Career Level Manager
Experience 5-10 years
Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree
Manager of Workplace Equity
Permanent, full-time position
This is a unique opportunity for a transformative leader to collaboratively lead the Peel District School Board (PDSB)’s mandate to integrate anti-racist and equity principles into policies, programs and practices, so as to eliminate systemic inequities and promote workplace equity.
Reporting to the Assistant Director of Indigenous Education, Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression and Community Relationships, you’ll lead the PDSB in supporting and enhancing its diverse workforce by applying anti-racism and anti-oppression frameworks along with promoting equitable hiring and promotion practices, and in creating an equitable work environment across all levels of the organization. Our Board will count on your professional expertise, direction, guidance and insight concerning workplace equity, structural racism and other forms of discrimination in the workplace, as well as on your knowledge of anti-oppression frameworks and Critical Race Theory and how they apply to create an equitable workplace.
Acting as a partner and a resource to the Senior Administration team, you’ll develop programs, processes and training that advance equity, and ensure workplace excellence will be invaluable. To be successful in ensuring we have a workplace environment free of anti-racism and anti-oppressive practices, you’ll need to have excellent diplomatic skills, a firm belief and knowledge that the status quo is not an option, and the boldness to be a leader in dismantling and disrupting the status quo to achieve this goal.
Working collaboratively with senior leaders, you’ll develop and integrate equity, anti-racism and anti-oppression goals and strategies into Board processes and practices, as well as manage, and report on, the implementation of initiatives. As Manager of Workplace Equity, you’ll also develop training strategies to enhance staff understanding of workplace equity, systemic discrimination, structural racism and the adverse-effect discrimination has on outcome measures such as employment, retention, sense of belonging and impact on mental health. Additionally, you’ll be called to conduct or support systemic discrimination audits of policies, procedures and processes. Adept at cultivating productive working relationships with all stakeholders – within and beyond our Board, while ensuring that the work moves forward in a way that helps to transform the PDSB, you’ll supervise a team of two staff and chair several equity-related steering committees, as well as work collaboratively with PDSB Unions, Associations and Federations.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
With a degree related to equity, diversity or workplace inclusion, or an equivalent combination of related education and work experience, and no fewer than seven (7) years of related experience in human rights, equity, workplace equity or anti-racism, you look forward to meeting the challenges and opportunities presented by this mission-critical leadership role. The following knowledge and skills will also drive your success as Manager of Workplace Equity:
- Extensive knowledge of, and demonstrated leadership directly related to, the issues of workplace equity, human rights, and structural racism/discrimination.
- A successful track record in leading equity, anti-racism and anti-oppression initiatives within a large public sector and unionized organization.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of employment barriers, workplace equity, and organizational change strategies.
- A proven track record of leading policy and procedural change at an organizational-wide level.
- An in-depth understanding of the Ontario Human Rights Code (including special programs, accommodation, competing rights) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
- Demonstrated ability in creating consultative and collaborative networks.
- Demonstrated initiative, strategic leadership and advocacy skills on equity, anti-racism, anti-oppression and related issues.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the ability to foster teamwork and work effectively with all levels of the organization.
- Excellent professional development facilitation skills, including the ability to design and deliver anti-racism, anti-oppression and equity training.
- Excellent knowledge of data collection to support planning and decision-making.
- Demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse school community and/or work environment.
- Experience working with unions and collective bargaining agreements.
- Knowledge of human resources policies and procedures.
Salary range: $96,539 – $120,676 per annum
To apply for the position of Manager of Workplace Equity, please complete an online application through Apply To Education . Your completed application package on Apply to Education must include your cover letter, resume and supporting educational credentials. Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 12, 2021.