November 1, 2023
Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
Flexible – Remote, Hybrid, In-person; preference given to candidates within British Columbia
Some travel as required for meetings, operations, and YMCA site visits
As soon as possible
$80,000 - $90,000 per year, plus benefits
Chief Health Equity Officer
- Typical 7 hour work day / 35 hour work week
- Extended Health and Dental Benefits
- Competitive paid vacation time off
- Paid sick time and leaves
- YMCA Staff Membership
- Training and Professional Development Opportunities
- Employee Assistance Program
- Be part of a charitable organization that positively impacts the community
Nature & Scope:
Reporting to the Chief Health Equity Officer, the Director will lead Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging strategy and initiatives across YMCA BC. The Director is responsible for the development and implementation of a new Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging strategy across the association. The plan will be informed by an external equity audit across YBC, enabling the YMCA to create more equitable outcomes that increase connection and belonging for employees, volunteers and program participants.
Informed by the Equity Audit, the DEIB Director will build a robust strategy and an annualized operational plan to further enable YMCA BC to be an inclusive and equitable organization. The DEIB strategy and operational plan will build on existing strengths, build practices and policies that support equity, while leveraging the knowledge and experience of employees, volunteers, partners and participants.
- Works with the DEIB council to gain guidance, feedback and recommendations on DEIB definitions, principles, commitment statement, policies, practices, approach and formation of the strategic plan.
- Demonstrates and actions Truth and Reconciliation across YBC. The EDIB Director is committed to ensuring that Truth and Reconciliation will be embedded in all aspects of DEIB strategy, operational planning, program development and our people strategy.
- Takes accountability for the development, implementation, and evaluation of DEIB training for all levels of employees, program volunteers, councils, committees, and the Board of Directors as needed. This work includes consulting to determine areas of knowledge and skill building, evaluation of external programs, and developing educational and interactive content including virtual applications.
- Provides advice and support to senior operators on creating equitable and inclusive environments and the development of new programs and services that address key social issues.
- Providing advice and support to all levels of the organization on creating equitable and inclusive YMCA programs and facilities; and the development of new programs and services from a DEIB lens.
- Continues to develop a deep understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion issues and builds knowledge across the Association by sharing readings, information and research, and developing materials and resources across different learning platforms.
- Demonstrates appropriate behaviours in line with our Mission, Vision and Values as reflected in our YMCA competencies; takes a member-focused approach to increase their understanding of programs offered across the Association. Represents the YMCA and the Association in a professional manner.
- Ensures the health, safety and well-being of all children, youth and vulnerable people in YMCA programs. Commits to the professional responsibility of maintaining knowledge of legislation, policies and procedures, child and youth development and best practices to best serve and protect children, youth, and vulnerable people.
- Other responsibilities will be included and will evolve with the DEIB action plan implementation and execution in partnership across all operational and functional areas of the association.
- Post-Secondary Degree in a related field or equivalent education and or experience.
- In-depth understanding and critical analysis of DEIB, including but not limited to: privilege, power, intersectionality, systemic barriers, Truth and Reconciliation, and anti black racism.
- Knowledge of the lived experiences of diverse and marginalized communities including but not limited to Indigenous, and racialized groups, Black, 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, newcomers, and people experiencing visible or non-visible disabilities.
- Experience working with diverse and under-represented populations including program development and/or project management focused on structural or systemic change and mobilizing groups as it relates to equity.
- 3-5 years’ experience in a charity, non-profit or collaborative working environment is an asset
- Knowledge of the BC Human Rights Code
- Experience at a strategic level with the ability to influence various levels of leadership.
- A solid reputation as an effective leader who exhibits empathy for employees and a commitment to improvement and results.
- Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Values cultural differences and has experience interacting with members of diverse groups, including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity.
- Passionate about working collaboratively on diverse teams.
- Demonstrated analytical and report creation skills; superior presentation and facilitation skills.
- Computer proficient with proven experience with Office 365
- Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date
- Provide 3 professional references
YMCA BC is committed to creating an inclusive, accessible environment where all members of our community feel valued, respected, and supported. We encourage applications from the diverse communities in which we live and serve, including but not limited to people of colour, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. We have established policies, procedures, and practices to meet accessibility standards throughout the hiring process. Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact our Human Resources department.
About YMCA BC:
YMCA BC is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community, by nurturing the potential of children, teens & young adults, promoting healthy lifestyles, fostering a sense of social responsibility and delivering lasting personal & social change to grow in spirit, mind, and body.
Since January 2023, YMCA of Northern British Columbia, YMCA-YWCA of Kamloops and YMCA of Greater Vancouver are officially one association, with one mission to strengthen our impact for communities across British Columbia. We are YMCA BC – Even Stronger Together. This transition marks a new chapter in our long-standing history of building communities, transforming lives, and connecting people of all ages, stages, backgrounds and abilities, to unique opportunities to learn, grow, and reach their potential.
YMCA BC provides services in health, fitness & aquatics, child care, camping, employment & community services to over 150,000 participants annually.
In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, the candidate should possess the following competencies:
- Evolve in Professional Capability – Commit to being better
- Achieve Excellence and Authenticity – Show up with the best version of you
- Develop the Potential in Others – Help people grow and lead
- Create a Culture of Connection – Build bridges between people and partners
- Think and Act Strategically – Make good decisions and act on them
- Make an Intentional Impact – Advance the strength and cause of the Y