Would you like to work for a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to maximizing the independence and community participation of people with disabilities across Canada? Would you like to play a role in advocating for inclusion and equity for all people living with disabilities?
March of Dimes Canada (MODC) is a federally registered national charity that offers a wide variety of programs and services to Canadians living with disabilities. Since 1951, starting with the polio epidemic, March of Dimes Canada has been on the forefront of the disability movement. We are focused on a bold vision of enhancing services, financing the vision, building partnerships and creating an appropriate and sustainable infrastructure. Through our Culture Code we live the values of: We Are One Team, We Are Accountable To Ourselves and Each Other, and We Adapt and Grow Together. The Human Resources team is expanding and we are excited to add this position to our talented and dedicated group of HR professionals.
Reporting to the Director, People and Culture, the People Engagement Coordinator participates in and supports the development, delivery, communication and reporting of programs, policies and practices that address matters related to employee engagement and diversity & inclusion initiatives. In this role the Coordinator plays an active role in driving a cultural transformation to support March of Dimes Canada’s (MODC) effort to provide a workplace built on the values of collaboration, inclusion, and accountability. The Coordinator will work cross-functionally to support and implement goals that create a meaningful experience through the entire employee and volunteer placement life-cycle. As part of our broader employee engagement work, the Coordinator will help create and implement programs that bring our culture code to life.
As the role is highly collaborative, the Coordinator will work closely with managers and employees to understand, analyze and provide initiatives to support employee engagement. This can be done by but not limited to people surveys, focus group discussions, culture club events and similar activities in relation to diversity and inclusion. As a member of the Human Resources Team, the role is expected to work closely with People & Culture Leadership Teams in sharing insights from employees and volunteers on how to further improve the department’s programs and strategies.
The People Engagement Coordinator is expected to live by MODC’s core values to be successful in promoting our culture.
- Contribute to the development of the People & Culture goals and objectives to ensure the prioritization of initiatives across the organization and alignment with MODC’s values and strategic initiatives.
- Drive and support internal people engagement and satisfaction surveys through effective and thoughtful communication of the “why” behind MODC actions.
- Implement, monitor progress, and recommend adjustments on employee engagement activities as they relate to matters of diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Contribute to the establishment of metrics to measure progress of MODC’s culture initiatives metrics for tracking progress and pulse surveys with employees and volunteers.
- Own project management and documentation for many of the People and Culture initiatives, ensuring that projects are completed accurately, on time and on budget and reporting of results, analysis and recommendations to management team is completed.
- Support the Director and HR management team in identifying and implementing policies and programs and in providing counsel around organizational practices in the areas of people engagement, culture, diversity and inclusion.
- Collaborate with HR Leadership Team to identify, plan and introduce programs and improvements to capitalize on our current strengths and deliver additional offerings to improve on employee engagement across Canada.
- Work with the HR senior managers to enhance MODC’s brand as an organization of choice for employees and volunteers, including social media outreach, website, and recruitment materials.
- Work with members of MODC’s Culture Club in planning, identifying and executing initiatives that build collaborative teams, improve communications and feedback and promote recognition and appreciation, thereby enhancing engagement.
- Look for opportunities to leverage current successful programs/initiatives more broadly across the organization.
- Maintain knowledge of relevant market trends and developments around employee engagement and diversity and use them to come up with fresh ideas to engage.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Bachelor degree is required preferably in Human Resources, Business or Communications.
- Three (3)+ years relevant experience in developing and driving engagement initiatives including some work in diversity and inclusion.
- Strong attention to detail, rigorous in all areas of work.
- Ability to propose improvements to processes in order to gain operational efficiencies.
- Effective communication skills with individuals at all levels of the organization and writing skills.
- Creative thinker who can bring new insights and programs to fruition.
- Strong project management capabilities, including the ability to balance multiple, high-urgency projects simultaneously.
- Familiarity with current communication platforms and technologies.
- Excellent Microsoft Office skills.
Please note the following:
- This position will be a member of the national team, reporting to our Toronto office.
- Work will initially be performed remotely from a home office until the Toronto office fully re-opens.
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March of Dimes Canada is committed to a workforce that is reflective of the diverse populations that we serve. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and accessibility standards across Canada, March of Dimes Canada will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require any accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive, equitable and accessible