Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Job Posting: Diversity and Accessibility Advisor for the 2015 Games

Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
Application Deadline: September 2, 2011 Starting Date: September 19, 2011

Position: Advisor, Diversity and Accessibility

Job Description:
General Accountability
Support and advance TO2015’s diversity and accessibility initiatives both internally and externally with particular focus on recruitment and workplace initiatives, governance, and employee communications. The incumbent will serve as a resource for the whole of TO2015, and will work closely with internal and external leaders and organizations representing diverse cultures and persons with disabilities from across the province.

Key Job Responsibilities

- Working closely with HR colleagues develop relevant recruitment strategies and programming to support TO2015’s staffing goals to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of the GGH region
- Act as a catalyst /facilitator working closely with recruitment teams to identify and build robust pipelines of qualified diverse candidates for all TO2015 roles
- Use personal network/contacts to reach out and leverage relationships with diverse communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe to solicit high quality candidates for TO2015 vacancies (F/T, P/T, contract, volunteer)
- Participate as an internal resource on TO2015’s Employment Advisory Council, with a focus on gathering Greater Golden Horseshoes recruitment leaders to provide /share insights with respect to their best-in-class diversity practices and policies

Inclusive Workplace
- Conduct workplace reviews to ensure systemic issues and/or practices that may serve as an impediment to effective integration of persons from diverse backgrounds are identified and effective solutions implemented
- Create an environment of inclusion that enables all employees to feel accepted and able to perform optimally, through the establishment of relevant programming, e.g. networks for distinct employee groups
- Identify and deliver appropriate diversity and accessibility training to all internal constituent groups

- Support the Senior Vice President, Human Resources and General Counsel in establishing relevant diversity and accessibility initiatives/training targeted at the Board and Committee Level
- Liaise with leading organizations in the region to gather ‘best in class’ governance practices. Identify those most relevant and suitable to TO2015 and develop plan to adopt and implement

- Support the Director, Procurement in reaching out to and connecting with new business contacts/networks from diverse communities that exist in the region
- Work closely with the External Partnerships and Community Outreach team to support and reinforce their outreach efforts where they intersect with governance and workforce initiatives
- Serve as a formal and informal Ambassador for TO2015 in all matters relating to diversity

- Support the Director, Communications in ensuring that all communications are accessible and relevant to the various communities represented in the region
- Identify opportunities to message to various groups, organizations and individuals who may not otherwise come into contact with TO2015
- Coordinate with the Communications department to provide content for reporting on and crafting communications about diversity, such as the annual Report on Diversity

Type of Position:
Full Time - Employee

Contact Information:
Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
Toronto , ON