal candidate will:

•  be an accomplished, strategic leader in the areas of diversity, inclusion, equity and human rights and bring expert knowledge and skills in implementing related policies and programs

•  be able to think and act strategically and have proven success in leading cultural change

•  have extensive knowledge of current legislation, trends, case law and practices

•  be able to synthesize and conceptualize situations and use appropriate professional judgment, critical thinking, analytical, statistical and problem-solving skills

•  be able to function in an inclusive manner within a diverse environment

•  have excellent communication, presentation, facilitation and interpersonal skills and have the ability to handle sensitive issues while maintaining the dignity and confidentiality of all persons



 6-10 years of progressive experience in a human rights or related field, as well as deep knowledge, insight and leadership in equity, diversity and human rights, and a demonstrated record of success in building and sustaining programs that advance these goals, preferably in a higher education or research environment.


A Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline is required. A Master’s degree in a related discipline would be an asset.



When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:


Competitive base pay

Generous vacation time

Secure pension plan

Excellent benefits package

Effective recognition and retention programs

Continuous learning culture

Opportunities for career growth


For general inquiries, please contact us at .  Please be advised that only applicants who apply directly to a posting through www.macewan.ca/careers will be considered


How to Apply:    


Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. 


Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.


This position is included under the Out of Scope employee policy (D1015).


Employment Category:  Full Time Continuing


Salary Range:  Commensurate with education and experience


Closing Date:  November 17, 2017


Quote Competition No:  17.10. 221


Personal Information Collection Notification (FOIP)

Applicant personal information is collected under s.33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, for the purpose of recruitment at MacEwan University. Questions concerning this collection should be directed to the: Information Management and Privacy Coordinator, MacEwan University, 10700 - 104 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2; tel.: 780.497.5423.

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Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting.
Contact Details:
Information Management and Privacy Coordinator, MacEwan University, 10700 - 104 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2; tel.: 780.497.5423.
www:   www.macewan.ca/wcm/Administrative/HumanResources/Careers/index.htm?jobId=17.10.221&list=Mana

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