Posted On: 2020-08-28
Closing On: 2020-09-18
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: October 2020
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management

Job Description



Reporting to the Director – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion this position is responsible for growing and managing strategic partnerships and relationships with service providers and organizations offering resources that support our mandate at CAS of Toronto. This position is responsible for assessing current and emerging needs of the agency and to respond by enhancing service networks and supports in a timely manner. This position is responsible for supervising the work of the Community Development team while carrying a portfolio to advance equity & inclusion at CAS of Toronto. Specifically this position helps to develop, facilitate and coordinate projects and activities stemming from our Anti-Black Racism strategy. The position works in partnership with the Black Education Awareness Committee in its administration, implementation and monitoring of the annual work plan.



  1. Consolidates all service partnerships and agreements in existence at CAS of Toronto, catalogues them, tracks and monitors terms and conditions while ensuring mutually effective and beneficial relationships in a consistent manner

  2. Provides day-to-day leadership to the Community Development team including directing and monitoring projects, and provides supervision, determining work priorities, providing direction and training, setting performance standards, conducting performance appraisals, etc.

  3. Provides line of sight input to the Director on the work plans, activities and progress of the Community Development portfolio

  4. Maintains a broad understanding of ongoing service requirements and needs of CAS of Toronto by liaising and interfacing with Branch leadership in order to speak knowledgeably about the agency to potential and existing community partners

  5. Builds and maintains strong relationships with external partners: community agencies and service organizations

  6. Identifies new potential leads and develops those leads into becoming active partners to provide a link to service needs

  7. Collaborates with internal partners, coordinates a series of events, provides services to external partners and builds synergies between the needs of CAS of Toronto and our partners

  8. Provides hands-on execution in negotiating business terms and service contracts with partners and communicates necessary requirements

  9. Creates, maintains and supports a roster/directory of existing community partners organized in a relevant fashion making it accessible and beneficial to internal service teams

  10. Attends various equity committees and works with committees to develop and implement annual work plans and programs

  11. Increases awareness of the Black, African, Caribbean Canadian community among staff, foster parents, volunteers, children and youth, and responds to internal and external requests for information about related programs and services

  12. Project manages existing and emerging programs aligned with the Anti-Black racism strategy, specifically: Soul Journey (cultural heritage tour for youth), Black Heritage Month and Kwanzaa celebrations among others

  13. Develops and monitors budgets collaborating with internal teams/departments and external organizations; writing grant applications, facilitating program evaluations; program planning and providing program accountability

  14. Promotes an anti-racist environment within an anti-oppression framework and with all internal and external resources accessed by CAST

  15. Acts in accordance with and incorporates Society's Code of Ethics, Confidentiality, Anti-Oppression/Anti-Racism, Harassment & Discrimination policies, etc.

  16. Uses sound judgment in consideration of financial resources

  17. Complies with Society’s financial policies and procedures

  18. Performs other duties as assigned


Education and Experience

  • University degree in business management, marketing, equity studies, human rights, communications, fundraising or social services or another relevant field of study
  • Three (3) or more years of staff supervisory experience
  • Three (3) or more years of work experience in a project management, event management or fundraising role
  • Three (3) or more years of work experience from any of the following areas –Partnership Stewardship, Relationship Management, Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and/or Social Work related fields

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong critical thinking and conceptual skills to think and plan strategically and the ability to translate this into practical and feasible plans
  • Exceptional ability to interact and build positive relationships with diverse communities and community organizations
  • Well-developed client service skills including flexibility and patience to deal with a diverse clientele in a professional manner
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Equity & Inclusion, Anti-oppressive practice and Anti-Black racism
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from a diversity of backgrounds and social locations
  • Problem assessment and solving abilities; analytical, self-motivated, proactive and resourceful
  • Versatility, flexibility and a willingness to work with and negotiate through ever evolving priorities
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a larger team
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of resources providing service to the Black, African, Caribbean community in the GTA
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency on computer applications including but not limited to MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Ability to travel across the GTA for work purposes
  • Ability to work flexible hours inclusive of evenings and weekends
  • Valid Ontario G or G2 Driver’s License


  • Access to an insured vehicle for Agency work
  • Experience and proficiency in using social media
  • Knowledge of data mapping processes
  • Knowledge of current issues affecting the child welfare and community services sectors
  • Knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Service Act, Ministry guidelines, Society policies and procedures

Anti-Oppression/Anti-Racism at CAS of Toronto

CAS of Toronto is committed to having a workforce that is reflective of the diversity of the City of Toronto and strongly encourages application from all qualified individuals, especially those who can provide different perspectives and contribute to a further diversification of ideas.
Accommodation at CAS of Toronto

We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants need to make any accommodation requests for the interview or selection process known in advance by contacting the Human Resources Department at 416-924-4640 x2300. Human Resources will work together with the hiring committee to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

How to Apply

Applications consisting of a resume and cover letter can be submitted by visiting, faxed (416-324-2400), or mailed (30 Isabella Street, 5th Floor) to the attention of Human Resources. Only qualified applicants will be acknowledged.

Applications for this position will be reviewed over the duration of the posting period, but must be received in the Human Resources Department, NO LATER THAN 11:59:00 PM on Friday, September 18, 2020.