Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Senior Advisor

Vancouver, Canada
Mar 09, 2024
Posting live until
Apr 08, 2024

Discover TRIUMF, Canada's particle accelerator centre. We are a publicly funded, not-for-profit research lab that is a hub for discovery and innovation.

Our mission is to serve as Canada’s particle accelerator centre.  We advance isotope science and technology, both fundamental and applied.  We collaborate across communities and disciplines, from nuclear and particle physics to the life and material sciences.  We discover and innovate, inspire and educate, creating knowledge and opportunity for all.

TRIUMF's diverse community of nearly 600 multidisciplinary researchers, engineers, technicians, tradespeople, staff, and students create a unique incubator for Canadian excellence, as well as a portal to premier global collaborations.  Fueling innovation and improving lives, we are committed to accelerating discovery and shaping a better world.

At TRIUMF, we believe that the collective wisdom of people with different perspectives and experiences extends beyond the sum of their individual knowledge. We strive to welcome and motivate all our members to fulfill their potential. In embracing different voices, we enrich and strengthen ourselves as persons and as an institution. As a Canadian federally and provincially funded laboratory and a world-leader in sciences, we have a social imperative to build a more equitable system and to foster a culture of inclusive diversity.

TRIUMF is committed to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), and this position sits at the Leadership Table to ensure that commitment is clear and maintained.

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Senior Advisor drives EDI across TRIUMF, develops the overarching EDI strategy in consultation with appropriate partners, leads the coordination and delivery of EDI actions within the organisation, and promotes and models effective practices within the laboratory. Working with the Executive Director/CEO and through the Leadership Team, the incumbent contributes to the advancement and promotion of EDI at TRIUMF through strategic development of a range of activities and programs, and partners with key stakeholders to advise, guide, and promote TRIUMF’s core values around Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.


  • Lead the development of the EDI strategy for TRIUMF in consultation with internal and external stakeholders, to develop and enhance EDI initiatives and programming
  • Advise and support the Leadership Team in the implementation of the EDI strategy throughout their Divisions
  • Maintain ownership of the TRIUMF EDI Action Plan, and support the organisation in delivery of these actions through appropriate internal connections
  • Report on progress in EDI matters to the Leadership team, relevant TRIUMF Board committees, external agencies, and other groups as appropriate
  • Collaborate with Human Resources Department and subject matter experts to deliver on TRIUMF’s EDI Action Plan items that align with HR programming.
  • Collaborate with other groups to coordinate EDI messaging and to promote EDI-related activities
  • Determines appropriate support structures required for EDI development
  • Chair the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee
  • Plan yearly EDI programming
  • Manage the implementation of activities, oversees budget, and develops processes, documentation and communication for program/process rollout and ongoing support
  • Support senior managers with advice and guidance to develop EDI practices within their groups
  • Collaborate with the Graduate Students and Post Doc Society (GAPS) Committee
  • Collaborate with member universities and external partner organizations to build a collection of resources and learnings


  • Experience in leading the promotion of EDI at an executive level, including the formulation, development and implementation of EDI-related organisational strategies
  • Experience in assessing complex issues, problem solving, and defining and developing EDI-related solutions, systems and structures
  • Ability to apply sound personal judgement when communicating sensitive information and operate with discretion and confidentiality
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication, adapts style and approach to the audience in formal and informal settings
  • Works well as part of a team or independently, comfortable when collaborating with different teams
  • Skilled in influencing and building consensus on strategies and directions for EDI related issues


  • Postgraduate degree in HR, Psychology, Education or Social Work
  • EDI certifications and/or CPHR designation
  • Extensive (5+ years) demonstrable experience in developing and implementing EDI practices and principles in complex environments, whilst maintaining currency with EDI research and best practices.
  • Substantial experience working with Indigenous Peoples and Truth and Reconciliation would be advantageous
  • Comprehensive understanding of, and demonstrable commitment to, current issues with respect to Indigenous engagement, within the framework of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action
  • Experience and comfort discussing anti-oppressive discourse and scholarship including areas such as anti-racism, intersectionality, feminism, critical race theory, queer studies, accessibility, trans rights, etc.
  • Experience and understanding of workplace accessibility barriers and strategies to overcome them. Experience in intervention science would be advantageous.
  • Understanding and experience of working within academic or research environments
  • Ability to participate comfortably in discussions on EDI with a broad and varied community, especially internationally
  • Experience navigating challenging conversations with diverse audiences.
  • Ability to facilitate workshops, meetings, and educational sessions, with a mind to encourage effective, respectful dialogue
  • Draws on communication skills, as well as change and project management expertise to execute events and initiatives of varying scales

Applicants must be legally able to work in Canada on a permanent basis (Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident).

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Total Rewards

At TRIUMF, we value our employees and are committed to providing a competitive total rewards package. We offer comprehensive benefits that promote the well-being and security of our staff and provide an excellent opportunity to grow your career in a high-profile national research facility, where you can make a difference.

Salary Range:

$107,700.00 - $134,600.00

Benefits Information:

  • TRIUMF paid dental, extended health, vision care, emergency travel assistance, EAP, Life Insurance, and supplementary Wellness Benefits.
  • Excellent Employee Pension Plan
  • Disability benefits, and optional additional Life insurance and AD&D.
  • Generous time away
  • Maternity and paternity leaves and top-ups

As a requirement of this position, the successful candidate will need to provide acceptable proof that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or demonstrate that they are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for reasons protected under the BC Human Rights CodeTRIUMF will grant reasonable accommodation requests up to the point of undue hardship.

Application closing date:

April 08, 2024

Apply now and be part of our extraordinary journey.

Learn more about the amazing research and work we do at TRIUMF.



Equity, diversity, and inclusion are integral to excellence and enhance our ability to create knowledge and opportunity for all. Together, we are committed to building an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the voices of our employees, students, partners, and the people and communities we serve.

As an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalised on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

Contact information:
Email: recruiting@triumf.ca
Phone: 604.222.1047
Fax: 604.222.3791

4004 Wesbrook Mall - Vancouver, BC - V6T 2A3

TRIUMF is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) People, who for millennia have passed on their culture, history, and traditions from one generation to the next on this site.