Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University

Manager, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion & Anti-Racism (EDI & AR)



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Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community. The Manager of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion & Anti-racism (EDI & AR) will play a significant role advancing the commitment by leading and coordinating initiatives aimed at promoting an equitable and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, students and members of the university community.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Anti- racism, the Manager will work with Research Assistants and the EDI & AR team to meet the objectives of the Office of EDI & AR.

The Manager will possess subject matter knowledge and that of institutional models, policies and frameworks for addressing EDI in university settings, as well as an understanding of TRU's existing inclusion landscape intersections, and interdependencies of its communities. The Manager will develop mixed- methods EDI research projects as well as an evaluation framework to track the success of initiatives.


  • Champion and advance the principles and values of EDI & AR.
  • Implement an evaluation framework to track the success of EDI related initiatives.
  • Develop and deliver training in the areas of anti-discrimination and anti- racism aligned with national and provincial legislation and best practices.
  • Develop mixed-method EDI research projects.
  • Oversee student focused EDI-related research projects.
  • Enact community engagement strategies, including surveys, focus groups and town halls.
  • Provide monitoring and evaluation of EDI initiatives.
  • Be a key member of the EDI Pan-Campus University Committee.
  • Coordinate establishment of employee EDI advisory committees and affinity groups.
  • Engage campus and external communities to build relationships, share resources and promote EDI initiatives.
  • Collaborate with TRUSU on EDI-related projects, initiatives, and events.
  • Participate in the implementation of data collection strategies to create a baseline of required EDI data and benchmarks (demographic, cultural, curricular, procedural data)
  • Conduct policy analysis and review utilizing an EDI lens and a GBA+ approach. Stay informed about current trends, research, and best practices in the field of EDI, and bring innovative ideas to the university.


  • Graduate degree in a relevant area of study, preferably with a focus on human rights, diversity, equity and inclusion or acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum five (5) years of professional experience in complex issues related to equity and diversity and anti-racism.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing research projects.
  • Strong knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and best practices related to EDI.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a culture of respect, inclusivity, and social justice.
  • Ability to design, develop and deliver effective training programs.
  • Experience working within a post-secondary context is strongly preferred.
  • Thompson Rivers University is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Women, Indigenous peoples, racialized individuals, persons with disabilities and persons who are gender and sexually diverse and possess the requisite knowledge and skills for the position are encouraged to apply, and to self- identify within their cover letter. Please note, preference will be given to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

    Pay Band

    $96,263.00 - $108,131.00 ( Admin Pay Band CL )


    Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)

    # of Hires Needed


    Organizational Unit

    Thompson Rivers University -> Office of EDI and AR

    Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:

    NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops or Williams Lake please visit our Careers website. External Candidates invited to interview will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview.

    Job details


    Manager, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion & Anti-Racism (EDI & AR)


    Thompson Rivers University




    February 07, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 21, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Social Science

    About the employer

    Thompson Rivers University (TRU) was established in 1970 as a public academic and Research University. Located in Kamloops, BC, Canada is the main campus of the university. Many global leaders and people in business have graduated from TRU. It has distance and online education programs with TRU Open Learning division.

    The inaugural convocation of TRU was held on March 31, 2005. The first official visit at the university was made by Prime Minister Paul Martin. On-campus, 15,500 students are studying a variety of programs.

    Programs are from these schools and faculties; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Adventure, School of Business and Economics, School of Nursing, Faculty of Education and Social Work, Culinary Arts and Tourism, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Student Development, and School of Trades and Technology.

    The university is in the vicinity of the commercial districts and residential areas. And next door to Tournament Capital Center that is Kamloops' biggest recreational centre. Also, the University offers various outdoor adventures and cultural activities around its campus.

    With TRU's World division, they have many international partners. With 26,000 studying students on the campus or through distance and online learning, the university provide 140 on-campus programs and 60 open learning programs. It has 2000+ employees including academic faculty, staff and administration.

    TRU provides its students with academic research, extracurricular activities for community services. Most students from are from China, India and Saudi Arabia with other 70 countries.

    33,000+ Canadian Alumni and 15,000+ International Alumni have graduated from TRU's undergraduate, graduate and vocational training programs. The TRU Alum stay connected with AlumNights that happen in Vancouver and Victoria. The notable alumni of TRU are Canadian actor Lorne Cardinal, Canadian novelist and former professor at the University of British Columbia, Steven Galloway; and Kamar Burke, Canadian retired professional basketball player.

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