Respect, Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Douglas College
April 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:$83,214
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Respect, Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Posting Number 02153SA Location Hybrid / New Westminster Campus Grade or Pay Level A - Pay Band 10 Salary Range (Min: $83,214, Control Point: $110,952, Max: $122,047) Placement within a salary band is typically up to the Control Point based on a review of skills, experience and internal equity. May be placed over Control Point in limited circumstances. Position Type Administration - Regular Posting Type Internal Regular/Temporary Regular Employment Type Full-Time Posting Category Administration Start Date 04/01/2024 End Date Day of the Week Mondays to Fridays Shift 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Work Arrangements

This regular full-time position is available starting April 1, 2024. Regular hours of work are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. The position is based in the New Westminster campus with an option for a part- time work from home arrangement. Occasional travel will be required between Douglas College locations.

What Douglas Offers

DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.

The Role

Reporting to the Associate Vice President (AVP), Human Resources, the Respect, Diversity and Inclusion (RDI) Manager is responsible for helping to create and support a respectful and inclusive environment for faculty, staff and administrators at Douglas College. The Manager provides advice and guidance, develops plans and practices in support of the College's strategic goals related to diversity and inclusion, and leads initiatives and project teams to foster a culture of respect through programs, education and awareness building. The RDI Manager advises the AVP to ensure best practice as well as compliance with policies, procedures, collective agreements and legislation. In addition, the RDI Manager supports the HR Advisory Services team and other administrators, with respect to situations that require confidential consultations, investigations, interventions, mediation and conflict resolution. The RDI Manager will work with the AVP, Human Resources on more complex matters and special projects.


Under the general direction of the AVP, Human Resources, the Respect, Diversity and Inclusion ( RDI) Manager is accountable for the following:

  • Develop plans and practices, and lead initiatives that support the College's goals related to respect, diversity and inclusion.
  • Chair and/or participate in committees related to respect, diversity and inclusion across the College.
  • Identify issues and take action to mitigate risks and ensure the College is in compliance with relevant policies and applicable legislation.
  • Act as a key contact for questions and concerns related to complaints or reports of bullying and harassment and discrimination. Address and/or triage complaints as per College and Human Resources' procedures.
  • Serve as a resource person on matters related to respect, diversity and inclusion for all employees by advising, coaching, and making recommendations on best practices, methods and techniques to address and mitigate disputes and other challenges.
  • Conduct confidential consultations, investigations, interventions, mediations, and conflict resolutions and report on complaints of harassment, discrimination, bullying and other issues under the College's policies.
  • Provide advice, coaching and support to leaders or HR team members regarding processes and resolutions.
  • At the request of the College, collaborate with relevant external community partners to ensure appropriate strategies, policies and programs are in place and effective.
  • Lead and/or support Organizational Development and other Professional Development committees to provide programs that educate and promote awareness of the College's policies and programs related to respect, diversity and inclusion.
  • Identify and report systemic barriers that conflict with the College's values of respect, diversity and inclusion, and support efforts to resolve them.
  • Liaise with other human resources areas to ensure the principles of respect, diversity and inclusion are embedded in all human resource policies and practices, and update policies in consultation with Human Resources Managers, as appropriate.
  • Manage the protection and storage of highly sensitive and confidential information and documentation, particularly as it relates to complex investigations of respectful and inclusive environments involving the collection and assessment of information from multiple parties.
  • Track and manage data pertaining to respect, diversity and inclusion.
  • As required, prepare and present information on programs and initiatives for the AVP, Human Resources and/or Human Resources department.
  • Manage and review secondary research on best practices, case law and changes to legislation, and determine appropriate application to support the College to maintain a respectful work environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need


  • Bachelor's degree in related field (i.e. Human Resources, Criminology, Sociology, Business Administration, Law, etc.)
  • Graduate degree preferred.
  • Minimum of seven years related experience in human resources and a minimum three years' experience advising and supporting in such areas as human rights, bullying and harassment, anti-racism, training and development, change management and culture transformation is required.
  • Supplemental education or training specifically in the areas of conflict management, conflict resolution and investigations are considered an asset.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Demonstrated Experience in:

  • Interpreting and advising on legislative requirements.
  • Maintaining strict confidentiality, using discretionary judgment, and acting with tact and diplomacy.
  • Communicating with groups, both small and large, at different levels in an organization both orally and written.
  • Attention to detail and advanced organizational skills.
  • Presentation skills using culturally responsive facilitation techniques and processes.
  • Conducting literature reviews and analyses of policies and legislation. Presenting findings accurately, completely, and in a manner that is accessible to others.
  • Preparing and delivering training programs.
  • Leading a project team and effectively facilitating cross-departmental initiatives.
  • Interpreting and applying College and departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Proactively owning and executing tasks independently, with a high level of comfort, asking for help when needed.
  • Multi-tasking and to meeting deadlines and changing priorities while maintaining a high level of service.
  • Actively modelling Douglas College Core Competencies.
  • Link to the: Douglas College Core Competencies

    Link to Full Position Profile Equity Statement

    Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.

    Needs a Criminal Records Check No

    Posting Detail Information

    Open Date 03/21/2024

    Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

    Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online on the Douglas College Career Site www. Qualified internal applicants shall be given first consideration in filling the position. All internal applications must be received by date. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. All candidates selected for interview will need to bring original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume.

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