University of Waterloo

  • Equity Coordinator

    Requisition ID
    Job Category
    5552 - Equity Office
    Job Status
    Temporary Appointment (Contract)
    Hiring Range
    $54,589 - $68,236
  • Overview

    Reporting to the Director of Equity, the Equity Coordinator is a member of the Equity Office responsible for the day-to-day activities with respect to program delivery related to Equity initiatives. The Coordinator assists the Director of Equity with the planning and implementation of the campus wide Equity plan; implementing the engagement and outreach strategy for the EO; building strong partnerships with students, staff and faculty; and with implementing equity related initiatives. The Coordinator will research best practices to support developing and implementing initiatives including learning and development to meet the needs of campus community members.


    Supports the Director with the planning, implementation, delivery and monitoring of equity-related initiatives

    • Plans and implements assigned initiatives, prepares communications
    • Manages work, information and logistics of project deliverables with project participants
    • Organizes meetings with project participants, prepares minutes and document progress and challenges
    • Prepares regular project updates
    • Evaluates initiatives and prepares reports to track progress
    • Maintains detailed documentation according to program requirements
    • Prepares necessary resources and tools to support the successful implementation of initiatives

    Assists the Director with the implementation of an engagement and outreach strategy

    • Creates and implements communications for the Equity Office
    • Builds relationships with student groups, staff and faculty, facilitates input on key equity initiatives
    • Collaborates with internal support units and external organizations to meet needs of diverse members of the campus community
    • Consults with students, staff and faculty to prepare educational and training resource materials

    Conduct research and analysis to further the plan for equity

    • Works with the Director to identify equity issues and conducts related research (e.g. literature reviews, needs assessments, data collection and analysis)
    • Prepares research reports on equity matters
    • Prepares communication and promotion materials pertaining to strategic priorities


    • University degree or equivalent education and experience in Social Work, Community Psychology, Social Policy, Human Rights or a related field. A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. SociaL Work, Community Psychology, Social Policy) will be considered an asset
    • A minimum of 3 years’ experience : demonstrated experience successfully implementing equality or equity initiatives; project management experience; demonstrated understanding of human rights and equity issues; ability to interpret and communicate human rights and equity concepts; proven ability to align work priorities and realize strategic goals
    • Demonstrated knowledge the concepts of equity, human rights, inclusion, and diversity. Working knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and other relevant legislation
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral for the preparation of reports and making presentations
    • Good facilitation skills to lead groups to productive outcomes
    • Excellent organizational and project management skills
    • Ability to work on confidential and sensitive matters with tact and discretion
    • Ability to manage challenging conversations with stakeholders
    • Ability to work well independently or in a team setting, with diverse individuals


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