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Human Rights & Equity Policy Consultant (Internal Posting)

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Position Title Human Rights & Equity Policy Consultant (Internal Posting)
Department/Unit President's Office
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number S423-23
Employee Group DPMG
Position Type Term
Duration of Contract (if applicable) 1 year
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1
Salary $66,445 - $89,012 per annum
Classification ADM-06
Provisional Statement
This is a provisional classification. Formal regular review classification procedures may be initiated at any time by the incumbent or supervisor after the incumbent has worked a minimum of six months in the role.
About Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our almost 21,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job Summary
Falling under the portfolio of Human Rights & Equity Services, and reporting to the Director, Human Rights & Equity Services, the Policy Consultant is a specialist role with expertise in Policy Review and Development. The Consultant will take a lead role in developing and executing an enhance policy review and development strategy, including extensive community consultation and Senate & Board of Governors approvals process.
Key Responsibilities
  • Undertake a strategic review of similar policy at other U15 institutions to inform the university’s Statement on Prohibited Discrimination, Racialized Violence Framework, and Personal Harassment Policy.
  • Consultation with key stakeholders and convene a working group of key stakeholders to regularly consult with during this policy development phase.
  • Leading engagement initiatives for policy development and adoption.
  • Lead University consultation for the creation of a Statement on Prohibited Discrimination and Personal Harassment Policy (employees), using feedback to inform policy development.
  • Establish and maintain critical relationships across Dalhousie to inform ongoing policy improvements and use community feedback to inform recommendations and help construct proposed Policy.
  • Facilitate presentations of the proposed policies before the requisite sub-committees of Dalhousie’s Senate & the Board of Governors.
Applications for this position are restricted to current employees of Dalhousie University.

The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.
Required Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as human rights, law, education, public relations, communications, or marketing plus approximately three to five years’ related experience working with issues falling within the mandate of the office specifically policy development (or an equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, and strong facilitation skills.
  • Must have the ability to effectively deal with confidential and sensitive information.
  • Strong project management, organization, and prioritization skills.
  • Experience in policy development in a university environment.
Job Competencies
The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (, in particular:

- Self-Awareness & Professionalism
- Respect & Inclusion
- Knowledge & Thinking Skills
- Thinking and Acting Strategically
- Relationship Building
Additional Information
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Application Consideration
This posting is restricted to current employees of Dalhousie University.

We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Diversity Statement
Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit
Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 11/16/2023
Close Date 11/30/2023
Open Until Filled No
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter