Oppression Prevention, Coordinator

$108,446 - $122,058, plus $1,421.49 bilingual allowance (Expired Salary)
Employment type: 
Ottawa Headquarters
Closing Date: 
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:30 EST
English requirements: 
French requirements: 
Target groups: 
Racialized persons
Search area: 
Employees of PSAC, Components, and PSAC Holdings Ltd
Members giving PSAC membership number
General public
Competition Number: 


Executive office


Band 14
Purpose of position: 

Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the primary function of this position is to provide strategic leadership for all aspects of Human Rights with the goals and objectives of the PSAC. This position leads PSAC in fostering an environment where conflict is resolved through dialogue and discussion and in which individual differences are respected and discrimination, racism and oppression are not tolerated.


The Coordinator works primarily with the Executive Director, the director responsible for Human Resources  as well as the PSAC leadership, management, staff and unions to put in place mechanisms that will result in a change of the organizational culture into a more inclusive work environment.  The Coordinator is required to plan, organize and direct all activities in this area, including overseeing the development and the implementation of strategies, policies, processes and training to build organizational capacity to respond to incidents and to develop awareness and understanding of conflict management and human rights issues. This position assists the organization in creating and maintaining an oppression-free working environment by making assessments, providing recommendations and implementing them.


Education and professional qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in law, conflict management, industrial psychology or degree in another appropriate field with ten or more years of current related experience
  • Certification in conflict resolution, mediation and/or coaching is preferred



  • Ten (10) years of current related experience. Related experience is defined as:
  • Extensive experience and high degree of skills working in the area of conflict resolution including conducting investigations preferably in a unionized workplace
  • Experience in the area of human rights law and respectful workplace issues including discrimination and oppression issues
  • Experience in organizational change and
  • Development of policies, procedures and practices related to human rights
  • Experience in developing and facilitating training
  • Experience in providing coaching support
  • Experience with political organizations (candidates who do not meet that criteria will need to demonstrate they have knowledge and understanding of trade union principles and processes – see knowledge section)



  • Strong knowledge of oppression, race analysis, conflicting rights and intersectionality
  • Knowledge of implementation of the requirements of procedural fairness
  • Excellent knowledge of applicable legislation related to human rights and workplace health and safety
  • In-depth knowledge of conflict management principles and coaching processes
  • Knowledge and understanding of trade union principles and processes (this will be assessed for candidates who do not have experience with political organizations)
  • Knowledge of the political and operational inter-relationship within a large national union organization



  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and obtain commitment and action from others via persuasion and influence
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently with limited direction, confidentially and exercise discretion
  • Proven success in obtaining cooperative and innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Ability to manage several issues concurrently
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment
  • Ability to work effectively with senior management
  • Ability to deal effectively with confrontations, build credibility and trust between parties and support/promote union-management partnership
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing at a high level in English and French




Personal Suitabilities:

  • Personal Integrity
  • Effective Interpersonal Skills
  • Tact
  • Patience


A detailed job description is available at: http://psacunion.ca/jobs-psac

The PSAC is committed to employment equity and is actively seeking to ensure a representative workforce. We encourage applications from members of equity seeking groups.