New Job Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Specialist In Saskatchewan

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist

Company : Saskatchewan Government Insurance
Salary : $83,280–$111,024 a year
Location : Saskatchewan

Full Description

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The successful incumbent will be responsible for supporting the development and driving implementation of SGI’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) roadmap and leading corporate-wide strategies, programs and initiatives. This role acts as a strategic partner who works collaboratively with the business to drive and achieve DEI priorities and objectives. It supports SGI to operationalize the DEI strategic plan to enable a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace, draft board and government request documents and reports related to DEI, develops and maintains working relationships with targeted equity groups and community associations for recruiting activities and positively socializing employer branding to assist in building a representative workforce. In addition, this role will research and stay abreast of DEI best practices and adapt them to SGI’s culture and business, and provide leadership, guidance, and support to SGI’s Employee Resource Groups and represent SGI on external committees.
Key Accountabilities
Note: This section is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities – other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy
  • Supports the development, expansion and implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion programs and initiatives.
  • Identifies and proposes strategies and actions to encourage leaders to adopt practices that promote openness and acceptance of diversity and that value equity and inclusion.
  • Researches and stays abreast of industry and DEI best practices to recommend adaption and implement new strategies and/or practices in to the DEI space and lead in operationalizing them.
  • Designs, develops, implements and maintains key departmental metrics and related reporting to measure the success of the strategies.
  • Analyzes statistical data and reporting to identify trends to make effective change and establishing benchmarks to ensure the effectiveness of DEI programming.
  • Develops solutions that are aligned with broader HR and DEI best practices as well as meeting operational needs.
  • Researches and develops frameworks, processes, programs and prepares recommendations to enhance DEI, candidate experience and image in the community as an employer of choice and to positively influence employer brand.
  • Researches and understands labour trends in all of SGI’s markets nationally to ensure DEI strategies are tailored.
  • Conducts and participates in strategic planning sessions to set measurable DEI targets for the department and SGI.
  • Leads and participates in cross-functional work teams, strategic planning initiatives, workshops, and meetings to develop innovative and practical business solutions.
  • Responds to and completes government requests as it relates to DEI.
  • Consults and provides expertise inside and outside the organization to positively influence DEI landscape.
DEI Programming, Budget, Policies and Advancement
  • Partners with multiple stakeholders in HR, along with external sources to gather input to continually improve programs and processes.
  • Identifies and develops creative ways to measure and report on the impact of DE&I programs.
  • Develops and implements programs, policies, procedures and tools to effectively management DEI initiatives.
  • Leads the launch and development of Employee Resource Groups (ERG); including identifying co-chairs and sponsors for the ERGs, helping ERG leaders operationalize their groups, identify measures of success and provide learning opportunities for the ERG leaders and the entire group.
  • Acts as a key point of contact between the ERG and the Culture Development Team (CDT).
  • Collaborate with ERGs in the areas of communications, events and integration of a wide range of DEI activities across SGI.
  • Develops and delivers information on topics related to DEI.
  • Collaborates on the development of an external and internal visibility and communication plan on DEI related topics and employer branding.
  • Collaborates to engage team members, amplify successes, and ensure inclusive internal and external messaging.
  • Leads the CDT DEI Committee and maintains assignments, onboarding and monitors program success.
  • Partners with Learning & Development to develop, deliver, coordinate, or procure training, learning opportunities and awareness programs which support DEI objectives.
  • Proposes and recommends relevant policies or programs to ensure a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace; structures action plans and ensures effective deployment.
  • Responsibility for managing the DEI diversity event budget.
  • Builds out a library of diversity, equity inclusion and belonging materials.
Corporate Leadership and Engagement
  • Supports business areas with adoption and advancement of DEI programs to support corporate people strategies.
  • Provides leadership and recommendations to project teams and corporate programs in relation to DEI matters.
  • Increases organizational capabilities in cross-cultural intelligence, mitigating unconscious bias, and inclusive leadership.
  • Consults with and provides guidance to management regarding departmental and divisional diversity representation.
  • Provides support, guidance and recommendations to DEI complaints and investigations as required.
  • Acts as an internal advisor for situations or initiatives requiring a DEI lens.
  • Acts as a DEI ambassador internally and externally to ensure the cultural adoption and sustainability of all DEI initiatives over the long term.
  • Conducts presentations to promote the DEI Strategy and progress (internal stakeholders, outreach agencies, educational institutions, and other interest groups.
Talent Acquisition and Sourcing
  • Partners with the Talent Acquisition team to identify and implement opportunities to embed inclusive practices and eliminate systemic bias across talent acquisition programs, policies, and processes.
  • Creates and implements a diversity recruitment strategy.
  • Proactively researches and generates new/creative sourcing ideas to engage target communities.
  • Identifies and establishes key networks and builds strong relationships with external agencies, community groups, education institutions for recruiting activity to assist in building a representative workforce.
  • Identifies and recommends improvements to ensure all candidates have a positive experience and perception of SGI throughout the recruitment and selection process.
  • Supports the Talent Acquisition team in proactively recruiting and sourcing candidates (for targeted equity groups) through LinkedIn, calling external contacts, etc.
  • Participate as a panelist in interviews with hiring managers; identify areas of bias and provide feedback and coaching on interview techniques.
  • Develops and implements attraction strategies that result in a pipeline of qualified candidates that support SGI’s diversity, equity and inclusion program.
  • Leverages social media, personal networking and other channels to build on the candidate experience.
  • Actively contributes to and supports a culture of a high performing workforce.
  • Participates in divisional succession plans, ensuring ongoing professional and career development and supports development in others.
  • Supports a culture of leadership and accountability to effectively deliver on strategic and corporate strategies.
  • Is actively committed to leadership development across the company, supporting team and workforce readiness through mentoring, training and developmental opportunities.
Corporate Management
  • Enables the success of programs and policies that are in alignment with corporate, strategic and divisional strategies.
  • Manages risk in area of authority.
  • Ensures that the Health, Safety and Emergency Management Policy is applied in area of responsibility.
Education and Experience
  • Four-year degree from an accredited post-secondary education institution in a relevant field of study such as Business.
  • Six years’ experience in HR consultation and leading HR projects with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • A Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation would be an asset.
  • Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional (CCIP™) .
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of HR policies, procedures and functions and how they interconnect.
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies and techniques required to plan, manage and execute projects.
  • Skill in consulting, presenting and facilitating.
  • Skill in collaboration and understanding resources across various cultural backgrounds and communities.
  • Skill in turning strategic concepts into practical and meaningful action.
  • Ability to develop and execute on diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and initiatives.
  • Ability to write high-quality, clear and concise reports (partnership agreements, requests for proposals) that targeted to the audience.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective and influential relationships with colleagues, external organizations and business partners.
  • Ability to analyze and compile data/metrics to support business recommendations.
Behavioural Competencies
Leader Level 3 – Applies (Team/Dept)
  • Accountability - Provides Direction and Sets Expectations
  • Business Acumen - Applies Broader Business Metrics and Understands the Internal and External Environment
  • Change Agility - Makes Change Real for Others
  • Leadership - Leads the Team
Pay Range:$83,280.00 - $111,024.00
Posting Close Date:
July 4, 2022
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