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Category:
Job Location:
Catholic Education Centre
320 Bloomington Road West
Aurora, Ontario L4G 0M1
Employer:
York Catholic District School Board
Description-Job Posting:

Under the direction of the Director of Education, the Human Rights and Equity Advisor will work proactively among various stakeholders to develop, implement and address human rights matters as well as employment and educational equity risks.

The Human Rights and Equity Advisor will make a significant contribution to human rights, equity, diversity and inclusion in our schools and workplaces with a commitment to increasing the Board’s capacity to meet and exceed it’s legal obligations in support of the Mission, Vision, Core Values and Strategic Commitments as outlined in the York Catholic District School Board Multi-Year Strategic Plan.

Major Responsibilities:
– Lead and conduct formal and fair investigations, effectively managing complex issues and mediated resolutions of human rights complaints under the Board’s Human Rights Policy.
– Develop, direct and implement system-wide policies, procedures and guidelines related to human rights, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
– Provide strategic consultation, advice and interpretation to senior management and external legal counsel on all matters related to human rights and equity.
– Provide instruction to Board staff to ensure compliance with the Board’s policies, procedures and guidelines related to human rights, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
– Serve as a resource to the Human Resources Department investigations of workplace harassment complaints.
– Actively build and promote effective system networks to promote an equitable and inclusive culture respecting human rights in our schools and board community.
– Work collaboratively with key stakeholders to develop and implement a comprehensive board wide human rights, equity and inclusion awareness strategy.
– Research, analyze and identify trend data to improve access to human rights and equity program information for all staff as well as develop effective solutions to address and eliminate systemic barriers.
– Develop professional learning and training activities to improve human rights knowledge and awareness that lead to more equitable and inclusive schools and workplaces.
– In collaboration with the Manager, Communications and Marketing, develop and implement information campaigns to promote public awareness and deepen understanding of the Board’s human rights and equity programs, policies and procedures.
– Manage correspondence, media requests, conference presentations/speaking engagements and similar requests on behalf of the Director and/or Board, related to human rights and equity initiatives.

Qualifications and Experience:
– University degree with a focus on Human Rights, Public Administration, Law, Human Resources or related discipline.
– A proven human rights professional with 5 – 7 years investigating and resolving human rights complaints, complex equity issues and promoting equitable and inclusionary practices in a unionized environment.
– In-depth knowledge of Human Rights case law, Policy and Procedures, Workplace Harassment Policy and Procedures, as well as collective agreements in a highly unionized workplace.
– Superior understanding of progressive employment equity, human resources practices, and labour relations issues within Ontario’s school boards and public education sectors.
– Extensive experience applying human rights legislation and related case law and emerging trends/issues in human rights.
– Experience in designing and delivering human rights learning and training programs.

Skills and Competencies:
– Proven ability to establish and maintain effective, professional and respectful working relationships to build consensus and collaboratively solve problems with a variety of stakeholders.
– Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to build human rights related policies and procedures.
– Excellent verbal, written, dispute resolution, facilitation and interpersonal communication skills.
– Skills in judgement, sensitivity and an inclusive approach to building consensus and solving problems.
– Demonstrate a commitment to the preservation and strengthening of publicly-funded Catholic education.
– Strong cultural competence and demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse school community and/or environment.

Interested applicants may apply by Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at 5:00 pm through the Careers page, Management & Professional https://www.ycdsb.ca/careers/

Thank you for taking the time to apply for this position. We appreciate your interest in the York Catholic District School Board, however, only applicants selected to continue to the interview process will be contacted by Human Resources.

Commitment to Equity
YCDSB is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment of diversity and employment equity and is dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse communities that we serve.

We are proud to have built a culture that thrives on idea-sharing and collaboration, always finding ways to continue to create a warm, welcoming and inclusive work environment. We are committed to being an equitable employer, providing an inclusive environment for a diverse workforce, including but not limited to, women, persons with visible and invisible disabilities, Indigenous persons, and ethnic visible minorities.

Accessibility
The Board is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive workplace. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request.

Vulnerable Sector Screening
As a condition of employment with the York Catholic District School Board, successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory “Vulnerable Sector Screening” prior to the commencement of any employment duties.

