Senior Consultant Confronting Anti-Black Racism



Senior Consultant Confronting Anti-Black Racism

Job ID # 2301543 X
Division Social Development, Finance & Admin
Section Social Policy, Analysis & Research
Work Location CITY HALL, 100 QUEEN ST W
Job Stream Policy, Planning & Research
Job Type Permanent, Full-Time
Salary/Rate $93,246.40 - $109,553.60 / Year
Hours of Work (bi-weekly) 70.00
Shift Information Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week
Affiliation Non-Union
Number of Positions Open 1
Posting Date 23-Apr-2018
Closing Date 07-May-2018
Job Description

Reporting to the Project Manager, the successful candidate will provide key leadership in research, development, implementation and management of the corporate Confronting Anti-Black Racism (ABR) training programs, services and initiatives to support City staff in ensuring inclusion of an Anti-Black Racism lens in customer service delivery, recruitment and promotion of Black talent to City of Toronto divisions.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Implements detailed plans and recommends policies/procedures regarding program specific requirements.
  • Conducts research into assigned area ensuring that such research takes into account developments within the field, corporate policies and practices, legislation and initiatives by other levels of government.
  • Provides input into and administers assigned budget, ensuring that expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations.
  • Partners with Human Resources to lead the development of the curriculum and corporate learning programs for City divisions and Toronto Police Service (TPS) to ensure an Anti-Black Racism analysis is practiced and implemented in both internal and external service delivery at the City of Toronto.
  • Evaluates City of Toronto and TPS talent diversity training requirements in relation to divisional priorities and ensures alignment of the Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism Training and Recruitment initiatives with the current and emerging needs of the organization.
  • Works closely with corporate Human Resources, Equity, Diversity & Human Rights and other the divisions and agencies to design and implement a corporate training strategy to advance the Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism.
  • Works with stakeholders on the implementation of an Anti-Black Racism training strategy towards increasing Black representation across City divisions and the TPS.
  • Supports City divisions and the TPS in applying an Anti-Black Racism analysis to training and recruitment for diversity and early career talent to City divisions and TPS.
  • Provides Anti-Black Racism consultation, education and partnership to the Recruitment & Employment Services section to ensure Black community outreach priorities are integrated with the City and TPS training and recruitment activities.
  • Collaborates with Recruitment & Employment Services units and hiring divisions in order to define, develop and implement a corporate campus strategy that targets academic institutions and programs that align to City divisions and TPS training and recruitment priorities that aligns with the Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism initiatives.
  • Serves as an interface between educational institutions, individuals and City divisions seeking information about Anti-Black Racism awareness and understanding.
  • Collects and analyzes data, and develops, tracks and reports on key performance indicators for staff training, development and recruitment programs to ensure effectiveness of the Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism outcomes.
  • Tracks the City’s progress, with the goal of continuous improvement, in embedding an Anti-Black Racism analysis in the delivery of its programs and services to all its diverse communities.
  • Oversees the development and management of a work-based learning tracking system and related initiatives that address systemic Anti-Black Racism. Prepares reports and other briefing documents and makes presentations to relevant stakeholder groups.
  • Provides supervision, coaching and leadership to staff in the development and delivery of programs and initiatives on confronting Anti-Black Racism.
  • Leads staff training for the management of the purchases and contract awards for key employment products and services, which includes preparing, issuing and managing RFPs, RFQs, REOIs and utilizing other purchasing processes in accordance with City by-laws, policies and directives.
  • Makes recommendations to senior divisional management to support management functions and improve efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery in regards to service optimization and business process simplifications that could result in alternate service delivery/contracting out, changes in staffing levels, restructuring, downsizing and resource allocation.
  • Deals with confidential and sensitive information regarding operations, assets and resources, proposed or new management initiatives, strategic programs, and investigations of a confidential nature.
  • Collaborates with the Purchasing & Materials Management division to oversee vendor contracts and renewals with an Anti-Black Racism analysis to ensure maximum impact and value to the City. Partners with vendors to provide coordinated advertising, media planning/execution, branding and consultation services to Recruitment & Employment Services.
  • Oversees the development and delivery of training, and facilitates learning within the Recruitment & Employment Services section on the use of an Anti-Black Racism analysis in outreach methods and approaches.
  • Supports corporate and divisional training and recruitment planning and strategy building, including the development of training and recruitment planning tools and processes to support corporate/divisional business planning.
  • Serves as a key Human Resources business partner to client divisions by providing consultation, advice and services on a range of training, staffing, recruitment and employment related matters, including organizational restructuring, and the interpretation/application of legislation, collective agreements, policies and human resources best practices that employ and empower Black inclusion for workforce diversity.
  • Assists in the research, development, implementation, interpretation and evaluation of employment policies, programs and procedures.
  • Provides an Anti-Black Racism analysis, prepares reports, and recommends options and solutions on human resource policies, programs and procedures.
  • Liaises with all levels of staff, external organizations, Black community advocates and leaders, and the public.

Key Qualifications:

  1. Post-secondary education in a human resources services or related discipline and/or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Extensive experience in developing and executing end to end training solutions to address current and emerging workforce issues.
  3. Extensive experience in planning, developing and implementing enterprise-wide diversity and inclusion-focused recruitment programs, services and initiatives in a major public or private sector organization.
  4. Considerable experience in data collection, analysis and reporting including the use of diversity metrics and analytics.
  5. Extensive experience in motivating, coaching and leading staff in a fast paced, customer service focused environment.
  6. Knowledge of purchasing procedures, practices and relevant legislation and purchasing management practices.
  7. Highly developed human relation skills to build effective relations and partnerships with all stakeholders.
  8. Excellent technical, interpersonal, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  9. Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion and tact.
  10. Ability to work well autonomously or within a group or team environment.
  11. Proficient in the use of various computer applications including Office Suite.
  12. Ability to use human resources information systems and sourcing/recruitment tools as required.
  13. Ability to manage competing priorities and demands in a rapidly changing environment.
  14. Ability to interact and communicate effectively both orally and in writing at all levels of the organization, prepare reports and correspondence as required and deliver presentations effectively.
  15. Proficient in the use of project management methodologies.
  16. Knowledge of and familiarity with the history, goals and strategies of anti-black Racism movements as well as race and racism issues.
  17. Knowledge of employment and related legislation (Human Rights Code, Labour Relations Act, and Employment Standards Act) as well as Collective Agreements related staffing.
  18. Ability to assess and identify organizational needs and initiate, coordinate and manage projects.
  19. Ability to support the Toronto Public Services values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.
  20. Possession of or working towards CHRL or other relevant professional designation/certificate would be an asset.
  21. Diversity Recruiter Certification (e.g., AIRS) or equivalent would also be an asset.

Accommodation:  The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce reflecting the citizens we serve. We provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy. You can request for accommodation related to the protected grounds at any stage of the City's hiring process, i.e., application, assessment and placement.


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