(CAHRD) Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development Published: April 20, 2017
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Job Order Number
Application Deadline
Friday, May 5th, 2017
Position Type


ORDER DATE..................................:      April 20, 2017

JOB TITLE........................................:      DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES

COMPETITION #.............................:      2017CA-HRD01


NUMBER OF POSITIONS..............:        1

POSITION TYPE.............................:        TERM, FULL-TIME, 37.5 HOURS/WEEK

Job Summary

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Director of Human Resources functions collaboratively as a member of the leadership team, and is responsible for the administration of all aspects of the Human Resources Department including personnel records, developing and implement policies, programs and procedures regarding human resource planning, recruitment, collective bargaining (as required), training and development, position classifications, and payroll and benefit administration. Using effective communication and sensitivity, the Director of Human Resources provides confidential advice, information, and consultative services to CAHRD management in all areas of human resource management, and provides information and confidential advice to staff in the areas of payroll and benefits when needed. Within an institution that has in excess of 100 employees, and in keeping with CAHRD values and competencies, the incumbent will develop and maintain positive working relationships with all contacts internal and external to CAHRD. This is a term position covering current Director on long term disability.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Interprets collective agreements and analyzes personnel employment history to ensure compliance with the collective agreement, legislative requirements, and other CAHRD policies and procedures.
  • Assists with administering all aspects of group benefits, pension, Payroll Savings Plan for RRSP, and United Way donations as well as parking. This includes collecting data, processing appropriate forms, and data entry of any/all benefit and deduction information on CAHRD database and benefit carriers.
  • Enters updates on employee payroll records resulting from changes in collective agreement or from changes in employee information (salary changes or increments, reclassifications, change in labour distribution, employment contract revisions, contract extensions, change in direct deposit or TD1 information, garnishees, etc.).
  • Provides technical expertise on interpretation of collective agreements and employment processing to all hiring departments at CAHRD.
  • Provides individual consultation to employees regarding all aspects of benefits and ensures appropriate documentation is completed. This includes meeting with individual benefit eligible employees for group benefit commencement, pension commencement, leave of absences, and termination of group benefits.
  • Manages human resources information and processes and maintains accurate personnel records.
  • Assists with planning human resource requirements in conjunction with other departmental managers and the collective agreement.
  • Co-ordinate internal and external training and recruitment activities.
  • Advise and assist department managers with administration of personnel policies and programs.
  • Oversee hiring process including job competitions, postings, job descriptions, job classification and rating of positions.
  • Organize and conduct employee information meetings on employment policy, benefits and compensation.

Education and Experience

  • Degree or diploma in Business Administration, or Human Resources Management is required. Three years of successful experience in Human Resource Management. An acceptable combination of education and experience may also be
  • Experience in Payroll and/or Benefits within a large unionized environment.
  • Knowledge and experience working with benefit carriers, group benefit and pension administration within a computerized benefit environment.
  • Experience working with an integrated computerized database, and proficient in a variety of computer applications requiring the use of complex word processing functions and spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge and experience working in a unionized work place.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of Employment Standards, Human Rights Code, and Worker’s Compensation Board and other Provincial and Federal Government Regulations.
  • Ability to accurately draft and edit employee contracts, job descriptions, employee performance systems and employee development/training agreements.
  • Ability to effectively manage confidential personnel information, database, records management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Policy and Procedures Administration, Workplace Health and Safety, Benefits and Compensation, and Payroll Administration.
  • Proficiency with MS Word and MS Excel software.
  • Experience within a union environment, and working with a collective agreement a definite asset.

Please contact (CAHRD) Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development at 204-989-7110 for more details.