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Posting Number: CPM-8290
Position Title: Advisor, Education & Communications
Department: Centre for Human Rights
Affiliation: CPM
Salary Grade: E
Hiring Salary Range: $62,913 - $70,778
Maximum of Salary Range: $86,506
Duration: Continuing Full-Time
Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Reporting to the Director of the Centre for Human Rights, the incumbent's primary responsibility is to assist in the design, development and delivery of advanced education and outreach programs to the York community that are in keeping with the Centre's mandate, mission, goals and objectives. The incumbent is also responsible for analyzing human rights trends in the community and for developing and implementing surveys and evaluations of the Centre's educational initiatives. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for developing and delivering communication materials, education events and community related education initiatives.
The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge about the design and delivery of educational programming in human rights and equity. They will have extensive knowledge about organizational development and the principles of change management along with adult learning principles. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of promotion of Human Rights. Knowledge requirements include policy development, case research, needs assessment, survey development and analysis, as well as applicable 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.
Recognized undergraduate degree (post graduate degree preferred) or equivalent experience and training. Teaching certificate or equivalent demonstrating significant knowledge in how adults learn. Formal dispute resolution training and/or a certificate in dispute resolution or related discipline a strong asset. Knowledge of and training in human rights legislation and related fields of administrative law an asset. French a definite asset.
Proven track record in understanding and explaining issues from divergent and often contentious perspectives. Progressive experience directly related to the fields of teaching/training including designing, developing and delivering educational workshops, seminars etc to diverse audiences (preferably) in human rights, for 6 years or more. Experience in conducting needs assessments and evaluation. Demonstrated experience in conducting program evaluation. Demonstrated experience in research skills. Demonstrated experience of developing and using survey instruments. Demonstrated experience in the use and application of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. Experience in and knowledge about human rights legislation and its applications along with related public policy. Knowledge of and experience with the rules of natural justice and due process. Demonstrated awareness, understanding and lived experiences of diversity, marginalization and imbalance of power. Experience working independently as well as in a team environment.
The successful candidate must be an excellent communicator (both written and oral) and public speaker who combines extensive knowledge of fair process and human rights, empathy, fairness, process and dispute resolution with a flair for promotion and education. Sound analytic skills and ability to conduct program evaluation. Excellent problem-solving, planning, research, and interpretive skills. Excellent decision making, strategic thinking, organizational knowledge and networking skills. Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. 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 in the university from various cultures and a wide variety of backgrounds; superior interpersonal skills and discretion. Outstanding communication and presentation skills. Excellent public speaker. Strong facilitation skills. Strong skills in the principles and application of adult learning principles. Ability to organize and communicate information effectively to a variety of groups of people.. Proven public relations skills. Innovative in developing options that are responsive to differing needs. Ability to exercise sound judgment/integrity/discretion. Ability to plan, coordinate and execute several large outreach events and functions. Ability to interpret and apply policy and legislation. 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 administrative and time management skills. Good cataloguing skills with which to maintain the Resource Centre. 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
Internal Posting Date: February 13, 2013
Internal Application Deadline: Posted until filled
Extended Posting Date: February 13, 2013
Extended Application Deadline: Posted until filled
External Posting Date: February 13, 2013
External Application Deadline: Posted until filled

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