The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Human Resources and Recruiting
Full-time - Permanent
$64,789 - $83,489 / year

Under the direction of the Director, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellness, the Advisor is responsible for advancing the Respectful Workplaces portfolio within the university community. The Advisor provides leadership in the area of Respectful Workplaces. The Advisor has the primary responsibility for ensuring that the university meets its obligations under the University's Policy on Conflict Resolution and the Prevention and Resolution of Harassment and Discrimination, and all other relevant university policies, legislation and collective agreements.

Group affiliation for this position is with the Administrative, Professional & Confidential (APC) Group. The position is evaluated at a Group 6 (salary scale $64,789 - 83,489). Salary scale can be viewed here.

What you'll do


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What you'll need


To be the successful Respectful Workplace Advisor you will possess a Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline and 3-5 years of directly related work experience. Additional requirements include certification from a recognized conflict management program that reflects a minimum of 200 hours specialized training in conflict resolution with an emphasis on organizational conflict management; current knowledge of harassment and discrimination issues in accordance with Federal and Provincial Human Rights Legislation; experience in the design and delivery of educational programs in the areas of Respectful Workplaces and Conflict Resolution; experience working in a unionized environment; and experience working with different stakeholder groups in a post-secondary environment an asset.

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's top primary undergraduate universities--known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada's best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary's provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada's east coast, Saint Mary's University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. The Saint Mary's University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world-a world without limits.

At Saint Mary's University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Apply for this opportunity online using our online application system through Career Beacon. Please visit to reference the job posting and description and click on "Apply through CareerBeacon" to submit your application or click on "Apply Now" on CareerBeacon.

Qualified candidates should submit the following with their application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Three Professional References

The position will be posted on July 26, 2022 and posting will remain open until position has been filled. No telephone calls please.

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed here on the Saint Mary's University Human Resources website

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who identify as Black, Indigenous, racialized persons/visible minorities, and persons with disabilities Applicants are encouraged to self-identify. Preference will also be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at [email protected].

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