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Job Details

Job Number:  53593
Human Resources Generalist
Job Posted: Wednesday, 17 April 2019
Closing Date: Tuesday, 30 April 2019
(82 days ago)
MPA Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)


POSTING NUMBER:             2019-32


POSITION:                            Human Resources Generalist


UNION:                                 Non-Contract / Excluded


START DATE:                        ASAP



All candidates subject to a Criminal Records Check.

Qualifications and job description attached.



Please indicate posting number 2019-32 when sending applications and resumes to




MPA Society is an accredited non-profit and registered charitable organization that has supported people living with mental illness for over 48 years. Created on the principle of self-empowerment, our programs promote the dignity and well-being of people with mental illness by inspiring hope and supporting their recovery. MPA Society operates over 30 social, vocational, recreational, advocacy and housing programs that support people in their own communities.


We are looking for an experienced HR Generalist preferably within a multi-unionized environment. The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of HR functions across the organization and have a key role in the strategic direction of our growing team. We have a dynamic working environment that supports professional development and growth, we offer competitive wages and benefits, and a team environment that encourages innovation and continuous improvement. If you are looking for the next step in your career to develop both breadth and depth in your HR knowledge and competencies, apply for this position today!


*Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest and we encourage you to continue checking the MPA Society website for future postings. 


At MPA Society, the unique capabilities and talents of our employees are our greatest asset. We believe that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhance our ability to work in partnership with the diverse communities and people we serve. MPA Society hires on the basis of merit, and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals.






TITLE: Human Resources Generalist


REPORTS TO: Director, Human Resources




The Human Resources Generalist contributes to the achievement and delivery of HR programs and practices that will support an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment and engagement, accountability, high quality programs and services, and continuous improvement.


The HR Generalist is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the human resources function, carrying out responsibilities in core functional areas of recruitment, benefits, HR information systems (HRIS), employee relations, training and development, employee wellness and safety, and organization development. This position is a key contact for employees within the organization, and requires a highly motivated, innovative HR professional.




  • Participates in developing HR departmental goals, objectives, and systems, and administers programs, procedures and guidelines to help align the workforce with the organization’s strategic goals. Assists with tracking and reporting departmental and organization-wide measurements.
  • Manages the logistics of the recruiting process, including promoting MPA Society to potential job seekers, advertising vacant positions in appropriate job boards and web sites, reviewing applications, screening applicants and forwarding to the hiring manager. Coordinates onboarding of successful candidates, including preparing hire documentation and arranging new-employee orientation. 
  • Maintains the HRIS database and generates scheduled or requested reports to support the activities of the Human Resources department and to assist management. Maintains employee information in the HRIS including position and compensation data, and performs periodic audits to ensure accuracy. Keeps all employee electronic and paper records up-to-date and in compliance with applicable accreditation standards and legal requirements. Assists in the development and updating of the Human Resources section of the web site. 
  • Determines eligibility and processes benefit enrollments, changes, and terminations of participants in all benefit and pension plans and programs. Reconciles monthly billing statements against payroll deductions, assists employees with any benefit claim issues or concerns, and conducts benefit orientations and other benefit training. Supports the effective management of leaves of absence including medical leave, Long Term Disability, and WorksafeBC claims. 
  • Coordinates employee orientation and training, including scheduling participants into training sessions, tracking participation, evaluating training effectiveness, and maintaining training records. Assists in the implementation and maintenance of personnel policies, procedures, and safety and health programs. 
  • Conducts audits to maintain compliance for valid Criminal Record Checks and Professional Registrations. 
  • Prepares and distributes a variety of reports and statistics to support the HR function and program management. 
  • Administers HR programs and deliverables including: seniority lists, vacation entitlement, influenza compliance reports, performance evaluation and probationary reports, increment increases, WorkSafe BC claims, disability management, leave management, employee assistance program, and employee engagement initiatives including Long Service Awards and Employee Referral Program. 
  • Assists managers and directors with collective agreement interpretations and performance management including workplace investigations and progressive discipline. 
  • Participates on various committees and other meetings to represent HR and/or provide HR support.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director, Human Resources




A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Human Resource Management plus 3-5 years experience in HR, preferably in a unionized environment.


  • Ability to exercise initiative and sound judgement.
  • Ability to gather and analyze information skillfully, identify issues and resolve problems.
  • Experience in administration of benefits and other HR programs.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • General knowledge of employment laws and practices.
  • Strong organizational, presentation and time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including Word and Excel in a Microsoft Windows environment.
  • Skills in database management and record keeping.
  • Ability to maintain and exercise a high degree of discretion and confidentiality.
How to Apply
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Please indicate posting number 2019-32 when sending applications and resumes to
Contact Details
Aja Marleau
MPA Society
122 Powell Street
Vancouver , BC, V6A 1G1

Tel: 604-482-3749
Fax: 604-482-3760
www:   www.mpa-society.org/about-mpa/careers

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