_Generic Recruitment Posting (IM)
Competition #: 792
Ministry : Immigration and Multiculturalism
Opening Date : 2023/11/03
closing Date : 2023/11/17
Role : Public Members, Alberta Black Advisory Council
It is recognized in Alberta as a fundamental principle and as a matter of public policy that all persons are equal. Diversity and inclusion are valued and supported on the boards of Alberta's public agencies
The Minister of Immigration and Multiculturalism is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as a member of Alberta Black Advisory Council.
The Government of Alberta is delivering on its mandate to establish working councils to offer advice on addressing systemic barriers and challenges in Alberta’s diverse ethnocultural communities. The Alberta Black Advisory Council will consider specific barriers and systemic challenges faced by the Black community, including but not limited to education; employment including opportunities for career advancement and job stability; income disparity; food insecurity; health, mental health, and wellbeing; housing; and within the justice system.
The purpose of this Council is to advise the Minister of Immigration and Multiculturalism, who is responsible for taking action to address anti-racism, on how to combat racism, and on the implementation and evaluation of the anti-racism actions.
The Council provides advice to the Government of Alberta on ways to:
- Address anti-Black racism and systemic barriers faced by Black Albertans;
- Develop and implement initiatives that improve the socioeconomic wellbeing of Black Albertans;
- Increase educational initiatives and public awareness on the contributions of Black Albertans;
- Promote cross-cultural understanding and celebrate Black heritage including during each annual Black History Month; and
- Create a province where Black Albertans feel safe, valued, and have opportunities to be able to fully contribute to the growth of Alberta’s economy.
The working language of the Alberta Black Advisory Council is English.
The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining the Alberta Black Advisory Council and be a part of a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. The Council is responsible for providing advice to address anti-Black racism and support multiculturalism, cultural exchange, and inclusion of Black communities across Alberta.
If you have lived experience working with and being active in addressing anti-Black racism and systemic barriers faced by Black Albertans; have experience implementing initiatives that improve the socioeconomic wellbeing of Black Albertans; promoted cross-cultural understanding and heritage; and you have a solid understanding of diverse cultural groups and relations, then this might be the opportunity for you.
Your ability to respect and understand multiple perspectives, cultural values and views will also enable your success in this role. Don’t miss this opportunity to champion the contributions of Black Albertans.
Public members are expected to be committed to the work of the Alberta Black Advisory Council in support of the ongoing implementation and evaluation of the Government of Alberta’s actions against racism. Council members both individually, and the Alberta Black Advisory Council as a whole, are accountable to the Minister of Immigration and Multiculturalism.
Specific duties of the members include the following:
- Providing feedback and advice on programs and services related to the anti-Black racism actions of the Government of Alberta;
- Understanding and communicating the needs, issues, and concerns of Black Alberta communities;
- Working to enhance the relationship between government and Black Albertans;
- Attending Alberta Black Advisory Council meetings;
- Contributing to the development of a plans, priorities, and actions related to the work of the Alberta Black Advisory Council which align with government priorities;
- Ensuring the Alberta Black Advisory Council carries out its activities in accordance with its mandated purpose; and within its powers;
- Providing regular reporting through the co-chairs on the activities and results of the Alberta Black Advisory Council’s efforts; and
- Conducting an annual evaluation and review of the Council’s performance and discussing ways to improve Council’s effectiveness, as required.
Members are appointed for a term of up to three (3) years.
Skills and experiences required for all public members include:
- Professional/volunteer experience in the public/private/volunteer/non-profit sector that is relevant and valuable to the Alberta Black Advisory Council and informs the applicant’s ability to advise on policy implementation and evaluation.
- A strong understanding of the issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the Black community in their respective fields or areas of expertise (for example healthcare, banking, education, human resources).
- The ability to effectively communicate ideas, advice, and perspectives in order to contribute meaningfully to discussions and decision-making processes.
- Ability to connect with the right people and resources to help advance the goals of the council and the community it serves.
- A strong relationship with and understanding of the needs and concerns of the Black community in order to effectively represent and advocate for their interest.
- A genuine interest in and committed to advancing the well-being and success of the Black community.
- The ability to translate advice and ideas into action so as to make a tangible impact on the issues they are addressing.
Additional Information required:
- Your nationality and country of origin
- Your immigration status
- Your ethnicity
Members will receive remuneration in accordance with Schedule 1, Part B of the Committee Remuneration Order, OC 466/2007, as amended from time to time. Current rates:
A member of a committee, shall be paid:
- $115 for up to and including four hours in any day, or
- $191 for over four hours and up to and including eight hours in any day, or
- $306 for over eight hours in any day, spent on the business of the committee.
Honorarium is subject to review. Members shall be reimbursed for travel and meal expenses related to approved Alberta Black Advisory Council business in accordance with the Treasury Board Directive 01/2015 – Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expenses Directive, as amended or replaced.
The Alberta Black Advisory Council meets at least three times a year. Extra meetings on request of the Minister or co-chairs. Members may be asked to participate in public engagement activities on behalf of the Alberta Black Advisory Council.
Meetings are held in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta.
Please see the attached Position Profile for more information on this opportunity and a detailed list of responsibilities
Please note: This ad will close on November 15, 2023 or until suitable candidate found.
The posting may be used to fill current and future public agency vacancies.
In this section:
- Attach any documents that are required for the screening process: application form, conflict of interest form or other forms as required by the department.
- Include the following information: In addition to your cover letter and resume, we require a biography. Click HERE to download the biography form.
Once the forms are completed, save them to your PC. When you click on submit application, you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop or upload your completed biography form and others requested into the ‘Drop files below or click to upload’ section.
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Carefully read the Recruitment Posting and the Position Profile to ensure this is an appropriate opportunity for you. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.
Online applications are preferred. To apply, click on the 'apply' button, create or sign into your account in the ePAAS system; upload your resume, view the listing under Current Opportunities and click on 'submit application'. The uploaded resume will be automatically attached.
Provide a short 4 line biography using the Biography template found under additional documents section. Your biography should include your name, current work experience, board/committee experience and relevant education. Please note that biographies may be edited for length and clarity.
Once your biography and other required form(s) are completed, save it to your PC. When you hit 'submit application', you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed cover letter, biography and other form(s) into the 'Drop files below or click to upload' section before clicking the 'apply' button.
If you are unable to apply online, please submit a cover letter and resume, quoting the recruitment posting competition number, to the contact provided on the posting. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to assess which candidates' qualifications most closely match the agency's requirements. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted to advance to the next step in the appointment process. You can check the status of each competition on-line at https://www.alberta.ca/public-agencies.cfm.
The personal information in ePAAS is collected pursuant to section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information will be used to administer and manage recruitment for current and future public agency appointment opportunities. Questions regarding the collection, use, or disclosure of this information, may be directed to the Public Agency Secretariat, Public Service Commission, 12th Floor 44 Capital Boulevard, 10044 - 108 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3S7 or by calling 780-644-3060. Applicants will be required to identify any real or perceived conflicts of interest and may be required to undergo additional screening.
Please Note: Successful applicants will have the following information about them made publicly available on the Public Agency Secretariat Website: name, biography, public agency, and position title.