New Job Program Manager, Workplace Equity, Inclusion, Belonging In Ontario

Program Manager, Workplace Equity, Inclusion, Belonging
Program Manager, Workplace Equity, Inclusion, Belonging

Program Manager, Workplace Equity, Inclusion, Belonging

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $105,582–$133,532 a year
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Requisition ID: 6748
Department: Community & Social Services Dept.
Service: Gender&RaceEqu,Incl,IndRel&SocDevSrvc
Branch: Workplace Equity,Incl & Belonging Branch
Employment Type: 1 Full-time Permanent
Work Hours: 35.00 /hours per week
Affiliation: MPE
Salary Information: $105,581.84 - $133,531.58 annually (2022 rates of pay)
Location: 100 Constellation, Nepean
City: Ottawa, ON
Job Category: Community and Social Services
Application Close:

Candidates are encouraged to self-identify as a member of one or more designated employment equity groups using the self-identification questions as part of the on-line application process.

The City of Ottawa is committed to an equitable, strategic and inclusive hiring process and supports a workforce that reflects the diverse population of Ottawa. In addition to meeting the requirements of the position, the following are considered assets:

  • Member of Indigenous, Black or racialized community, persons with disabilities, women and other equity- deserving groups

  • Experience working with a diversity of communities from the many intersecting social identities, such as race, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientation, disability, class and religions facing the greatest systemic and structural barriers

  • Knowledge of community demographics and the related socio-economic realities of diverse groups

  • Demonstrated understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace

  • Ability to apply an equity and inclusion lens to service and to internal decision-making processes

  • Ability to communicate in a language other than French or English


The mandate of Workplace Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Branch is to function as a centre of expertise to advance equity and inclusion commitments across the organization.
You are responsible for planning and managing the day-to-day delivery and operations of the Branch to initiate, inform and monitor service and policy decisions, action plans and other municipal strategies, including the Corporate Diversity and Inclusion plan that foster an inclusive workplace and a workforce that is representative of the City/residents. You will play a special liaison role to support Human Resources to ensure the integration of efforts and application of equity and inclusion lenses in HR policies, training and programs.

Programs, services, projects and activities include:

  • Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Plan - monitoring and evaluation
  • Stakeholder/partner outreach and relationship management and partnership development
  • Community and internal partnership development to advance common priorities
  • Setting, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on strategic and operational equity and diversity performance indicators and objectives for unit and Service
  • Commitment to the City’s diversity and outreach strategy and innovative programs
  • Evaluating the performance and making recommendations to improve existing Diversity and Outreach programs and plans
  • Developing of innovative tools to promote knowledge exchange
  • Supporting various projects and transformational strategies and initiatives for the City that relate to Equity and Inclusion

You are also responsible for managing the unit’s human (including contracted services) resources, and stakeholder and partner relationships.


Completion of a 4-year university degree in Social Sciences, Business Administration or other related field

Minimum of 5 years of related experience in community services, equity, inclusion and/or anti-oppression fields supporting the development, planning, management, and delivery of programs, projects, and events related to advancing structural or systemic changes in large organizations, including a minimum of 2 years in the management of human and financial resources


  • Community networks and systems
  • Familiarity with relevant legislation including the Ontario Human Rights Code, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and other relevant human rights legislation.
  • Ability to exercise and demonstrate cultural understanding including a demonstrated understanding of intersectionality, namely how racism, gender, etc. intersects with other identities including gender identity, sex, religion, sexual orientation, ability/disability, family status, etc.
  • Understanding and knowledge of the negative impacts of colonialism, racism, oppression, and other forms of discrimination on specific individuals and communities.
  • Ability to apply diversity and inclusion lens in decision making process.
  • Understanding of the effects of colonialism and assimilation policies such as the Residential School System, the Sixties Scoop on current systems and structures.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the goals and strategies of social movements and reports including Black Lives Matter, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report, Report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, with the demonstrated ability to engage meaningfully with community groups, coalitions and networks.
  • Familiarity with the City of Ottawa’s organizational, governance and administrative structures and an ability to work within a political environment
  • Current related practices of equity, diversity and inclusion in other organizations
  • Legislation, regulations, policies, standards and guidelines relevant to the work
  • Industry trends and developments
  • Business administration concepts, theories, principles and methodologies
  • MS Office
  • Must be familiar with applicable health and safety legislation, have knowledge of any potential or actual danger to health or safety in the work place, and have knowledge of appropriate actions to be taken in order to ensure the health and safety of staff in accordance with applicable legislation and City policies and procedures


Leadership Competencies
The key competencies that describe the skills and behaviours expected to be demonstrated by managers and supervisors at the City of Ottawa are available on Ozone. The seven Leadership Competencies, which align with Servant Leadership, are:

  • Strategic Leadership - Sets/implements the strategic direction, understands internal and external trends, the political sensitivities of the organization and applies this knowledge to support the long-term vision and success of the City
  • Demonstrates Business Sense - Understands the impact of decisions on the business and the ability to strive to improve business performance; requires an awareness of business issues, processes and outcomes as they impact the community, the City’s reputation and strategic direction
  • Builds Collaborative Relationships - Proactively communicates, builds and utilizes professional relationships and partnerships with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Fosters Innovation and Change - Develops an environment that embraces innovation and efficiently integrates change into the organization
  • Engages Employees - Leads, coaches, mentors and develops an engaged, diverse workforce of individuals and teams, where work is performed in a safe, respectful environment and successes are recognized and celebrated regularly
  • Delivers Results - Creates effective plans and performance measures, holds themselves and others accountable for measurable, high quality, timely and cost-effective results
  • Client-centric Focus - Serves the client interest through focusing individual, team and organization effort on identifying and meeting key and diverse client needs (the term client includes both internal and external clients)


  • Language Requirement: English oral, reading, writing
  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
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We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from members of Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and non-binary persons, persons of all ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, classes, gender identities and expressions.
Candidates are encouraged to self-identify as a member of one or more designated employment equity groups in the self-identification questionnaire.

The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.