Associate Director, Equity

  • Company:
    University of Waterloo
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    5 hours ago
  • Category:
    Business / Mgmt

The Associate Director supports the Director of Equity in their strategic vision and leadership, takes leadership on key projects, and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Equity Office.Strategic Initiatives, Project Planning, and ImplementationLeads complex pan university initiatives to embed equity across the institutionCollaborates with and advises Faculties and Academic Support Units on the development and implementation of their strategic equity and anti-racism goalsSupports the implementation of the Equity Office’s strategic planEmploys project management approaches to manage work, information and logistics of project deliverablesMaintains a strong understanding of current research, best practices, legal and legislative frameworks related to equity and anti-racism and conducts/commissions research as neededEvaluates current policies, practices, programs and processes and makes recommendations to ensure they are equitable and anti-racistCollaboration and Relationship BuildingActively builds relationships to support a model of collaboration, consultation, and partnerships on campusAddresses complex equity issues escalated by other members of the Equity Office teamProvides equity and anti-racism expertise on campus committees and working groupsCreates and chairs committees related to equity and anti-racism, as neededEquity EducationCoordinates or provides training and education to senior level administration when needed (e.g. senior level hiring committees)Provides oversight and support to the Senior Equity Training Specialist in the development of a comprehensive equity education strategyEquity Office AdministrationPerforms the administrative functions of the Director of Equity when that position is absent, which includes:Manages the Manager, Equity Office, Senior Manager, Anti-Racism Response, Senior Equity Training Specialist, Equity Specialist and contract staff if applicableManages the general Equity Office budget and special project budgets (e.g. Incremental ProjectGrant budget)Contributes to the Equity Office workplan with consultation from the team and key stakeholdersCreates and delivers presentations to Executive Council, Info Group and Dean’s Council when requestedPrepares the Equity Office risk reportPrepares annual progress reports for the Equity OfficeMaster’s degree required or higher, or equivalent education and experienceEducation in a relevant discipline (e.g. Social Work, Community Psychology, Social Policy) will be considered an assetSignificant knowledge of, and demonstrated commitment to equity and will have 5+ years of experience and a track record of demonstrably improving equity at a large, decentralized, and complex university or institutionExperience effecting organizational change, including policy, procedural, practical and behavioural changeExperience working on organization-wide committees and working collaboratively with multiple stakeholdersProven ability to advance policies, programs, and practices with the framework of equityExperience, and demonstrated ability to build partnerships, collaborate and consult meaningfully with equity seeking groupsExperience in developing equity related education, policies, and programmingDemonstrated strong understanding of equity, intersectionality, Anti-racism, decolonization, inclusion, anti-oppression, the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (as well as other relevant legislation), and the application of those terms, frameworks and legislations in an institutional contextThe professional confidence and communication skills to effectively engage community members on what can often be contentious or delicate issuesExcellent organizational and project management skillsAbility to work on confidential and sensitive matters with tact and discretionA high level of interpersonal skills and the capacity to listen effectively and sensitively to a broad range of diverse stakeholders, including students, faculty and staff membersThe ability to develop and execute training on equity-focused issues, including compliance mattersAdvanced experience with Microsoft Office programs, SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat Professional, and/or other data content management systems, quantitative and qualitative research design and methodologiesThe University of Waterloo is seeking to prioritize candidates with lived experience, specifically those who identify as a member of the four designated groups: candidates who identify as racialized, Indigenous, women, a person with a disability; as well as members of the LGBTQ2+ communit(ies)