Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic - Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Coordinator [ETP-404]

Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic - Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Coordinator [ETP-404]

17 Nov
Ontario Tech University

17 Nov

Ontario Tech University


Faculty or Department: Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic

Number of Positions: 1

Position Title: EDI Coordinator

Appointment Type: Full-Time Continuing

Hours of work: 35 hours per week

Salary Range: Level 7 – Annual Hiring Salary, $54,305, with annual step progression in accordance with the Salary Grid.

Posting Date: November 16, 2021

Closing Date: November 29, 2021

Job Summary:

The EDI Coordinator will provide research and operational support to develop and implement communications plans, context-specific training modules, institutional self-assessments,

and a record keeping and progress monitoring system to ensure steady progress towards fulfilling Ontario Tech’s annual EDI work plan initiatives.

Nature of work:

The EDI Coordinator will support the Director for Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Engagement (EDI) in their leadership and coordination of campus-wide research, policy, planning and education related to EDI.


Provide broad support to the Director for EDI, as needed. This includes substituting for the Director EDI when they are unavailable to attend meetings of standing committees on which they serve as well as meetings with external organizations.

EDI Coordinator will conduct research to support the development and implementation of a multi-year EDI plan for Ontario Tech that is in line with it’s CRC EDI Action Plan and the Dimensions

Supporting an internal work-plan for the development of the university-wide EDI Strategic Plan by communicating and coordinating and liaising with the relevant committees, campus offices, faculties and departments to track timelines and

Supporting the coordination and the development of programs and educational materials for equity seeking groups, specifically, for womxn, racialized minorities, LGBTQ2S+, differently abled and indigenous

Under the guidance of the Director of EDI, the Coordinator will support an engagement and change management strategy in partnership with the Indigenous Education and Cultural Services, External Relations, Office of Research Services, HR and Student Life to encourage campus participation in various EDI

The EDI Coordinator will partner with External Relations, specifically the Events, Marketing, Communications and Web Development teams to launch and maintain a centralized online EDI hub/microsite as well as coordinate EDI marketing, communication and social media

Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Understanding of systems of oppression, equity, and

Knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Strong qualitative and quantitative research

Excellent research, writing, listening, facilitation and presentations

Creating and managing online and social media content


Completion of a Post-Secondary University Degree Program of Three Academic Years, or,

Bachelor’s degree in any area related to Indigenous Studies, Sociology, Education, Equity and Social Justice, Social Work, Gender/Feminist Studies, Race Studies, Political Studies, Human Resources, Business Administration, or other related

- Verification of Academic credentials may be required

Required Experience

Minimum Three to Five years cumulative paid or volunteer work roles at any level which demonstrate:

Experience and/training in project, program, event coordination or

Experience in coordinating and supporting complex, enterprise wide projects.

Experience with synthesizing large bodies of information and transforming it into coherent, time-bound work-plans and

Experience in prioritizing and advocating for the needs and accommodation requirements of equity seeking groups.

Effectiveness at demonstrating empathy, listening for understanding, and facilitating difficult

Experience with training and education.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit in electronic format a covering letter and their resume. Applications will be accepted until November 26, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found. We appreciate all applications received; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Ontario Tech University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging applications from women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous Peoples in Canada will be given priority.

Ontario Tech University respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. The University is also committed to ensuring that confidentiality is maintained throughout all aspects of the recruitment cycle.

The University has implemented a mandatory vaccine directive and this affects all employees, students and community members attending our University campus. As a result, all Ontario Tech employees attending campus are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Where operational needs require you to attend campus to perform the duties of your job, you will be required to comply with this request and with the mandatory vaccine directive which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated to attend campus as of October 17, 2021. To learn more about the University’s mandatory vaccination directive, please click here.

The university recognizes some faculty and staff may require accommodations. We are committed to an accommodation process in which individualized needs (e.g. for medical and religious/creed grounds) are appropriately addressed under the Ontario Human Rights Code. If you require accommodation, please contact Julie Day, Health and Disability Management Specialist. For more information about the universities policies for accommodating employees with disabilities please review the university’s Accessibility Policy

The university acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation which is covered under the Williams Treaties. We are situated on the Traditional Territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation which includes Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi.

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