Management Consultant (Gender Equity)
An extraordinary opportunity to enhance the success of advancing gender equity at the City of Toronto
Recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, and Best Diversity Employer, the City of Toronto is committed to providing opportunities to lead, learn and grow. Our People and Equity Division plays a critical role within the City in developing strategies, and promoting policies, practices and programs conducive to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for employees, visitors and residents.
The City's Gender Equity Unit is a newly established team that will lead the development and implementation of a Gender Equity Strategy for advancing an intersectional gender-based lens into City programs, services, and internal workforce initiatives.
Reporting to the Director of Equity, Diversity and Human Rights, you will lead the development and implementation of the Gender Equity Strategy by bringing your vast knowledge and expertise on gender equity issues. As Management Consultant (Gender Equity), you will contribute to the success of the City and the Division by providing client-driven, value-added management consulting services. This mandate will encompass strategy development and planning; stakeholder engagement and consultation, business planning, data analysis, and reporting on outcomes; systems planning, reviews and alternate service delivery options.
Making a positive impact on gender equity issues
As a proven expert in leading major equity strategies, you will design, develop, implement and evaluate detailed plans related to the Gender Equity Strategy. Offering guidance to City divisions by applying a gender equity lens, you will act as the subject matter expert on diverse women, girls, trans and non-binary issues by developing an outcome-based framework to measure progress and assess programs, policies and services. Your role will include integrating an intersectional gender equity analysis within the City’s annual equity responsive budget process and providing policy analysis and advice on diverse gender equity issues.
Major gender equity steps—from planning to action
Leveraging your outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, you will lead and convene through stakeholder consultation and engagement activities on gender equity issues, and engage input from diverse women, girls, trans and non-binary individuals and communities to shape priorities and outcome measures. Your role as the Management Consultant (Gender Equity) will convene internal and external stakeholder meetings to identify and address systemic barriers, lead project-steering committees, and lead and establish best practices around intersectional gender equity opportunities. You will also be called upon to align the City’s disaggregated data strategy, and support management in assessing and devising solutions by applying a gender equity lens.
Day-to-day excellence—both within your department and across teams
As the Management Consultant (Gender Equity), you will supervise the day-to-day operation of all staff assigned to the project including the scheduling, assigning and reviewing of work. On a broader level, you will contribute to embedding a gender equity lens in the City’s programs, policies and service delivery to ensure equitable access to employment opportunities and City services. In addition to developing tools, resources and methodologies, you will promote organizational cultural change and advance equity and inclusion within and outside the organization.
Qualifications and Experience
This important role will call on you to leverage to your significant leadership experience, your expertise in gender equality issues, and your excellent communication/relationship-building skills.
- Extensive experience in leading and implementing large scale projects, preferably in the area of gender equity, with or within a large complex public sector organization.
- Extensive research and/or expertise of gender equality theory and practices that relates to women, girls, trans and non-binary issues.
- Extensive experience with stakeholder engagement and consultation activities with the ability to build effective networks, partnerships and alliances with internal and external stakeholders to achieve objectives.
- A post-secondary education in a professional discipline relevant to the job function such as Gender and Woman’s Studies, Sociology, Social Work, Business or combined equivalent of education and experience. Graduate degree in relevant field of study is an asset.
- Experience in data analysis and developing evaluation tools to measure and monitor the effectiveness of programs and initiatives with a gender equity lens.
- Considerable supervisory experience with the ability to provide clear direction, coaching and mentoring to staff, setting objectives, and evaluating performance.
- Ability to develop effective solutions by using an intersectional gender equity lens to implement best practices.
- Understanding of the intersectional complexities of identity through a lens of anti-oppression, anti-racism, anti-Black racism, anti-Indigenous racism, gender identity and expression, and issues surrounding sexual violence.
- Strong interpersonal, facilitation and negotiation skills with the ability to influence and obtain support for key programs and initiatives.
- Highly developed communications skills with the ability to prepare reports, presentations and briefing notes for council and senior leadership.
- Excellent organizational and project/program management skills with the ability to meet competing priorities and handle multiple tasks concurrently.
- Demonstrated critical thinking, analytical skills and political acumen in assessing and analysing issues pertaining to gender equity.
- Project Management and/or Change Management certification is considered an asset.
- Lived experience as a member of an Indigenous, Black or equity-seeking group is an asset.
Salary Range: $103,303.20 – $121,375.80
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