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Workplace Equity Lead - 15329

Toronto, ON
Our client is looking for a Workplace Equity Lead that will serve as an internal consultant and strategic advisor to the their team and work with cross-functional teams to create more equitable systems and processes. As a member of the Leadership Team, you will report to the Director, Digital Strategy & Transformation Enablement, and collaborate closely with Directors, Managers, team members and the vendor community to drive a more equitable workplace.
 
Here’s how:
  • Coach and advise the Leadership Team to embed more equitable practices and behaviours
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and advise on workplace policies and strategies to facilitate more equitable decisions and outcomes (e.g. hiring, retention, succession planning, vendor selection)
  • Work with diverse teams that are focused on anti-oppression efforts to mobilize action across different levels of the organization (e.g. Anti-Racism Working Group, Resource Groups)
  • Establish and maintain an internal audit and reporting system to allow for effective measurement of progress to build transparency and accountability
  • Partner with learning and development primes to advise on anti-oppression training opportunities
  • Partner with the leadership team to strategize, build, and execute programs to best support our people
  • Advocate for and elevate underrepresented groups in the workplace (e.g. Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, LGBTQ+, Persons with Disabilities)
 
Great to have
  • Experience as an anti-oppression educator and facilitator
  • A people builder who is focused on bringing out the best performance and potential in everyone with the ability to inspire organizational change
  • Demonstrated success as a collaborator with the ability to communicate a clear vision and build coalitions across cross-functional teams
  • Excellent track record in driving cultural change within large institutions
  • Demonstrated agility and ability to build trust, credibility and navigate a complex landscape
  • Exceptional storytelling skills with with the ability to get buy-in on workplace equity and anti-oppression efforts to diverse stakeholders across the organization
  • Ability to lead through ambiguity and navigate tough conversations
 
Nice to have
  • Previous experience in a people-driven role with experience building a diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy in a complex organization
  • Strong desire to roll your sleeves up and get things done
  • Collaborative, action-oriented drive, flexible, adaptable
  • Experience delivering anti-oppression training
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