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Diversity Engagement Coordinator

Job Title: Diversity Engagement Coordinator

Position Level: Contract

Organization: Goulbourn Museum

Location: Stittsville, ON

Language Required: English

Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. October 18, 2020

Duration: October 26, 2020 – March 31, 2021

Salary: $20.00/hour

Hours: 37.5 hours a week




Job Description:

Goulbourn is a community with people of all cultures, languages, economic classes, races, ethnic backgrounds, abilities,ages, religions, genders, sexual orientations and other diversity-related factors. Goulbourn Museum seeks a Diversity Engagement Coordinator to develop an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Plan that will direct our organization toward higher and more consistent levels of cultural competence.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Undertake an internal equity diversity and inclusion assessment of the Goulbourn Museum
  • Assesses current practices, identify areas to be improved and develop sound strategies to implement these changes or improvements
  • Examining key departments of the organization in order to improve, inform and identify areas in which it can act to implement change
  • Develop and set strategies that will foster movement towards diversity inclusion and equity within the organization
  • Identify resources to aid in the implementation of these goals
  • Lay out actions and suggestions for improvement in three timelines, immediate goals/changes to be made, short term goals, long term goals
  • Use current, information, resources and strategies to achieve goals
  • Resulting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Plan must be informing, realistic and actionable with tangible metrics for achieving outcomes


Qualifications and Requirements

  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident entitled to work in Canada
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in public or business administration, political science, communications, English, social studies, non-profit management, museum management, public relations social anthropology, public administration, human resource management or a related field from an accredited institution
  • Professional-level public outreach experience, including experience working with diverse communities
  • Excellent computer competency in Microsoft Office Suite, in particular both Excel and Word, is required and proficiency with Adobe, Google Drive, Slack, Zoom and Social Media platforms will be considered beneficial
  • Project management skills; carry out a project from start to finish with well-defined objectives and outcomes, select and use appropriate tools and technology, adapt to changing requirements and information
  • Demonstrated self-directed initiative outreaching to a wide variety of people
  • Ability to develop, plan, implement and evaluate policies, communications, programs, events that promote cultural awareness and diversity
  • Ability to facilitate community collaborations and partnerships to accomplish shared goals and objectives
  • Base knowledge of cultural competency, equity and outreach practices to ensure inclusive and broad public participation
  • Work cooperatively with diverse leaders, government officials and the media
  • Exhibit a nonjudgmental, open manner and utilize effective interpersonal skills
  • Listen and communicate effectively with diverse group(s) of people
  • As always in the museum field, a sense of humour is an asset


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work is performed in a normal City office environment, with a considerable number of meetings outside the office environment
  • Travel to/from meetings and various locations
  • Attend, participate in and/or lead evening and weekend meetings, Council, and Community meetings and events as required


To Apply:

Qualified applicants should submit a single PDF file containing their CV and a letter of interest to Goulbourn Museum’s Manager, Tracey Donaldson, at with the subject line “Application: Diversity Engagement Coordinator” by 11:59 p.m. October 18, 2020. The letter of interest should include a brief outline of the applicant’s knowledge of our organization. The letter should also demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the position and specifically address relevant qualifications and experiences.


Mailed, faxed, and late applications will not be considered. We thank all applicants for their interest, but due to the large volume of applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


General Information:

Goulbourn Museum is an equal opportunity employer. This position is contingent on successful funding from YCW-BCH. All offers of employment for this position will be conditional upon satisfactory reference checks. There is no public transportation to the Museum site. Goulbourn Museum, located in Stittsville, Ontario is housed in the old Town Hall, built in 1872. Today it shares the story of Ottawa’s oldest military settlement and early life in the former Goulbourn Township.


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