Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion In Employment Systems Advisor - Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Staff Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion In Employment Systems Advisor
Full-Time Term Position (Grant Funded)
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week

$61,535 - $68,224 per annum (Grant Funded)


As soon as possible for a one-year term (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding, and departmental requirements)

The UPEI Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office, operating under the Vice President Academic and Research and the Vice President Administration and Finance, is looking to hire an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Employment Systems Advisor. The University is working to implement best practices in equity, diversity, and inclusion in accordance with the University’s strategic planning in this area. This position will be working primarily in the areas of equity, diversity and inclusion within employment systems and research administration practices. The role is central to the University’s efforts to implement actions to reduce barriers that may be experienced by historically or structurally disadvantaged groups. The position will report to the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer.


  • Implement actions identified in the UPEI Canada Research Chairs Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan under the direction of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer, and consultation with the Vice-President Academic and Research and Vice-President Administration and Finance
  • Assist the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer with integrating best practices in equity, diversity, and inclusion into current operations and establishing future practices. Reviewing confidential employment information and confidential consultation feedback to ensure diverse experiences are considered in the implementation of process changes
  • Develop materials related to employment processes, that are designed to remove barriers and biases experienced by disadvantaged groups
  • Develop training materials and resources for faculty and staff to build greater understanding and awareness of equity, diversity and inclusion principles


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline
  • Master’s degree in a related field is considered an asset
  • Minimum three years related experience
  • Lived experience or expertise in diversity and inclusion an asset
  • Substantive knowledge of equity, diversity and inclusion principles including systemic discrimination
  • Experience with initiatives related to eliminating discrimination
  • Ability to identify systemic discrimination within systems and provide solutions
  • Experience with workplace equity initiatives an asset
  • Knowledge of complex employment systems, recruitment and hiring practices an asset
  • Experience working with collective agreements an asset
  • Experience developing training materials an asset
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience working with confidential and sensitive materials
  • Adept at working across departments and functions
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft office products (Word, PowerPoint)
  • Basic knowledge of adding content to websites using Moodle, SharePoint, MyUPEI or similar an asset


Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website. Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

UPEI will require all students, staff, and faculty to comply with the Covid 19 attestation and vaccination requirements as set out under the UPEI Covid 19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. 

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.