Manager, EDIR

Full-time, Permanent

$110-135k DOE

3 weeks ago in Human Resources

Job Description:

Our client, a downtown pension fund is seeking a Manager, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Reconciliation (EDIR) to join their HR team. As Manager, EDIR, you will champion an inclusive environment and focus on driving EDIR  purpose-driven culture by supporting the execution of our EDIR strategy and roadmap.  Reporting to the Senior Director, People and working collaboratively across the People team and broader organization, your work will include development, rollout and ongoing support for workplace programs, practices and initiatives that demonstrate commitment to being an inclusive employer that enables every member of the company’s diverse community to thrive.


  • Champion the EDIR roadmap and intentional culture work
  • Take ownership of the3-year EDIR roadmap and the People team commitments therein, tracking and reporting on EDIR initiatives and outcomes
  • Working collaboratively with members of the People team, develop a foundational EDIR training program and establish a multi-year training program
  • Work with the Talent Acquisition Team and People Leaders on recruitment strategies and developing targeted programs to help increase representation of underrepresented groups within the company
  • Establish key partnerships to help support and promote EDIR commitments
  • As a skilled facilitator, bring people to the table and create a safe space for open, insightful dialogue that propels EDIR work forward
  • Create feedback mechanisms (surveys, listening opportunities, 360 feedback)
  • Develop an EDIR policy
  • Coordinate and support all workplace EDIR events and groups
  • Work closely with the Chief People Officer and Senior Director, People to provide guidance on matters of policy interpretation and practices concerning diversity, accessibility, equity, inclusion, freedom of speech and freedom of expression
  • Act as the main point of contact and expert resource for EDIR to all team members and People Leaders
  • Propose, implement, and monitor Self Identification and employee surveys and implement metrics to ensure the company has the information it needs to support a diverse workforce in an equitable and inclusive way
  • Coordinate, chair and co-chair committees and employee resource groups that are specifically mandated to address equity, accessibility, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation
  • Ensure an EDIR lens is applied to all recruitment, onboarding, integration and promotion processes
  • Partnering with the Strategic Communications team, build out EDIR messaging on internal and external communications platforms
  • Special projects and other duties as required


  • Undergraduate degree
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in an EDIR-focused role with experience developing, leading, and executing EDIR strategies and initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience working with Indigenous communities or on reconciliation-related programs. Lived experience as an Indigenous person an asset.
  • Experience in a fast-scaling organization strongly preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with Ontario’s employment standards
  • Strong understanding of equity, accessibility, intersectionality, anti-racism, decolonization, inclusion, anti-oppression, the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and their application in an organizational context



  • Proven communication, facilitation, and presentation skills to promote ideas persuasively and effectively, obtain buy-in for initiatives, and resolve conflict in order to ensure operational alignment and high impact execution
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Exceptional collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and remain calm during high volume periods
  • High degree of self-motivation and professionalism
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a time sensitive manner while maintaining quality of work
  • Ability to effectively identify emerging trends and standards that can have a positive impact across the organization


To apply, upload your resume and complete the required information in the “Apply For The Job” section located to the right of the posting. Alternatively, quote the position title and email your resume to: Lindsey;

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TDS Personnel is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodations within reason due to a disability or medical need are available on request for candidates taking part in the recruitment process.

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