Job Posting 87014

Collaborative Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Lead
Kindred Connections Society
Work From Home - Calgary area
250-707 10 Ave SW
closed 2 days ago (Fri, 30 Sep)
part time - temporary / contract

About Kindred:
At Kindred, we’re convinced the key to living well is healthy relationships with self, family, and others. But relationships are complicated and sometimes we find ourselves in vulnerable places, disconnected from those who matter most.


Kindred’s purpose is to realize the power of human connection, and it shapes everything we do. Whether nuclear or chosen, family is the most important relationship in a person’s life. So, we invest in the special bond between children and those that care for them. We provide road maps toward healing when essential relationships are ruptured. And we understand that accessing timely mental health support can inspire confidence with self and others. Healthy human connection is possible, and together we can realize it.

The Position:
Job Title: Collaborative Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Lead
Job Type: 0.8 FTE, 1 year contract
Hybrid Work Option Available

Position Overview:
The Collaborative DEI Lead is a shared role between Kindred and CUPS. The purpose of the position is to advance the DEI related objectives of both organizations with an intentional focus on leveraging efficiencies and effectiveness in shared goals/objectives, collaborative efforts and shared organizational capacity building. Taking a project management approach the role will support the implementation of Kindred’s DEI roadmap and identified DEI related priorities, while simultaneously supporting CUPS in the development of objectives and priorities based on preliminary assessment work moving into implementation. The role will directly report to a manager at both Kindred and CUPS and will share time equally between the organizations with a portion of their FTE dedicated to joint initiatives, developing shared processes and managing joint efforts while maintaining the integrity of each unique project.

Key Accountabilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

Project Design and Implementation:

  • Take on a leadership role related to DEI change management and implementation across both organizations;
  • Develop a structured workplan and change management strategy related to DEI objectives at both organizations (actioning of roadmap at Kindred, development and actioning of priorities and objectives at CUPS);
  • Incorporate current and evolving knowledge related to DEI throughout design and implementation;
  • Lead staff working groups at both organizations as needed to support deliverables;
  • Identify additional resource needs to implement project designs, bringing recommendations to CUPS and Kindred Leadership;
  • Identify areas of overlap and possibilities for shared processes between both projects and action;
  • Build capacity and sustainability for the strategy to be held throughout the organizations.


  • Approach role with a collaborative lens of practice;
  • Commit to shared objectives between CUPS and Kindred and seek opportunities to strengthen collaborative efforts between the agencies;
  • Assess strengths and limitations for agency level collaboration in the DEI space to inform the sector;
  • Identify and engage with key stakeholders related to planning and implementation of the role, including clients, community, and employees;
  • Work collaboratively with experts in the DEI field;
  • Work with communications teams at both agencies to support project communication and outcomes;
  • Communicate, consult, and take direction from organizational leadership at both agencies.

Results Based Accountability:

  • Define and monitor evaluation metrics;
  • Communicate with managers at both organizations regarding progress related to evaluation monitoring;
  • Report back to stakeholders regarding progress, including agencies, staff, donors, funders, community partners;
  • Participate in funding applications and report writing as it relates to the role;
  • Bring forward recommendations that will create more inclusive and equitable organizations and identify additional supports/strategies to facilitate;
  • Bring forward recommendations related to shared DEI work between organizations as it relates to the sector as a whole.


Education and Experience:

  • Post-Secondary education in Human Services or relevant discipline;
  • Eligible and in good standing with professional governing body, as applicable;
  • CCIP designation is an asset;
  • 3-5 years non-profit related experience;
  • Project management experience is required;
  • Experience in the implementation of DEI initiatives is preferred;
  • Core Brain Story Certification with the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative is an asset and required within 6months of hiring.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage competing priorities from multiple stakeholders;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships across multiple layers of an organization;
  • High levels of emotional awareness and adept at managing varied perspectives;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong computer competencies, including Microsoft suite and Teams;
  • Commitment to collaboration and ability to manage competing demands from differing organizations with a shared goal.

Qualities and Characteristics:

  • Lived experience as a member of an equity seeking group or demonstrated experience as an ally for persons from an underrepresented community is preferred;
  • Embodies Kindred’s purpose (connection!) as demonstrated by prioritizing, embracing, and thriving in the work through strong relationships internally and externally;
  • Strong personal alignment with the Kindred values: compassion, courage, family, excellence, and humility.

Successful applicants for this Position must complete Police Information Check and Alberta Intervention Record Check


Vaccine Policy: The safety of Kindred employees and our clients is our top priority. All employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.


The need for human connection is universal. At Kindred, we believe that everyone deserves to experience belonging regardless of where you come from, who you love, how much money you have or how you choose to pray. By embracing diversity of culture, race, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and thought, Kindred is committed to ensuring there is space for you. Kindred approaches its diversity, equity, and inclusion journey with curiosity and humility. We commit to creating a safe and inclusive environment for our staff, clients and anyone we have the privilege of being in connection with.

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