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Anti-Racism Specialist

Join our team in the Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility Office, Ministry of the Attorney General. Our office is responsible for coordinating, monitoring, and reporting on the ministry’s progress on diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, accessibility, and mental health initiatives, as well as providing expert advice and business support services to senior executives, including the Deputy Attorney General, management and staff, on these matters.

As an Anti-Racism Specialist, you will have specific responsibility for providing advice, supporting various committees, and leading the development and implementation of ministry anti-racism plans. You will help disrupt all forms of racism and support the ministry in driving systemic change in creating an anti-racist workplace. This is a challenging role and should be rewarding for an individual who is dedicated, knowledgeable, highly experienced, unwavering in their commitment, and understands the trauma and impact of racism and the critical importance of helping guide an organization in taking decisive actions to bring about change. You will also be able to demonstrate your suitability to this role through your proven history of effectively implementing anti-racism interventions in organizational settings.

There are two vacancies available:

Anti-Racism Specialist (General)

This role focuses on racism in its various forms. The Anti-Racism Specialist will help identify, challenge and combat microaggressions and systemic racism within the workplace and as manifested in the way we serve our Ontario public.

Anti-Racism Specialist (Indigenous People)

This Anti-Racism Specialist role will help identify, challenge and combat microaggressions and systemic racism in the workplace. This role requires a specific focus on disrupting anti-Indigenous racism and the legacy of colonial policies, laws, and practices that manifests in the workplace and in providing services to the Ontario public. Knowledge of Indigenous pedagogy and decolonial theory is mandatory.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policyhttps://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-public-service-anti-racism-policy > and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint < https://www.ontario.ca/page/ops-inclusion-diversity-blueprint > pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Codehttp://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/ontario-human-rights-code >. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

Lead and coordinate the implementation of ministry Anti-Racism Plans, ensuring alignment with anti-racism and related equity goals and objectives at the ministry and enterprise levels
• Conduct in-depth research, analysis, and evaluation of a wide variety of anti-racism-related topics and issues, trends and activities to support the development of initiatives for the ministry
• Plan, develop, coordinate and implement ministry-wide anti-racism initiatives, including training, education or awareness programs
• Develop anti-racism communication and outreach plans to support implementation of initiatives
• Engage with, and provide advice to, staff, managers and executives to help resolve challenging race- and racism-related issues

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

To be eligible for the Anti-Racism Specialist (Indigenous People), you must self-identify as an Indigenous person. The term Indigenous refers to individuals who identify as being descended from the original inhabitants (the first peoples) of what is now known as Canada. In this context, Indigenous people are First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit.

Technical Knowledge and Skills:

you have an understanding of government/corporate ministry strategic priorities/directions related to advancing Anti-Racism, Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
• you have demonstrated knowledge of Anti-Racism and Systemic Racism theories and principles, human rights and anti-oppression
• you have a lived experience with the traumatic impacts of racism
• you have knowledge of adult education, instructional and learning theories, principles and practices, including curriculum development, to support the planning, development and delivery of training and learning programs
• you have conflict resolution skills and knowledge of counselling, mediation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution strategies
• you have knowledge of Indigenous pedagogy and decolonial theory

Communication and Relationship Management Skills:

you can develop and deliver a range of training and program-related products, including presentations, education materials, program reporting and briefing materials
• you demonstrate tact and diplomacy to synthesize, present and manage issues in a results-oriented environment, and assess, and respond to, business requirements
• you are able to recommend effective strategies and innovative solutions
• you can deal with sensitive and contentious issues and support senior management in resolving these issues through strategic advice
• you are able to build and establish rapport with managers, senior officials, colleagues in other ministries and stakeholders

Research and Analytical Skills:

you have research, analytical and problem-solving skills to identify trends and best practices to provide effective advice and recommendations that balance and align ministry Anti-Racism goals
• you are able to make recommendations to ministry senior management on issues, trends and developments impacting Anti-Racism program outcomes
• you are able to monitor and evaluate the achievement of ministry commitments as these relate to Anti-Racism

Project Management Skills:

you have project management skills to plan and manage the development and implementation of various ministry Anti-Racism initiatives, programs, projects, and activities
• you can coordinate the development and implementation of training and education programs on Anti-Racism

Salary Range:  $76,382 – $112,555 Per Year

Additional Information:

2 Permanent, 720 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region, Criminal Record Check

Note:

In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures, including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

Please apply online, only, by Tuesday, July 4, 2023, by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers, and entering Job ID 199566 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

www.ontario.ca/careers

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