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Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Job Title: Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Position Level: Contract

Institution: Osgoode Township Museum

Salary: $18.00

Hours: 30 hrs/week

Length of Assignment: December 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022 (The Museum is closed for the holidays from Dec 23, 2021 to Jan 4, 2022.)

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Friday, November 12, 2021

Contact: Jillian Metcalfe, Executive Director

City/Town: Vernon

Province: Ontario

Region: Ottawa South




Osgoode Township Museum, located in Vernon, Ontario is housed in a mid-century two room schoolhouse. It shares the story of Ottawa’s rural and agricultural heritage.

Job Summary:

Osgoode Ward (formerly Osgoode Township) is comprised of several small communities  with people of many cultures and ethnic backgrounds, ages, religions, genders, sexual orientations and other diversity and equity seeking groups. Osgoode Township Museum seeks a Diversity & Inclusion Officer to develop an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Plan that will provide strategic direction to our organization to be able to connect and collaborate with diverse groups within the community.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the unique circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, job descriptions may be altered to accommodate the Museum’s needs as employees work from home. Additional requirements will include internet access and personal electronic equipment; including a personal computer and smartphone both with audio and video capabilities.

 Duties & Responsibilities:

-Conduct an internal equity, diversity and inclusion assessment of the Osgoode Township Museum

-Assesses current practices and plans, and identify areas for improvement and develop actionable goals to implement these changes or improvements

-Examine key departments of the organization, including governance structure and staff operations, in order to improve, inform and identify areas in which it can act to implement change

-Develop and set strategies that will encourage movement towards diversity, inclusion and equity within the organization and the communities it serves

-Identify resources to aid in the implementation of these goals, including professional development opportunities

-Lay out actions and suggestions for improvement in three timelines, immediate goals/changes to be made, short term goals, long term goals

-Use current, information, resources and strategies to achieve goals

-Resulting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Plan must be informing, realistic and actionable with tangible metrics for achieving outcomes


Qualifications and Requirements:

- A Canadian citizen or permanent resident entitled to work in Canada

- A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in public or business administration, political science, communications, English, social studies, non-profit management, museum management, public relations social anthropology, public administration, human resource management or a related field from an accredited institution

- Professional-level public outreach experience, including experience working with diverse communities

- Excellent computer competency in Microsoft Office Suite, in particular both Excel and Word, is required and proficiency with Adobe, Canva, Google Drive, Slack, Zoom and Social Media platforms will be considered beneficial

- Project management skills; carry out a project from start to finish with well-defined objectives and outcomes, select and use appropriate tools and technology, adapt to changing requirements and information

- Demonstrated self-directed initiative outreaching to a wide variety of people

- Ability to develop, plan, implement and evaluate policies, communications, programs, events that promote cultural awareness and diversity

- Ability to facilitate community collaborations and partnerships to accomplish shared goals and objectives

- Base knowledge of cultural competency, equity and outreach practices to ensure inclusive and broad public participation

- Work cooperatively with diverse leaders, stakeholders, including the community, and the media

- Exhibit a nonjudgmental, open manner and utilize effective interpersonal skills

- Listen and communicate effectively with diverse group(s) of people

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Work is performed in a normal office environment, with a considerable number of meetings outside the office environment:

- Travel to/from meetings and various locations

- Attend, participate in and/or lead evening and weekend meetings, City Council meetings, and community meetings and events as required

This position is funded in part through the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage program, and all applicants must be registered in the YCW candidate pool and meet the current YCW-BCH eligibility criteria. An individual may be eligible for an internship if they:

  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;
  • are unemployed or underemployed;
  • are a college or university graduate; and
  • are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program.

Note: Priority will be given to graduates that have not previously participated in YCW internship programs.


To Apply:

Qualified applicants should submit a single PDF file containing their CV and a letter of interest to Osgoode Township Museum’s Executive Director, Jillian Metcalfe, at with the subject line “Application: Diversity & Inclusion Officer” by 11:59 p.m. Friday, November 12, 2021. The letter of interest should include a brief outline of the applicant’s knowledge of our organization. The letter should also demonstrate an understanding of the position and should speak to relevant qualifications and experiences.

Mailed, faxed, and late applications will not be considered. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Information:

Osgoode Township Museum is an equal opportunity employer. This position is contingent on successful funding from YCW-BCH. All offers of employment for this position will be conditional upon satisfactory reference checks. There is no public transportation to the Museum site. Osgoode Township Museum, located in Vernon, Ontario is housed in a mid-century two-room schoolhouse. Today it shares the story of Ottawa south’s rural and agriculture heritage.