Application for President's Advisory Council on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) At-Large Representative Positions

Application for President's Advisory Council on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) At-Large Representative Positions

Please complete the form to submit an application to be either a staff or faculty At-Large Representative.

EDI Advisory Council Member Key Responsibilities:
* Read meeting materials in advance of meetings
* Attend and contribute at meetings, offer help and support to ensure tasks of the Council are completed.
* Participate in one special topic committee.
* Make decisions as a collective group and hold joint responsibility for advice and actions taken by the Council; even in their absence.
* Work as part of the Council and staff team to ensure that the Council’s work and recommendations are in line with the University’s mission and goals.

Committee Member Competencies:
We are seeking members who can demonstrate most of the following competencies:

1) Knowledge of equity, diversity and inclusion in the post-secondary sector. Includes the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to create learning environments that foster equitable participation of all groups and seeks to address issues of accessibility, equity and inclusion, oppression, privilege, and power. Individuals with this competency have a sense of their own agency and social responsibility that includes others, their community, and the larger global context. 

2) Ability to cultivate a common vision. Includes the ability to engage with students, faculty, staff and administrators to understand their unique and complex needs and commit to working collaboratively with all levels of leadership to build policies and programs that advance EDI and equity-mindedness.

3) Institutional and political acumen. Includes an understanding of the institutions’ unique organizational and governance structures, and its intersections with government, community and industry at all levels, which includes law, policy, and history; ability to respond effectively to sensitive situations, reconcile competing interests and build consensus around a policy and plan of action.

4) Results-driven. Demonstrates strong commitment to the development of practical and effective strategies, tactics, actions, etc.; ability to develop and articulate goals which unite people in the pursuit of objectives worthy of their best efforts. 

5) Lived Experience. Includes personal knowledge about the world gained through direct, first-hand involvement in everyday events as an individual who identifies an equity-seeking group as a part of their identity.