CONSULTANT, POLICY PLANNING & PROJECTS (EQUITY AND INCLUSION)

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Job ID #: 26532

Job Classification Title:  Consultant Policy Planning & Projects (Equity and Inclusion)

Division & Section: Children’s Services, Children’s Services South District

Work Location: METRO HALL, 55 JOHN ST

Job Type & Duration:  Permanent, Full-Time,

Salary/Rate:  $104,340.60 to $122,595.20

Shift Information: Monday – Friday, 35 hours/week

Affiliation & Wage Grade: Non-Union, 7.5

Number of Positions Open: 1

Posting Period: 03-Oct-2022 to 24-Oct-2022

Job Summary:

As a Consultant, Policy Planning and Projects (Equity and Inclusion), you will work in an environment where your political acumen, strengths as a leader and considerable lived, practical and relevant working experience in the areas of reconciliation, confronting anti-Black racism, and promoting equity and inclusion will drive your ability to influence and shape change. Reporting to the Director, District Operations, you will lead a staffing team tasked with providing strategic advice to the Senior Management Team and co-designing a divisional vision and mandate for advancing equity work in Children’s Services.

Major Responsibilities:

Leading the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives and monitoring, and reporting on, progress;

Staying abreast of best practices and building strategic partnerships with divisions, external partners, other orders of government, and other jurisdictions to produce innovative strategies/projects/processes for the Division;

Leading and supporting a high-performing staff team, including supervising the day-to-day activities of all assigned staff, scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, monitoring staff performance, providing motivation and training, and promoting continuous learning and innovation;

Leveraging deep knowledge of key issues on colonialism, racism, and other forms of systemic oppression to co-construct detailed plans and recommend policies regarding program-specific requirements, systemic change opportunities and anti-oppressive practices;

Providing advice and information to management and staff to cultivate a supportive and inclusive environment for employees, ensuring diversity and inclusion principles are embedded within core processes, policies and day-to-day operations;

Overseeing strategic policy development, policy analysis, research, evaluation and program development processes led by team members, and providing advice and recommendations for implementation to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations and service delivery;

Working with key stakeholders to set the overall vision for the Division, and co-designing a multi-year divisional action plan on advancing reconciliation, confronting anti-Black racism, and promoting equity and inclusion actions;

Coordinating efforts across the Division to improve outcomes for equity-deserving  communities such as Indigenous, Black, and other equity-deserving communities;

Developing and implementing effective communication and engagement strategies in order to increase awareness of, and commitment to, equity-related programs and objectives, internal and external to the Division;

Advancing the City’s equity objectives in the delivery of child care services, including partnering with the City’s Communities of Inclusion (e.g., Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit, Indigenous Affairs Office, Pride Network, etc.) to advance equity within the child care and early years system;

Managing multi-faceted projects from implementation to completion, ensuring effective teamwork and communication, high standards of work quality and organizational performance;

Conducting research and analysis into assigned areas, taking into account developments within the field, corporate policies and practices, legislation and initiatives by other orders of government;

Being a divisional representative and participating on various committees related to Confronting Anti-Black Racism and the Indigenous Affairs Community of Practice through the Indigenous Affairs Office.

Key Qualifications:

Post-secondary education in public administration, social services or a discipline pertinent to the job function, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Considerable experience managing, developing and successfully implementing equity and inclusion policies, programs and initiatives within a large public or private sector organization;

Considerable experience developing, designing and delivering stakeholder engagement and consultation activities, with the ability to build effective networks and partnerships with a broad spectrum of diverse stakeholders.

Considerable experience with project management, including development, implementation and evaluation, and the ability to meet intended divisional goals and objectives in time-sensitive environments.
Experience leading, motivating and developing a team of staff.

Strong understanding of complex issues related to colonialism, racism, and other forms of systemic oppression.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate with a broad range of stakeholders, from community representatives to senior management and political representatives, through the delivery of successful consultations, report writing, presentations, etc.

Knowledge of reconciliation, anti-Black racism, equity and inclusion, and issues impacting Indigenous, Black and other equity-deserving communities (i.e. 2SLGBTQ+ people, persons with disabilities, racialized people, newcomers, undocumented residents, etc.) in Toronto.

Lived experience as an Indigenous, Black or any other equity-deserving person and/or considerable experience in working with equity-deserving communities to address social and economic inequities.
Sound judgement, with an ability to work independently on confidential and sensitive matters with minimum supervision.

Highly developed interpersonal, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interact and communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.

Working knowledge of issues impacting children and families from equity-deserving communities in the delivery of child care and early years services would be an asset.

Additional Information:

If you are interested in learning more about the Consultant, Policy Planning and Projects (Equity & Inclusion) position within Toronto Children’s Services, you are invited to attend an Information Session. Please click here to register for the session:

Link: https://toronto.webex.com/toronto/j.php?MTID=m039402093c842f049183841b91df3e7a

Call-in details: 416-915-6530

Meeting number (access code): 2458 144 1189

Meeting password: P2fYyGi2Sm6

The Information Session will be held on October 20th, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT., and will provide an opportunity to learn more about the role and responsibilities of the Consultant, Policy Planning and Projects (Equity and Inclusion), the mandate of the Children’s Services Division, what it is like to work at the City of Toronto, as well as the City’s application process.

Participants, please note, if you do not wish your name to appear during the session, please enter an alternate First and Last Name at registration or join the session by dialling in.

Note: All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy < https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/accountability-operations-customer-service/city-administration/corporate-policies/people-equity-policies/covid-19-mandatory-vaccination-policy/ >.

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How to Apply:

For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at https://jobs.toronto.ca/jobsatcity/. To apply online, submit your resume, quoting Job ID 26532, by Monday, October 24, 2022.

Notes:

Resumes received after the closing date will not be considered.
Assessment may include an interview, written and/or practical test. The location of the assessment(s) is to be determined.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity < https://jobs.toronto.ca/jobsatcity/content/Hiring-Policies-and-Statements/?locale=en_US >.

Accommodation

The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the City’s Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process < https://jobs.toronto.ca/jobsatcity/content/Hiring-Policies-and-Statements/?locale=en_US >.

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