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Full-time Anti-Racism and Social Justice Advocate

at The City of Waterloo in Waterloo

Number of Positions: 1

Wage: $77,729 - $97,163 annually

Job Site Location: 100 Regina St. S Waterloo, ON

On a bus route

Weekly Hours/Shifts: 35

Education: Grade 12 or equivariant

Responsibilities (daily tasks):
• Collaborate to strategize and maximize best practices for anti-racism, equity and inclusion within all city business operations and service delivery
• Lead and actively support social justice and promote the rights of equity-deserving groups and elimination of social inequalities and systemic barriers within the organization and the broader community
• Work collaboratively within the community and across the organization to promote shared understanding and values to address inequity, discrimination, racism and oppression specific to equity-deserving communities
• Provide expertise and advice to assist senior leaders and managers to promote inclusive leadership, incuding promoting accountability for measurable outcomes and fostering attitudes in support of anti-racism, equity and inclusion in our workplace
• Participate in the development of the city’s equity and anti-racism frameworks, including the development of an anti-racism strategy and a community engagement strategy for equity-deserving groups and individuals
• Develop and implement an anti-racism/equity impact assessment tool for use by other city divisions
• Engage Black and other racialized communities, along with other equity-deserving communities including but not limited to 2SLGBTQ+ communities, immigrants, and refugees and research potential projects to support program goals/initiatives
• Make recommendations to senior leadership regarding new municipal programs, initiatives, policies and procedures or changes to existing ones in support of anti-racism, anti-oppression, and social justice
• Participate in policy development, research, and evaluation
• Provide support in data collection and disaggregating data in collaboration with external research partners
• Develop culturally-informed and meaningful relationships with Black and other racialized communities, and other equity-deserving communities, including representative organizations in our community
• Participate as a representative of the City of Waterloo on anti-racism, anti-oppression, and social justice work and initiatives across the broader regional community, including the Waterloo Region Immigration Partnership’s Belong Steering Group, the Rainbow Community Council, and other networks
• Collaborate with other levels of government and government organizations, including the regional task force, on relevant initiatives
• Collaborate with other city divisions and external partners to develop and implement change
• Collaborative with Human Resources as required, to promote and support an inclusive work environment for all staff, including inclusive recruitment practices
• Participate in the planning and implementation of anti-racism and equity-focused training and education, and awareness events
• Lead cross-departmental teams as necessary, to ensure project outcomes are met and accountability is appropriately assigned
• Assist in the development and delivery of annual reporting to the community
• Implement change management and conflict mitigation procedures
• Support communications activities related to relevant initiates
• Other duties as assigned, recognizing this is a new position that may change over time


Qualifications (required/asset, education, background check, etc.):


  • Bondable


• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of various related legislation including the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Ontario Health and Safety Act, and the Employment Standards Act
• Demonstrated experience with anti-racism and anti-oppression organizational change management work
• Critical analysis expertise and lived experience with regard to the intersections of systemic oppressions and the elimination of identity-based barriers and inequities
• Minimum 4-7 years’ progressive leadership and experience working in collaboration with Black and other racialized communities, and other equity-deserving communities with a post-secondary degree in a relevant area of study (i.e. critical race studies, equity studies, or other) is considered an asset, however equivalent combinations of education and related experience will be considered
• Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of human rights, anti-racism, social justice and equity
• Ability to foster strong, collaborative relationships and create feedback loops to inform direction of work and initiatives
• Experience and skills in community development approaches, cross community outreach and bridging of community, with a broad understanding of equity-deserving groups
• Strong awareness of persistent trends in anti-racism and social justice locally, nationally, and internationally
• Experience serving as a liaison to committees composed of community volunteers and/or staff
• Skilled in presenting to internal and external groups, including sound judgement, effective facilitation, and managing difficult conversations
• Proven success in leading community outreach activities with a person-centered approach to community engagement
• Strong attention to detail, organization and project management skills
• Experience in policy and program development, including planning, researching, implementation and evaluation
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment
• MS Office skills


How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter in one document through the online application process. For more details and to apply on-line, please visit the employment page of our website at: www.waterloo.ca/careers

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Published at 04-08-2022
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