Director of Human Resources - Aboriginal or Social Services Preference

Are you ready for an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of others? 
Does the prospect of effecting positive change within a relatively young organization motivate you? 

Preference will be given to HR professionals with 3 – 5 year of senior experience, Aboriginal ancestry and/or social services experience. 

We were officially established in 2007, assuming responsibility for all intake and emergency child welfare services in Winnipeg, Headingly, and East and West St. Paul, Manitoba.  Our mandate is to be the initial point of service for children and families requiring child and family services and assistance.

Our mandate also includes building a skilled and capable staff team that is reflective of the community served by the agency, but beyond that we strive to be an exemplary service provider and employer.  To spearhead the attraction, retention, motivation and development of talented and committed staff, we seek an HR leader.

The Opportunity:
Reporting to the Executive Director as a member of the senior management team, the Director of Human Resources will plan, organize, and direct all aspects of the human resource function, including employment, compensation, labour relations, and employee retention. S/he will oversee the development, recommendation, and promotion of comprehensive human resource policies, strategies and processes that will enhance the workplace and lead to effective employee performance, engagement and retention.

Key Responsibilities:    

Direct the activities of the Human Resources department
Assist managers in the effective and successful development and implementation of best practices in human resource management relevant to the organization and environment
Participate in the development of objectives, HR philosophy and strategic planning in relation to programs and trends in HR management, and assist in the long range programs in the areas of staffing and organizational planning
Plan, recommend, and promote HR policies and programs that support objectives
Lead the labour and employee relations functions with respect to day-to-day advice, guidance, and CLA negotiation and administration.
Selection Criteria:

Degree or diploma in Business or Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations or related discipline
Eligible for Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation
8 to 10 or more years of progressively responsible related work experience
3 to 5 years of experience in a senior HR management capacity
Demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal culture – preference given to persons with Aboriginal ancestry
Experience and knowledge of Child and Family Service, social service and government systems are assets
Expert knowledge of labour and employee relations
Interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with ANCR employees, managers and stakeholders
Experience with recruitment and retention strategies, leadership development, coaching, compensation planning, employee relations, change management, on-boarding, and job analysis
If this sounds like a position you may be interested in please submit your resume and cover letter today for consideration.

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"Winnipeg Job Bank" or "WJB"

Job Category

Human Resources/Recruiting

Post Date

March 7, 2013 (Long time ago)