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Manager, Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

12 to 18 month contract; Full-time

Join Our Team

We are seeking a Manager of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) to focus on the Agency’s equity, diversity, and inclusion strategies.  As a member of the management team, you will provide planning and implementation in equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI), human rights, anti-racism, anti-oppression, anti-semitism, and accessibility. Working towards strengthening the work culture, support organizational achievement and staff well-being. This is a 12-18 months full-time contract with hybrid work option available.  

About The Agency

Jewish Family and Child Service (JF&CS) is a multi-service, client-centered, family service agency and a Children’s Aid Society.  We support the healthy development of individuals, children, families, and communities through prevention, protection, counselling, education, and advocacy services, within the context of Jewish values. Jewish Family and Child Service welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds. 

What We Offer

JF&CS offers a range of careers along with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including dental, vision, and health coverage, a Healthcare Spending Account, and a defined benefit pension plan. We offer ample vacation and sick days and are closed on most Jewish and all statutory holidays. On the premises, you will find free parking, a daycare centre and a gym (with subsidized membership).

Responsibilities:

We are seeking a dynamic individual to join our team and take the lead on the following responsibilities: 

  • Serve as the lead for the Agency’s Equity, Inclusion and Diversity efforts. 

  • Oversee the development of the strategy and design of the Agency’s organization-wide approach to EDI.  This approach should align with and further support the Agency’s mission, vision, and values. 

  • Collaborate with individual teams to implement EDI-informed practices in their work, ensuring that these practices are integrated into the everyday operations of the agency. 

  • Ensure that our EDI strategy is based on best practices and a data-driven approach to evaluating progress on EDI commitments. 

  • Lead the Agency’s internal staff equity committee by guiding its activities

  • Provide strategic advice on the development of required policies, training programs and other initiatives. 

  • Ensure change initiatives aimed at integrating equity and anti-oppressive practices align with the agency’s anti-oppressive goals and objectives with a strong emphasis on combating antisemitism and all forms of discrimination.  

  • Serve as a key resource to external committees and groups. By liaising with service partners, funders, Ministry committees, and other program-related activities. 

  • Collaborate with all levels of the agency and the community to drive innovative changes that lead to improved outcomes for children, youth, and families with a focus on addressing antisemitism and discrimination. 

  • Foster an equity-focused, healthy workplace culture that is fair, consistent, and respectful while simultaneously striving to create an effective employee and leadership team that reflects the rich diversity of the community we serve. 

  • Work with external consultants, as needed, on ensuring key milestones are achieved for the agency’s EDI implementation journey. 

  • Lead and support EDI training and education initiatives on all forms of discrimination and work collaboratively with community advocacy experts (e.g. CIJA)

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • A university degree in equity studies, or related discipline, or equivalent work experience.

  • A minimum of 5 years in the EDI field with increasing scope and responsibilities for developing and leading diversity strategies.

  • Experience in leadership, project and change management and policy/program development.

  • Experienced in conflict resolution and issues management 

  • Demonstrated progressive experience developing, implementing and evaluating strategies, initiatives that address disproportionality and disparity in a social service setting.

  • Demonstrated strong understanding of equity, accessibility, intersectionality, anti-racism, decolonization, inclusion, anti-oppression, the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and their application in an organizational context.

  • An understanding of how antisemitism is contextualized within the frameworks of diversity, anti-oppression. 

  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Comprehension of French or another language will be considered an asset  

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter. 
 
Jewish Family and Child Service is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds. Accommodations during all phases of the hiring process will be made wherever possible. Please advise us if any accommodations are required. 
 
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
To learn more about Jewish Family and Child Service, please visit: www.jfandcs.com | www.facebook.com/jfandcs

 

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