Senior Consultant, Diversity & Inclusion

Province of Nova Scotia - Halifax, NS (30+ days ago)

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Competition # : 26335

Department: Public Service Commission

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG

Closing Date: 8/28/2020

Designation Status

This opportunity is designated to applicants that identify as Mi'kmaw.

About Us

The Public Service Commission (PSC) is a modern client-centric human resources organization within the Nova Scotia Public Service supporting government departments, agencies and employees as they deliver programs and services to Nova Scotians. We are committed to be the change for a more engaged and inclusive public service. Our work culture is one of collaboration, flexibility, partnership and continuous improvement.

The PSC has four key deliverables:
Younger Workers: Continue to champion youth hiring and participation of younger workers aged 35 and under in the public service
Diversity & Equity: Lead efforts to attract, retain, and celebrate diversity and equity within the public service and maintain focus on attracting, hiring, and promoting workers from diverse backgrounds
Psychological Health & Safety: Continue to support the psychological health and safety of the Nova Scotia public service
Human Resources & Employee Relation Solutions: Continue to lead public service innovation by providing human resource and employee relation solutions

Our Opportunity

Do you enjoy helping others succeed? Are you a champion for equity and inclusion? Do you thrive in building and fostering positive relationships?

If you answered yes to these questions, we have an exciting opportunity for you to explore with the Public Service Commission as a Senior Consultant, Diversity & Inclusion.

Our Story

If you are a natural leader who actively supports change through effective communication and planning, this job is the perfect fit for you. The Senior Consultant, Diversity and Inclusion reports to the Director, Respectful Workplace & Corporate Diversity and is part of the unit that provides strategic leadership, advice and support to the Nova Scotia Government on diversity, inclusion and respectful workplaces.

As the Senior Consultant, Diversity & Inclusion, you will provide subject matter expertise, advice, and support on a wide range of diversity and inclusion issues, especially those related to Mi’kmaw and other Indigenous people throughout government.

You Will Be Responsible For

Actively contributing in the creation of healthy, respectful, and engaging work environments. Fostering positive partnerships to achieve desired results with various groups and stakeholders; this will include the design and facilitation of consultative or engagement processes;
Increasing awareness of, and building, capacity for diversity and inclusion across government through training, presentations, coaching, issue resolution and mentorship;
Conducting, coordinating, critically analyzing, and reporting on research, drawing from qualitative and quantitative sources;
The design, delivery and evaluation of diversity, inclusion and employment equity strategies, policies, guidelines, programs and services;
Leading in the identification and removal of barriers, including systemic barriers preventing members of equity-seeking groups from fully participating to their full potential in provincial government workplaces; and
Contributing to the development, implementation, management, and evaluation of policies, guidelines and programs designed to foster diverse and inclusive workplaces.

Your Story

This could be the right job for you if you have the following skills and experience:

Project management experience, i.e. developing, implementing, and evaluating policies, guidelines and/or programs;
Extensive experience partnering and building positive relationships as demonstrated through the achievement of outcomes, including stakeholder engagement and consultation processes, particularly with Mi’kmaw and other Indigenous communities;
A high level of intercultural and diversity ability when reviewing policies, programs and practices while identifying and working collaboratively to remove systemic barriers for all marginalized groups and experience linking vision to operational work with a proven record of successful implementation of strategies, policies, guidelines and programs;
Experience working on anti racism policies and issues around systemic discrimination affecting marginalised groups;
Completion of post-secondary education in a related field plus several years of related community and/or work experience. This may include advocacy, organizing or research on Mi’kmaw and Indigenous rights including the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. Acceptable equivalencies may be considered.

Leadership competencies required at this level of work are: Conceptual Thinking, Strategic Orientation, Outcome Focus, Initiative, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering and Relationship Building, and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.

Pay Grade: EC 11

Salary Range: $2,932.88 - $3,657.49 Bi-Weekly

Employment Equity Statement:
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to Competitions@novascotia.ca.