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Anti-Racism Lead

Ministry of the Attorney General
Office of the Deputy Attorney General
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Temporary 24 months (with possibility of extension)
Job Code:
I1007B - Policy and Analysis33
$79,797.00 - $115,982.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
Do you have experience addressing complex equity, diversity and human rights issues impacting the Black, Indigenous and other racialized communities? Do you have an expert level knowledge of anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, diversity and inclusion frameworks?

If so, please join the Office of the Deputy Attorney General where you will proactively identify challenges and opportunities related to these areas of expertise to support Anti-Racism planning and strategy.

Ministry of the Attorney General
The Ministry of the Attorney General delivers justice services to Ontarians by: prosecuting crime; supporting victims of crime; providing decision-making and justice support services to vulnerable people; providing criminal, civil and family courts and related justice services that are efficient and effective; providing legal advice and services to government.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
Competitive compensation and benefits
• Flexible work arrangements
• Collegial and professional work culture
• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• On-the-job training to support your success in the role

The OPS is an innovative, responsive, accountable and merit based employer that is taking action to be more diverse, anti-racist, inclusive and equitable, including encouraging applications from all equity groups such as members of Black, Indigenous and racializes communities. As an accessible employer, the OPS offers accommodation in all aspects of employment, including the recruitment process. Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this job, you will:
• Provide individual consultation and advice to employees, managers and executives on a confidential basis to resolve incidents of equity and race-based discrimination/harassment issues.
• Listen and understand the perspectives of racialized employees to help navigate the range of resolution options available.
• Facilitate early resolution of concerns by coordinating mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution techniques and restorative practices to address issues before they escalate
• Create an affirming and safe environment conducive to the sharing of sensitive information and provides empathetic support to employees in situations that may be deeply traumatic and unsettling to individuals impacted by racism.
• Provide strategic advice on issues, program and policy projects and initiatives.
• Collaborate with internal stakeholders/divisions to support the design and delivery of anti-racism educational and awareness sessions and related program initiatives.
• Provide strategic advice on ministry policy proposals and related communications.
• Identify and manage contentious issues that are highly sensitive and that could have significant impact/policy implications and that require proactive/remedial action.
• Work proactively with senior staff, managers and staff in the provision of expert consultation, strategic advice and issues coordination.
• Build positive relations and works collaboratively with OPS enterprise partners and stakeholders.
• Liaise with ministry subject matter experts in diversity, inclusion and accessibility to collaboratively develop internal strategies to address ministry priorities.

How do I qualify?

Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Policy & Program Expertise

• You have knowledge of Anti-Racism Policy, Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Prevention program and processes, Human Rights and related legislation, regulations, etc. to analyze issues and identify options and recommendations to facilitate change or resolution.
• You have experience addressing racism and understand the traumatic impacts of racism on employee mental health and well-being in the workplace.
• You have experience analyzing, developing and implementing policies, programs and initiatives using Anti-Racist theories and principles, human rights and anti-oppression framework in the area of equity, diversity and inclusion.
• You understand the economic, political and social factors which impact the policy development and review process.

Leadership and Project Management Expertise

• You can create a positive and inclusive work environment, promoting innovation and creativity.
• You can develop and mentor team members to deliver on results and ensure project deliverables are met.
• You have experience providing project coordination, guidance and team leadership for implementation of multiple large scale and inter-related projects and initiatives.
• You can develop and manage integrated project plans, plan and negotiate resources, and provide advice and expertise on project planning and management.

Problem-Solving, Issues Management and Analytical Skills

• You can identify and assess planning process gaps, project progress, priorities and risks to develop mitigation strategies.
• You can synthesize information addressing complex issues relating to strategic ministry and divisional initiatives.
• You can identify potentially contentious issues, analyze the impact of issues and provide risk management options and recommendations.
• You can integrate issues management techniques and principles into planning processes and communication strategies.

Consultation, Interpersonal and Communication Skills

• You have exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills to support the development and implementation of key partnerships within the Black, Indigenous and other racialized communities.
• You can gain cooperation and build trust as a means of influencing outcomes to support Ministry priorities.
• You can provide advice and information to stakeholders on policy options to ensure the effective flow of information, manage expectations and achieve outcomes.
• You can prepare and present complex reports and correspondence (ex. briefing materials, Cabinet notes, House Notes and backgrounders).

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 24 months, 720 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region, Criminal Record Check
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Policy and Analysis
Posted on:
Monday, January 18, 2021
  • 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), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) 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.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, February 8, 2021 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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