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Job Number:  30170
General Manager Human Resources
Job Posted: Friday, 7 October 2016
Closing Date: Friday, 28 October 2016
(in 5 days)
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA)
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver, BC Salary: (not entered)

The BC SPCA was established over 120 years ago and we continue to grow stronger every year. We are a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia. Today we have 43 locations throughout BC that provide a wide range of services and programs to help more than 45,000 animals in distress and need each year.


The BC SPCA is currently seeking a progressive and insightful General Manager, Human Resources to join our team at the start of January 2017. 


As part of the senior management team, based out of our provincial office in Vancouver, you will be responsible for overseeing all areas of the human resources and volunteer resources functions for the Society. You will partner with all departments of the Society to provide support and direction in the development, implementation and administration of our human resources and volunteer resources programs consistent with the Society’s goals and objectives. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the successful incumbent has a comprehensive background in HR and is able to act as a strategic partner in the implementation of best practices in people management across the Society.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Plans, develops, organizes, implements, directs and evaluates the organization's human resources and volunteer resources functions and performance
  • Participates in the development of the organization's plans and programs as a strategic partner, but particularly from the perspective of the impact on people
  • Leverages relationships with all stakeholders to communicate strategic plan, reinforce the guiding principles and demonstrating alignment between HR programs, strategic objectives and the BC SPCA mission. Develops and champions programs that drive employee and volunteer engagement and that facilitate communication across all levels of the organization
  • Tracks and analyzes HR metrics including turnover, WSBC/disability statistics, training completions, and new hire data to identify trends and recommend solutions to improve employee/volunteer engagement, performance, recognition, safety and retention
  • Develops recruitment strategies and implementation plans and programs to identify talent within and outside the organization for positions of responsibility. Identifies effective external sources for candidates for all levels within the organization. Assists in the development of succession plans for key positions across the Society
  • Develops and monitors impact of progressive and proactive compensation and benefits programs to attract top talent and provide incentives and rewards for effective performance and retention. Takes action to ensure that all compensation programs are effectively administered within authorized budget and timeframes including annual salary increases, bonuses, new hire offers, market reviews, and addresses retention issues and equity concerns as required
  • Works with key stakeholders in each department to devise appropriate training and professional development plans for staff and volunteers at all levels of the organization, and to create, implement, track and maintain training programs that best meet the needs of the Society
  • Maintains current knowledge of employment law and human resources best practices in order to act as an expert internal resource in the area of people management. Assists managers in the preparation of letters of expectations, training plans, coaching worksheets, corrective action and terminations as required to help resolve issues, increase effectiveness, build relationships and achieve goals
  • Leads grievance resolution and collective bargaining negotiations with 3 separate union locals. Participates in mediation or arbitration hearings as required. Provides training and guidance on interpretation of collective agreements to senior management team and mangers of unionized locations
  • Leads or provides guidance on internal investigations, dispute resolutions and other internal matters as required
  • Develops and provides guidance on appropriate workplace safety programs, disability management policies and workplace accommodations to help keep staff at work whenever possible and to ensure a healthy and safe return to work when needed. Champions initiatives aimed to improve the overall mental and physical wellness of staff and volunteers
  • Prepares and participates on behalf of the employer in meetings/hearings related to employment disputes as required including the Human Rights Commission, and WorkSafeBC
  • Prepares, manages and monitors the budget and other financial measures of the HR department
  • Travels throughout the province to provide HR support to managers, staff and volunteers.
  • Performs additional duties as required

Required skills, knowledge and abilities to succeed in this role:

  • Completion of a certificate, diploma or degree in human resources management or related post-secondary education. CHRP certification is an asset
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a human resources professional with supervisory/managerial experience and a strong business acumen
  • Previous experience working in a unionized environment an asset
  • Previous roles with a focus on training and development preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively influence and build strong relationships with multiple stakeholders and manage confidential/sensitive information.
  • Sound analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills with an ability to understand broad complex organizational issues
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills, with the ability to deliver training to groups of 25+ of varying ages and backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to organize work, and meet demanding deadlines
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety regulations
  • Ability to travel throughout the province - valid BC Drivers’ License
  • Must be highly motivated and a visionary planner and a team player
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office – Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint

You are legally entitled to work in Canada and will be required to provide a criminal record check as a condition of employment. If you are interested in being part of a great team complete the attached employment application and email it along with your resume and cover letter (MS Word or PDF) to Human Resources at: . We will wait until October 28, 2016 hear from you.


"SPCA Job Posting-GM HR"


We thank you for your interest in the BC SPCA, however; only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.


The BC SPCA is a Registered Charity BN 11881 9036 RR0001  

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Email your resume and cover letter (MS-Word or PDF format) including salary expectations to:

No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Contact Details:
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA)
1245 East 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V5T 1R1

Tel: 604 681-7271
Fax: 604 681-7022
www:   www.spca.bc.ca

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