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Senior Human Rights Officer - Enforcement Position:

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

Duties include:

  • team leader role in relation to enforcement and rights protection mandate, including support and training of human rights officers and human rights interns;
  • meeting members of the public to provide information and assistance related to human rights complaints;
  • intake and investigation of human rights complaints;
  • preparing and reviewing 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:

  • Experience leading teams and with peer-learning methodologies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Relevant post-secondary education in law or other related field relevant to human rights investigation and enforcement. 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 and strong work ethic.
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Fluency in English is essential.

Asset qualifications:

  • Progressive work experience in a human rights commission, or comparable independent officer agency, or other related human rights law work.
  • Eligibility for membership as a practicing lawyer with the Law Society of Yukon.
  • 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 law.
  • Skills, knowledge and experience in public legal 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 French or signed languages such as American Sign Language (ASL).

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. Salary commensurate with experience. The Commission is willing to consider requests for flexible hours or job-sharing as appropriate.

The Yukon Human Rights Commission is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify and to describe how their life experience, skills, and knowledge impact their readiness for this position.

* 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 Tuesday, August 20, 2019, by email to lisa.stewart@yukonhumanrights.ca attn. Jessica Lott Thompson, Director, Yukon Human Rights Commission.

Senior Human rights Officer - Enforcement.pdf

Senior Human rights Officer - Enforcement.docx

Senior Human Rights Officer- Rights Promotion Position:

The Yukon Human Rights Commission is looking for a full-time Senior Human Rights Officer – Rights Promotion to be a team leader responsible for rights promotion including public legal education, human rights projects, research, and policy development in relation to human rights in Yukon. The work of the Senior Human Rights Officer – Rights Promotion focuses on education and research, however they will also be responsible for supporting the Commission’s mandate for the intake, investigation, and settlement of complaints under the Yukon Human Rights Act.

Duties include:

  • team leader role in relation to rights promotion, including support and training of human rights officers and human rights interns;
  • developing and leading projects in relation to public legal education and research in the area of human rights;
  • developing and leading human rights related training and workshops for the public, as well as training arising out of the settlement of human rights complaints;
  • researching and writing on human rights law and issues;
  • developing and leading projects in relation to public outreach and organizing public events in the area of human rights;
  • preparing regular summaries of rights promotion projects, including budgets and grant-related reporting;
  • meeting members of the public to provide information and assistance related to human rights complaints in relation to the Yukon Human Rights Act;
  • keeping up to date on human rights law and issues, as well as maintaining strong legal and general research skills;
  • maintaining professional file management system and contact network;
  • responding to public inquiries and investigating human rights complaints, including preparing detailed investigation plans, interviewing witnesses, and writing comprehensive, professional, accurate and impartial investigation reports;
  • 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.

Essential qualifications:

  • Experience leading teams and with peer-learning methodologies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • An approachable manner and interpersonal empathy.
  • Relevant post-secondary education in law, education, human rights, social sciences, or other related field relevant to human rights promotion and public legal education. 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 and strong work ethic.
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Fluency in English is essential.

Asset qualifications:

  • Progressive work experience in a human rights commission, or comparable independent agency, or other related human rights law work.
  • Experience developing, delivering and promoting human rights related training and workshops for the public.
  • Media and communications skills and experience, including public relations.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge and experience in human rights law.
  • Skills, knowledge and experience in public legal 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 French or signed languages such as American Sign Language (ASL).

This position requires computer literacy and proficiency in MS Office. Some travel and work outside of regular business hours may be required.

Full time, 35 hours per week. Salary commensurate with experience. The Commission is willing to consider requests for flexible hours or job-sharing as appropriate.

The Yukon Human Rights Commission is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify and to describe how their life experience, skills, and knowledge impact their readiness for this position.

* 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 Tuesday, August 20, 2019, by email to lisa.stewart@yukonhumanrights.ca attn. Jessica Lott Thompson, Director, Yukon Human Rights Commission.

Senior Human Rights officer - Rights Promotion.pdf

Senior Human Rights Officer - Rights Promotion.docx

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