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Program Coordinator – Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

University of Toronto

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  • Experience Level Entry level


Reporting directly to the Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (“EDI Director”) at the Faculty of Information (“iSchool”), the Program Coordinator will provide a high level of confidential operational and administrative support to the Office and Director in the development, implementation, and administration of the iSchool’s equity, diversity, and inclusion programming to meet the needs of iSchool students, staff, and faculty.

The iSchool’s Program Coordinator will participate in the development and delivery of education/training sessions for students, staff and faculty pertaining to equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-discrimination, and harassment. Under the direction of the EDI Director, the incumbent will also work collaboratively with other University of Toronto Equity Offices and Faculties to participate in the development and delivery of education, training, and programming on broader issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The incumbent, under the direction of the Director, will also work closely with members of other units within the iSchool, including student organizations, clubs and groups implementing programming, educational and outreach initiatives related to equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-discrimination, and harassment. The incumbent works closely with Student Affairs professionals, the broader University equity team, and partners both within the University and in the outside community and displays an understanding of the University’s commitment to equity and diversity.

The Program Coordinator will act as a resource and will provide confidential assistance with case intake for unionized and non-unionized staff, faculty, and students. This may include providing information about services, options, relevant policies, and appropriate referrals to iSchool students, staff, and faculty.

The Program Coordinator incumbent will brief the EDI Director on emerging issues as they are identified, analyze and revise documents and policy drafts, research special projects, and identify and implement opportunities for improvements and efficiencies in office procedures. The incumbent works in a complex environment that requires a high degree of sensitivity, responsiveness, and a need to maintain absolute confidentiality. The incumbent represents the University and iSchool on relevant committees inside and outside the University community, providing assistance, information, outreach, resources and referrals.

Qualifications Required:


University degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Minimum three to five years related experience. A thorough understanding of equity, diversity, inclusion, and discrimination and harassment prevention frameworks. Demonstrated experience developing and delivering educational workshops and programs, public education materials, promotional materials; and/or community initiatives related to human rights education. Knowledge and significant experience with students, youth, leadership, and related programming. Demonstrated excellent administrative skills and coordination skills. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion including discrimination faced by marginalized communities. Demonstrated experience with successful large and small event planning. Relevant experience working/volunteering in a student society or campus organization an asset. Experience marketing programs in a higher education institution. Thorough understanding of the Ontario Human Rights Code and relevant legislation/case law. Professional experience in and understanding of complex issues related to equity and diversity as they relate to the student experience and the workplace strongly preferred. Experience working within a post-secondary context is strongly preferred.


Experience and computer proficiency in a PC environment, including standard office computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email). Experience in graphic design software (e.g., Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design) and web development and maintenance desired.


Professional writing and/or editing skills. Superior written and oral communication skills. Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, and leadership skills. Ability to develop and deliver effective presentations. Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse constituencies and communities in a team environment. Demonstrated abilities to multi-task, troubleshoot and problem solve. Excellent organizational and programming skills. Strong social media skills. Ability to be innovative and work independently. Demonstrated ability to relate to students, staff, and faculty that builds trust and confidence. Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines. Awareness of student environments, campus systems and organizations, and the University’s policies and procedures related to student life and activities, strongly preferred.


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