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EDI Special Project Assistant

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Job Title EDI Special Project Assistant
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Position Details
The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) team, which reports to the President’s Office, is seeking applications for an EDI Special Project Assistant. This is a two-year term position with a desired start date of October 15, 2023.

Reporting to the Vice Provost EDI, this position will play a critical role in providing administrative support for all EDI events, special projects, and support to the EDI Project Manager. Key EDI special project initiatives include the roll out an implementation of the EDI student survey, EDI data analysis and dashboard, EDI reporting, the EDI advisory council, the EDI strategic plan development and consultation process, best practice research, and EDI training facilitation. Additionally, the incumbent will be a critical member of the EDI team, whose vision is to works towards identifying, and addressing systemic barriers that impact historically excluded groups on our campus, but more importantly to create a campus that is safe and inclusive of all.

Our Team and Values
The incumbent will be joining a team of diverse and dynamic professionals whose experience expands across various sectors including post-secondary, government, and private industry both locally and internationally. As a team our core values are trust, community, transparency, and growth. In this work environment you will have the opportunity to not only share your knowledge, but also to learn and grow both personally and professionally. The team consists of EDI Project Manager, EDI communication specialist, and the HR/Gender Special Project assistance. The HR/Gender Special Project Assistant is a joint role with Human Resources.

Position Qualifications
A University degree is required. 1-2 years’ experience working in a university setting is required.

Additionally, the incumbent must have experience conducting best practice research, data analysis and reporting. A combination of related experience and knowledge will be considered. This role will work very closely with the EDI project manager to support the development of the EDI network across the campus.

The ideal candidate for this role will have:
· Strong knowledge in data analysis and visualization. The ability to communication complicated data to diverse audiences
· Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
· Experience providing administrative program and project support
· Strong presentation and facilitation skills
· Strong knowledge and skills in event planning and coordination
· Strong project management skills
· Strong knowledge and skills in conducting best practice research in Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Antiracism
· Experience working in a diverse and cross-cultural team
· Strong knowledge of building effective working relations across multiple stakeholders
· A working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel) SharePoint and Infogram
· Experience with Tableau and/or Power BI data visualization software is an asset
· Experience with Banner student information system is an asset
· Demonstrated an ongoing commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Antiracism in approach to work
· Strong organizational and decision-making skills
Starting Salary Range (at 1.0 FTE) $4,519.30 - $5,051.59 monthly
Full Salary Range (at 1.0 FTE) $4,519.30 - $5,583.87 monthly (ESS - Grade 9)
Campus Lethbridge
Employment Group Exempt
Position Category Other
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 09/12/2023
Close Date 09/30/2023
Open Until Filled
Desired Start Date 10/16/2023
Position End Date (if temporary) 09/30/2025
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment Equity
The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References
  2. Additional Documents