Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Advisor - Research
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
Position Purpose

The incumbent provides expertise in support of strengthening equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) matters related to Research. Delivers expert advice and guidance, develops and implements strategic policies, practices and action plans to ensure that the Vice-President, Research meets equity and diversity obligations, and that EDI initiatives support and enable the pursuit of excellence in research.
Plays a critical role in ensuring compliance, in promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion and guiding efforts to conceptualize and assess implementation of EDI-related policies in the uOttawa research enterprise.

Essential Qualifications

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.
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).

Key Competencies

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve 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. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section "Useful links" on the home page to read the detailed definition).
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.


Contract of approximately 36 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits will be determined upon hiring. This position is excluded from all union accreditation units. All applications will be considered equally. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Workshops offered by Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development that you have taken may be considered an asset if you apply for a position at the University. Don’t forget to list them on your CV. We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. Remember to upload a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).

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