Job Posting 70882

People & Culture (Human Resources) Intern
the Bissell Centre
Edmonton area
closed yesterday (Mon, 10 May)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $16.25/hour

Through the vision to eliminate poverty in our community and guided by a passionate concern for the dignity and well-being of each individual, Bissell Centre’s work is based on building relationships, hope and trust. Our mission is to work with others to empower people to move from poverty to cultural, social, and economic prosperity. We empower people to meet their own basic daily needs, participate in community and have sustainable livelihoods, secure housing, feel hope for the future and make plans for a prosperous life. By joining Bissell Centre, you will become part of a fast-paced and dedicated team that works together to realize our vision.

Currently, Bissell Centre is looking for the right individual to fill the position of People & Culture Intern (FT). The People & Culture Intern will be responsible for a wide variety of administrative duties. This role demands a high level of confidentiality and professionalism when interacting with employees, management, and the public.


Human Resources Administrative

  • Filing of correspondence
  • Maintain and update the new HRIS system and personnel documentations
  • Prepare offer letters, confirmation of employment letters, and orientation materials
  • Assist with Human Resources communication, including monthly newsletter, assist with recruiting and staffing activities including create, post, and maintain job advertisements, resume screening, pre-screen interviewing and scheduling of interviews
  • Coordinate employee pre-employment requirements, such as reference checks
  • Compile data, statistics, metrics and other information as required
  • Manage sensitive and confidential matters like employee relations, personnel matters and organizational changes
  • Organize and protect the security of information, data and files
  • Explain company personnel policies and procedures to employees
  • Answering basic correspondence with employees and managers


Education and Experience

  • College diploma or additional post-secondary education in HR related courses an asset
  • Office administration certificate: equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Accurate and efficient (50 wpm) keyboarding, data entry skills and working knowledge in operating office equipment e.g printer, copier and fax machine
  • Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook (email) and Outlook Calendar), Internet navigation, databases and general computer use
  • Flexible, able to prioritize problem-solving, multi-task, and deal with difficult situations in a calm and confident manner
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and customer service skills, with the ability to communicate in a professional manner with tact and diplomacy
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Display professionalism at all times and adopt appropriate non-partisan stance with employees and management
  • Familiarity with issues of poverty, community-based organizations and the services they provide


The People & Culture Intern should demonstrate competence in all the following:

  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices and ensure own behaviour is consistent with these standards and aligns with the mission and core values of Bissell Centre.
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Focus on Participant Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of participants and the community to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
  • Foster Teamwork: Foster, sustain and role model productive team management practices, and contribute to a positive team environment. Share expertise and knowledge to support, coach and develop others.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency, and risks, and make clear decisions that are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Organizational Skills: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create, and implement action plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.


  • Director, People & Culture


  • Criminal Record Check
  • CWIS Check
  • The Government of Canada funded this job through the Canada Summer Jobs program. You must meet all eligibility criteria under this program.


Job Type: 8-week contract, full-time

Application Deadline: May 10, 2021


Wage: $16.25/hour


Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter to:

Jessica Willis

Director, People & Culture




We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Bissell Centre is an equal opportunity employer who is committed to diversity within our community and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, or disability. Bissell Centre is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees, in accordance with provincially and federally legislated protected grounds.

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