Research Office - Equity Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Indeterminate Bilingual (BBB) Equity Diversity and Inclusion Officer

The Research Office at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) wishes to hire an indeterminate bilingual (BBB) Equity Diversity and Inclusion Officer (EDI). The successful candidate will have completed a Masters Degree in Gender Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Human Rights, or Human Resources as related to Equity Diversity and Inclusion or a related discipline at the time of hiring. Experience in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in processes in an academic environment would be considered as an asset. An acceptable combination of education, training and experience will also be considered. The preferred start date is 1 December 2021.

The EDI Officer will report to the Vice-Principal Research and will work collaboratively with the broad academic community to develop and implement initiatives aimed at advancing equity, diversity and inclusion within the institution. RMC is committed to developing and maintaining an enriched and diverse environment and the EDI Officer will have a key role in this commitment. The EDI Officer will provide expert advice, develop and implement action plans as well as organise and deliver training session to promote Equity, Diversity and Inclusion within the institution. The EDI Officer will also liaise and participate in the promotion of EDI in community activities.

All candidates are encouraged to detail their experience in equity, diversity and inclusion in their cover letter and curriculum-vitae with particular emphasis on:

  • direct implementation of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion measures
  • experience in evaluation of systemic barrier in institutional processes
  • experience in development of administrative programs linked to EDI
  • experience developing and ensuring cultural competency in the workplace
  • experience with program evaluation, surveys and data analysis
  • experience with research environment
  • experience tri-Council EDI guidelines for institutions and individual researchers

The successful candidate is expected to communicate effectively orally and in writing, to be able to organize work, set priorities and identify viable solutions and meet deadlines and to implement new guidelines and policies. The position of the EDI Officer would be at the AS-04 level (Program and Administrative Services (PA)- Canada.ca (tbs-sct.gc.ca)) with a salary range of $71,599-$77,368/year.

RMC is Canada’s largest federal university and is a bilingual teaching and research institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs in the social sciences and humanities, sciences, and engineering to members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and to civilians. RMC’s primary mission is to prepare future leaders for the CAF. Most Faculty members have active research programs that are supported by the Department of National Defence, industrial, and/or national research funding and have research groups with a mixture of civilian and CAF members. RMC offers competitive salaries and benefits (including health insurance, dental insurance, parental leave, and an exceptional pension plan).

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled research and teaching oriented environment that is equitable, diverse, supportive, inclusive, and multicultural. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to a designated group when you apply. Consideration may be given to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal peoples, Visible Minorities, persons with a disability, and Women. Should you require technical aid or an alternative method of assessment to ensure an equitable assessment of your qualifications, please indicate so in your application. In accordance with the Public Service Employment Act, preference will be given to Canadian veterans and Canadian citizens. Candidates with foreign educational credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. You may consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for additional information.

Interested candidates should submit the following in PDF format by email to Raja Abaab (Raja.Abaab@rmc.ca) no later than 30 November 2021:

  • Cover letter;
  • Recent curriculum-vitae;
  • Proof of university degrees;
  • Full contact information of three persons able to provide a professional reference.

Please reference the RMC file RMC-position-EDI in the email correspondence. Applicants are entitled to participate in this appointment process in the official language of their choice.

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