Organizational Development and Inclusion Advisor – Competition ID: 3401

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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May 23, 2024
Langley, Canada
Job Type
Annual Salary
80K - 100K
Hours per Week
Closing Date


Kwantlen Polytechnic University

KPU offers all learners opportunities to achieve success in a diverse range of programs that blend theory and practice, critical understanding, and social and ethical awareness necessary for good citizenship and rewarding careers.  KPU strives to implement initiatives that will attract, support, engage, and retain KPU’s people and create an environment where all employees see themselves as contributing to student learning.

JOB OVERVIEW:  Organizational Development and Inclusion Advisor 

This role reports to the Director, Organizational Development & Employee Experience.

The Organizational Development & Inclusion Advisor is a member of the broader Human Resources department and will be joining the Organizational Development and Employee Experience team. The advisor plays a crucial role in supporting strategies and initiatives related to organizational development (OD), Employee experience (EX), project management, and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). This role assists in facilitating a positive workplace culture through project support, data analysis, and collaboration across departments. One of the key focuses for this role will be on supporting the internal OD team and will work closely the Office of Equity and Inclusive Communities (OEIC) for any HR EDI initiatives.

Responsibilities will include reviewing and revising HR policies to align with effective EDI practices, supporting ODEX programs and initiatives, and fostering an inclusive workplace culture. This will include implementing and enhancing HR specific programs, in collaboration with OEIC, as per strategy and priorities set by the Director. The advisor will take the lead on coordinating HR specific EDI programs and initiatives within the HR Department.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Demonstrated understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion work.
  • Demonstrated understanding of OD and HR programs, practices and policies.
  • Demonstrated understanding of unconscious bias, microaggressions, and intersectionality.
  • Demonstrated experience in group facilitation.
  • Experience in working with individuals from equity-denied groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to be aware and support others’ needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to support tough conversations.
  • Working knowledge of human rights laws and other relevant legislation.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis.
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Strong presentation skills, including experience delivering to both small and large audiences.
  • Ability to design, deliver, and source programming and/or training.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to interpret and apply university and departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Ability to multi-task, be self-directed, and to make decisions to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to travel between campuses.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (i.e. Human Resources, Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, Business Administration etc.);
  • Minimum of three (3) years working in the OD or HR field/sound knowledge of HR practices and programs;
  • Basic understanding of EDI principles and eagerness to learn more about organizational development and change management;
  • Training or certification in equity, diversity, and inclusion, or similar;
  • Strong knowledge of OD principles, change management methodologies, and talent development strategies;
  • Experience in designing and delivering training programs, workshops, and coaching sessions;
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills;
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Salary Information

The compensation range is the span between the minimum and maximum base salary (as listed above) for a position.  Approximately halfway between the minimum and the maximum represents an employee that possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience for the position.  In the normal course, employees will be hired, transferred or promoted between the minimum and approximately halfway of the salary range for a job. Annual salary increases are available through participation in the Administrative Performance Management program

Why Join KPU?

  • Recognized as one of B.C.'s Top Employers
  • KPU is committed to actively fostering an equitable and inclusive working environment
  • Competitive compensation
  • Hybrid environment, flexible work around core hours
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan – College Pension Plan
  • Extended Medical, Dental, Healthcare Spending Account, Sick Leave, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Optional Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Emergency Travel Assistance, Employee and Family Assistance Program, Teledoc
  • Professional Development Days: up to 10 days paid per year
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up
  • Generous vacation package
  • Campus work environment, outdoor sitting areas and nearby walking trails
  • Campus athletic and fitness centers with a variety of instructor-led classes
  • Tuition waiver program – eligible to waive tuition costs of courses at KPU equivalent to 3 credits per semester
  • Inhouse training and development
  • Networking and social events such as KPU Day, Holiday Social etc.
  • Intercampus shuttle
  • Access to automotive, horticulture, brewery and other programs’ services
  • Clubs: Jeopardy, E-sports, Ted Talks etc.
  • Library and Bookstore (discounts)
  • **Benefits may vary if the position is temporary or part-time**

Does this role sound like it was made for you, yet you don’t check every box?

We at KPU understand that experiences and qualifications may look differently for everyone and, if this job description is of interest to you, we encourage you to apply.

Note to Applicants:

Kwantlen Polytechnic University welcomes and encourages applications from equity deserving groups and diverse experiences including, but not limited to, Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, and members of the 2S/LGBTQIA+ community.

If there are any barriers that you are experiencing or an accommodation that we can provide to support you through the application process, please reach out to us at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with KPU. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of employees, students, and the general public, and upholding the reputation and integrity of the University. For this reason, final applicants will be asked to undergo a background check.