Job posting: Anti-Racism Advisor (temporary up to 2 years)

Job Title: Anti-Racism Advisor (temporary up to 2 years)
Job ID:  1052495
Location:  Edmonton
Full/Part Time:  Full-Time
Regular/Temporary:  Temporary

Open competition

Closing Date
December 16, 2018

Program Services 4


About Us
The Anti-Racism Secretariat (the Secretariat), housed in Alberta Education, supports anti-racism initiatives across the Government of Alberta (GOA) and across the province. The Secretariat is a new work unit that has been established to tackle issues and challenges related to racism, identify and develop opportunities and implement approaches to addressing racism in Alberta. The Secretariat will focus their efforts on supporting the implementation across Government of the Taking Action Against Racism report, released in June 2018. 

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:

If you are passionate about building an inclusive society in Aberta and are committed to anti-racism, diversity and inclusion, and enjoy working with others to creatively solve problems and lay the ground work for change, this is the job for you.

As the Anti-Racism Advisor, you will responsible for leading projects, program and policy work associated with implementation, oversight and monitoring of provincial anti-racism initiatives, to accomplish outcomes related to anti-racism, diversity and inclusion in Alberta. This position is required to liaise with key stakeholders and often represents the ministry on interdepartmental work teams and external committees. The incumbent takes a lead role in liaising with cross ministry partners to support, monitor and report on their initiatives. 

The Anti-Racism Advisor plays a leading role in liaising with and facilitating meetings of the Anti-Racism Advisory Council, and meets and consults with external community partners and stakeholders to ensure effective representation of ministry information, and also develops recommendations for ministry strategies and identifies alternative courses of action and implications. The role functions as a resource person for the ministry, compiling and providing information for senior level decision-making. Strategic research, analysis, preparation of written material, and coordination of a variety of processes is required to support these requirements.

The Anti-Racism Advisor is required to demonstrate initiative to stay apprised of complex trends and issues related to anti-racism and best practices on a provincial, national and international level in order to be able to effectively recommend and develop strategies and approaches. There is an expectation that all information and associated analysis provided by the Anti-Racism Advisor is substantiated, comprehensive, and reliable.

A university degree in social sciences, Aboriginal Studies, Women’s Studies, Political Science, or a related field. A minimum of 4 years experience in policy and issue analysis and project management. Specialized knowledge, education or experience related to anti-racism issues, challenges and solutions is required. Strong verbal, written, presentation and consultation skills including the ability to integrate client needs into activities. Proven ability to develop an in-depth understanding on the ongoing issues related to racism facing Indigenous people, immigrants and cultural minorities today. Participation (current or previous) in an ethno-cultural community organization(s) in Alberta and a solid understanding of issues, and challenges facing other marginalized communities is also an asset.

Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:

The following are critical competencies for the Anti-Racism Advisor: 

Drive for Results — you will set and accomplish goals and priorities in order to deliver outcomes. In addition, you will identify potential efficiencies, different ways of working and opportunities to contribute to the work of others. 

Develop Networks — you will proactively build networks, connecting, and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders. 

Creative Problem Solving — you will assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.

$2,775.64 to $3,638.48 bi-weekly ($72,444 to $94,964 annually).

The final candidate will be required to undergo a security screening. 

This competition may be used to fill current and future permanent and temporary vacancies across the Government of Alberta at the same or lower classification level.

What we offer:
Comprehensive benefits plan:
Pension plan:
Leadership and mentorship programs
Professional learning and development
Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

How to Apply
Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies. 

Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your last then first name (Smith,Joe_Resume). 

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) – It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Position Profile
Please see the attached position description for a detailed list of the job responsibilities:

Closing Statement
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Human Resources at 780-427-6144. If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.
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