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.

Organizational Development Consultant
Human Resources

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.

Opportunity

MacEwan University is searching for an Organizational Development Consultant to join our Organizational Design & Development (OD&D) team in Human Resources. As an Organizational Development (OD) Consultant, you will be responsible for the planning, design, development, delivery, and evaluation of organizational development solutions for a variety of leadership, cultural, and organizational effectiveness programs and services at MacEwan University, with a focus on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI).

Working collaboratively across the broader Human Resources team, you will provide consulting, coaching, and facilitation services to MacEwan clients and stakeholders and work to foster an organizational culture that promotes teaching greatness, flexibility, versatility, growth, and increased effectiveness in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Within Human Resources, acts as the subject matter expert and influencer in providing EDI expertise and advice to assist leaders in promoting and integrating the cultivation of a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace

  • In alignment with MacEwan's strategic framework, designs and delivers Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) programming and associated resources

  • Acts as a resource and trusted advisor in providing OD solutions to institutional clients, project teams, and committees

  • Participates in Organizational Reviews as part of the OD&D team, including providing input and recommendations on a variety of OD topics and contributing to project activities and report writing

  • Designs and facilitates employee experiences that strengthen organizational culture and foster the equity and wellbeing of MacEwan's employees, clients, and communities

  • Delivers a variety of training courses and programs on behalf of Human Resources and facilitates various sessions and workshops.

  • Orients groups and group work toward the achievement of shared goals by facilitating group processes and intervening when appropriate.

Skills

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Knowledgeable about the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion with a focus on systemic change initiatives

  • Demonstrated consulting, coaching, and group facilitation skills, including group process and dynamics

  • Strategic thinking and innovation; demonstrated systems thinker with the ability to advise on inclusive strategies for organizational change, transformation, and alignment

  • Ability to lead change and effectively assess risk, readiness, and resistance; works to create an inclusive, non-threatening environment to support productive debate, robust expression of ideas, group dialogue, and decision making

  • Client focus: ability to develop effective partnerships; influencing skills (direct and indirect)

  • Ability to work well under pressure with minimal supervision, to work in ambiguous and complex situations, as well as to adapt to an ever-changing environment

  • Demonstrated ability to foster and maintain relationships with senior leadership, operational managers, a wide variety of staff, union representatives, as well as team members

  • Demonstrated communication, interpersonal, organizational and negotiation skills.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Human Resources, Social Sciences, Commerce, or a related discipline plus minimum of 5 years of related experience in the development and delivery of organizational development programs, policies, resources, and services. Equivalencies will be considered.

  • Demonstrated experience applying current knowledge of theory, practice and applicable legislative frameworks related to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in the design, development, and/or delivery of EDI programs is required.

  • Experience delivering training courses and facilitating group sessions is required.

  • Demonstrated experience managing projects and initiatives and managing relationships with diverse stakeholders is required.

  • Lived experience working with, or as a member of, an equity deserving group is an asset.

  • Experience working in a unionized, public sector and/or post-secondary environment is preferred.

  • Qualification in psychometric instruments (e.g., MBTI, EQ-I, etc.) is considered an asset.

  • Proficiency utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite; ability to utilize an HRIS system (such as PeopleSoft) is an asset.

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

  • 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 Out of Scope employee policy (D1015).

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 Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing Date January 30, 2022
Competition No. 22.01.06
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