Job Posting

Strategist & Engagement Specialist, Black Inclusion - Vice President Equity, People & Culture

Contract - Full-time

Institution: York University


Toronto, Ontario

Deadline: November 30, 2022

Posted: September 16, 2022

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

The Division of Equity, People and Culture is committed to the Anishinaabe teaching of Mino Bimaaddiziwin, the Good Life, across all facets of York University. Our goal is to help nurture an environment where we all have a stronger sense of connection, inclusion, and wellbeing. This is our shared responsibility. We aim to invest in our people and to create an inclusive and equitable environment for all.

In this role you will will support racism complaints resolution, provide consultation on the development and delivery of anti-Black racism education, prepare annual reporting on anti-Black racist incidents and on the implementation of the Framework on Black Inclusion and its accompanying Action Plan.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will bring the following:

Post-secondary degree in Education, Human Rights, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion or a relevant field. You will have a minimum 5 years of related experience, including experience in the following:

• Successful record of advancing EDI and/or anti-Black racism within a complex organization preferably or a federally legislated employer, with hands-on, in-depth experience.
• Subject matter expertise in anti-racism and equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).
• Working in the public sector, preferably in a post-secondary institution, unionized environment.
• Educating, coaching, advising, and consulting on anti-Black racism issues and influencing individuals in a non-reporting relationship.
• Applying current equity, diversity and inclusion theories, principles, and practices.
• Project management and successful implementation and completion of projects.
• Conflict Resolution and/or mediation.
• Data collection & analysis, preferably from an equity data analysis perspective.
• Lived experience as a Black person navigating university structures and spaces is important to this role.

For full position details, including skills and knowledge requirements, and to apply to this exciting opportunity visit the External Career Portal ( and refer to posting 106579.

We offer comprehensive benefits and access to superb educational and recreational facilities. For more information on what York has to offer U please visit:

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