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February 20, 2013

Manager of Workplace Equity

We are seeking a Manager of Workplace Equity for our Director’s Office.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Instructional Support Services, the Manager, Workplace Equity, will lead the Peel District School Board in creating a more diverse workforce and inclusive work environment across all levels of the organization.

This experienced individual will be responsible and accountable for providing professional expertise, direction, and guidance to the organization concerning workplace equity, diversity and inclusion. This person will lead, manage and champion the development of workplace initiatives, establish partnerships within the Board and with all stakeholders, and provide expertise, insight, consultation and assistance to the entire Board. The Manager of Workplace Equity will also serve as a partner and resource person to the Director of Education and senior leaders in the development of programs, processes and training that advance engagement with equity, diversity and inclusion, to ensure inclusive workplace excellence.

The individual will work collaboratively with senior leaders to develop and integrate diversity goals and strategies into Board processes and practices, and will manage and report on the implementation of diversity initiatives, including the implementation of The Journey Ahead Action Plan. This individual will also develop training strategies to enhance staff understanding of workplace equity, diversity and inclusion.  The individual will cultivate and maintain productive working relationships with all stakeholders, including Human Resources Support Services, Leadership Development Support Services, academic and business staff, unions, principals, vice principals, managers, and senior leaders.

Responsibilities include modeling the principles of equity and inclusion as articulated in "Manifesting Encouraging and Respectful Environments" and "The Future We Want" in all interactions; leading, developing, planning and managing all aspects of the Board's equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives;   providing direction to senior management in the establishment of organizational diversity goals, objectives, and strategies; communicating with internal and external stakeholders; monitoring internal and external diversity trends, other organizations' best practices, and legal developments impacting policy and the recruitment and retention of employees; providing leadership in the design and development of resource materials, programs and activities for the enhancement of diversity awareness and learning, which may include workshops, presentations, webinars, video-streaming and other opportunities to engage with diverse staff populations and members of Peel's diverse communities; maintaining collaborative relationships with government agency counterparts and representatives of other school boards; developing and managing the implementation of goals-based plans that support PDSB's annual goals and priorities and representing the Board at conferences, professional associations, and community meetings.


The successful candidate will have:

• A university degree or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Studies in equity, diversity / workplace inclusion, anti-racism or related studies an asset.
• Extensive knowledge of, and demonstrated leadership directly related to the issues of workplace equity, human rights and bias-free hiring.
• A successful track record in leading equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives within a large public sector and unionized organization.
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of employment barriers, workplace equity, and organizational change strategies.
• A proven track record of leading procedural and behavioural change at an organizational-wide level.
• Extensive theoretical and practical understanding of the Ontario Human Rights Code (including special programs, accommodation, competing rights) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
• Demonstrated ability in creating consultative and collaborative networks.
• Demonstrated initiative, strategic leadership and advocacy skills on equity, diversity, inclusion and related issues.
• Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the ability to foster team-work and to work effectively with all levels of the organization.
• Excellent knowledge of data collection to support planning and decision-making.
• Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
• Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
• Proficiency with relevant computer programs.
• Knowledge of human resources policies and procedures is an asset.
• Record of satisfactory on-the-job experience.


D6-2  (Min $93,947 - Max  $111,989) per annum - Under Review

Quote file number:  ASG #07 in the subject line

How to apply

Forward resumes to:

Rachel Hague
Acting Employee Relations Officer
Peel District School Board
Human Resources Department
5650 Hurontario Street
Mississauga, ON  L5R 1C6
fax: 905-890-4955
email: as text or as an attachment in word with a .doc extension

Criminal Record Check
We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be interviewing selected candidates. For the safety of students, successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory criminal record check prior to the commencement of any employment duties.  Recent changes made by the RCMP have resulted in significant processing delays for some candidates.  You may wish to start the process to obtain your criminal record check as soon as possible.

Commitment to Equity

The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the full diversity of the Region of Peel.  We will make any reasonable accommodation, based on any of the human rights protected grounds, to support candidates to participate in the hiring process.

When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the selection process, such as tests and skill demonstrations. We will provide employment accommodation (i.e. an accessible location, rescheduling of interviews that fall on religious holy days) if we are advised of an applicant's needs in advance of any part of the selection process.

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