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Advisor, Human Rights, Equity & Diversity

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Reporting to the Director, Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Diversity, the Advisor, Human Rights, Equity & Diversity (HRED) will provide advice and assistance on the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Employment Equity Act, AODA, the Anti-racism Act and Humber’s human rights related policies; including the Sexual Assault and Gender Diversity Policies. The incumbent will conduct research on key human rights priorities to be able to provide relevant advice on human rights related topics, such as, disability and competing rights as required. This position will also focus on developing training objectives and programs based on Humber’s strategic priority to embed equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) throughout all areas of the College. The Advisor, HRED will plan and execute training programs to meet the mandate of the Centre and network with existing community groups to build new partnerships. They represent Humber College effectively at local and national forums and will establish, strengthen and support partnerships that advance Humber College’s role in fostering an equitable Canada.


The successful candidate will possess a postgraduate degree in gender studies, law, psychology or relevant postgraduate qualification in social science from a recognized university; or equivalent years of experience working in advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in the postsecondary sector. At least 5 years’ experience conducting workplace investigations is required, along with experience in training design and facilitation in human rights and related topics. The incumbent will demonstrate a firm understanding of local, national, and international human rights principles, standards, mechanisms and instruments and; be familiar with Critical Race Theory (CRT) and its application to analysis of discrimination. Knowledge of Intersectionality theory and its implications for human rights findings is essential, along with experience working with and understanding the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Employment Equity Act, AODA and the Antiracism Act. A proven track record in writing position papers grounded in equity principles is required. Additional qualifications include excellent skills in written and oral English, strong people relational skills, ability to prioritize key issues and a capacity to understand and work with racial and cultural diversity. This position requires a high level of emotional intelligence, patience and flexibility.

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Director, Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Divers

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Full Time

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Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Diversity, HR Services


Humber North Campus


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