Director, Community Initiatives (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging)

REACH Edmonton

As Director Community Initiatives (DEIB), you will be responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership for community initiatives. You will provide direction, vision and inspiration to staff and stakeholders on community safety. You will collaborate and provide recommendations and implement strategies with a wide variety of partners, both internally and externally, to create impactful and long-lasting strategies and programs.

The Director Community Initiatives (DEIB) acts as subject matter expert, change agent, influencer, thought leader, key enabler, and champion of our commitment to fostering a workplace culture and environment that is inclusive, diverse and equitable. You will provide progressive leadership to create and manage our Diversity Equity Inclusion Belonging mission involving strategic planning, coordination and communication of key activities, event and resources management, awareness and training, and reporting program progress and metrics.

The Director Community Initiatives (DEIB) provides leadership support to the REACH Immigrant and Refugee Initiatives (RIRI) and the Coalitions Creating Equity (CCE) initiatives.

Community Initiative Director (DEIB) Requirements:

● Lived experience and/or formal education in a related field with solid knowledge and working experience with diversity and inclusion initiatives, change management, strategy development and leadership programs.

● Demonstrated track record of success in leading, influencing and executing on significant multi-year initiatives.

● Passionate, dynamic and strategic leader, with a proven track record of harmonizing strategy, programs and experiences, and ability to influence at all levels.

● Excellent oral and written communication skills which include preparation of reports, funding proposals, public speaking and creative use of the internet.

● Experience with program evaluation and working with evaluators. This includes exposure to different evaluation types, for different purposes. Training in program evaluation is preferred.

● Expertise in building sustainable business relationships with all levels of leaders and stakeholders through trust, respect, competence and confidence.

● Flexible self-starter who uses profile, relationships and institutional knowledge to engage the right people to affect the right outcomes.

● Ability to bring challenging topics to the table in a constructive way and engage stakeholders in creating viable impactful solutions.

● Ability to confidently represent the REACH organization both internally and externally.

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Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $100,000.00-$112,500.00 per year


  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • RRSP match


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Edmonton, AB: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Application question(s):

  • What is your experience with diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging approaches?


  • Community Development: 8 years (required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Edmonton, AB

Application deadline: 2023-03-17
Expected start date: 2023-05-01

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