Senior Advisor, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Research
City : Ottawa, ON, Canada
Category : Full time
Industry : Higher Education
Employer : University of Ottawa
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Duration in Months (for fixed-term jobs):48
# of Open Positions:1
Faculty/Service - Department:Research Management Services
Campus:Carling, Civic Campuses, Main Campus
Date Posted:February 12, 2024
Closing Date:March 01, 2024
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above
Hours per week:35
Salary Grade:Non-Union Grade NC8 - 35 hrs
Salary Range:$86,007.00 - $104,700.00About the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation
The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation sets the strategic direction and oversees the administration of the University of Ottawa’s research enterprise, including funding, equipment and facilities, international collaborations, partnerships and business development.
Reporting to the Senior Director, Brain-Heart Interconnectome initiative, the incumbent provides expertise in support of strengthening equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) matters related to Research for the Brain-Heart Interconnectome (BHI) initiative. Delivers expert advice and guidance, develops and implements strategic policies, practices and action plans to ensure that BHI meets equity and diversity obligations, and that BHI EDI initiatives support and enable the pursuit of excellence in research.
Plays a critical role in ensuring best practice EDI compliance, in promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion and guiding efforts to conceptualize and assess implementation of EDI-related policies for the BHI initiative at uOttawa and participating institutions.
We work in a hybrid environment and are on-site three days a week.
This posting will remain open until the position is filled.
In this role, your responsibilities will include:
- Act as key resource person for senior management, research administrators and researchers on EDI-related matters.
- Provide expert advice and offer creative solutions to senior management and researchers in the development and implementation of the BHI EDI Action Plan to ensure BHI achieves its objectives and meets its EDI accountabilities/obligations.
- Oversee the implementation of the BHI Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan and produce annual activity reports in support of evidence-based decision-making.
- Provide advice and support to BHI faculty recruitment processes to ensure equity matters are considered throughout the recruitment and selection process; participate in all selection committee meetings, as a non-voting member.
What you will bring:
- Bachelor’s Degree in education, public relations/administration, human resources, social/community work, sociology/social sciences, psychology, law and legal studies or equivalent experience.
- Master’s Degree (preferred) in same or related fields. Postgraduate degree in equality and diversity, race and ethnic relations and disability studies considered an asset.
- 7 years of work experience in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Work experience at one of the tri-council funding agencies (i.e. CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC) is an asset.
- Experience working with researchers is an asset.
- Deep knowledge of equity, diversity and inclusion policies, federal and/or provincial legislations and best practices.
- Demonstrated committed and proactive approach to EDI issues with a positive attitude towards legislative developments.
- Experience in researching, writing and delivering strategic documentation and their supporting policies, practices and action plans.
- Experience in developing innovative solutions including the development of proposals for policy and procedural development contributing to strategic planning.
- Experience contributing to change management initiatives
- Ability to liaise with various groups of administrators, senior management and stakeholders.
- Ability to think strategically and innovatively, leading and motivating others on EDI-related issues.
- Demonstrate collaborative approach and ability to work cooperatively and effectively to deliver EDI-related objectives.
- Organizational and project-management skills.
- Conflict-resolution skills and cultural sensitivity.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills (French and English essential).
- The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in its work environment. Given the nature of the position, we encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.
Key Competencies at uOttawa:
Here are the required competencies for all or our employees at uOttawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realize an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.
The University of Ottawa embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are passionate about our people and committed to employment equity. We foster a culture of respect, teamwork and inclusion, where collaboration, innovation, and creativity fuel our quest for research and teaching excellence. While all qualified persons are invited to apply, we welcome applications from qualified Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA2S+ persons. The University is committed to creating and maintaining an accessible, barrier-free work environment. The University is also committed to working with applicants with disabilities requesting accommodation during the recruitment, assessment and selection processes. Applicants with disabilities may contact email@example.com to communicate the accommodation need. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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