Catholic Education Centre
320 Bloomington Road West, Aurora, Ontario L4G 0M1 – (905) 713-1211

Dominic Mazzotta
Chair of the Board

Domenic Scuglia
Director of Education

Category:
Job Location:
Aurora, Ontario
Employer:
York Catholic District School Board
Description-Job Posting:

The York Catholic District School Board is seeking an experienced and proven financial leader to assume the role of Manager: Finance & Budget.

The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) is one of the top-performing school boards in Ontario and one of the largest Catholic school boards in the province. Located in one of the fastest growing areas in North America, the Regional Municipality of York, in the Greater Toronto Area, the Board serves the Region’s nine municipalities (Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Whitchurch-Stouffville, and King Township).

Recognized as innovative, collaborative and fiscally responsible, the York Catholic District School Board provides a distinctive Catholic education to more than 53,000 students. With an operating budget in excess of $611 million, the Board operates 101 schools (85 elementary and 16 secondary schools) and employs more than 8,000 staff, which translates into a complex and challenging mandate for the new Manager: Finance & Budget (Manager).

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Board, the Manager provides strategic financial leadership and planning of the Board’s budget activities. The Manager is a key leadership position within the YCDSB and sets a high standard of supervision and oversight, leading a team of professionals responsible for budget and financial reporting.

In collaboration with various departments and Senior Administration, the Manager will;
* provide oversight of the Board’s annual and multi-year operating and capital budgets.
* manage and provide leadership in the development and monitoring of the Board’s budget (preparation, analysis, forecasts, presentations and Ministry reporting).
* facilitate the maintenance of accurate and up to date financial records.
* actively participate in the development and implementation of sound financial management and control parameters mandated by the Ministry of Education and the Board.
* ensure compliance with the Ministry of Education, the Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) and other regulatory financial reporting requirements and timelines.

The ideal candidate will possess, a relevant post-secondary degree in Finance, Business, Accounting or equivalent and a professional accounting designation (CPA, CA, CMA, CGA or equivalent). The candidate will bring at least seven years of successful experience in business administration, preferably in the education sector or a broader public sector organization.

The Manager will support the values of the YCDSB and will be a demonstrated leader who will work effectively in a collaborative decision-making environment. They will possess excellent interpersonal, communication and management skills and demonstrate the ability to build, motivate and inspire a team of professionals. The Manager will possess strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills and will meet tight timelines while balancing multiple demands from various stakeholders.

The York Catholic District School Board has retained the Ontario Education Services Corporation (OESC) to support this recruitment. Referencing the above job title, interested applicants are invited to confidentially submit a detailed resume, a cover letter and three references (who will only be contacted with prior consent) to the following email:

resumeYCDSB@oesc-cseo.org

Requests for additional information on this position may also be sent to the e-mail address above. The deadline for applications is September 24, 2021.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Commitment to Equity
YCDSB is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment of diversity and employment equity and is dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse communities that we serve.
We are proud to have built a culture that thrives on idea-sharing and collaboration, and we’re always finding ways to continue to create a warm, welcoming and inclusive work environment. We are committed to being an equitable employer, providing an inclusive environment for a diverse workforce, including but not limited to, women, persons with visible and invisible disabilities, Indigenous persons, and ethnic visible minorities.

Accessibility
The Board is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive workplace. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request.

Criminal Record Check
For the safety of students, successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory criminal record check prior to the commencement of any employment duties.

Category:
Job Location:
Oshawa
Employer:
Durham CDSB
Description-Job Posting:

The Director of Education invites applications for the position of Human Rights and Equity Advisor.

The Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB) encompasses the area from Pickering to Oshawa and extends north to Beaverton.   Governed by eight publicly elected Catholic trustees, the Board has provided faith-based, Catholic education in the Durham Region for over 50 years. Currently, DCDSB serves 21000+ students in 38 elementary schools and 7 secondary schools.  The Board also provides comprehensive continuing and alternative education programs through Archbishop Anthony Meagher Catholic Continuing Education Centers and Father Don MacLellan Catholic Secondary School. In 2021-2022 the Board will also operate an Elementary Virtual School.

Striving to celebrate and nurture the God-given talents of each student as we serve with excellence in the light of Christ, the Board is seeking an exemplary and innovative senior human rights professional who will work proactively with various stakeholders in a non-partisan capacity to protect and advance matters of human rights and equity.

