New Job Specialist Workforce Equity (Black Talent) In Ontario



Company : City of Toronto
Salary : $86,500–$108,459 a year
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Job ID: 40362

Job Category: Human Resources

Division & Section: People & Equity, Equity & Human Rights

Work Location: METRO HALL, 55 John Street, Toronto, ON

Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Temporary (12 months)

Salary: $86,500.00 - $108,459.00, TM5129, WG6.0

Shift Information: 35 hours per week

Affiliation: Non-Union

Number of Positions Open: 1

Posting Period: 13-SEP-2023 to 27-SEP-2023

This is an excellent opportunity for a champion of workplace diversity, equity and inclusion to join the People's Equity Division in Toronto and play a critical role in supporting black professionals within Canada's largest and most culturally diverse city.

What will you do?

  • Provide programs and services to promote talent acquisition, retention, strategy development and best practices for the city of Toronto by supporting black professionals and embracing a culture of inclusion.
  • Implement detailed plans and recommend policy/procedures regarding next generation recruitment program requirements.
  • Working with the Manager or Senior Specialist to develop evaluation tools that measure and monitor effective programs and initiatives.
  • Provide input into and administers assigned budget, ensuring that expenses are controlled within approved budget limitations.
  • Build and maintain strong strategic relationships with key stakeholders, such as black talent and academic institutions, to ensure that the city is an employer of choice.
  • Provide research into best-in-class programs, tools, and training institutes to support recruitment and growth while addressing black racism in policy, programming, and approaches. Attract black youth and professionals from the Toronto Public Service (TPS).
  • The alignment of diversity and next generation recruitment initiatives with the current and future needs of the organization supports.
  • Maintain relationships with stakeholders and community agencies that focus on black talent, creating opportunities for young black professionals.
  • Assist in developing processes by collecting, analyzing and measuring data to report on progress. Provide recommendations for improving diversity in hiring, retention and growth.

What does it take to succeed in life?

  • Working experience promoting and implementing workforce equity strategies in a large, complex environment that promotes diversity and a culture of inclusion throughout the employee lifecycle.

  • Experience with large scale equity program development and delivering educational and presentation materials.

  • Experience helping Indigenous, black and other equity-based groups to improve access to services and employment.

  • Working with a variety of stakeholders at all levels in the organization. Experience

  • In Microsoft Office, with advanced Excel skills and experience in data collection, data analysis and storytelling to support performance indicators and track progress to improve diversity and inclusion in hiring, retention and promotion.

  • Education or background in equity, diversity and inclusion strategy and programming preferably within a large complex organization.

  • Highly developed communication, presentation and human relations skills with the ability to communicate persuasively at all organizational levels.

  • Can collect, organize and analyze complex information with attention to detail and accuracy.

  • CHARL or any relevant professional designation completed or in progress will be considered an asset.

  • Experience is considered an asset.

What do you want in life? Why?

  • We are committed to building a high-performing public service with strong and effective leadership, through high engagement and a healthy and safe workplace.''
  • What is competitive compensation and comprehensive and flexible benefits?
  • We support employee education with tuition subsidies.
  • In-house and online training programs to support your development.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The city is an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a workplace culture of inclusion that reflects the diverse residents we serve. Learn more about the City's commitment to employment equity.


The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the City’s Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process.