The Opportunity

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

Under the general direction of the Director Diversity, Inclusion and Wellness, the Return to Work and Accommodations Consultant will proactively manage medical leaves of absence including sick leave and long-term disability and workplace accommodation requests; and assist in the development and implementation of policies procedures guidelines for disability management and accommodations as needed. The consultant is responsible to review and analyze absence and disability statistics; recommend intervention and prevention strategies; and provide direction, interpretation, education, and training on the disability management process, the duty to accommodate, and other relevant policies procedures and legislation. The Consultant will recommend and develop workplace wellness programs that promote a healthy campus.

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 Return to Work and Accommodations Consultant, you will possess a Bachelor's Degree in a related field and a minimum of 5 (five) years of recent and related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Additional requirements include proven ability to promote collaborations and build relationships, demonstrated experience managing multiple initiatives, a high degree of cultural proficiency with a demonstrated track record of working effectively within and across equity-deserving communities, experience working in a unionized environment, knowledge and/or understanding of disability management procedures and human rights legislation and the ability to facilitate the learning and development of others.

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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