New Job Specialist, Anti-Racism In Ontario

Specialist, Anti-Racism
Specialist, Anti-Racism

Specialist, Anti-Racism

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $87,069–$105,951 a year
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Requisition ID: 9080
Department: Community & Social Services Dept.
Service: Gender&RaceEqu,Incl,IndRel&SocDevSrvc
Branch: Anti-Racism,Women & Gender Equity Branch
Employment Type: 1 Full-time Permanent
Work Hours: 35.00 /hours per week
Affiliation: CIPP
Salary Information: $87,068.80 - $105,951.30 annually (2022 rates of pay)
Location: 100 Constellation, Nepean
City: Ottawa, ON
Job Category: Community and Social Services
Application Close: 13/07/2023

Candidates are encouraged to self-identify as a member of one or more employment equity designated groups through the questions in the online application process.

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 are committed to an equitable, strategic and inclusive hiring process and support 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 other racialized community, persons with disabilities, women or other equity-deserving groups
  • Experience working with diverse communities and intersecting social identities, such as race, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, class and religion facing systemic and structural barriers
  • Knowledge of community demographics and their needs, systemic challenges and strengths
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value of equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Ability to apply an equity, diversity and inclusion lens to all work, including interactions and internal decision-making processes
  • Ability to communicate in a language other than French or English


At the City of Ottawa, we are committed to incorporating equity, diversity, and inclusion an anti-racism approach in the way we deliver services, we want all residents to feel heard, seen, and well served. We recognize systemic racism exists and understand it is our responsibility to work together in the fight against systemic racism.

In the past year, the City has implemented new anti-racism measures, including committing a budget to create an Anti-Racism Secretariat to address systemic racism in our community and within the City’s workplaces and services. The Secretariat will ensure the City collects and uses race-based data and apply an anti-racism lens when developing City policies.

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Specialist, Anti-Racism will develop and lead strategic initiatives and projects designed to improve client experiences and increase public engagement and satisfaction with municipal services. The Specialist, Anti-Racism will design and develop plans for the implementation of innovative client or community service strategies using community capacity building, community development and program evaluation methods, assessment and analysis of social policy, community issues, and related legislative changes affecting the public's experiences with municipal services. Special focus will be placed on working with community partners on strategies that enhance service experiences for equity deserving groups and communities who’ve been historically marginalized. The Specialist will ensure that diverse Indigenous voices are included and distinctly acknowledged as First Peoples with inherent rights.

This position will primarily focus on the development, implementation and monitoring of the City of Ottawa’s First Anti-Racism Strategy, advising on the integration of a critical race lens and anti-racism approach in policy development, decision making, program planning and outcome measurement. The Specialist, Anti-Racism will consult to develop priorities, drive data-collection and create measurable, outcome-based results. The Specialist, Anti-Racism is responsible with providing leadership, expertise, and education in support of building an inclusive and welcoming City for all.


Completion of 4 year university degree in social work, health, social science, public administration or a related field

Master's Degree in social or health sciences, public administration or related field is desirable

Minimum of 5 years of varied, in-depth, incremental work experience in social services, public service, research and statistical analysis, project management, community development, and strategic planning


  • Community services/non-profit sector in Ottawa
  • Corporate and departmental policies and procedures
  • Community development, capacity building and inclusive public engagement theory, concepts and practice
  • Advanced Research, statistical analysis and report writing techniques and processes
  • Project management/Program development
  • Policy research and analysis
  • Program evaluation
  • Strategic communications, negotiating
  • Program and project evaluation and performance measurement processes
  • Strategic planning
  • Computer applications, including Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers


  • Research and analysis techniques/methodologies
  • Performance evaluation and benchmarking techniques
  • Strategic planning and management principles and techniques
  • Program evaluation techniques
  • Community consultation modalities
  • Best practice approaches related to community services
  • Recommending service enhancements
  • Manage a variety of multi-faceted projects using project management techniques/skills
  • Effective presentation delivery and facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of community services
  • Establish effective working relationships with various level of staff within the branch, city and department and within the community
  • Work well under pressure in an environment of evolution and rapid change
  • Advanced computer skills and abilities in statistical modeling and data management utilizing Office Automation software such as Excel, Project, PowerPoint and word
  • Possess sound skills in dealing with controversial and sensitive issues, which involve balancing interests of numerous parties with divergent viewpoints
  • Plan, develop, organize and implement short and long term projects and strategies within an environment of frequently changing priorities
  • Project manage concurrent, complex projects on time and within budget
  • Develop and implement research plans, collect, analyse and validate quantitative and qualitative data/reports from various sources, Organize and facilitate inclusive public engagement processes
  • Collaborating with managers, directors, community leaders, the public, elected officials and representatives of external agencies towards consensual solutions and outputs
  • Exercise sound judgement and political acumen
  • Set and manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Analytical and attentive to detail
  • Client-service oriented in dealing with management and staff regarding complex and sensitive issues
  • Organized, efficient and productive in carry out responsibilities
  • Capable of managing multiple tasks and priorities under tight deadlines
  • Contributes to team work, fosters strong working relationships with senior management, branch management, staff and the community


  • Language Requirement: Designated Bilingual – specific level of language proficiency: French: oral, reading, writing English: oral, reading, writing Candidates who do not meet language requirements will be required to participate in training.
  • 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 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.