DIVERSITY STATEMENT

MacEwan University is committed to fostering the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion within our community, and we are dedicated to removing barriers that have been historically encountered and are currently experienced by some members of our society. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and members of all equity-deserving groups. We believe that the diversity of our students, staff, and faculty serve as a strength of our institution and benefit to society. We are committed to ensuring full and inclusive participation for all in our community.

Careers

People who teach. People who research. People who support. People who inspire. This is who we are. In 2021, MacEwan University was named one of Canada’s best employers by Forbes Magazine and was the top Alberta-based employer on the list. Want to be a part of this great team? Available opportunities are listed below.

Program Assistant
Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity

About Us

MacEwan University is where caring faculty help people connect their passions to their future paths. Located in the heart of Edmonton's diverse and dynamic downtown community, and on the traditional lands of Treaty 6 First Nations and homelands of the Métis people, MacEwan is known for exceptional undergraduate learning. With its dedication to teaching excellence, informed by scholarly research, innovation, and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to human rights, environmental sustainability, and opportunities for community engagement. We are committed to creating an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community for all peoples, cultures, and identities.

Our comprehensive undergraduate university offers 59 programs to more than 18,000 full- and part-time students in business, communications, community and human services, design, fine and performing arts, health, humanities, natural science, nursing, public safety, and social science. Through a wide array of experiential learning opportunities, and strategic relationships in the community, we partner with others to produce graduates of stature. Along with a robust grounding in their chosen disciplines, MacEwan students are given durable life skills that prepare them to take on the world.

About the MacEwan Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity

The MacEwan Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity (CSGD) serves as a dynamic interdisciplinary hub to foster community-engaged research, teaching, and an inclusive learning environment in support of sexual and gender minorities. The Centre provides leadership and strategic management of resources to support student and faculty engagement, professional development, knowledge mobilization, creative activities, and scholarly excellence.

Opportunity

Does the idea of contributing to the advancement of human rights and social change inspire you? Are you passionate about building relationships and supporting diverse communities? Do you thrive on connecting people to each other and the resources they need?

The MacEwan Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity invites applications for a full-time program assistant.The successful candidate will serve as the first point of contact at the Centre and will ensure that students, visitors, and guests have a welcoming, inclusive, and positive experience. Position responsibilities include welcoming and connecting visitors with appropriate resources; supporting daily Centre operations; ensuring successful Centre events by coordinating the pertinent details, including registration, functional supports, and following up as needed; and coordinating volunteer opportunities, including recruitment, screening, communication, and appreciation.

Skills

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and abilities: 

  • Excellent and well-demonstrated communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal) and experience with marketing and social media

  • Strong and well-demonstrated organizational skills

  • Interest in diversity, equity, and human rights (with focus on sexual and gender diversity)

  • Active interest in social innovation and aptitude for technology

  • Ability to complete all work in an accurate and thorough manner, while paying keen attention to detail

  • Demonstrated experience in problem solving and decision making

  • Self-directed individual who can work independently, be proactive, and take initiative when necessary

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and deal with situations in a professional, service- oriented manner

  • Motivated, energetic, and able to work in a stressful, fast-paced environment with competing priorities

  • Experience and aptitude with Microsoft Word and Excel and other office and event management software

  • Demonstrated ability in learning and working with new software

  • Energetic and works well in a team setting

Position Requirements

To be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate the following:

  • A culture of collaboration does not happen without a conscious effort, so we are looking for a great connector, facilitator, and someone who is directly engaged in working with 2SLGBTQ+ communities

  • Demonstrate empathy by helping to identify appropriate supports for Centre users and connecting them to the right on and off campus services

  • A good working knowledge of intersectionality and the ability to understand how it relates to the endeavors of the Centre

  • Aptitude to thrive in dynamic environments, wherein individual and community successes are celebrated

  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends to support programing and special events

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary diploma in a related field is preferred or equivalent life experience

  • Experience in fields such as Arts and Science, Social Work, Schools of Business - Human Resources will be an asset.

  • One to two years’ experience in a dynamic and collaborative service environment

  • Experience with event management and volunteer coordination would be assets

Benefits

When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

  • Competitive base pay

  • Generous vacation time

  • Secure pension plan

  • Excellent benefits package

  • Effective recognition and retention programs

  • Continuous learning culture

  • Opportunities for career growth

How to Apply

To apply, go to https://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. If you require assistance, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association Collective Agreement. Please note, initial salary placement for external candidates is limited to the first five steps of the salary grid.

MacEwan University is committed to fostering the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion within our community, and we are dedicated to removing barriers that have been historically encountered and are currently experienced by some members of our society. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and members of all equity-deserving groups. We believe that the diversity of our students, staff, and faculty serve as a strength of our institution and benefit to society. We are committed to ensuring full and inclusive participation for all in our community.

Accessibility Statement

We strive to provide an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the hiring process. If you require accommodation, we want to ensure you have the support you need to showcase your abilities. Please contact humanresources@macewan.ca and we will support you to the best of our ability.

Category Full-Time Continuing
Salary MSA Band C (Steps 1-5): $21.60 - $26.75 per hour
Closing Date November 30, 2021
Competition No. 21.11.182


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