Community Hub Manager- REDI ID: 67303

Deadline Date: 2021/09/20

Location:  Thunder Bay

Community Hub Manager - Racism, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI) 


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.   


Posting Date:
 Thunder Bay
 285 Red River Road
Start Date:
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday



  1. Develop and evaluate services, collections, and programs aligned to a culture of anti-racism, equity, diversity & inclusion (REDI) 
  2. Identify and provide solutions to address institutional and systemic racism and organizational barriers.
  3. 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.
  4. Develop and monitor key metrics (KPIs) and success criteria to measure the impact of the REDI Framework and Strategy on TBPL and the community. 
  5. Collaborate with internal stakeholders to support a culture of learning, specifically related to REDI.
  6. Keep informed of current and future trends in the areas of racism, equity, diversity & inclusion.
  7. Gather evidence through surveys and community needs assessment to develop all aspects of service delivery, including staffing, collections, programs, outreach and partnerships.  
  8. Identify new and maintain existing partnerships with diverse external organizations, thought leaders and vendors. 
  9. Advise on job position content, participate in hiring panels and contribute to hiring decisions to meet REDI objectives. 
  10. Participate in labour management meetings and union negotiations to meet REDI objectives.
  11. Establish and work with the Racism, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI) Community Council to inform the Library’s REDI Framework and Strategy. 

The position requires:


  1. Knowledge and understanding of racism as a lived experience as a BIPOC person in Thunder Bay;
  2. Proven ability to identify, challenge, and change the values, structures and behaviours that perpetuate systemic racism; 
  3. 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;
  4. Previous management experience of working in public libraries in multicultural environments and managing a diverse team of staff;
  5. Previous management experience of working with BIPOC communities  and on anti-racism projects which combat harassment and racial tension;
  6. Proven interpersonal, listening, communication, presentation, supervision  and collaboration skills;
  7. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with patrons, staff, individuals, community groups and partners;
  8. Effective problem solving skills, ability to exercise reasonable judgement, empathetic, with conflict management and resolution skills;
  9. 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 .

Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:

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

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Kim Gunn
Position Title:
Company Name:
 Thunder Bay Public Library
 285 Red River Road
 Thunder Bay
Postal Code:
 P7B 1A9
Web Address: