Salary band
$89,700 - $115,300
Anti-Racism, Equity and Inclusion
Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset
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With over 2,000 members including Canada's largest cities, small urban and rural communities, and 20 provincial and territorial municipal associations, FCM represents over 90% of Canada’s population. As the national voice of Canadian municipalities, FCM is an organization that strives to make the communities Canadians live in more prosperous, sustainable, and equitable.

Internally, we are deeply respectful, collaborative, empowering and transparent in our work. We have a commitment and passion for strengthening Canada by achieving results for our communities, our cities and our workplace, and by sharing our knowledge and experience on the world’s stage, so that others may improve the quality of life in their communities.

Major Purpose

Reporting to the Senior Director - Diversity, Inclusion, and Leadership (DIL), the Equity and Inclusion Research and Evaluation Lead will drive and oversee the design and implementation of the FCM diversity, anti-racism, equity, and inclusion monitoring and evaluation framework and process. The incumbent will ensure that the FCM Diversity, Inclusion and Leadership (DIL) team, internal teams/stakeholders and the employee led Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion (AREI) Taskforce have useful, valid and reliable information and data on diversity, equity, anti-racism, and inclusion within FCM operations, policies, advocacy, programming interventions, and organizational culture. You will work with internal departments, teams and internal monitoring and evaluation specialists to identify, monitor, evaluate, and communicate FCM system-wide goals, initiatives and strategies for delivering standardized, valid and reliable information on organizational culture and AREI. The Equity and Inclusion Research and Evaluation Lead will support the growth and advancement of the AREI strategy through providing insights from external research, initiating relevant research, and aligning those insights with internal data.

The future of work at FCM includes a commitment to being a more inclusive and anti-racist organization with a people centered approach. The incumbent embodies FCM’s commitment to being a healthy, diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads and oversees the design and implementation of an FCM AREI evaluation and learning policy, framework, and process using evidence-based practices and relevant theoretical frameworks. 
  • Leads the development of an AREI data collection policy and process that describes departmental responsibilities/indicators for monitoring, in collaboration with key internal stakeholders (i.e., Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Knowledge Sharing: MELKS). Consults with teams to ensure it maps on to existing reporting processes; and aligns with organizational priorities.
  • Leads in the assessment and analysis of divisional and corporate organization effectiveness issues related to AREI and reconciliation integration and application in policies, program or service monitoring and evaluation, and conducts studies and prepares reports.
  • Ensures standardization of diversity, anti-racism, equity, and inclusion data collection, monitoring and reporting
  • Facilitates teams across FCM to determine relevant metrics, monitoring and reporting systems for FCM’s anti-racism, equity, inclusion, and reconciliation programs and initiatives that enable the organization to ensure efforts are directed where they will have the most impact in transforming FCM’s culture and practices to be more values-based and inclusive and identifies risks and mitigation strategies.
  • Establishes, promotes, and monitors progress of system-wide AREI standards to increase capacity for AREI competency. Works with People and Culture, the AREI Taskforce and department leads to identify the monitoring and evaluation objectives, priorities, and activities required for effective culture, practice, and diversity monitoring and data efforts.
  • Provides strategic advice and support to FCM’s Growth and Development, Corporate Services, Communications, and Policy and Public Affairs teams to ensure anti-racism and equity objectives are embedded into policy, communications, processes, resources, program monitoring and evaluation frameworks 
  • Explores and clarifies reporting indicators across FCM departments against FCM’s AREI strategy, policy and framework.
  • Provides strategic advice and technical assistance to the DIL team in developing and using a realistic plan of research, monitoring and evaluation activities that will provide the most relevant and strategic information on culture, diversity, anti-racism, equity, and inclusion.
  • Provides strategic evidence based AREI advice and assistance to FCM staff for proposal, program and service development.
  • Leads the design and implementation of the annual organization wide AREI Climate survey on workplace culture and practice, working closely with all relevant stakeholders. Analyzes and reports on key findings and results. 
  • Analyzes disaggregated data of perception surveys and other data sources, and conducts regular analysis of workforce diversity data to identify gaps and propose corrective actions
  • Uses predictive analytics to provide trends and insights to support diversity, anti-racism, inclusion, and workplace culture initiatives.
  • Analyzes internal data from an AREI angle, including on the uptake of People and Culture (HR) policies (i.e., data on flexible work, parental leave), the right to a safe work environment (data on conflict resolution and formal complaints), and data on recruitment, career progression and critical career opportunities, mentoring or leadership training.
  • Interacts with leadership and relevant staff to define needs for reporting and metrics and leads/generates resources and ad-hoc reports needed for the organization.
  • Strategically filters the significant volume of external studies, articles and data into focused internal communications that can serve to keep FCM leaders up to date on the latest diversity, anti-racism, equity, and inclusion trends.
  • Uses internal data and external research to inform comprehensive AREI business, process, and technology solutions.
  • Provides accurate and timely analytics, insights, and recommendations to people managers, People and Culture partners, and other business partners to address challenges and opportunities for leading our business and human capital.
  • Cultivate relationships with academic and research institutions to access and conduct relevant research that identifies AREI capacity gaps and develop strategies to address policy priorities and member needs.
  • Translates benchmarking data and research to advise strategies for AREI across FCM.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Graduate degree in social sciences, statistics, international development, planning or other relevant discipline and/or a combination of professional and lived experience.
  • 7-10 years of related experience working in a professional role centering data, monitoring and evaluation
  • Strong subject matter expertise and experience working with diversity, anti-racism, equity, and inclusion data is required, with knowledge of relevant system strategies and reporting mechanisms
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in methodology of monitoring and evaluation, including theories, standards and models, quantitative/qualitative/mixed methods, validity/reliability testing of data, data analysis and interpretation, and statistical inference methods, demography, statistics, and data management
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluating culture, diversity, anti-racism, equity and inclusion initiatives in organizations and experience with data visualization principles
  • Ability to pull disparate diversity data points and research together to tell compelling stories that influence organizational leadership and departmental priorities
  • Ability to work independently, manage projects and workflow with ongoing attention to constantly evolving priorities and team needs
  • Intellectually curious, with a track record of success and ability to learn and apply knowledge to develop new and creative solutions
  • Attention to detail and outstanding teamwork and collaboration skills and commitment to results. Validated ability to influence course of action even when others are directly accountable for outcome.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Fluency in English is required, and fluency in French is a strong asset. 

The benefits to joining the FCM team include summer hours (Fridays off between July 1st and Labour Day); office facilities located in the ByWard Market, FCM’s commitment to employee development and a competitive range of employee benefits and services.  FCM encourages flexible work arrangements to support the wellbeing and productivity of employees.

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is committed to fostering an organizational culture that embraces equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging, where individuals from diverse racial and ethnic identities, nationalities, social economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and physical and mental abilities can thrive and be fully engaged at their best level.

FCM welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

The future of work at FCM includes a hybrid work model; therefore, this role will be a combination of virtual and on-site work. The successful candidate is required live in and be authorized to work in Canada. They are also required to be able to work from home/remotely, from within Canada.  All in-office work and in-person meetings for work that take place inside and/or outside of the offices located in Ottawa will be subject to FCM’s Safe Workplace Vaccination Policy, as well as its health and safety procedures.

It is a mandatory condition of employment at FCM that the successful candidate be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with vaccines that have been approved by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to their start date and will be required to provide proof.  If accommodation is required in relation to this condition of employment for any reason pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code, please contact us at directly. 

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we will only contact those selected for an interview. All the applications will be kept for six months following the completion of the hiring process.

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