The Director of Human Resources works closely with the senior team to drive the HR strategy for the business. In addition to contributing at a strategic level, this position often works closely with managers to support and advise them in areas such as employment law, recruitment and selection, training and development, rewards and recognition, and performance management.  In a unionized environment, labour relations skills and experience are required.


  • Working with the senior team to create and execute on the HR Strategy
  • Advising managers on legal compliance issues including Employment Standards Act, Workers Compensation Act and Human Rights Code legislations
  • Developing policies and procedures that support the HR strategy
  • Administering certain employee benefits programs such as pension plans, stock option plans, and employee health and wellness plans
  • Managing certain employee programs/initiatives, such as training and development, onboarding, employee recognition, and conducting regular employee satisfaction surveys
  • Recruiting, training, supervising any HR support staff
  • Acting as a confidential, professional resource to staff/management and ensuring strict confidentiality when handling sensitive employee issues
  • Coaching and supporting management in recruitment and selection activities, including managing job postings, interviewing, and preparing interview questions
  • Leading compensation and succession planning and advising managers accordingly
  • Training and coaching management on administering performance reviews, handling staff conflict, addressing performance issues
  • Preparing and ensuring adherence to an annual budget for the HR department

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Degree or diploma in human resources
  • Minimum 7 years of senior management experience in the field of human resources
  • Knowledge of BC employment legislation
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and business acumen to support the delivery of services, solutions and results.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all levels within an organization.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Basic budgeting, accounting, statistics experience
  • Positive attitude, and approachable with a friendly, self-confident nature
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with professionalism and tact
  • Ability to act as a mediator for staff
  • Skilled in time management and organization techniques
  • Labour relations skills and experience (in a unionized environment)

Possible Future Career Paths

  • Vice President of Human Resources
  • Operations Manager
  • President or Chief Executive Officer

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