Manager, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Mar 30, 2023
Full time Executive Finance Marketing

Job Description

Manager, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The opportunity

As the Manager, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), this role will have the opportunity to build on a solid foundation and shape the future of what DEI means for one of the world’s leading pension funds and leave a legacy for years to come.

This role is responsible for supporting and/or managing the Enterprise DEI strategy, including support on a divisional and departmental level for our employees, as well as with key partners across the organization, both internally (ex. DEI Council, ERGs) and externally (ex. DEI partnerships).

Who you'll work with

Reporting to the Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as a key member of the DEI Team, you will collaborate and provide recommendations to a wide variety of partners both internally (ex. Marketing and Communications, Legal, People Operations, etc.) and externally (ex. Investor Leadership Network, Catalyst, BlackNorth, etc.) in partnership with People & Culture Business Partners, the Talent Acquisitions team and Talent and Leadership Development team.

What you'll do

  • Work closely with the Director, DEI to partner with global senior leadership, our DEI Council as well as our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to act as an advisor and execute on our DEI strategy to align our DEI agenda to our cultural transformation and strategic talent priorities.

  • Partner with internal People & Culture and corporate teams (People Advisory, Talent, Talent Acquisition, Transformation, Total Rewards, People Operations, Marketing & Communications, Legal, Privacy and Compliance) to execute on DEI initiatives.

  • Provide advisory support directly to the business and/or through People and Culture Business Partners on ad-hoc requests and key focus areas of our DEI strategy.

  • Support and build on our inclusive culture through authentic communications and training, demonstrating outstanding interpersonal skills with proven ability to understand multiple perspectives.

  • Support the Director, DEI as they partner with Investment teams and portfolio companies to co-create impactful solutions that advance DEI progress.

  • Manage the portfolio of key global external DEI partnerships (e.g. Investor Leadership Network, Women in Capital Markets, Catalyst, Black North Initiative etc.) and drive increased awareness and engagement of employees, which includes relationship management, coordination between external and internal partners, negotiating partnerships, etc.

  • Influence, coach and develop DEI capability in leaders across Ontario Teachers’ by mobilizing colleagues and the business to build accountability with different communities.

  • Manage the Employee Resource Groups, including ensuring coordination across activities, managing the broader ERG budget, and supporting on the development and execution of ERG events and initiatives throughout the year.

  • Lead the organization and execution of large-scale events and programs related to organizational days of significance in partnership with our ERGs and the marketing and communications team.

  • Support DEI Director with successful delivery of DEI strategic refresh and scorecard items including review of DEI data reporting and finding opportunities for automation and efficiency.

  • Supports departmental, divisional and enterprise performance reporting as it relates to DEI measures and outcomes.

  • Support sharing of methodologies, implementation of strategies and tactics with a focus on data and reporting and accountability both within Teachers’ and across the pension/financial services industry.

  • Work with DEI Director to identify, coordinate and deliver training/education needs to support future DEI strategic priorities (as identified) including conducting a variety of research projects as needed.

  • Help find opportunities for DEI differentiation (or gaps) from industry peers by conducting standard methodology research and benchmarking to provide recommendations and enhancements.

  • Work alongside DEI Director and in partnership with Marketing and Communications on communications strategy to support our DEI initiatives.

  • Support DEI Director with budget review to ensure alignment across the portfolio of initiatives.

What you'll need

  • Project management across a diverse and complex portfolio

  • High proficiency in both PowerPoint, Excel (ideally PowerBI as well)

  • Strong written and verbal communicator with keen attention to detail

  • Ability to story tell through PowerPoint and convert discussion into effective meeting slides / minutes afterwards

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (required)

  • Knowledge and understanding of DEI terms/concepts

  • Specific knowledge and experience with anti-racism and anti-oppression frameworks and initiatives, Indigenous reconciliation action plans and accessibility in the workplace programs is preferred

  • Solid understanding of financial services

  • Experience in Human Resources, Human Capital Consulting with solid knowledge and working experience leading DEI initiatives, anti-racism related initiatives and training programs (3-5 years preferred)

  • A DEI champion who lives by our values (Inclusive, Performance-driven, Courageous, Agile and Curious), and can influence change and positive behaviours.

  • Strong project management and organizational skills with a high attention to detail including technical ability (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerBI)

  • Pragmatic disruptor – bold enough to question status quo and biases to create equal opportunities and hold others accountable while wise enough to know when to slow down the pace of change and focus on core priorities.

  • Quickly builds trust with colleagues through effective listening, openness and transparency

  • Strong presentation, facilitation and active listening skills

  • Able to ask difficult questions, accept direct feedback and demonstrate perseverance and grit

  • Ability to travel as required

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What we’re offering

  • Pay-for-performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentive

  • Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development

  • Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage

  • Retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan

  • The opportunity to invest back into the fund through our Deferred Incentive Program

  • A flexible/hybrid work environment combining in office collaboration and remote working

  • Competitive time off

  • Our Flexible Travel Program gives you the option to work abroad in another region/country for up to a month each year

  • Employee discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis

  • Degreed: a digital platform that helps you quickly and easily discover, share, and track various learning resources — from courses to videos to articles and more

At Ontario Teachers', diversity is one of our core strengths. We take pride in ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create, reflect and embrace diversity of thought, background and experience. Through our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), we celebrate diversity and foster inclusion through events for colleagues to connect for professional development, networking & mentoring.  We are building an inclusive and equitable workplace where our talent is respected, accepted and empowered to be themselves.  To learn more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, check out Life at Teachers'.

How to apply

Are you ready to pursue new challenges and take your career to the next level? Apply today! You may be invited to complete a pre-recorded digital interview as part of your application.

Accommodations are available upon request ( for candidates with a disability taking part in the recruitment process and once hired.

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the country where this role is located.

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