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Respect, Diversity And Inclusion (RDI) Specialist

Job IDF0-C6-AB-FD-13-EB
CompanyDouglas College
LocationNew Westminster
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Date Posted2021-09-22
Posted Until2021-11-21
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryHuman Resources
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Douglas College is located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples of the QayQayt and Kwikwetlem First Nations.

“Do what you love. Be good at it.” That is how Douglas College defines a great career. It’s a philosophy that resonates through its classrooms, offices and boardrooms. It inspires students and drives Douglas College to be one of BC’s Top Employers and Forbes Canada’s Best Employers.

Douglas College (the College) is the largest degree-granting college in British Columbia. With two main campuses and three training centres in the Metro Vancouver area, the College is one of the province’s most vibrant leaders in post-secondary education offering 12 four-year degree programs, dozens of two-year career programs and hundreds of academic courses that transfer to universities across the country. The college’s 2,000 employees support, instruct, and serve some 17,000 credit students (including 4,500 international students) and 8,000 noncredit students every year.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President (AVP), Human Resources, the Respect, Diversity and Inclusion (RDI) Specialist will be instrumental in the development and advancement of a respectful and inclusive environment for faculty, staff and administrators at Douglas College. The RDI Specialist provides advice and guidance, develops plans and practices in support of the College’s strategic goals related to diversity and inclusion, and leads initiatives to foster a culture of respect through programs, education, and awareness building. The RDI Specialist advises the AVP to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, collective agreements, and legislation. In addition, the RDI Specialist supports the HR Advisory Services team and other administrators, with respect to situations that require standard confidential consultations, investigations, interventions, mediation, and conflict resolution.

The RDI Specialist will be an engaged and proactive leader with established professional credibility, as demonstrated by a Bachelor’s degree in related field with seven (7) years of related experience in human resources and a minimum three years’ experience advising and supporting in such areas as human rights, bullying and harassment, anti-racism, training, and development, change management and culture transformation. The successful candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire innovation and collaboration with supplemental education, training and/or experience in the areas of conflict management, conflict resolution and investigations. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Harbour West Consulting believes equity, diversity and inclusion are essential for the organizations we serve to achieve the business goals they strive for. We believe that everyone – no matter their gender, racialized identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion, political beliefs, family status, socioeconomic status, citizenship status, or Indigenous status – should have equitable access to jobs and opportunities. We strive to ensure the recruitment process unfolds in a fair, transparent, timely and open manner to include individuals previously underrepresented or discouraged from participating.

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