Director, Diversity Institute (Internal Posting)

Dalhousie University

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Position Title Director, Diversity Institute (Internal Posting)
Department/Unit Research Services
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number S359-23
Employee Group DPMG
Position Type Term
Duration of Contract (if applicable) 9 months
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $86,697 – $116,918 per annum
Classification ADM-08
Provisional Statement This is a provisional classification. Formal regular review classification procedures may be initiated at any time by the incumbent or supervisor after the incumbent has worked a minimum of six months in the role.
About Dalhousie University Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our almost 21,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job Summary Dalhousie University, under the leadership of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, administers over $200M annually in research and innovation funding. As part of the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) and reporting to the Assistant Vice President, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Dalhousie and with responsibilitiees to the Executive Director of the Diversity Institute at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU), the Director will serve as the main conduit between both organizations and other partner institutions across Canada. The incumbent will manage the relationships with essential high-profile partners, including donors, corporate partners, C-level executives and serve as a lead representative of the Diversity Institute on certain high-level programs. The Director will also help lead the Mindframe Connect project focused on entrepreneurial resilience, mentorship and coaching entrepreneurs, and inclusive innovation.
Key Responsibilities
  • The Director develops short-, medium- and long-term strategic plans and related operational measures and benchmarks for the Diversity Institute and MindFrame Connect, ensuring that resources and systems are in place to achieve planned objectives; establishes and monitors milestones to measure success.
  • Provides strategic advice and expertise to senior leadership to ensure the effective administration and delivery of services and consistent application of university policies and procedures.
  • Manages the day-to-day operations of assigned Diversity Institute activities and programs and oversees the Mindframe day-to-day operations, ensuring the office operates in compliance with Dalhousie policies, procedures, and standards and is a model for operational best practices across the University.
  • Develops and oversees the long-term budget models of the projects in support of the budget planning and forecasting process. Prepare and present reports to senior audiences including Donors, Senior University Administration, and Government officials.
  • Full managerial authority over staff located at Dalhousie University and oversight of applicable Toronto Metropolitan University staff.
Note Applications for this position are restricted to current employees of Dalhousie University.
The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree, plus seven years’ relevant experience, preferably with experience in an academic or research setting (or equivalent combination of training and experience).
  • Experience with the delivery of programming similar to Mindframe and Diversity Insitute, including programs related to entrepreneurial resilience, mentorship and coaching entrepreneurs, diversity, and inclusive innovation.
  • Candidate must be an exceptional leader, collaborator and operator who is adaptable, tactful, and organized.
  • Experience in an academic environment with in-depth knowledge of both University and industry trends.
  • As this position requires building strong relationships with partners external to Dalhousie, strong interpersonal skills are required.
Job Competencies The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (, in particular:
– Respect & Inclusion
– Adaptability
– Thinking and Acting Strategically
– Relationship Building
Additional Information Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Application Consideration This posting is restricted to current employees of Dalhousie University.
We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Diversity Statement Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit .

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Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 09/13/2023
Close Date 09/20/2023
Open Until Filled No
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