Manager of Global Citizenship, Equity and Inclusion (GCEI) Programs
Academic Excellence – Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Inclusion
Diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to our mission to educate students. We are committed to education that places strong emphasis on global citizenship, social justice and equity. We live this value through the strength and richness that diversity brings to our workforce and welcome contributors from equity groups including: Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer persons.
Salary Range: Pay band 10 ($73,402 to $91,752)
Location: Progress Campus (with travel to all campuses)
Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm, flexible to work overtime if required
Centennial College is looking for an inclusive leader to advance the integration of internationalization, global citizenship, equity and inclusion principles, governed by the Colleges Signature Learning Experience (SLE), Academic Framework, Learning College principles, Statement of Diversity and legal requirements of the Ontario Human Rights Code and workplace legislation. Reporting to the Director of Global Citizenship Education and Inclusion (GCEI), the Manager is equity driven, accountable for the strategic development, communication and implementation of GCEI programming, evaluation of multiple programs, projects and transformative learning initiatives. This role includes the effective leadership and management of the GCEI team through collaboration with the College, and the wider community on the: assessing, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness and impact of college wide initiatives that promote social justice, global citizenry, equity and inclusion principles for all students and employees across all campuses. The incumbent will provide strategic leadership, guidance, support and program management to execute the college’s commitment to equity and inclusion, global citizenship education, social justice and human rights by collaborating effectively with internal/external stakeholders to advance GCEI goals in alignment with strategic, academic and business goals
- Lead a team to develop strategic transformative learning initiatives (curricular and co-curricular) for diverse employees and students that advance the integration, increase the knowledge capacity and understanding on internationalization equity, diversity, social justice, global citizenship, inclusion and human rights principles
- Supervise a team through a collaborative leadership model, that includes: prioritizing/assigning work, performance evaluations, staff training, coaching on best practices for internationalization, global citizenship education, equitable and inclusive learning and work practices; making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations when required
- Manage the GCE integration process to ensure the curricular elements of the SLE requirements/internationalization components are met within each academic program; oversee the development of GCE assignments and assessments/evaluation
- Develop professional development, training and integrative services in collaboration with internal stakeholders to enhance the learning, working and living experiences of a diverse student and employee population that supports the College’s values in creating an inclusive, safe and welcoming environment for all
- Engage the College in social innovation and social entrepreneurship programming through the strategic leadership and visioning of the Global Academy, GCEI social media channels and other forms of effective programming.
- Liaise and advise senior leaders in the College on issues that are of highly sensitive and confidential nature involving Code protected groups: monitors, tracks and follows up on outstanding equity and human rights issues, provides recommendations on emerging or potential discriminatory issues
- Direct the development of research and highly confidential statistical/strategic reporting activities to identify recommendations on key impact areas for the College: staffing, scheduling, enrolment, services, etc.
- Maintain a high level of knowledge, understanding and application of academic and community-based research on internationalization, equity and inclusion within the context of higher education
- Ensure the ongoing connection and collaboration with external communities and networks to both inform the development of new and existing programming on internationalization, global citizenship, equity and inclusion
- Provide consultation, advice and support services to faculty and staff regarding the impact of policy, process and programming issues on access to post-secondary education, communities who may face barriers related to race, ethnicity, gender and/or sexual diversity and intersecting inequalities.
- Provide program direction and implementation assistance in the establishment of transformative learning strategies to build collaborative relationships across internal stakeholders; while building capacity and engagement within each School by enhancing the integration of global citizenship and equity learning outcomes
- Collaborate with strategic partners in the design and implementation of an effective process for Global Citizenship & Equity Learning Experience (GCELE) projects for: promoting, identifying, reviewing, assessing and selecting student and staff participants that includes: orientation, training, preparation and reintegration of participants of GCELE projects
- Develop, implement and evaluate a culturally appropriate Student Development Model that incorporates reflective practices and inclusive pedagogies as a basis for embedding global citizenship, diversity, human rights and learning college principles and competencies across the college system
- Support the integration of equity and inclusion principles across the academic curriculum, human resources, policy development and other areas as required
- Plan and implement co-curricular learning initiatives for each Academic School that empowers all students to recognize and act on a sense of social responsibility regarding issues relating to inclusive learning and work environments
- Serve as acting Director in their absence as needed
Develop and maintain a digital presence for the college’s GCEI program website, creating communications networks and opportunities through a bi-annual Journal of Global Citizenship & Equity Education
- Collaborates with external organizations, community and government agencies on GCEI, human rights and learning college principles/competencies to promote organizational effectiveness
- Provides technical assistance, advice coaching and consultation to individuals and groups on diversity, equity, and inclusion, conflicts and disputes, as well as policies and practices that might have adverse impact on a particular group
- Lead and serve on task forces/committees as subject matter expert as an implementation function of the GCEI program
- Other duties as assigned
- Four (4) year degree with a focus in Education, Social Science and/or other related field
- Completion of college-level educational programming training an asset
- Seven (7) years’ leadership experience managing the full spectrum of Equity and Human Rights issues within a complex organization, including developing and implementing policies and procedures, as well as mobilizing academic and student service programming (preferably related to Internationalization, Global Citizenship, Inclusion & Equity); and building a blended student development and curriculum integration framework
- Proven coaching, mentoring and team building skills
- Previous experience with direct management and leadership of others in a multi-location and multi-faceted organization, preferably within a unionized environment
- Supervisory/leadership experience which includes experience with a full range of human resources functions: staffing and recruitment, employee relations, team building, performance management and conflict resolution
- Proven influence and negotiation skills with handling compliance and other related issues
- Working knowledge of Ontario Human Rights Code, Canadian Human Rights Code, Employment Equity Act, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Freedom of Information Act, and Privacy Act
- Experience in college level pedagogy, adult learning and student development principles and/or related experience highly preferred
- Proven research and analysis of highly sensitive and confidential information required
- Demonstrated experience in developing learning experiences for the integration of Internationalization practices, International Service Learning or International Development programming
- Experiential education, community engagement and social innovation initiatives strongly desired
- Possess strong relationship management and financial acumen skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal/written/presentation)
- Demonstrated ability to engage internal and external stakeholders across all levels of organizations
- Experience working in a unionized and/or related environment with a diverse population
How to Apply
Apply online: www.centennialcollege.ca/careers
"Proof of credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post-secondary institutions and/or their foreign equivalents will be required at the time of job offer."
When applying, your cover letter and résumé must include examples that reflect all of the requested skills and qualifications and must be submitted online by March 22, 2019 at 4:30 PM. Please quote Competition #19-A-08. Misrepresentation of applicant information will be grounds for your exclusion from the competition or for dismissal should you subsequently be hired for the position. We regret we cannot accept phone calls. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities regarding all employment activities, including access to jobs and accommodations during employment as required, in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).