Manager, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion - City of Burnaby

Manager, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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Regular Full Time

Competitive with excellent benefits


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Last Updated:
4/28/22 9:01 AM

As the third largest City in British Columbia, the City of Burnaby is committed to creating and sustaining the best quality of life for our entire community. As a City, we provide facilities and services that support a safe, connected, inclusive, healthy and dynamic community. With this in mind, comes great responsibility - we seek likeminded individuals who are passionate about the community, work with integrity and respect, and are innovative when it comes to the work and services Burnaby provides to our citizens.

Direct your passion for equity, diversity and inclusion to make real change at the City of Burnaby. This is an exciting opportunity to make your mark by developing and launching our City's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strategy. Thinking outside the box and bringing fresh, new ideas are strongly encouraged!

As the Manager, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, you'll lead the charge in establishing the corporate equity, diversity, inclusion and race relations policy. Your work will have far-reaching impact, influencing all facets of People and Culture across the City. You'll be researching the most up-to-date diversity practices, creating and monitoring programs for their quality and effectiveness, and establishing a cross-departmental team that advises on equity, diversity and inclusion across the City. You'll also work as a senior-level advisor to our Directors, Supervisors, and Management Committee. This is fast-paced and dynamic work where the challenges reap great rewards. Performs related work as required.

As you'll be engaging with many people on sensitive issues, a high degree of emotional intelligence is needed. Being able to read people, listen attentively, and adapt your communication style is essential when discussing issues like biases and representation. A creative mindset with a passion for life-long learning is also a must. You'll need to constantly be learning new tools and implementing them as our organization changes. Creative solutions for a changing world should be your mantra.

To qualify, you should have a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Human Resources focused on equity, diversity and inclusion studies or a related field with a minimum of seven years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. You need to know the principles, practices, developments, and trends related to equity, diversity and inclusion. You should also have a thorough knowledge of the principles of municipal government structure and processes. Other abilities you should have include being able to supervise, coach and motivate. Conducting thorough research is within your wheelhouse, as well as anticipating trends and creating innovative strategies. You can also develop and deliver effective and informative training. You also work well with others and can maintain effective working relationships with various people. Strong communication skills, both orally and written, is a must. You also have the ability to work with various computer applications. A Driver's Licence for the Province of British Columbia is required.

Be a part of the change and apply for this amazing opportunity today!

This position will be posted until filled, so apply today! 

All external applicants are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire. External applicants who are not able to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine for a reason related to a personal characteristic protected by the BC Human Rights Code can request an accommodation at any time during the recruitment process. City of Burnaby employees can refer to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for City staff.

Copies of relevant professional certificates or degrees will be required at the time of the interview. We thank all candidates for applying, but only those short-listed will be contacted

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Organization: City of Burnaby
Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Human Resources
Posted: May 13, 2022, 8:15 pm
Expires: May 27, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 5 years or more

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