Human Resources Manager
Job Category: Human Resources
Requisition Number: MANAG01252
Kelowna, BC, CAN
Located within the traditional unceded territory of the sylix people, Westbank First Nation is a progressive and prosperous self-governing First Nation. The Okanagan Valley truly has it all, including a great climate, stunning scenery, world-class ski resorts, golf courses, wineries and beaches.
Westbank First Nation values diversity and we are committed to creating a healthy, strong and vibrant community through programs and services that promote physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being and healing. Come join our team and become part of an innovative and rewarding place to work.
The Human Resources Manager is responsible for providing leadership to the Human Resources (HR), and Administration teams. The position is accountable for providing advice to management on all human resources matters. A key function of this position is ensuring all human resources practices at WFN align with standard best practice. The goal is to ensure that all HR, and Administrative needs of Westbank First Nation (WFN) are being met and align with the organization's strategic plan.
Participates in the development of the departmental strategic plan by establishing accountabilities, including: recruitment, compensation, training and development, wellness, succession planning, employee relations and retention, labour relations, administration and establishes department objectives in line with WFN’s strategic direction
Builds trusting relationships across WFN in order to understand and help management meet their objectives
Enhances the organization’s human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices
Advises employees and supervisors regarding performance and disciplinary issues, administers progressive discipline, listens to employee and supervisor concerns, conducts investigations as needed, and recommends a plan of action
Leads organizational review processes and works with management to design effective organizational structures
Leads the implementation of strategic talent acquisition tactics to support WFN’s growth, with a concentration on employing WFN members, while maintaining the culture and quality standards
Manages the compensation program by ensuring competitive structures and conducts on-going analysis to ensure overall competitiveness and consistent approach to pay decisions for all levels across WFN
Assesses and identifies WFN’s training and development needs, and oversees the effective coordination of the training programs
Oversees the development and implementation of WFN’s performance evaluation program and provides advice and recommendations to management and staff
Oversees and provides leadership for the implementation and maintenance of the Human Resource Information System
Works with the Chief Human Resources Officer on budget and strategic planning processes
Develops, builds capacity, and mentors staff through delegation of responsibilities, regular feedback, performance management, succession planning, training and development
Develops and maintains an employee-oriented culture that emphasizes continuous improvement and high performance
Acts as a change agent and looks for new ways to measure employee morale and determine methods for improving overall employee satisfaction
Leads the health and wellness program, using creativity to develop and implement new initiatives that are dedicated to the well-being of WFN’s workers
Ensures WFN adheres to the Canada Labour Code, Canada Labour Occupational Health and Safety Code, Canadian Human Rights Act, amongst WFN’s relevant laws
Cultivates professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies
Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary in the performance of the position, and as assigned by the Chief Human Resources Officer
Maintains a high level of confidentiality and uses discretion on all matters relating to the affairs of WFN
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND CERTIFICATION
Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or equivalent in Human Resources or related field is required
CPHR designation is preferred
Five years of progressively more senior level experience in Human Resources with at least two of those years being in a management or supervisory role.
Proven experience in developing strategy, programs, and policies relating to human resources
Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, and training and development
Previous experience working in a local government, First Nation environment or unionized organization is considered an asset
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS
Strong leadership skills including strategic planning, policy development and change management
Proven leadership abilities including developing and motivating staff at all levels
Demonstrated ability to increase productivity and continuously improve methods, approaches, and departmental contribution while remaining cost-sensitive
Thorough knowledge of Canadian federal employment, Canada Labour Program
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, with ability to interact with employees at all levels of the organization as well as build and maintain strong working relationships
Capable of taking initiative, making proactive decisions, and anticipating next steps
Strong facilitation, coaching, mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
Demonstrates a high degree of confidentiality in interpersonal interaction
A competitive starting salary/hourly rate, commensurate with appropriate experience is offered.
Applications must be submitted through https://recruiting.ultipro.ca
Select the appropriate position and click Apply Now, fill in the application form, and ensure your cover letter and resume is attached.
Any application submitted externally will not be considered.
Opportunity is open until Sunday, July 4th, 2021
*Incomplete and/or late submissions will not be accepted*