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Post Date
Dec. 18, 2018

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Job Title
Director, Human Resources

TBD, based on experience

Position Description
Our client is a Not-for-Profit organization that empowers people with special needs to participate more fully in community life.

The Director, HR will report to the CEO and will oversee one staff in HR. You will be the point person for the management of relationship with the unions. The position offers a full scope of human resource responsibility in a changing environment. You will support the organizations leadership with the development of long-term human resource planning support, succession planning, learning and retention of staff. You will be serving a base of approximately 200 full-time and part-time staff in a variety of locations.

  • Post-secondary education with a focus on human resources combined with work experience – CHRL an asset
  • Experience with union collective agreements and negotiations is required
  • Industry experience in not for profit sector. Ideally in one of the following areas:  special needs, social service, charitable
  • Strong planning, organizational and administrative skills and not afraid to roll up sleeves and get the job done
  • Strong negotiation skills and judgement
  • Familiarity with contract law, employment law. Labour Code, and Health and Safety legislation would be a benefit
  • Relates to a wide spectrum of people and able to build and maintain positive, productive relationships
  • Articulate communicator capable of being a strong representative for the organization with internal and external stakeholders. Is diplomatic, open and candid with others and demonstrates highly effective listening skills

  • Formulates and recommends to the CEO and Board, a strategic plan for Human Resources designed to support the attainment of the objectives of the organization
  • Provides advice, counsel and leadership to all stakeholders on human resources matters. Works closely with management to continually implement strategies to improve team and group effectiveness. Regularly evaluates when necessary, leads changes to the organizational culture, structure and processes
  • Develops and oversees progressive human resource policies and programs that contribute to employee motivation and development and support the organization’s ability to hire and retain quality staff
  • Oversee and improve disability management processes and program
  • Point person for management of relationship with union (s) under the terms of the collective agreement(s). Provides leadership and direction to any labour negotiations
  • Communicates, motivates, guides and directs all those involved with the organization to contribute fully to the realization of the mission, goals, and objectives. Very focused on effective two-way communications with all personnel. Establishes, by example, a high level of professionalism throughout the organization
  • Responsible for the production and revision of Personnel Policies for both Full-time and Part-time employees
  • Communicates effectively with all internal groups on human resources and labour relations issues
  • Evaluates and generates job descriptions, ensuring a clear understanding of roles, job duties, and expectations; experience with compensation plans
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of emerging trends in human resources and labour relations management, which may be of benefit to the organization