Reporting to the Director of Operations, Advancement and Communications, the Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) Coordinator will work closely with faculty, students, and staff as well as campus partners to develop and implement programs, and provide consultation on curricula, with the goal of promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in the Faculty of Education.
The EDI coordinator will create opportunities to develop a sense of belonging within the Faculty of Education and larger Queen’s community. They will work closely with campus partners and stakeholders to promote, implement, and enhance programs that promote diversity and inclusion among Bachelor of Education students, graduate students, faculty, and staff.
Student Support and Transition
• Develop, implement, and coordinate the planning and delivery of programs and services for underrepresented students and, in particular, plan the development, expansion and enhancement of opportunities for peer engagement and community building.
• Build strong relationships with existing student clubs and societies such as SHARE (Social Healing and Reconciliatory Education), the GSA (Gender and Sexualities Alliance), and TCC (Teacher Candidates of Colour), providing guidance and administrative support as needed. Advise student club and society leaders on ways to enhance the equity, diversity, and inclusion aspects of existing leadership development programs, and assess opportunities for new programs.
• Organize and deliver events and activities for all students that promote inclusion and diversity in the Faculty of Education.
• Provide curricular advisory support for full-time faculty, continuing adjuncts, and graduate teaching fellows around I-EDIAA.
• Lead the coordination of I-EDIAA workshops, lectures, and events, including developing, scheduling and promoting.
• Coordinate data collection and performs data analysis to evaluate options and outcomes for new and existing projects that promote I-EDIAA initiatives; perform research, conduct data queries, and analyze/interpret information to support recommendations for action.
• Investigate potential I-EDIAA funding opportunities from local, national, and international agencies. Participate in the design and development of research grant proposals by preparing grant applications and initial proposal outlines. Collaborate with the Advancement team on I-EDIAA initiatives and donor relations.
• In collaboration with the Human Rights and Equity Office, develop and/or deliver, and evaluate training for faculty, staff, instructors, and students related anti-racism, equity, and inclusion including addressing the intersections of multiple identities (e.g., race, culture, disability, age) in partnership with campus partners.
• Coordinate the development of initiatives including awareness campaigns aimed at increasing visibility for underrepresented students and enhancing a campus culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion for students.
• Other duties as required in support of the Faculty of Education
• A Master’s degree in Education is required with a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience.
• Academic background in social justice, anti-racism/anti-oppression, and equity/diversity/inclusion. Experience working with students in equity-seeking groups including but not limited to students who are Racialized/Visible Minority, LGBTQ+, with disabilities, and/or Indigenous.
• Experience in student education, leadership and/or development; planning and implementing educational programs, volunteer programs, or similar activities.
• Knowledge of the needs and experiences of undergraduate students and direct experience working with students in a post-secondary setting.
• Experience in advising, coaching and/or educating young adults or post-secondary students.
• Familiarity with university resources and other resources available to students.
• Satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening required.
• Consideration may be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Awareness/commitment to the principles and processes surrounding student development and communications.
• Respects diversity and promotes inclusion. Interculturally skilled and able to collaborate successfully with people of diverse identities, backgrounds and experiences.
• Excellent cross-cultural verbal and written communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to foster a team approach to educational programs, projects, events, and activities. Ability to interact with individuals at every level and from many different equity perspectives, demonstrating a high level of tact and diplomacy.
• Ability to collaborate and build partnerships with students, faculty, staff, and the community.
• Commitment to developing intercultural competence.
• Strong initiative, and mature judgment and decision-making.
• High degree of flexibility and ability to multi-task in a busy environment with excellent attention to detail.
• Ability to exercise sound judgment and work independently.
• Strong knowledge of both individual differences and diversity issues. Familiarity with cultural and spiritual issues and values of the student population. Strong multicultural competencies and an awareness of adjustment and identity issues in student life.
• Ability to relate effectively with students from varying social, academic, economic and cultural backgrounds.
• Well-developed skills in the preparation of informative and engaging presentations/training and teaching sessions.
• Ability to take on projects and see them through to completion including report writing.
• Demonstrated analytical, interpretive and problem-solving skills. Ability to synthesize information from a wide variety of sources.
• Determines priorities and makes decisions about student staff utilization and the assignment of work to achieve optimum efficiencies and productivity.
• Identifies and engages appropriate stakeholders and campus partners.
• Sets work priorities to meet competing demands on time.
• Refers situations to others within the department as appropriate.
• Provides information to students, staff, and others who require suggestions or data, and determines when to direct complex problems to the Director.
• Makes recommendations on the development of equity, diversity, and inclusion practices to leadership in Student Life and Learning and the broader Division of Student Affairs.
• Responds to general inquiries, provides reasonable answers, or facilitates means to find solution.
• Uses effective judgment to anticipate and respond to difficult situations.
• Makes recommendations to the Director regarding the improvement of program activities based on student learning outcomes assessment and program evaluation.
• Determines how to collect the information necessary to make informed recommendations; exercise judgment on the quality and reliability of information referenced.
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