City of Oshawa Job Posting: Regular Full-Time Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer


Posting Number:  003329  

Department:   Office of the Chief Administrative Officer  Branch:  Office of the CAO   

Posting Start Date: 2021/10/05 Posting End Date:  2021/10/20 by 4:30pm

Employment Group:   Exempt    Salary Grade:   P-$97,353 – $114,533 per annum  

Standard Weekly Hours of Work:  36.25    Shift Work Required:  No

Job Description:

Reporting to the Director, Innovation & Transformation, the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer will be responsible for advancing the Diversity and Inclusion Plan at the City of Oshawa by leading, coordinating, and executing diversity, equity and inclusion strategic priorities and key initiatives. Working closely with leaders, staff, community stakeholders and external resources, the incumbent will act as the primary staff resource for diversity, equity and inclusion.  The position will recommend effective directions, implement and coordinate diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives throughout the City’s workforce, workplace, and the community it serves. The City of Oshawa strives to provide an environment that cultivates and supports the following core values: Authenticity, Courage, and Trust (ACT).

Key Responsibilities include:

Implementing and monitoring the Oshawa Diversity and Inclusion Plan including leading the development of a detailed annual implementation plan; leading the implementation of various actions; auditing and inventorying current diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives; organizing, preparing and delivering communications; and linking the Diversity and Inclusion Plan to existing initiatives, internal and external priorities, and legislation.

Coordinating and supporting the Community Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee including functioning as the liasion between the Committee and the Corporation; regularly seeking advice and guidance from the Committee; managing all administration for the Committee.

Providing guidance and leadership within the Corporation and the community on diversity and inclusion initiatives including ensuring that the City’s Equity and Inclusion Lens is applied to programs, services, policies and procedures; leading and facilitating the Interdepartmental Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Staff Team; preparing Committee and Council reports; providing advice and guidance to senior management and Council; providing continual education and awareness; acting as a liasion to staff, elected officials, community stakeholders, the Regional Municipality of Durham Region, other partners and service providers; and building and strengthening relationships and networks.

Partnering with Human Resource Services staff to monitor, advocate and lead the implementation of the recommendations of the Employee Demographic Census (2020); researching and recommending best practices for outreach and recruitment strategies; promoting the creation of work practices that encourage innovation and expanded diversity of thought; and enhancing and delivering education and training.

Coordinating grant applications, funding opportunities and partnerships to support diversity, equity and inclusion Initiatives including researching and leading preparation grant applications; collaborating and recommending partnerships working with Teaching City Oshawa projects to advance the implementation of the Diversity and Inclusion Plan.

Knowledge and skill generally associated with the completion of a four (4) year degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Diversity Studies) plus five (5) years of relevant experience managing, developing and successfully implementing equity, diversity and inclusion policies and programs within a public or private sector organization.

Experience working with and managing consultative processes with a variety of equity seeking groups and engaging in thought leadership within the diversity and inclusion sphere.

Excellent communication (written/verbal), report writing and presentation skills; as well as solid interpersonal skills to deal with internal and external stakeholders; strong research and analytical abilities.

Established skills and experience in project management, strategic planning, group facilitation, community development and public relations are strong assets.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point).

Please be advised that position location as noted is at the time of posting and is subject to change, as required due to operational needs.

We would like to thank all applicants however, please note that only those selected to attend an interview will be contacted and all other applicants will be kept on file.  Applicants are advised that written, oral and practical testing may form part of the selection process.

Please apply online to this position at

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). The City of Oshawa promotes the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. The City of Oshawa encourages applications from women, Indigenous Peoples and persons of all cultures, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, ages, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.

All City of Oshawa employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment; proof of vaccination status will be requested upon hire. The City of Oshawa will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities and/or needs related to the OHRC  If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process or assistance with the application process please contact us at [email protected] or 905-436-5666. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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