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Workplace Equity Officer

September 7 2017
Categories Generalist, Labor Relations - Legal
Mississauga, ON

Workplace Equity Officer

Few roles have as much impact on an organization. If you're up to the challenge of promoting equity and inclusion for all members of the Peel District School Board community, this is your opportunity to shine.

Reporting to the Manager of Workplace Equity, and working as part of a multi-departmental team, you will provide mid-level support to the Workplace Equity portfolio on a range of projects encompassing equity, inclusion and diversity – from research and data collection, to community outreach and interviews, to preparing and presenting findings. As a Workplace Equity Officer, you will support all aspects of a poverty reduction strategy, the student and workforce censuses, and other departmental projects, as well as the resulting action items.

A champion of workplace equity, you will conduct research on topics that inform and guide the work of the department and the board, build relationships with stakeholders to understand structures and workflows, and implement a variety of initiatives that support equity, inclusion and diversity. Such efforts may include building, designing and coordinating external training programs, and supplying resource documents to stakeholders. Your presentation and communication skills will come to the forefront as you draft and edit survey templates, questionnaires, information packages, user guides, FAQs and related documents.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

To assume the role of Workplace Equity Officer, you must have no fewer than 3 to 5 years of related experience in human rights, equity, diversity/workplace inclusion or anti-racism, backed by a university degree related to equity studies, human rights, human resources, law or social work. You will also be in a position to apply your:

  • Knowledge of workplace diversity, inclusion, equity, human rights legislation, employment standards, employment-related law and human resources management
  • Knowledge of research methodologies, change management principles and process implementation strategies
  • Knowledge of progressive requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) plus general health and safety awareness
  • Familiarity with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Education Act, and provincial employment legislation
  • Excellent organizational, administrative, written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Intermediate-level proficiency using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook programs
  • Demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse school community and/or work environment.

Knowledge of human resources policies and procedures will be considered an asset.

Salary:  $65,525 - $81,906 per annum (under review)

To apply for the position of Workplace Equity Officer, please complete an online application through www.applytoeducation.com. 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, September 13, 2017.

The Peel District School Board is one of the largest school boards in Canada, with more than 153,000 students in 253 schools.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be interviewing selected candidates. For the safety of students, all school board staff need to provide a satisfactory criminal record check prior to commencement of employment.

The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We will provide reasonable accommodation, based on any of the human rights protected grounds, during the hiring process if advised in advance.

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