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Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (London)

London, ON

Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Goodwill is hiring!  If you are passionate about making a difference and want to be part of a team that is dedicated to improving the lives of others and projected for future growth, Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes is the place for you.

Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes is a leading non-profit organization committed to changing lives and communities through the power of work. Our organization values diversity, equity, and inclusivity, and we strive to create a workplace that is welcoming and respectful to all. Headquartered in London, Ontario, Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes is one of five separately incorporated regional Goodwill’s in Canada and one of 150 internationally. Now one of the largest territories following the adoption of the Toronto regional territory and the merger with Goodwill Essex, Kent, Lambton, Goodwill Ontario Great Lakes (Goodwill) currently employs approximately 1,200 people and is positioned for significant growth.


Changing Lives and communities through the power of WORK.


Everyone working and thriving in sustainable communities.


Inclusion | Compassion | Aspiring Workforce | Respect | Empathy

Benefits of Working at Goodwill include:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits.
  • Skills training, scholarships and access to educational credentials.
  • Exciting career opportunities.
  • Access to training and career advancement.
  • Work-life balance and flexibility in scheduling.
  • Respectful, fun and supportive team.
  • Diverse, dynamic culture.
  •  Mission-driven organization committed to the Power of Work.
  • Life coaching and wellness support to assist with employee’s professional and personal life
  • Being part of an organization who:
    •  Is an employer of choice across Southwestern Ontario that meets the Federal Government’s 50/30 challenge for diversity in leadership and is accredited through CARF International
    • Is committed to the environment is an imperative striving for ‘zero waste’ and innovation to repurpose and recycle donated textiles to keep them out of landfill.

The Position: 

Reporting in to the Chief Mission Advancement Officer, the Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will:

    • Help create an environment where every individual’s unique background and perspective is celebrated, and where diversity is embraced as a fundamental strength of our organization.
    • Ensure organizational compliance in the areas of legislation providing fair and equitable support, development and opportunity for equity-seeking and marginalized people.
    • Work in tandem with our Human Resources team, facilitating the development of recruitment practices that attract and engage equity seeking and marginalized candidates.
    • Advise on the organization, preparation, and implementation of recruitment and retention practices.
    • Collaborate with the Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression working group to design and deliver new initiatives that promote equality, diversity and inclusion.  Create methods of assessing the impact of these initiatives; engage with the learning division re: the delivery of relevant training.
    • Maintain current knowledge of pay equity, human rights and employment standards guidelines and laws.
    • Facilitate the use of clear, inclusive language in policy and communications.
    • Maintain an excellent command of contemporary diversity, equity, inclusion and multiculturalism concepts and issues.

What Requirements You Would Need: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in social justice, ethnic studies, sociology, social anthropology, cultural history, labor studies, law, urban communities, human resources or a closely related area
  • Minimum 3 years diversity, equity and inclusion experience, designing, executing and reporting on EDI initiatives
  • Knowledge of Equity Issues – A strong understanding of systemic racism, discrimination, and other equity-related topics, in particular, patriarchy, anti-Black racism and anti-Indigenous sentiments and colonialism.
  • Strong collaborator and influencer – ability to influence and lead change initiatives with multiple stakeholders.
  • Competence in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting diversity data to inform strategies and measure progress; able to use metrics to track the impact of EDI initiatives and adjust strategies accordingly.

Goodwill Industries is committed to embracing a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees and members feel valued, respected and supported; we welcome newcomers to the region to apply. We are dedicated to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live and serve, and where every team member can reach their full potential.  Upon request, accommodations during the recruitment process are available.

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