Engagement Diversity Inclusion and Equity Advisor

Vancouver Coastal Health

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Full time

May 20

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Job Title

Advisor, Engagement, Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Work Site HR - 601 W Broadway 10th fl

Regular Full Time

As soon as possible


Days off Saturday, Sunday, Statutory Holidays

Reference# 143120-skh

Come work as an Advisor for Engagement, Diversity, Inclusion and Equity with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for an Advisor for Engagement, Diversity, Inclusion and Equity to join the People and Culture team. Apply today to join our team!

As an Advisor for Engagement, Diversity, Inclusion and Equity with Vancouver Coastal Health you will

Be responsible for leading the development and implementation of stakeholder engagement strategies and initiatives for VCH Diversity, Equity & Inclusion priority actions in support of delivering on our organizational commitment for a culturally safe, inclusive, and equitable VCH.

Work closely with the DEI Coalition, Corporate Communications, and Public Affairs teams to engage staff and medical staff and external partners to build awareness, desire, and knowledge around DEI, advance cultural competence, and foster systemic change and measurable outcomes through the creation of employee resource groups, events, programs, tools and training.

Act as a change agent who inspires others, the Advisor plays the roles of catalyst, advisor, collaborator and educator, working with all VCH departments, services and programs to develop partnerships, adopt new practices and inspire others.

Bring demonstrated experience in diversity, accessibility, inclusion and employment equity program creation, implementation and evaluation, drawing on their exceptional communications, change and project management, learning and development, and evaluation skills.

Will reflect our shared values and key behaviours; We Care for Everyone, We are Always Learning and We Strive for Better Results.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan

Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities

Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families

Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers

Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff


Education & Experience

Master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as Communications, Public Relations, Social Sciences, Public Health, or Business Administration

Five (5) to seven (7) years’ experience in diversity, equity and inclusion stakeholder engagement, program and project management, change management, organization development, training and education, and conducting program evaluations or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Lived experience with diversity, inclusion and equity considerations.

Knowledge & Abilities

Proven experience in managing engagement with diverse stakeholder groups in complex, sometimes ambiguous and decentralized organizations

Proven experience in the development and delivery of diversity, equity and inclusion programming

Proven experience working with unionized employees and/or engaging with unions

Strong understanding of change management, project management and communication key principles and best practices to develop and oversee large scale change initiatives. Applies change management methodologies in the design and development of various programs, frameworks and tools.

Sound knowledge of federal and provincial human rights and employment policy and legislation relevant to diversity, inclusion and equity.

Strong project management, prioritization and planning skills in the design and delivery of diversity, inclusion and equity programs.

Superior writing, speaking, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills.

Applies superior judgment and political expertise to communicate sensitive information to, and collaborate with, a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

Uses superior team building, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills to facilitate critical thinking and problem resolution.

Fosters creativity, innovation, and systems thinking in strategic planning involving cultural shifts and large scale change initiatives.

Demonstrated ability to facilitate workshops, meetings, and events with multi-level and multidisciplinary staff to achieve effective outcomes.

Plays a consultative and facilitator role for internal teams on topics such as inclusive leadership, unconscious bias, equity, dimensions of diversity, and social identity.

Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https//my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

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