The Starfish celebrates young environmental leaders by connecting them with a platform for storytelling and building a community of change-makers. Since 2010, our work has amplified young voices from Victoria to Yellowknife to St. John’s through programs such as Canada’s Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25, Learning & Development Programs, and our Youth Journal. We work to inspire young Canadians to take leadership roles in their communities and to celebrate their peers in the environmental movement.
As a national organization, The Starfish is a distributed team and all employees work remotely.
About the role
The Starfish Canada is seeking a manager to help the organization continue building an inclusive and diverse community of staff, volunteers, members, and youth, where equity is central to how The Starfish Canada delivers its charitable mission. With a strong understanding of current successes and gaps in these goals, the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Manager will advance this work across The Starfish Canada’s programs, operations, processes, and platforms.
The EDI Manager will support efficient program delivery through research, analysis, content development, and collaboration.
Key responsibilities will include:
Collaborating with colleagues in various departments to plan and execute changes to operations, programs, systems, processes, and policies guided by anti-racist and intersectional principles
Researching resources to build institutional EDI capacity and facilitate ongoing internal and external learning through regular collection and distribution of resources with information on topics related to the intersection of environment and identities, and climate justice
Play a project management role, assign tasks and create timelines, communicate progress frequently with board members and senior leadership
Assist the fund development team with grant writing as it may relate to equity, diversity, and inclusion work
Collect organization-wide demographic data, prepare reports and pull action items from data to advance goals
The EDI Manager reports to the Executive Director and will be supported through weekly check-ins and consistent communication to receive guidance on project planning and program management, and any additional framing and information that may support the team. As requested, mentorship and coaching opportunities can be made available.
We welcome applications from individuals who may not meet all requirements:
Understanding of perspectives and issues about anti-racism and intersectionality, especially as they relate to organizational processes and practices as well as climate justice
Ability to take leadership in the role with assessing organizational needs and priorities, and determining approaches to embedding EDI principles throughout the organization
Analytical and critical thinking skills, with an ability to identify areas for improvement
Excellent communication and collaboration skills with participants, facilitators, partners, and community members both virtually and in-person
Strong ability to multi-task and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Able to take leadership in this role and collaborate and connect with team members virtually as they work from home
Competency with communicating in English is required, with proficiency in French as an additional asset
Please submit your application addressed to Winnie Tam, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Application: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Manager” by August 27, 2023 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. Applications should include:
A cover letter (up to two pages) that includes:
How your strengths and experiences align with this job opportunity
Describe an example of how you’ve applied an equity lens to your work
Any access needs you may have (requests for accessibility will not negatively affect your application)