Equity & Human Rights Advisor

Con College
Thunder Bay (City), Ontario
June 28, 2019
July 30, 2019
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

In keeping with our strategic plan commitment to fostering Access and Success, Community Prosperity and Institutional Excellence, we encourage applications from persons of Indigenous ancestry. In accordance with Confederation College’s core values of respect, caring and openness we are committed to providing our current and future employees with a workplace that is safe, healthy and fair. As such we are fragrance free, fully accessible and encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact Human Resources Services at (807) 475-6148 to make appropriate arrangements.

Job Description

•The Equity and Human Rights Advisor is responsible for the implementation of the Indigenous Workforce Strategy as developed by the Centre for Policy and Research in Indigenous Learning, and Organizational Effectiveness. The Advisor will develop and implement strategies to support the College’s strategic goals and initiatives regarding respect, diversity and inclusion. Duties include but are not limited to:

•Supports the implementation and ongoing operations of the recruitment strategy to increase the number of Indigenous employees, and researches leading practices related to diversity initiatives designed to meet the needs of our Indigenous population and generate opportunities for employment;

•Identifies barriers to Indigenous employment, recommends changes to current recruitment practices, and develops networks with Indigenous communities and agencies to support recruitment and selection of employees;

•Develops policies related to human rights and equity where none exist, or amends current policies to meet College objectives.

•Develops and promotes an employee self-identification policy and practice and incorporates it into the recruitment and selection process;

•Develops and monitors metrics to evaluate the Indigenous Workforce Strategy;

•Delivers respectful services including confidential consultations, investigations, conflict resolution and reporting on complaints of racism, harassment, discrimination, bullying;

•Makes recommendations to address barriers and issues that create conflict with the values of respect, diversity and inclusion;

•Ensures the protection and storage of highly sensitive and confidential information/ documentation;

•Participates in committees to ensure respect, diversity and inclusion are considered in planning and decisions;

•Supports the Executive Director in reporting, statistics, and presentations around investigations, conflict resolution, etc.

•Participates in the development and delivery of professional development programs that educate and promote awareness of the institute’s respectful learning and working environment, and ensures the PD strategic align with the Indigenous Education Strategy;

•Identifies career and professional development opportunities for employees; and

•Participates and supports diversity initiatives focused on employees, and assists with the planning and coordination of Indigenous employee event.

Job Requirements

•Three-year diploma/degree in Human Resources, Law, Political Science, Indigenous Studies, or a related field, together with:

•Three years of progressive experience in the application of human rights law and in working with Indigenous people and communities; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

•Solid understanding of Indigenous culture is essential;

•Demonstrated experience working with Indigenous organizations, communities and individuals is required.

•Experience with complaint intake, mediation, restorative justice and investigative processes preferred;

•Demonstrated analytical, problem solving and planning skills;

•Demonstrated human relations and organizational skills;

•Report writing and presentation skills to groups at all levels of the organization is required; and

•Computer skills with a variety of software programs are desirable.