Manager of Human Resources

  • Full Time
  • Moberly Lake
  • $79,250-$124,820 CAD / Year

Website Saulteau First Nations

Reports To

Director of Finance

Direct Reports

HR Generalist and HR Recruiter

Saulteau First Nations Mission

We strive to be the Best Governed Nation, one that is proud, culturally strong, and self-sufficient. As stewards of the land, we will ensure that the best sustainable practices are followed now and in the future. We remain proudly determined.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Manager of Human Resources leads the HR team in delivering comprehensive HR programs and services to the Nation’s staff.

To ensure their success in the role, the Manager of Human Resources has excellent advisory skills and is known for their ability to provide thoughtful advice and guidance to staff and leaders. As the position works within in a multi-stakeholder environment engaging with potential hires, colleagues, senior management, Chief and Council, band members, members of industry, education, and government, the incumbent will possess excellent communication skills.

The Manager of Human Resources takes pride in the success and development of all staff members and aims to ensure a healthy workplace culture within the Nation. The incumbent will be skilled in mentoring/coaching, is passionate about learning, will seek new ways to solve old problems, and enjoys helping others to succeed in finding win/win solutions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Evaluates, develops, administers, and recommends policies and procedures that support organizational objectives and ensures employment legislation compliances in areas such as: recruitment, retention, employee orientation and onboarding, performance management, conflict resolution, respectful workplace issues, compensation and benefits, employment contracts, job descriptions, attendance management, staff training and development
  • Advises and counsels managers and employees on employee relations and performance issues; performs investigations and recommends corrective action in line with policy.
  • Assists in the negotiation of exempt employment contracts
  • Researches and develops innovative and flexible employment and service contracts
  • Keeps up to date on changes to applicable employment legislations
  • Conducts salary surveys and provides recommendations for any changes to wages
  • Evaluates and makes recommendations regarding improvements to the benefits program/Pension
  • Evaluates and recommends training programs and resources and coordinates employee participation
  • Assists in the on-going development and maintenance of succession plans for each department to ensure staff development, placement opportunities and continuity
  • Responsible for departmental budget creation, oversight and required reporting
  • Hires, manages, and supervises HR departmental staff
  • Ensures HR policies are followed, and that confidential HR information is protected.
  • Provides oversight in the management and administration of the HRIS
  • Identifies and reports on funding options for new hires available through from Government and Industry

Other related duties

  •  May provide a shared service to Saulteau First Nations commercial entities as required.
  • Participates in the management committee and other committees such as the Joint Occupation Health and Safety Committee
  • Supports internal and external communications, ensuring messages are clear, consistent, and relevant
  • Supports and works collaboratively with other departments of the Nation and ensures a positive image and professional working relationship for SFN across all stakeholder groups
  • Participates actively as a SFN representative in collaborative partner networks and in related community activities and SFN sponsored community events.

Qualification, Certifications, and Experience

  • Diploma in Human Resources or a CPHR designation coupled with a minimum of three years experience in a supervisory or managerial role
  • Experience working within a First Nations environment preferred
  • Experience and proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check is required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of SFN governance and community is an asset
  • Knowledge of safety legislation and cultural safety concepts
  • Knowledge of financial reporting and budget processes
  • Well-developed problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to build trust, serve as a positive role model, and maintain confidentiality

Work Conditions

  • This is a salaried position with office work performed primarily during the hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursdays, and part days Fridays.
  • Travel within SFN community and local region may be required

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