Job Posting Number   PASS 2020-14

 Reporting to the Director of Education, the Equity Officer supports the implementation of the Board’s Equity Action Plan and Multi-Year Strategic Plan, performs audits of policies and procedures, designs and implements training, and conducts consultations with key stakeholders to support the development and implementation of programs to support the wellbeing and success of students and staff who represent equity-seeking groups.


Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the implementation of the Equity Action Plan
  • Design, develop and implement equity training for staff and new hire orientation
  • Conduct community consultations with key stakeholders to support the development and implementation of programs to support the wellbeing and success of students and staff who represent equity-seeking groups.
  • Identify and address systemic issues and gaps related to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI);
  • Make research-informed recommendations to the Director of Education and senior team leaders to ensure the effectiveness and enhancement of strategies and programs that advance inclusion.
  • Develop and implement policies and guidelines on matters related to EDI that will bring best practices into the organization as well as ensure compliance with legislation such as Ontario Human Rights Code
  • Assist with diversity analytics, including benchmarking, tracking metrics, analyzing and generating diversity reporting for various audiences to highlight trends and demonstrate impact of Board programs and initiatives
  • Support recruitment and employee retention, make recommendations to identify barriers to employment and provide recommendation to either eliminate or modify policies, practices and systems that hinder retention, development and advancement of under-represented groups


Experiences and Qualifications for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • University degree in a related field (e.g. Human Rights/Equity, Social Sciences, Public Administration, Social Work);
  • Lived experience as a member of an equity-seeking group;
  • Demonstrated leadership in working with historically oppressed communities, navigating institutional resistance and leading equity and anti-oppression work and/or demonstrated experience influencing positive change in the field of equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigeneity, preferably within a comparable organizational structure;
  • Demonstrated experience working with senior-level leadership in creating, leading, and monitoring organizational change;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, facilitation and mediation skills. Collaborative and team-oriented leadership style;
  • A thorough understanding of issues related to accessibility, culture, disability, diversity, equity, faith, gender, Indigeneity, race, spirituality, their intersections, and protected grounds as outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and any other relevant legislation; and
  • Highly proficient computer skills.

Salary Range: $77,148-90,766 Grid Level 7 of Professional & Administrative Support Staff Terms of Employment.

*NB: Placement on salary grid done in accordance with provisions outlined in the PASS (Professional and Administrative Support Staff) Terms of Employment.

Location(s):  Catholic Education Centre – 35 Weber St., Kitchener, ON.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter.

Applicants must attach all required documentation required for this position to the resume to be considered a candidate for the position.

External applications will be received via email at  Internal applicants must apply via  Please include your first name, last name and posting number (provided above) in the subject line. Further information on the application process can be found at:

Applications will be accepted until January 8, 2021

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups. Applicants are invited to self-identify if you are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, a member of a visible minority group(s) or a person with disabilities. This information is collected under the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code and will be used to keep track of recruitment information. No personal information will be included.

At WCDSB, we are committed to respecting your privacy, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal information you may share with us through the job application process. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. For more information about the Board’s Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at 519-578-3660 Ext. 2381.

To request this file in large print, please email  If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code.  Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours. Please use one method of application only.

This is a non-denominational equal opportunity position.

The successful candidate will need to produce a satisfactory Criminal Background Check.  For further information refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.