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Job Details

Job Number:  56932
Human Resources Manager
Job Posted: Thursday, 22 August 2019
Closing Date: Thursday, 14 November 2019
(3 days ago)
Ishtar Women's Resource Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley Type: Full time
Location: Langley Salary: 62,000-69,000

Job Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Human Resources (HR) Manager is responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of HR strategy, policy, and the delivery of HR services and programs.  An adaptable and highly motivated leader; the HR Manager is able to effectively balance the need for proactive, strategic planning, with the day-to-day workload generated by HR services and programs.


At ease with the management of a unionized work environments, the HR Manager is comfortable fielding inquires and resolving issues from across the full spectrum of HR practice including; disability and return to work management, union interactions, management consultation, compensations, performance and attendance management, oversight of various HR functions.


Acting as an internal advisor to the Executive Director and Senior Leadership team, the HR Manager provides insight, guidance and coaching on HR issues, and ensures compliance with Employment Standards, Human Rights requirements, Ishtar Women’s Resource Society’s policies, Labour Agreements and other applicable legislation.


A strategic and savvy business professional, the HR Manager utilizes sector best practices to proactively develop and implement strategies, policies, and initiatives designed to positively affect employee engagement, organizational effectiveness, and change management.  The HR Manager develops people strategies and fosters the growth of a positive, high-performance culture through talent management, performance management, and leadership development initiatives.



  • Develop and implement strategic human resources initiatives in support of the organizational requirements and Ishtar Women’s Resource Society strategic plan
  • Lead and develop the Human Resources function which includes the recruitment, hiring, orientation, training, coaching, mentoring, work assignment, performance management and, as necessary, discipline and termination of employees
  • Provide or oversee the provision of human resource consultation services for the Senior Leadership in the areas of: recruitment, retention, recognition, compensation, benefits, performance management, labour and employee relations, training and development, occupational health and safety, human resource information systems, human resources planning, human resources administration and organizational development.
  • Develop, oversee, and assess initiatives to maintain and promote employee engagement and in support of the growth of a positive, inclusive, accountable and high-performance organizational culture.
  • Champion an open, inclusive organizational culture, free of discrimination.
  • Ensure that the organization’s human resources practices remain in compliance with collective agreement provisions, accepted policies and relevant government legislation which include conducting a periodic human resources audit to identify any HR policy gaps, developing HR policies and procedures as required and providing advice to the Senior Leadership team with respect to human resources issues
  • Establish and maintain appropriate systems for administering, measuring and reporting human resources processes and metrics. Monitor and make appropriate adjustments to maximize program performance
  • Develop and implement a Human Resources strategy, including an HR budget and an operational plan
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge in HR management theory and application, employment legislation, Human Rights Law, BCGEU contract language and all relevant Ishtar Women’s Resource Society policies in order to provide professional advice, and contract, legislation and policy interpretation and guidance to the Senior Leadership team
  • Develop, foster and maintain partnerships with learning institutions human resources and organizational consultants and local and provincial partners
  • Participate as an active member of Ishtar Women’s Resource Society, which includes developing and maintaining a strong rapport with Senior Leadership, staff, BCGEU and CSSEA
  • Attend and participate in Senior Leadership and team meetings
  • Represent Management on the Joint Labour Management and Health and Safety Committees
  • Perform other related duties as assigned



  • CHRP designation or equivalent education and experience
  • Highly developed consultative, influencing, conflict resolution, mediation and negotiating skills
  • Superb communication skills. Demonstrated ability to build trusting and collaborative relationships across all organizational levels.
  • Ability to identify policy and strategy gaps, needs, and risks and to take proactive action
  • Adept with the development, implementation, oversight and assessment of strategy and policy initiatives
  • Excellent working knowledge and understanding of all relevant employment, labour and occupational health and safety legislation
  • Sound knowledge of labour relations, occupational health and safety, job evaluation, compensation, benefits, organizational design, recruitment, retention, organizational development, change management, performance management and human resource information management best practices
  • Proven ability to attend work regularly
  • A commitment to ending violence against women
  • Previous work in or sound knowledge of a non-profit feminist organization a definite asset
  • Satisfactory criminal reference check


The salary range for this full-time, excluded position is $62,000-69,000 per year, dependent on qualifications


Please send your cover letter and resume to


At Ishtar, we ground our work in anti-oppressive, intersectional feminist practice. We are committed to hiring women who reflect the women who access our services. Ishtar Society honours and respects the diverse cultures, identities, and knowledge among the communities in which we work and live. We work to provide a healthy, safe, and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets. As such, we invite Indigenous women (including First Nations, Inuit, and Métis women) to apply, and we welcome applications from self-identified women of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, languages spoken, lived experience, and sexual orientations.

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