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Education Specialist, Office of Diversity, Equity and Protected Disclosure, Office of the President

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Job ID: 15717

Updated: August 7, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Protected Disclosure within the Office of the President is currently seeking a Full-time Regular Education Specialist .

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Protected Disclosure (ODEPD) was created in 2014 to address all aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion within and across the University's many communities.

The Educational Specialist, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) reports to the Director of ODEPD and is primarily responsible for:
- developing and delivering education and training programs to promote and sustain diversity, equity, inclusion and respect across the University
- assisting the DEI associate deans and committees within faculties in their efforts to promote and sustain diversity, equity, inclusion and respect within their faculties
- raising awareness of DEI issues and best practices across the University, in collaboration with the Director and the Protected Disclosure Advisor

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Develop, plan, coordinate, facilitate and deliver workshops, seminars and events related to DEI for students, staff and faculty
  • Implement a peer training model to increase capacity and sustainability of DEI related training at the University
  • Work with the Director to develop creative training materials, tips and toolkits that use the latest adult learning tools and pedagogy
  • Develop an on-going training schedule of webinars and talks on the ODEPD website
  • Evaluate the impact of ODEPD educational and training efforts
  • Coordinate public relations/marketing efforts for ODEPD including social media in conjunction University Relations
  • Provide other DEI services as the Director deems appropriate for the functioning of the ODEPD unit

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • It is our goal as educational leaders to demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusive practices through highly visible efforts. ODEPD employees must demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and promote these values to all members of the university community. Preference will be given to candidates from the Federal Employment Equity groups (women, visible minorities, Indigenous persons and Persons with Disabilities)
  • Master's Degree or higher from an appropriately accredited institution including 3 to 5 years of related experience
  • Minimum of 2 years experience developing and facilitating DEI programs
  • Excellent facilitation and public speaking skills
  • Demonstrated experience with and understanding of Human Rights Legislation and other legislation supporting minority rights in Canada
  • Highly developed knowledge of historical discrimination in Canada and ongoing impact on identity groups, e.g., gender, race/ethnicity, disability, Indigenous, etc.
  • Knowledge of adult learning pedagogies
  • Proficient in evaluation methods used to measure the effectiveness of educational and training programs
  • Ability to exercise discretion and judgment in dealing with confidential information and situations
  • Excellent written skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to meet multiple competing deadlines and to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work with myriad internal and external constituencies and people from varied identity groups in an appropriate and professional manner
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and graphic design software
  • Experience working in higher education is an asset

Application Deadline: June 21, 2018

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist Advisor Job Family, Phase III.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website


About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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