Community Hub Manager – Racism, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI)

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • September 20, 2021
  • Salary/Pay: TBD

Thunder Bay Public Library
285 Red River Road

Community Hub Manager – Racism, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI)


Competition #: NU-2021-03


Closing Date: September 20, 2021 at 4:00pm


Working with the Thunder Bay Public Library and the Community

Thunder Bay Public Library enables people to learn, grow and be inspired.

Thunder Bay Public Library will become the heart of the community – a welcoming and inclusive centre of social innovation and change.

Thunder Bay Public Library believes in:  Intellectual Freedom, Sharing and Recycling, Access for All, Inspiring Creativity, Being our Best, Being Relevant




POSITION TITLE:                           Racism, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI) Manager

PRIMARY RELATIONSHIP:         Strategic Management Group

PRIMARY LOCATION:                  Blended Working

DATE:                                                June 2021




Reporting to the Strategic Management Group (CEO & Directors) this position will plan and deliver Racism, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI) strategies across the organization and community.  These strategies will be aligned with the achievement of the organization’s purpose, vision, values and strategic directions.





Develop and evaluate services, collections, and programs aligned to a culture of anti-racism, equity, diversity & inclusion (REDI).
Identify and provide solutions to address institutional and systemic racism and organizational barriers.
Develop and monitor REDI policies and guidelines that take into account legislation, best practices and the Library’s needs, including the coordination and monitoring of a REDI Framework and Strategy.
Develop and monitor key metrics (KPIs) and success criteria to measure the impact of the REDI Framework and Strategy on TBPL and the community.
Collaborate with internal stakeholders to support a culture of learning, specifically related to REDI.
Keep informed of current and future trends in the areas of racism, equity, diversity & inclusion.
Gather evidence through surveys and community needs assessment to develop all aspects of service delivery, including staffing, collections, programs, outreach and partnerships.
Identify new and maintain existing partnerships with diverse external organizations, thought leaders and vendors
Advise on job position content, participate in hiring panels and contribute to hiring decisions to meet REDI objectives.
Participate in labour management meetings and union negotiations to meet REDI objectives.
Establish and work with the Racism, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI) Community Council to inform the Library’s REDI Framework and Strategy.


The position requires:


Knowledge and understanding of racism as a lived experience as a BIPOC person in Thunder Bay;
Proven ability to identify, challenge, and change the values, structures and behaviours that perpetuate systemic racism;
Proven ability to identify and eliminate racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies and practices and attitudes, so that power is redistributed and shared equally;
Previous management experience of working in public libraries in multicultural environments and managing a diverse team of staff;
Previous management experience of working with BIPOC communities  and on anti-racism projects which combat harassment and racial tension;
Proven interpersonal, listening, communication, presentation, supervision  and collaboration skills;
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with patrons, staff, individuals, community groups and partners;
Effective problem solving skills, ability to exercise reasonable judgement, empathetic, with conflict management and resolution skills;
Able to manage change with the capacity to adapt readily to shifting priorities and new service directions; and
10. Must undergo a successful police record check.


Please submit your cover letter and resume by September 20, 2021 to .



The Thunder Bay Public Library is committed to Employment Equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


The personal information obtained under this job posting is collected under the authority of the Public Libraries Act, 1984 and will be used to access qualifications of applicants.  Questions about this collection should be directed to the Chief Librarian/CEO at the address above.


The Thunder Bay Public Library is pleased to accommodate individual needs in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities  Act, 2005 (AODA), within our recruitment process. If you require accommodation at any time throughout the recruitment process, please contact the CHM – HR at

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