Job Posting 62505

People and Culture Generalist
John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Vancouver
closes in 2 days (Fri, 29 May)
full time - term / contract  •  Annual salary will be negotiated based on experience and qualifications.

We are looking for motivated, determined, and passionate people to join our team!


The John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland (JHS) is a non-profit organization which provides the opportunity to work with purpose, and impact change in your community. Our team is empowered to be creative, explore innovative solutions, and collaborate to provide the best support and services to the people and communities we serve.



We are a dynamic, innovative social service organization that strives to create safe, healthy, and inclusive communities for all. We do this through a continuum of programs which provide assistance with housing, life-skills, education, employment, and community-based services, with the goal of helping individuals achieve greater independence.


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The People and Culture Generalist will ensure all aspects of the John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland (JHS) recruitment needs are met, and our managers and staff are supported in a way that keeps our retention at a high level. This position will oversee the agency’s onboarding, performance management, and training processes.



This is a Temporary position for 12 months or until the return of incumbent.



Monday to Friday, 0900-1700, 40 hours per week (Full Time)

This position requires the ability to work flexible hours based on operational needs



  • Oversees and supports hiring managers throughout the recruitment process from recruitment strategy to execution
  • Engages in proactive strategies to assist Recruitment needs and to ensure strategic positions are being filled
  • Provides mentorship to staff on the talent team in relation to best practices and performance standards
  • Prepares and conducts analysis of our recruitment needs and develop the organization’s recruitment targets, strategy and plan
  • Ensures compliance with legislation and contracts in relation to hiring processes and HR policies, procedures and practices
  • Ensures all managers are kept aware of updates and changes related to Human Resources legislation and best practices
  • Develops and coordinates the retention strategy and plan
  • Supports our key HR processes such as onboarding/offboarding, training and development, and performance management
  • Develops and implements the Onboarding/Offboarding, Training and Development, and performance management annual strategy
  • Researches and presents opportunities for improvement and implementation of HR best practices
  • Conducts HR-related projects and special initiatives


We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a proven ability to work within a fast-paced, growth-focused environment. The ideal candidate has:

  • Degree, diploma in a relevant discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Three or more years of progressive work experience in Human Resources, including working in a recruitment-based environment
  • CPHR designation and/or actively pursuing designation preferred
  • Experience with operating within a unionized environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to a high level of customer service
  • Flexibility to travel throughout the Lower Mainland (from Vancouver to Abbotsford)
  • High proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong communication skills (listening, verbal and written)
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task

Preference for candidates with knowledge of non-profit work environments, especially the Criminal Justice System and Developmental Disabilities.



  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License
  • Reliable, safe vehicle with appropriate insurance 


  • Committed Living Wage Employer
  • Opportunity to work with purpose for non-profit organization
  • Great work environment
  • Competitive benefits



JHS welcomes applications from all qualified applicants including but not limited by those of any sex, race, orientation, or disability. Multilingual skills and multicultural competence are assets.


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