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Moving Medicine Forward

Position title
HR/EDI Advisor

The Human Resources (HR)/Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Advisor has a dual role performing their responsibilities under the direction of the Director, Human Resources. The HR/EDI Advisor is a trusted partner and subject matter expert who provides strategic and tactical advice, services and support to internal stakeholders across the organization.

Having a pulse on the organization, the HR/EDI Advisor works with management and employees to build and sustain strong relationships and drive HR and EDI strategies. The incumbent is a key contributor in the development and evolution of HR and EDI programs, policies and initiatives ensuring alignment with the respective goals and objectives of the organization.


(This is not a complete list):

  • Identifies needs; develops, delivers, and facilitates training, workshops, seminars/webinars, and assessments.
  • Collaborates with the EDI Working Group to support and promote the advancement of EDI strategic goals and initiatives.
  • Works in partnership with internal and external stakeholders to drive EDI goals.
  • Utilizes expertise in EDI legislation and regulations to ensure legal compliance.
  • Works with leadership at all levels to influence practices and processes that support an inclusive work environment.
  • Assists with the design and implementation of key performance indicators, timebound metrics, monitoring, and reporting systems to effectively benchmark best practices, organizational progress and impact in EDI.
  • Develops and conducts surveys to identify needs and trends.
  • Develops and maintains job descriptions and related job capsules in accordance with the pay equity strategy
  • Participates in health and safety initiatives and investigations
  • Provides guidance, coaching, intervention, and follow-up on employee relations issues, conflict resolution, attendance management, performance management, workforce planning, policy interpretation, and communication.
  • Works with the Director, HR to investigate and document workplace issues and develop a plan of action.
  • Coordinates physician academic appointments as directed.
  • University degree Human Resources Management or equivalent
  • Formal EDI professional qualification, training, or certification is a strong asset
  • CHRL designation
  • CCIP (Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional) an asset
  • 5-7 years previous experience working as a Human Resource Generalist, preferably in a healthcare setting.
  • Knowledge and understanding of EDI practices, policies, processes and evaluation tools.
  • Experience working with individuals from diverse cultural, linguistic, and educational backgrounds.
  • Strong facilitation skills with the ability to deliver a wide variety of presentations to diverse populations.
  • Strong written communication, proofreading, and editing skills required to draft or generate correspondence or documents.
  • Strong prioritisation and time-management skills are required to manage tight deadlines, constant change and multiple priorities.
  • Ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships with professionalism and integrity.
  • Must be able to problem-solve and work well under stress with minimal supervision.
  • High level of initiative, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to work autonomously while in a team environment, maintaining a pleasant disposition in a complex working environment.
  • Proficiency in speaking and comprehending both English and French (Level B+) is an asset.

To apply for this exciting opportunity,

Please forward your application to Director, Human Resources, University of Ottawa Medical Associates at .

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Support staff are employees of the hiring physician(s) or Division. The Ottawa Hospital is the paymaster of our employees. Although our employees have offices within the Ottawa Hospital, they are not employed by the Ottawa Hospital. The Department of Medicine is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees. The Department of Medicine will, upon request, provide accommodations in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Employment Type
Full-time, Temporary
Beginning of employment
August 27, 2023
Duration of employment
Temporary full-time 12 month contract
Job Location
Ottawa, ON
Working Hours
37.5 Hours per week
Base Salary
Valid through
May 26, 2023
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