FALL 2021 CO-OP: HR – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

  • Location: Halifax, NS
  • Deadline: August 10, 2021

Co-op, HR

Job Title: Co-op Student, HR – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Business Unit: Emera Corporate Human Resources (HR)
Location: Halifax, NS
Employment Type: Fall Student Co-op Term, 16 weeks (September 7 – December 17, 2021)
Why Join Emera?
Emera is a North American energy leader. Regulated utilities are core to our business, but we’re also working in transmission projects, marketing and trading, contracted generation, asset management, utility services, pipelines, and renewable technology development. Our ability to serve more customers in more places is thanks to the commitment of our 7,100 employees in Canada, the USA, and the Caribbean. As we grow, we’re excited to welcome new team members who are committed to our purpose and our approach to business.
Emera values people who believe that safety and health, relationships, and excellence are integral to how we work. In return, we value the diversity of our people and invest in their growth through:

  • competitive compensation packages: including a comprehensive pension and benefits plan and employer-sponsored saving plans;
  • opportunities for career growth: including a strategic focus on employee development plans, opportunities to advance within and between our affiliate companies and, sponsored education programs;
  • giving back to communities: including corporate investments in the places where our people live and work; employee dollars-for-doers and fundraising-matching programs and, scholarships for children of employees.

We are currently looking to hire a Co-op Student, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) to join our Corporate Human Resources Team.We are seeking a self-motivated and detail-oriented individual who enjoys working in a team environment. As the ideal candidate you are organized, service oriented and possess strong communication skills both written and verbal. You are passionate about diversity and excited about supporting an inclusive and welcoming workplace.

As the Co-op Student, DEI you will play a significant role in supporting Emera’s DEI team. Key responsibilities include:

    • Support Emera’s Director, DEI with implementing a corporate DEI strategy and assisting affiliated businesses with their DEI plans.
    • Provide research and analysis support on DEI trends and best practices.
    • Develop content and material for DEI-related training and various internal communications.
    • Assist in the compilation and analysis of DEI-related data.
    • Participate in DEI projects as needed including working with other teams (e.g. Talent Acquisition, Organizational Development, Employee Services and Corporate Communications). and external stakeholders & community groups.
    • Providing general overall administrative support and coordination to the team.

You will be responsible for your personal safety and that of co-workers by observing all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations.

Skills, Capabilities, Education and Experience:
As the ideal candidate you recognize yourself in most of the following competencies, and possess or are working towards the desired skills and experience listed below:

  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, be curious and inclusive in nature, is customer focused and works well in a team environment;
  • Strong technology and writing skills are required in addition to a strong attention to detail, pro-activeness, and ability to multitask;
  • Entering into second or third co-op term of University degree with a focus on HR or Psychology would be considered an asset.

** Please note, only students enrolled in a formal co-op program at their current University are eligible to apply for this opportunity. **
Reports to: Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Form of Application: To apply, please click on the blue ‘APPLY NOW’ button in this posting, complete all required information fields, and copy and paste your cover letter, transcript, and resume into the online form.
Application Deadline: All interested candidates should apply no later than August 8, 2021. Late applications may not receive consideration.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Recruitment and Promotion Policy: When filling vacant positions, we are determined to hire the best candidates available. We are committed to providing employees with a fair and equal opportunity to compete for jobs. Hiring and promotion of employees is based on skills, capabilities, knowledge and demonstrated abilities.
We value diversity in the workplace and strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates including members of the visible minority community, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and women in non-traditional roles. Applicants from these designated groups wishing to self-identify may do so through a series of questions in the online application process.