Manager of People and Culture

May 16 2023

Full Time



Position Objective: As the Manager of People and Culture for a municipality located in beautiful Niagara, drive the organization's human resources by providing visionary leadership, strategic guidance, and fostering a positive workplace culture. Lead the development and implementation of dynamic HR programs, talent management strategies, and effective employee relations practices to attract, engage, and retain a high-performing workforce, while shaping our organization's thriving culture that empowers employees to excel.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide visionary leadership and strategic guidance to revolutionize our employment services, implementing cutting-edge HR programs, talent management strategies, and employee relations practices that fuel the attraction, engagement, and retention of a high-performing workforce.
  • Shape and nurture a thriving organizational culture that magnetizes top talent, fosters unwavering employee engagement, and propels our workforce towards extraordinary achievements.
  • Spearhead the development and implementation of innovative HR programs, practices, and policies that inspire employees, ignite their potential, and propel the organization to unprecedented success.
  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive environment that celebrates diversity, encourages personal growth, and ensures all employees have the support and resources they need to excel.
  • Drive strategic initiatives that empower our workforce to surpass goals and deliver exceptional results, fueling the organization's growth and setting new industry benchmarks.
  • Champion employee well-being by implementing progressive health and safety programs, fostering a culture of wellness, and ensuring compliance with all regulations and best practices.
  • Lead talent management efforts, including workforce planning, succession planning, and learning and development initiatives that unlock the full potential of our employees and drive their professional growth.
  • Proactively manage employee relations, utilizing effective conflict resolution strategies, and leveraging collective bargaining expertise to maintain harmonious labor relations and promote a positive work environment.

Education & Experience:

  • University Degree in Business, Human Resources, or Industrial Relations.
  • Recognized Human Resources designation.
  • Ten years of progressive HR experience, including five years of management/supervisory experience.
  • Experience in a municipal setting an asset.
  • Previous work in a unionized environment is advantageous.


  • Applied, specific, technical knowledge of employment law, including the Employment Standards Act, Labour Relations Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Pay Equity Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Act, Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, PEPIDA, Municipal Act, Ministry of Labour, Ontario Human Rights Act, regulations, case law, and arbitral jurisprudence.
  • Specific, technical knowledge of accepted, current employment policies and practices.
  • Applied knowledge of collective bargaining and dispute resolution processes and practices.
  • Technical knowledge of computers and office software applications; HRIS, applicant tracking systems, and automated payroll systems.
  • General knowledge of public sector management.
  • General knowledge of routine office procedures, practices, and equipment.
  • General knowledge of pay and benefits practices and procedures.

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