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Recruitment posting

Alberta Human Rights Commission

Competition #: 614
Ministry: Justice and Solicitor General
Opening Date: 11/05/2018
Closing Date: 11/18/2018
Role: Director

It is recognized in Alberta as a fundamental principle and as a matter of public policy that all persons are equal. Diversity and inclusion are valued and supported on the boards of Alberta's public agencies

Role Required

The Minister of Justice and Solicitor General is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as the Director for the Alberta Human Rights Commission.

Location
The Director position can be located in either Edmonton or Calgary, and provides leadership to offices in Edmonton and Calgary.
About the Agency

The Alberta Human Rights Act establishes the Alberta Human Rights Commission as an independent body that reports through the Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General. The Commission has a two-fold mandate: to foster equality and to reduce discrimination. This mandate is fulfilled through public education initiatives and the resolution of human rights complaints made under the Act.

Role Description

Reporting to the Chief of the Commission and Tribunals, as Director you will support the Chief in providing leadership and direction for the administration of the Commission. As part of senior management, you will be directly responsible for the effective management of approximately 40 full time equivalencies. You will oversee the resolution of human rights complaints, make decisions regarding the dismissal and discontinuance of complaints, and instruct legal counsel representing the public interest before human rights tribunals and the courts.

Skills and Experience Required

The ideal candidate’s background includes:

  • Senior leadership experience with demonstrated strengths overseeing corporate administrative functions and managing diverse teams in a complex environment.
  • Candidates will have significant knowledge of the Alberta Human Rights Act and related legislation, the justice system, jurisprudence, and the rules of natural justice and procedural fairness.
  • Exceptional conflict resolution skills, sound judgment, the ability to work collaboratively and make fair and independent decisions.
  • Experience in leading innovative, case resolution transformation projects.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.

Final candidates will be asked to undergo a comprehensive background check, disclosure, and conflict of interest screening.

Remuneration and Time Commitment

The Director for the Alberta Human Rights Commission is a full-time position.

The Director remuneration follows Reform of Agencies, Boards and Commission Compensation Regulation (OC 68/2017)), Schedule 2, Level 2, Minimum $130,135 - Maximum $176,065.

This position can be located in either Edmonton or Calgary, and provides leadership to offices in Edmonton and Calgary. Travel expenses will be paid in accordance to the Government of Alberta's Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expense Directive.

The appointment is recommended by the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General and made under an Order in Council approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. Appointments are for a specified term, and reappointments may be possible to a maximum of 12 years.

Additional Documentation

In addition to your cover letter and resume, we require a biography. Click HERE to download form.

Once your biography and other required form(s) are completed, save it to your PC. When you hit 'submit application', you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed cover letter, biography and other form(s) into the 'Drop files below or click to upload' section before clicking the 'apply' button.

Contact Information

Executive Search, Public Service Commission

Phone: 780-408-8460 executivesearch@gov.ab.ca

How To Apply

Carefully read the Recruitment Posting and the Position Profile to ensure this is an appropriate opportunity for you. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.

Online applications are preferred. To apply, click on the 'apply' button, create or sign into your account in the ePAAS system; upload your resume, view the listing under Current Opportunities and click on 'submit application'. The uploaded resume will be automatically attached.

Provide a short 4 line biography using the Biography template found under additional documents section. Your biography should include your name, current work experience, board/committee experience and relevant education. Please note that biographies may be edited for length and clarity.

Once your biography and other required form(s) are completed, save it to your PC. When you hit 'submit application', you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed cover letter, biography and other form(s) into the 'Drop files below or click to upload' section before clicking the 'apply' button.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit a cover letter and resume, quoting the recruitment posting competition number, to the contact provided on the posting. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to assess which candidates' qualifications most closely match the agency's requirements. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted to advance to the next step in the appointment process. You can check the status of each competition on-line at https://www.alberta.ca/public-agencies.cfm.

All potential candidates will be screened for potential conflicts of interest. Please Note: Successful applicants will have the following information about them made publicly available on the Public Agency Secretariat Website: name, biography, public agency, and position title.

Link to Enabling Legislation:

Alberta Human Rights Act