Executive Lead, Reconciliation, Equity and Inclusion
United Way Greater Toronto is looking for an innovative, strategic, and experienced Executive Lead, Reconciliation, Equity and Inclusion to join our team at our Toronto office.
Reporting to the VP, Community Opportunities & Mobilization, the Executive Lead, Reconciliation, Equity and Inclusion is responsible for leading with values and respect in coordinating, driving, monitoring and evaluating the implementation of United Way Greater Toronto's (UWGT) Reconciliation and Equity Action (REA) Plan. Participate in the development of action plans, work processes ensuring operational integration and cohesion with senior management and strategically at a governance level. Determine work tactics, project deliverables, and resource requirements to execute the plan and measure key performance indicators. Represent UWGT in United Way Centraide's (UWCC) national network actions and serve as consultative subject matter expert with external partners supporting Reconciliation and Equity initiatives.
What you’ll do:
Work in close collaboration with the Senior Executive Team and Senior Management Team to:
- Serve as a resource to UWGT’s leadership, UWGT Board and Committees and UWGT’s network of agencies around policies and practices that advance Reconciliation and Equity, including the expansion of organizational capacity strategies that enhance staff diversity across all the functional levels, development of culturally specific programming, evaluation, and data
- Provide staff support for the councils and committees made up of internal and external stakeholders including agencies, donors, corporations, labour, etc. gathered to focus on business issues related to Reconciliation and Equity
- Enable structures that are in place for existing and emerging employee resource groups and programs and with employee learning and development opportunities that enhance awareness and increase skills in the areas of Reconciliation, Equity and cultural competence
- Collaborate with staff working with the Indigenous Partner’s Council including the Senior Manager, Indigenous Collaboration and those supporting the Community Advisory Councils
- Enable mechanisms for internal communication, sharing information across the organization that prepares, supports and encourages employees to be fully engaged in the REA Plan and shape an organizational culture that emulates vision, principles and values
- Enhance internal and external messaging plans that positions UWGT as a leader for its commitment to inclusiveness and diversity, and with convening key partners and stakeholders around the issue of Reconciliation and Equity
- Build capacity through programs, tools, coaching and guidance across UWGT to ensure and strengthen use of equity principles and criteria in the various facets and functions of our work, including internal operations and externally with agencies and partners including UWCC
- Maintain and update best practices in developing and implementing Reconciliation and Equity strategies by staying abreast of the relevant literature, building relationships with other organizations doing similar work, maintaining contact with experts in the field to ensure UWGT remains progressive in advancing its reconciliation and equity work
- Assess the effectiveness of the organization's Reconciliation and Equity efforts using metrics and analytics, and using these as a basis for data-informed decision making to further drive focus and results
What you’ll need to be successful:
- More than 5 years and up 10 years’ experience in workplace reconciliation, diversity, equity, inclusion and culture and/or post-secondary education in a related field
- Strong expertise and experience in developing and leading reconciliation, diversity, equity and inclusion related strategies and plans
- An influential leader with lived and living experience who will actively lead the implementation of UWGT’s Reconciliation and Action Plan, and translate anti-oppressive, and anti-racist learnings into action internally and externally
- Demonstrated knowledge of issues affecting the community social services sector and a strong understanding of how systemic racism and discrimination impact community and the priorities related to United Way Greater Toronto’s mission
- Experience working in a complex organization with a range of diverse internal and external stakeholders, including experience working directly with CEO, Executive and community leaders
- Superior business planning, project and program management, partner development and large-scale change and behaviour management skills
- Strong problem-solving skills with proven success at identifying, escalating and resolving issues
- Proven organizational abilities and abilities to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines under pressure
- Proven ability to take initiative and carry projects to completion with minimum supervision
- Excellent teamwork, interpersonal and constituent service skills including the ability to work respectfully and inclusively with a diverse employee population and multiple stakeholders
- Proven interpersonal skills, adept at relationship building, influence, and persuasion
- Excellent judgment and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information
- Excellent attention to detail and proven track record of accuracy
- Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
- Advanced Microsoft Office skills
Does this sound like you? Show us your Local Love. Come and do great work at United Way Greater Toronto!
Please apply no later than September 26, 2022.
As part of our recruitment process, United Way Greater Toronto offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities. If we contact you about an opportunity, please let us know if you require accommodation.
About United Way Greater Toronto:
As the largest non-government funder of community services in the GTA, United Way Greater Toronto reinforces a crucial community safety net. United Way’s network of agencies and initiatives in neighbourhoods across Peel, Toronto and York Region works to ensure that everyone has access to the programs and services they need to thrive today. Mobilizing the network and other community support, United Way tackles #unignorable issues linked to poverty. United Way’s work is rooted in ground-breaking research, strategic leadership, local advocacy and cross-sectoral partnerships committed to building lasting solutions to the GTA’s greatest challenges.
Learn more about our work at unitedwaygt.org.
Diversity & Inclusion:
United Way is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that reflects our diverse community to ensure we’re best equipped to serve it. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and those who may need accommodation to apply to join our team. Our commitment to excellence in diversity goes beyond promoting equity. By incorporating a variety of experiences and perspectives, we create opportunities for innovative solutions and maximize the impact of our work.