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Posting Number: CPM-5884
Position Title: Director of Human Rights
Department: Office of the Ombudsperson & Centre for Human Rights
Affiliation: CPM
Salary Grade: H
Hiring Salary Range: $94,036 - $105,791
Maximum of Salary Range: $117,545
Duration: Continuing Full-Time
Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, flexible hours
 
Purpose:
The Human Rights Office has three main functions: 1) receipt and management of complaints by current students, faculty and staff which are based on prohibited grounds of harassment or discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights Code, 2) Education of the university community on matters of human rights and 3) Advice to the University through the President and senior administration on human rights issues and the university’s implementation of its human rights related policies. Reporting to the President, the Director of Human Rights manages at a professional standard a caseload of complaints and concerns raised by current students, faculty and staff about human rights on the university’s campuses. He/She provides education and advice to the University and its students, faculty and staff on matters of human rights. In addition, the Director advises the University on how it can best realize its commitment to human rights and supports and serves on the Presidential Advisory Committee on Human Rights.
 
Knowledge:
The successful candidate will have a proven track record of dispute resolution, successful investigation and the promotion of human rights. S/he will have extensive experience in the use and application of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, including investigation techniques and the application of relevant legislation, policy and formal/informal processes. He/she has significant knowledge of evidence, due process and administrative fairness principles, along with extensive knowledge of human rights/ discrimination legislation, theory and practice. Knowledge requirements include policy development, case research, analysis of evidence and complex facts, applicable legislation and relevant public policy. Knowledge of program evaluation and application required. Sound knowledge of word processing and related software applications in a Windows environment. Fluency in French is an asset.
 
Education:
Recognized undergraduate degree (post graduate degree preferred) or equivalent experience and significant related training. Formal dispute resolution training and/or a certificate in the field or related discipline a strong asset. Knowledge of and training in human rights legislation an asset. French an asset.
 
Experience:
Progressive experience (7 years+) directly related to the fields of human rights. Extensive experience in conflict resolution and investigating issues related to human rights legislation and policy. He/she will have a track record of handling sensitive, time-driven issues to successful conclusion. Has managed complex cases and supervised others who have responsibility for conflict resolution, both at an informal and formal level. Experience in evaluating complaint issues and trends. Demonstrated experience in the use and application of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. Proven track record in understanding issues and explaining issues from divergent and often contentious perspectives. Significant track record of handling sensitive, time-driven issues to successful conclusion. Significant experience managing complex cases and supervised others who have responsibility for conflict resolution, both at an informal and formal level. Experience in evaluating complaint issues and trends. Demonstrated experience in conducting program evaluation. Experience in policy development and analysis. Demonstrated experience in research skills. Experience in and knowledge about human rights legislation and its applications along with related public policy.
 
Skills:
The successful candidate must be a superior communicator who combines extensive knowledge of human rights, empathy, fairness, process and dispute resolution as well as appropriate related experience. Superior writing ability and capacity to draft complex reports related to investigation findings. Superb analytical skills and capacity for interpreting facts and evidence as well as applying policy and relevant legislation. S/he must have previous experience and skills in managing others. Problem-solving, research, interpretive skills in decision making and ability to work independently. Superior organizational and leadership skills to achieve goals and objectives in a fast paced, changing, high volume and high pressure work environment. Ability to deal with individuals at all levels; superior interpersonal skills and discretion. Superior communication skills, both written and oral. Capacity to draft complex reports related to investigation findings. Superb analytical skills and capacity for interpreting facts and evidence as well as applying policy and relevant legislation. Superior problem-solving and interpretive skills in decision making. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to organize and communicate information effectively to a variety of groups of people. Ability to deal effectively with individuals at all levels of the University. Ability to deal with people from all cultures and a wide variety of backgrounds. Innovative in developing options that are responsive to differing needs. Excellent problem-solving and planning skills. Sound ability to conduct program evaluation. Well developed research skills. Ability to exercise sound judgment/integrity/discretion. Sensitivity to key systemic issues and challenges facing diverse communities in Ontario. Demonstrated commitment to client service and quality principles in service delivery. Demonstrated understanding of and experience with issues affecting disenfranchised groups. Ability to react quickly to changing situations, manage multiple priorities, meet tight timelines and prioritize issues, carrying a substantial workload. Excellent organizational, administrative and time management skills. Superior organizational and leadership skills to achieve goals and objectives in a fast paced, changing, high volume and high pressure work environment. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment. Excellent skills in problem solving, decision making, strategic thinking, organizational knowledge and networking. Sensitivity (preferably lived experience) of diversity issues. Demonstrated computing skills, including word processing (Word), database management(ACCESS) and computerized spreadsheets(Excel).
 
Cover Letter Required: Yes
 
Dates:
Internal Posting Date: February 22, 2008
Internal Application Deadline: Posted until filled
 
Extended Posting Date: February 22, 2008
Extended Application Deadline: Posted until filled
 
External Posting Date: February 22, 2008
External Application Deadline: Posted until filled

Please Note: All applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the posted deadline date.

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