Job Posting 100560

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator
Your Support Services Network
Eastern Ontario
closed 9 days ago (Mon, 8 Apr)
part time - temporary / contract

One .6 FTE (21 hrs/wk) Contract to March 31, 2025 (with the possibility of an extension or becoming permanent)

YSSN is looking for a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Specialist who will be a champion for our agency DEI Strategy, with the goal that our services, practices and personnel reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

A diverse workforce and inclusive, supportive workplace are key to our organization vision, supporting us to strive for services that are reflective of the people we serve and deepen our relationships with consumers, colleagues, and communities. The ideal candidate will act as a subject matter expert in equity, anti-oppression and anti-racism frameworks, and will require a demonstrated ability to facilitate discussions that will move forward our commitment to equitable and diverse services. Embedding and delivering key initiatives across all aspects of our employee and consumer experience, strengthening the sense of community, belonging, and ultimately leading the way in making positive and impactful change.

We welcome all applicants, and strongly encourage individuals from groups who are marginalized and underrepresented to apply.

Work Location: This role is hybrid, requiring virtual and in-office (Aurora) or community work, as required


  • University degree with a preferred specialization in Social Sciences, Psychology, Human Resources, Diversity Studies, or related field
  • Comprehensive knowledge of DEI concepts, social inequities, human rights, anti-racism and all forms of anti-oppression
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in building, aligning and implementing organization-wide strategies, including DEI best practices
  • Clear evidence of leadership in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and a record of working collaboratively with a wide range of constituents who may have different ideas and needs, with diplomacy, empathy, and tact
  • Demonstrated experience in developing training plans and facilitating meetings to build DEI knowledge and capacity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to develop strong relationships and engage diverse viewpoints and approaches
  • A collaborative, open and creative approach to problem solving and a willingness to engage in challenging conversations with tact and diplomacy
  • Excellent program and project management skills, with a clear focus on delivery and ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking, with the ability to self-start and is comfortable with a high degree of ambiguity
  • The successful applicant will be required to provide a police clearance that meets agency standards
  • A valid G driver's license, business use insurance, and a reliable vehicle are required for this position
  • Successful candidates will be required to submit proof of a primary series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization directly to the Human Resources department. In the event that you are unable to be vaccinated as a result of a ground protected under the Human Rights Code, you may submit a written explanation of the ground and any supporting documentation to determine if you are exempt from this requirement directly to Human Resources.

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