Date Posted: 04/05/2021
Req ID: 3587
Faculty/Division: UofT Mississauga
Department: UTM:Ofc of the Vice President & Principal
Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)
Reporting to the Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at UTM, the Program Coordinator will provide a high level of confidential administrative support to the Office and Director in the development, implementation and administration of the University’s equity, diversity, and inclusion programming to meet the needs of UTM students, staff, faculty, and librarians.
The Program Coordinator will participate in the development and delivery of education/training sessions for students, staff and faculty pertaining to equity, diversity, inclusion, discrimination, and harassment. Under the direction of the UTM Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, the incumbent will also work collaboratively with other University of Toronto Equity Offices to participate in the development and delivery of education, training and programming on broader issues of equity, diversity & inclusion. The incumbent will also work closely with members of the Division of HR & Equity, UTM Student Affairs portfolios, and with UTM student organizations, clubs and groups implementing programming, educational and outreach initiatives related to equity, diversity, inclusion, discrimination, and harassment. The incumbent works closely with Student Affairs professionals, the broader university equity team and partners both within the University and in the outside community and displays an understanding of the University’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The Program Coordinator will act as a resource and will provide confidential assistance with case intake for unionized and non-unionized staff, faculty, librarians, and students. This may include providing information about services, options, relevant policies, and appropriate referrals to UTM students, staff, faculty, and librarians.
The Program Coordinator will brief the Director on emerging issues as they are identified, analyze and revise documents and policy drafts, research special projects, and identify and implement opportunities for improvements and efficiencies in office procedures. The incumbent works in a complex environment that requires a high degree of sensitivity, responsiveness, and a need to maintain absolute confidentiality. The incumbent represents the University on relevant committees inside and outside the University community, providing assistance, information, outreach, resources and referrals.
University degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum three to five years related experience. A thorough understanding of equity, diversity, inclusion, and discrimination and harassment prevention frameworks. Professional experience in and understanding of complex issues related to equity and diversity as they relate to the student experience and the workplace strongly preferred. Demonstrated experience researching, developing, and delivering educational workshops and programs, public education materials, promotional materials; and/or community initiatives related to human rights education; Knowledge and significant experience with students, youth, leadership and related programming. Demonstrated excellent administrative skills and coordination skills. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion including discrimination faced by marginalized communities. Demonstrated experience with successful large and small event planning. Relevant experience working/volunteering in a student society or campus organization an asset. Experience marketing programs in a higher education institution. Thorough understanding of the Ontario Human Rights Code and relevant legislation/case law. Experience working within a post-secondary context is strongly preferred.
Experience and computer proficiency in a PC environment, including standard office computer applications (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email, etc.); Experience in graphic design software (e.g. Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design) and web development and maintenance.
Professional writing and/or editing skills. Superior written and oral communication skills. Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, and leadership skills. Ability to develop and deliver effective presentations. Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse constituencies and communities in a team environment. Demonstrated abilities to multi-task, trouble shoot and problem solve. Excellent organizational and programming skills. Strong social media skills. Ability to be innovative and work independently. Demonstrated ability to relate to students, staff, and faculty that builds trust and confidence. Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines. Awareness of student environments, campus systems and organizations, and the University’s policies and procedures related to student life and activities, strongly preferred.