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Associate Director

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Associate Director
Department/Unit Global Health Office
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number S217-24
Employee Group DPMG
Position Type Regular, On-Going
Duration of Contract (if applicable)
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $68,105 - $91,237 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
Serving Maritime Canada, the Faculty of Medicine enables excellence in health care through education and research programs in partnership with government, health authorities and health care providers. The Office of Community Partnerships and Global Health takes a collaborative approach to build leadership within the Dalhousie community to advance diversity, equity, community engagement, service learning, planetary health, global health education and international partnerships. Reporting to the Director, Office of Community Partnerships and Global Health, the Associate Director is responsible for providing strategic advice on issues, policies and vision for the equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA) portfolios to the Director of the Office of Community Partnerships and Global Health and the Associate Dean, Serving and Engaging Society.
Key Responsibilities
  • Actively research and recommend appropriate strategies and frameworks to achieve EDIA goals; this will require collaboration with colleagues from a variety of units, both academic and administrative.
  • Oversight of pathway programs including PLANS, Indigenous Health and Francophone Health
  • Organize EDIA committees including Anti-Oppression Subcommittee, Social Accountability, Departmental EDIA Leads.
  • Ensure operational activities are within the established accreditation and professional standards and comply with the Faculty of Medicine programs policies and procedures.
  • Manage two budgets through special purpose accounts include preparation of detailed financial reports.
  • Manage a team of two Program Managers, 2 temporary/term and 2 student employees.
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
  • Master’s degree plus five years’ of experience in a related field (or an equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate teams to achieve organizational goals, including a track record of developing team members through coaching and mentoring
  • Proven ability to develop and manage complex budgets aligned with organizational objectives
  • Proven ability to build relationships and foster collaboration and partnerships with community to achieve common goals or address challenges
  • Ability to problem-solve, demonstrate ability to take initiative, and meet deadlines
  • Experience in a university environment.
  • Knowledge of medical education programs and/or academic health care environment.
  • Existing relationships and demonstrated ability to work in and with African Nova Scotian and/or Indigenous communities as well as demonstrated ability to leverage those relationships in a professional context.
Job Competencies
The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (, in particular:

- Respect & Inclusion
- Adaptability
- 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
Applications from current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration.

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 Peoples of Turtle Island (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. In accordance with our Employment Equity Policy, preference will be given in hiring processes to candidates who self-identify as members of one or more of the equity-deserving groups listed above. For more information, including details related to our Employment Equity Policy and Plan and definitions of equity-deserving groups please visit
Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 06/27/2024
Close Date 07/18/2024
Open Until Filled No
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Documents Needed to Apply

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