Job Posting 96312

Dean, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
Humber College
Toronto Metro area
closes in 9 days (Wed, 11 Oct)
full time

Humber College is located within the traditional and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit. Known as Adoobiigok [A-doe-bee-goke],  the “Place of the Alders” in Michi Saagiig [Mi-chee  Saw-geeg] language, the region is uniquely situated along the Humber River Watershed, which historically provided an integral connection for Anishinaabe [Ah-nish-nah-bay], Haudenosaunee [Hoeden-no-shownee], and Wendat [Wen-dot] peoples between the Ontario Lakeshore and the Lake Simcoe/Georgian Bay regions. Now home to people of numerous nations, Adoobiigok continues to provide a vital source of interconnection for all.


For individuals interested in making a significant contribution to Ontario's largest polytechnic College, an exceptional opportunity awaits. Humber College—a place like no other—seeks a visionary and outcomes-driven leader for the position of Dean, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging.


There are many features about Humber College that make it a special place, among them being: the realm of possibilities for one’s career trajectory at the institution, the plurality of its community and the values upheld by Humber across its campuses, the innovation that abounds, and the organization’s culture of working with purpose. Humber College emphasizes hands-on, career-focused learning, offering a broad range of credentials including bachelor’s degrees, diplomas, certificates, and postgraduate certificates, all against a backdrop of an incredible workplace culture and a true sense of community. For more information about the College, visit


Under the guidance of the Vice-President of Inclusion and Belonging, the Dean of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (EDIB) will collaborate closely with the school’s administrative, academic, and student leaders to promote EDIB in teaching, learning, and organizational culture. The ideal candidate will possess a comprehensive understanding of various EDIB matters and will actively contribute to advancing the principles and values of EDIB through education, training, mentorship, and open dialogue with students, staff, faculty, and alumni groups. They will prioritize enhancing student success outcomes, identifying existing gaps, and addressing unmet needs that align with the institution’s strategic objectives, including our commitments under the Okanagan Charter and Humber’s Institutional EDI Framework/EDI Report, as well as the advancement of Humber Learning Outcomes.


The chosen candidate will demonstrate exceptional leadership skills, strategic planning abilities, and a culturally sensitive approach to providing guidance to both the senior Leadership Team and the broader College community. As a key member of the Inclusion and Belonging Leadership Team, they will be responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of programs, policies, and practices that foster EDIB within the campus community and beyond. Their primary objective will be to cultivate an inclusive campus environment that recognizes, embraces, and values individual differences. They will collaborate with academic, student, and administrative leaders across Humber campuses to align initiatives, exchange programs and best practices, and utilize measurement systems to promote accountability and evaluate the effectiveness of EDIB efforts.




Among the qualifications being sought in candidates, the incoming leader must have a deep and abiding commitment to advancing reconciliation, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all its forms and must believe, intrinsically, in the importance of leading with curiosity and welcoming ideas that can later be synthesized and turned into possibility. While all candidates are encouraged to apply and, in so doing, share how they see themselves adding value to the Humber College environment, the following credentials and/or experiences are seen as possible markers of the candidates most likely to realize success in the role:


  1. A) A post-graduate degree in a discipline related to the work that the incoming leader will undertake;
  2. B) Several years of progressive work experience in EDIB, accessibility, and so forth;
  3. C) An in-depth understanding of and experience with human rights legislation, policies, and practices, as well as critical theories and pedagogy (critical race theory, decolonization, anti-racism, anti-oppression, queer theory, disability justice, etc.);
  4. D) Lived experience and expertise in EDIB knowledge, epistemologies, methodologies, histories, traditions, and/or languages;
  5. E) Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to quickly assess and understand subtexts, culture, and politics, and;
  6. F) Extensive knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code, Employment Equity Act, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.


How to Apply


Humber College is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. In accordance with the AODA, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities.


Humber College invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Humber College is partnering with BIPOC Executive Search to ensure an applicant list that is diverse and is as intersectional as possible. All interested applicants can send their resume to Jessica Horton or Jason Murray by e-mailing , or can apply through the BIPOC Executive Search mobile app.


We thank everyone for their expression of interest—and are truly appreciative of the time individuals put into applying—but with the limitations of time only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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