As a member of the Board’s Senior Administrative Team, reporting to the Director of Education, the successful candidate will significantly contribute to the Board’s commitment to human rights, diversity and inclusion and maintain welcoming, respectful working and learning environments. Working in collaboration with the Senior Administrative Team the HREA will increase the Board’s capacity to meet and exceed its legal and ethical obligations in support of DCDSB’s Mission, Vision and Strategic Commitments as outlined in the Board’s strategic plan.

Primary Objectives and Responsibilities:

Build and maintain a culture of respect for Human rights through leadership, education and training, and participation in system-level decision-making.

  • Build, support and maintain effective system networks to promote an equitable and inclusive culture respecting human rights in our Catholic schools and board community.
  • Work with the Board’s Senior Team to identify and respond to human rights and equity related risks.
  • Review, develop, coordinate, provide guidance on and implement system-wide policies, procedures and guidelines related to human rights, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Develop and provide professional learning and training activities across the system to improve human rights knowledge and awareness that leads to more equitable and inclusive schools and workplaces.
  • Provide guidance and training to Board staff to respond to complaints and ensure compliance with the Board policies, procedures and guidelines related to human rights, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Support the development and implementation of the strategic planning process through the provision of guidance and advice on fostering a culture free of harassment and discrimination.
  • Enhance the collection, analysis and use of data to identify and address systemic organizational and attitudinal barriers and support the Board to meet its responsibilities under Ontario’s Data Standards for the Identification and Monitoring of Systemic Racism.
  • Consult and work with staff, unions, students, parents, Indigenous partners, other local community partners and ministry staff.
  • Support equitable teaching and learning for all students, including promoting culturally responsive and relevant pedagogy.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Support the resolution of human rights complaints

  • Supervise implementation of the complaints procedure to ensure procedural requirements are met, and ensure the integrity of the process and safety of the participants.
  • Ensure proper documentation of human rights complaints, including tracking and monitoring progress.
  • Assist with assessment of complaint scope.
  • Determine appropriate methods of dispute resolution and contract services (e.g. investigators) where needed.
  • Develop and approve investigation plans, review reports and communicate findings.
  • Facilitate resolution of human rights complaints, including conducting mediation, investigation or other forms of complaint resolution where appropriate and as needed.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Superior understanding of the Ontario Human Rights Code and human rights case law and emerging trends and issues
  • University degree with a focus on Human Rights, Public Administration, Law, Human Resources or related discipline
  • Demonstrated work-related expertise in applying human rights law and analyzing issues using the Human Rights Code and relevant policies to prevent and address discrimination and harassment including:
    • 3-5 years of experience in human rights investigations, complaint resolution and restorative justice
  • Experience in designing and delivering human rights education and training programs, including conducting training on complaints resolution and restorative justice
  • Demonstrated experience providing advice and expertise on human rights-related strategic policy issues to senior level administration
  • Excellent managerial skills with respect to planning, communication, decision-making, motivating and problem-solving, and professional experience at a senior level managing complex and/or high-profile projects
  • Demonstrated experience working with external and internal stakeholders, including senior management, to develop human rights-related policies and procedures
  • Excellent relationship-building skills, sound judgement, sensitivity and an inclusive approach to building consensus and solving problems
  • Strong cultural competence and demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse school community and/or work environment

Method of Application:

Candidates wishing to be considered for this position must submit the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae;
  • Three (3) professional references and the authorization/consent to contact them

Written applications will be received by electronic mail, not later than Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. in strict confidence to:

Tracy Barill, Director Education
Email:  tracy.barill@dcdsb.ca
Durham Catholic District School Board
650 Rossland Road West
Oshawa, ON L1J 7C4

Please note that a condition of employment is the completion of a criminal background check with vulnerable sector, satisfactory to the Board.

The Durham Catholic District School Board believes that fostering an inclusive, anti-racist and equitable culture is a moral imperative. Helping the diverse students we serve in reaching their full potential, and, ensuring that every member of this community is valued, are foundational pillars at our Catholic School Board. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals that are traditionally underrepresented and under recruited in our workforce.

Pursuant to the accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act, 2005 (AODA), if you require accommodations at any time throughout the application process, please contact Marie Losier at marie.losier@dcdsb.ca prior to the closing date so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Memorandum DRTR21-22001