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Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB)

Aviso · 30+ days ago


At Aviso, we are dedicated to improving the financial well-being of Canadians. As a leading wealth management organization, we are committed to leadership, innovation, partnership, responsibility, and community. Working with talented and energetic professionals who exemplify our values every day, you will quickly notice that our people and dynamic ‘oneaviso’ culture sets us apart. If you are looking for interesting and challenging work, at a company committed to its people, find out more about what Aviso has to offer at

The Opportunity:

We’re looking for a dynamic, collaborative, and empathetic Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) to join our growing Corporate Sustainability team.  

This role can be mostly remote, however we will on occasion require you to come onsite to our office at 1111 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC.

The Director, DEIB will be instrumental in:

  • Building an open, fair, and collaborative oneaviso culture
  • Ensuring DEIB principles influence our strategy, value proposition and brand
  • Developing policies and protocols that position Aviso as a strong DEIB leader

Who you are:

  • Service – You consider both internal and external stakeholders and demonstrate intent of understanding and putting the clients’ needs first. You advocate service excellence and work to deliver solutions that meet the needs. You proactively develop strategic partnerships that allow Aviso Wealth to become a trusted advisor and partner
  • Execution – You are committed to achieving your goals and to succeed. This includes focusing on “getting things done”, as well as recognizing and taking advantage of opportunities as they arise. You are consistently looking for ways to improve your personal best and see value in continuous improvement. You take accountability for your actions and learn from mistakes
  • Collaboration – You work collaboratively with others with the common goal of driving positive results. Making meaningful contributions to your team to achieve organizational goals is a priority. You proactively encourage collaboration, build trust and inclusion, and work to establish effective relationships both inside and outside of the organization

What your day looks like:

  • Collaborate with the VP, Corporate Sustainability, leaders in People & Culture, and the VP, Communications to develop, implement and manage Aviso’s first comprehensive DEIB strategy
  • Oversee strategy execution and supporting initiatives, programs and materials, as outlined below
  • Act as a subject matter expert to lead the development of DEIB initiatives, including an anti-discrimination policy, retention policies, recruitment pipelines, and mentorship opportunities for equity-deserving and underrepresented communities
  • Partner with our Research & Insights team to collect and interpret internal data to support the direction and evolution of the DEIB strategy, programming and internal education, including identifying and supporting equity-deserving communities and ensuring the representation of diverse perspectives across the organization
  • Work closely with the Manager, Corporate Sustainability and Manager, Internal Communications to ensure that DEIB-related programs, committees, initiatives, integrated communications, and storytelling support the DEIB strategy and reflect current DEIB best practices
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with internal departments and teams, including Human Resources, People & Culture, Learning & Development, and Research & Insights to support and promote meaningful, engaging and outcome-driven awareness and educational resources
  • Ensure Aviso’s DEIB committee and related colleague-led initiatives have the appropriate governance, accountabilities, and outcomes to support the DEIB strategy
  • Influence policies and processes across the organization to build an inclusive and accessible employee experience, including talent acquisition, career growth, communications, and total rewards
  • Act as a DEIB advisor and SME for senior leadership, including the Executive Committee and Board
  • Develop a Reconciliation Action Plan for Aviso


Your experience and skills:

  • 10+ years of related work experience, preferably in a matrixed environment
  • Minimum 5 years in a dedicated DEIB role, including experience building and executing DEIB-related strategies and programs, policy development, measurement, governance, and communications
  • Experience advocating for and developing a model of enterprise-wide intersectional allyship
  • Experience advising and influencing senior leadership on DEIB strategy, programs, and best practices
  • Exceptional writing, presentation and influencing skills
  • Post-secondary DEIB accreditation is an asset
  • Fluent communication skills in English are required; bilingual skills in French are an asset
  • Lived experience as a member of a historically underrepresented community is a distinct asset


Why Aviso Wealth?

At Aviso Wealth, you will find a dynamic and inclusive culture that rewards innovation and celebrates success.
Here are a few things that set us apart:

  • Competitive compensation package that rewards and recognizes individual contributions
  • Excellent health, dental and insurance benefits to meet the diverse needs of our employees
  • Generous vacation time, fitness benefit, parental leave top-up options
  • Matching contributions to our retirement program
  • Commitment to the continuous improvement of our staff through learning & development and an education assistance program
  • Regular social events to foster teamwork

Equal Employment Opportunity

Aviso Wealth welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including persons with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs in all stages of the hiring process.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

No recruiters or agencies, please.

Company Overview:

Aviso is a leading wealth management and investment services provider for the Canadian financial industry, with over $125 billion in total assets under administration and management, and over 1,000 employees. We’re building a comprehensive, technology-enabled, client-centric wealth services ecosystem. Our clients include our partners, advisors, and investors. We’re a trusted partner for nearly all credit unions across Canada, in addition to a wide range of portfolio managers, investment dealers, insurance and trust companies, and introducing brokers. Our partners depend on Aviso for specific solutions that give them a competitive edge in a rapidly evolving, highly competitive industry. Our investment dealer and mutual fund dealer and our insurance services support thousands of investment advisors. Our asset manager, NEI Investments, specializes in investing responsibly. Our online brokerage, Qtrade Direct Investing®, empowers self-directed investors, and our fully automated investing service, Qtrade Guided Portfolios®, serves investors who prefer a hands-off approach. Aviso Correspondent Partners provides custodial and carrying broker services to a wide range of firms. We have offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and Winnipeg. Aviso is backed by the collective strength of our owners: the credit union Centrals, Co-operators/CUMIS, and Desjardins. We’re proud to power businesses that empower investors.

A career with Aviso means being part of a group of talented, energetic professionals who live their values every day, and belonging to an organization dedicated to your success and career development. If you’re looking for interesting and challenging work, at a company committed to its people, apply to join our team.


This position is posted with an expected salary range of $124,000 - $158,000 CAD annually. Individual compensation packages are based on various factors unique to each candidate and the requirements of the position.

Last updated on Mar 5, 2024

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AvisoAviso provides data management and analytics services for businesses in various industries.

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