Jobs and Opportunities

Job Posting - Public Education Coordinator

01/04/2018

The Yukon Human Rights Commission is looking for a full-time Public Education Coordinator to be responsible for the development and delivery of the Commission’s public education programming, community partnerships, media and communications. The Public Education Coordinator will help to increase public awareness and education regarding human rights in Yukon, and will ensure the effective delivery and promotion of the Commission’s core public education and communication services.

We are looking for a dynamic, collaborative, creative, and organized professional with a strong background of experience related to inclusion, diversity, and human rights issues, to join our team here at the Commission.

Duties include:

  • leadership of public education projects;
  • design, delivery and evaluation of human rights programs and training;
  • planning and coordinating public events and workshops;
  • human rights policy advice and support;
  • grant applications and project budgets;
  • networking and outreach;
  • recruitment and collaboration with volunteers and partners;
  • coordination of public education related research;
  • media and communications; as well as
  • social media, e-newsletter and website content.

Essential qualifications:

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • an approachable manner and interpersonal empathy
  • post-secondary education (or equivalent) in one or more of the following areas: law, education, social science, human rights, or related fields
  • leadership experience and ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environment
  • experience working with diverse communities, adaptability to different social settings, and professional experience interacting with the public
  • experience facilitating training in groups and one-on-one

Asset qualifications:

  • knowledge and experience in human rights education
  • demonstrated professional contacts and network amongst Yukon organizations, community groups, governments, and individuals
  • knowledge of Yukon historical, cultural, and social context, including experience and knowledge of Yukon First Nations and diverse communities
  • Experience designing educational curriculum and training programs
  • Knowledge, training and applied experience in progressive teaching and adult learning methodologies
  • Experience in media and communications, research and writing, social media
  • Experience planning events and working with volunteers
  • Fluency or proficiency in other languages, including French and ASL

This position requires a valid driver’s license and use of a vehicle, computer and social media literacy, and proficiency in MS Office. Some travel and work outside of regular business hours is required. Fluency in English is essential, and additional language skills are an asset. Full time, 35 hours per week. Hourly $35.00-42.00/hour, plus benefits, salary commensurate with experience. The Commission is willing to consider requests for flexible hours or job-sharing as appropriate.

* Note that due to work directly with members of the public, an offer of employment will be conditional upon a satisfactory ‘vulnerable sector’ police records check.

To apply, please submit your résumé and cover letter by Friday, February 2, 2018, by email to info@yukonhumanrights.ca attn. Jessica Lott Thompson, Director of Human Rights, Yukon Human Rights Commission.

 

For a copy of the full job description or for more information, please contact info@yukonhumanrights.ca or call 867-667-6226.

Job Posting - Human Rights Officer

01/04/2018

The Yukon Human Rights Commission is looking for a full-time Human Rights Officer to be responsible for intake, investigation, and settlement of human rights complaints under the Yukon Human Rights Act. The Human Rights Officer’s work focuses on enforcement and compliance under the Act, however the Human Rights Officer will also conduct research in the area of human rights, and support the Commission’s mandate to deliver public education about human rights.

Duties include:

  • meeting members of the public to provide information and assistance related to human rights complaints;
  • intake and investigation of human rights complaints;
  • preparing detailed investigation plans;
  • interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence;
  • writing comprehensive, professional, accurate, and impartial investigation reports;
  • research and writing on human rights law and issues;
  • mediation and settlement of complaints;
  • public education support, such as research, writing, public outreach and events;
  • keeping up to date on investigation techniques, dispute resolution skills, as well as legal and general research skills;
  • maintain professional file management and contact network;
  • prepare regular summaries of complaint intake and investigation;
  • other tasks as assigned by the Director of Human Rights.

We are looking for a fair and impartial, inquisitive, considerate, collaborative, and organized professional with a strong background of experience related to inclusion, diversity, and human rights issues, to join our team here at the Commission.

Essential qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • An approachable manner and interpersonal empathy.
  • Post-secondary education in law, human rights, investigation, writing, communications, social work, legal or social science research, or other related field. Equivalent work experience will be evaluated for consideration as appropriate.
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with staff, Commission Members, volunteers, and other organizations.
  • Experience working with diverse and/or vulnerable individuals and communities, adaptable to different social settings.
  • Experience conducting interviews and interacting directly with the public,  both in groups and one-on-one.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, diversity and human rights.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development.
  • Computer literate and willing to learn new software.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel).
  • Attention to detail, strong work ethic, and willingness to work outside of customary business hours as required.
  • Willingness to travel for work or training on occasion.
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Fluency in English is essential, additional language skills (including French) are an asset.

Asset qualifications:

  • Advanced skills knowledge and experience in legal or social science research and writing.
  • Advanced skills, knowledge and experience in investigation and interview techniques and administrative complaint processes.
  • Skills, knowledge and experience in dispute resolution, such as mediation, negotiation, and restorative justice.
  • Experience developing investigation plans and drafting complex reports.
  • Knowledge and experience in human rights.
  • Skills, knowledge and experience in public education.
  • Background and knowledge of Yukon’s historical, cultural, and social context, including experience and knowledge of Yukon First Nations and diverse communities.
  • Knowledge, training and applied experience in inclusive best practices for client service, such as interacting with high-conflict clients and trauma-informed communication.
  • Demonstrated relevant professional contacts and network amongst Yukon organizations, community groups, governments, and individuals.
  • Fluency or proficiency in other languages, including ASL (American Sign Language).

This position requires computer literacy and proficiency in MS Office. Some travel and work outside of regular business hours may be required. Fluency in English is essential, and additional language skills are an asset. Full time, 35 hours per week. Hourly $35.00-42.00/hour, salary commensurate with experience. The Commission is willing to consider requests for flexible hours or job-sharing as appropriate.

* Note that due to work directly with members of the public, an offer of employment will be conditional upon a satisfactory ‘vulnerable sector’ police records check.

To apply, please submit your résumé and cover letter by Friday, February 2, 2018, by email to info@yukonhumanrights.ca attn. Jessica Lott Thompson, Director of Human Rights, Yukon Human Rights Commission.

For a copy of the full job description or for more information, please contact info@yukonhumanrights.ca or call 867-667-6226.

Job Posting - Legal Counsel

01/04/2018

The Yukon Human Rights Commission is seeking Legal Counsel who is bright, dynamic, inquisitive and collaborative with a strong background of experience related to inclusion, diversity, and human rights issues.

Essential qualifications:

  • Eligibility for admission to the Law Society of Yukon.
  • Post-secondary education in law.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • An approachable manner and interpersonal empathy.
  • Leadership skills and demonstrated professionalism.
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively in a team setting.
  • Experience working with diverse and/or vulnerable individuals and communities, adaptable to different social settings.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, diversity and human rights.
  • Fluency in English is essential, additional language skills (including French) are an asset.

Asset qualifications:

  • Litigation experience or demonstrated equivalent skills and knowledge.
  • Knowledge and experience in Canadian human rights law, administrative law, Indigenous law, and other relevant areas of legal practice.
  • Advanced legal research and writing skills, including policy research.
  • Experience and skills related to: mediation and ADR, public education, and investigations.
  • Background and knowledge of Yukon’s historical, cultural, and social context, including experience and knowledge of Yukon First Nations and diverse communities.
  • Knowledge, training and applied experience in inclusive best practices for client service, such as providing service to high-conflict clients and trauma-informed communication.

This position requires computer literacy and proficiency in MS Office. Some travel and work outside of regular business hours may be required. Fluency in English is essential, and additional language skills are an asset.

Salary range is $104,000 to $135,000 per annum plus benefits, commensurate with experience. Full-time, 35 hours per week. The Commission is willing to consider requests for flexible hours or job-sharing as appropriate.

* Note that due to work directly with members of the public, an offer of employment will be conditional upon a satisfactory ‘vulnerable sector’ police records check.

To apply, please submit your résumé and cover letter by Friday, February 2, 2018, by email to info@yukonhumanrights.ca attn. Jessica Lott Thompson, Director of Human Rights, Yukon Human Rights Commission.

For a copy of the full job description or for more information, please contact info@yukonhumanrights.ca or call 867-667-6226.

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