Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Coordinator - City of Victoria
Closing date: September 30, 2022
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Coordinator (Continuous)
City Manager’s Office
As part of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, this position is responsible for contributing toward the goal of removing systemic barriers to enable and empower everyone in the community to enjoy equitable outcomes from the services the City provides. This position builds the City of Victoria’s capacity to support improved policies and practices related to current and future staff development and learning, improved social procurement practices, promoting and imbedding equity into projects and community engagement initiatives, and monitoring and reporting on equity related initiatives. The position works with other levels of government, advisory committees, taskforces, and community organizations to ensure community outreach related to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Identify, monitor, support and work in close collaboration with City departments in reporting on initiatives that support equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Coordinate implementation of the approved Transgender, Non-Binary and Two Spirit Inclusion Plan (TNB2S+), the Accessibility Framework and Action Plan. Support development of and coordinate the implementation of future programs, frameworks, plans and strategies related to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Assist in ensuring alignment of actions by departments in support of community needs and equity priorities.
Identify gaps in organizational competencies and coordinate staff training with a focus on equity-related concepts and principles across City departments, including but not limited to anti-racism, accessibility, inclusion and gender-based analysis. Support internal research, data gathering and analysis to assess organizational performance related to equity. Support the development of new internal policies and procedures to improve greater equity, diversity and inclusion within City operations.
Work with community and not for profit organizations to understand learning and development needs and enable community participation in advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in city programs and services. Work with partners to leverage funding and in-kind support to enable community groups to advance equity priorities.
Participate in interjurisdictional networks to learn and share best practices with staff, applying new practices to internal and external programs and services in Victoria.
Communicate the status of current and planned city projects and initiatives as they relate to equity and respond to public inquires appropriately.
Support Council appointed Advisory Committee(s) and Taskforces, as required.
Coordinate responses to external applications for duty to accommodate to address accessibility and other issues as a “one window approach”.
Perform related duties where qualified.
Work is generated by the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion annual work plan, and on-going staff requests for advice and support.
New initiatives, major projects and policies are discussed and reviewed with Supervisor prior to commencing.
Requests for responding to accommodation applications are assigned by Supervisor as required.
Meet multiple deadlines. (frequent)
Short periods of intense concentration while preparing reports. (often)
Focus on a variety of source data and computer for short periods. (often)
May be required to work irregular hours to attend community and partner meetings. (occasional)
KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Understanding in addressing equity, accessibility, and inclusion specific issues.
Strong facilitation skills with the ability to effectively relate to people of diverse backgrounds, lived experiences.
Demonstrated sensitivity to a range of individual and collective barriers faced by underserved community members.
Ability to build partnerships with other levels of government, agencies, NGOs and community organizations.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing; manage projects, interpret regulations and policies and implement program or service changes.
Intermediate to advanced proficiency using a variety of programs, including Word, SharePoint, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Maintain accurate records and documentation.
Organize and prioritize work.
Ability to apply personal experiences of inequity and intersectionality in order to work effectively with equity seeking groups / persons
Undergraduate degree in a Social or Health Sciences, Community Planning, Engagement/Communications, Education, Human Resources, Public Sector Management, or a related program.
3-5 years experience working and in a similar role or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.
Work schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm, 35 hour work week
$50.06 per hour, Pay Grade 17 (Under Review)
Job Code #4428
This is a CUPE Local 50 Position
To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at www.victoria.ca/jobs - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
Applicants who are not current City of Victoria employees will be asked to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 during the recruitment process. External applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated based on a protected legal ground as defined in the BC Human Rights Code may request an accommodation.
At the City of Victoria, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.
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