Apply By: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 45 individuals applied for this opportunity.

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Ontario Science Centre
Chief Executive Office
Job Term:
1 Temporary (18 months, with possible extension)
Job Code:
I0904H - Administrative Services134
$74,877.00 - $110,338.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
Are you a strong collaborator and strategic thinker with expertise in developing and implementing People and Culture strategies with a focus on achieving measurable and sustainable results?

Consider this rewarding opportunity with the Ontario Science Centre - one of Canada's most visited cultural attractions and a world-renowned educational institution – where you will help build equity, diversity and inclusion competency and capacity across the organization in order to support positive employee experiences, enhance a collaborative visitor-focused culture, and champion an anti-racist Science Centre.

Guided by our mission to inspire passion for the human adventure of discovery, the Science Centre:

• Believes science, technology and innovation will help us shape a better future for society and our planet
• Provides opportunities to explore, learn and collaborate
• Makes a positive and enduring impact on the lives of individuals and communities

The Science Centre offers interactive experiences and insights into science and technology that help visitors of all ages understand and contribute to the world around us.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and working closely with the four Vice-Presidents, in this position you will:
• Act as a key point of contact and expert resource in providing strategic guidance and advice on the development and implementation of the Science Centre's diversity and inclusion strategy including managing the roadmap and promoting the strategy within the organizational culture
• Develop and deliver communication and change management plans and strategies to support the implementation of initiatives
• Develop, monitor and report on program analytics and feedback for integration into the Science Centre's business and organizational planning
• Provide strategic advice and recommendations to senior leadership on issues, projects, and initiatives related to people and culture
• Develop and foster collaborative working relationships with management and staff across the Centre to encourage the exchange of ideas and the sharing of information
• Lead and participate on committees and working groups that promote a collaborative, visitor-focused culture

How do I qualify?

Leadership and Project Management Skills:

• You model commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility and anti-racism in all aspects of leadership and interactions with staff, colleagues, partners and clients.
• You have the demonstrated ability to lead interdisciplinary teams and/or working groups of professional staff who are not direct reports.
• You have excellent project management and organizational skills to effectively scope work requirements, set and manage priorities, and coordinate activities and deliverables across multiple areas/project stakeholders under tight timelines and with limited resources

Knowledge of People and Culture Principles and Practices:

• You have a keen understanding of, and expertise in, people and culture practices and trends, including experience leading or supporting equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives
• You are knowledgeable about legislation, policies and programs in several of the following strategic knowledge areas: diversity & inclusion, anti-racism, leadership development, employee engagement, change management and culture change and can apply that knowledge in providing advice to senior executives
• You have experience with supporting transformational initiatives and organizational change and development initiatives

Communication and Relationship Management Skills:

• You have strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to establish and maintain productive and collaborative relationships with senior executives, colleagues, partners, industry stakeholders and team members to exchange information and input, discuss issues, build consensus and achieve results
• You act with integrity, your commitment to confidentiality is unquestioned and you can develop appropriate responses to sensitive situations.
• You have demonstrated exceptional written communication skills to develop programs and prepare reports, recommendations, briefing materials, presentation decks and communications materials.

Analytical Thinking, Research and Problem-Solving Skills:

• You are a conceptual thinker with proven strong analytical and research skills to monitor and evaluate programs, identify impacts, develop recommendations, and understand and interpret complicated business initiatives
• You take initiative to research and analyze information in response to a full range and complexity of requests, including priority or contentious issues, and determine appropriate responses
• You can effectively review and synthesize information and distill it to the most important points to provide feasible solutions and recommendations

Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Anti-Racism:

The OPS is an innovative, responsive, and accountable public service that works hard to be diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable. Diversifying leadership teams is a top OPS priority with the goal to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most underrepresented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) in leadership positions.

The OPS invites all interested individuals to apply and encourages applications from Indigenous and racialized individuals, and persons with disabilities.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion.

The OPS offers employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Human Resources
Posted on:
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
  • T-SC-181567/22
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 Tuesday, May 24, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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