Job Posting 74746

HR Generalist
Southern Ontario
Toronto or Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, ON
closes in 4 days (Thu, 23 Sep)
full time  •  60,000-75,000

Indspire is an Indigenous national registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. With the support of its funding partners, Indspire disburses financial awards, delivers programs, and shares resources with the goal of improving educational outcomes for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students. Through Indspire’s education offerings, we provide resources to students, educators, communities, and other stakeholders who are committed to improving success for Indigenous youth. In 2019-20, Indspire awarded over $17.8 million through more than 5,124 bursaries and scholarships to First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth, making it the largest funder of Indigenous post-secondary education outside the federal government. Each year, the organization presents the Indspire Awards, a celebration of the successes achieved by First Nations, Inuit and Métis people that is broadcast nationally.


Never has there been a better time to join this national leader!


We are currently hiring for an HR Generalist reporting to the Director of Human Resources. This role will provide human resources (HR) support. This includes both the development and implementation of HR processes, systems and policies as well as ensuring related legislative and reporting requirements are met, and administrative support. The incumbent will understand and anticipate the human resources and operational needs and priorities of the organization, and promote a healthy, and safe work environment


The position responsibilities of the HR Generalist include:

  • Provides HR management services to support the day-to-day operational activities.
  • Ensures that HR practices are aligned with Indspire’s priorities and adhere to applicable legislation and best practices.
  • Coordinates recruitment, including compensation, benefits programs and workplace planning needs and strategies, in collaboration with the Management team.
  • Responsible for managing candidate search using various forms of outreach including LinkedIn, job boards, social networking sites, job fairs and networking events.
  • Coordinates the co-op, student placement and training programs including funding applications.
  • Supports in developing HR procedures and processes, including the development of forms, and acts as a resource for staff for same
  • Ensures that HR practices are aligned and consistently applied.
  • Co-chairs Health & Safety Committee ensuring compliance with legislative requirements.
  • Advises on legislative compliance on all HR and Occupational Health & Safety aspects from procedural perspective; trouble shoots with managers and staff.
  • Responsible for Job Evaluation program, in collaboration with external expertise, by coordinating and maintaining up to date records.
  • Maintains up-to-date job descriptions.
  • Maintains record keeping systems, including security of personnel records.
  • Supports the development and implementation of the organizational training plan, including research and outreach for appropriate learning opportunities.
  • Supports Director of HR and managers in fulfilling reasonable accommodation requests.
  • Refers confidential HR inquiries and complaints to the Director of HR and supports the appropriate process and possible courses of action.
  • Advises and updates the Director of HR on personnel issues and prepares necessary correspondence, briefings, and reports.
  • Maintains Employee Handbook.
  • Maintains confidentiality related to all activities and information of a strategic or sensitive nature.
  • Coordinates and prepares documents for various stakeholders.
  • Supports in new employee onboarding including arranging office set up including equipment, IT etc.; removes access and retrieves equipment for exiting staff in coordination with the responsible manager.


  • Completion of post-secondary education in related field, ideally Human Resources, or equivalent experience
  • Progressive experience, usually demonstrated through at least 3 years in an HR function.
  • Knowledge of and experience in Indigenous communities critical
  • Demonstrated openness to learning and willingness to engage in cultural competency training.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in applying labour and employment legislation preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills and well-developed conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion, judgement, and a high level of professionalism.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Able to prioritize and deal with multiple projects and changing deadlines.
  • Proven skills with a variety of software packages; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point) and HRIS systems
  • Demonstrated discretion and ability to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality.
  • Must be able to work occasional evening and weekends.
  • Travel between Six Nations and Toronto offices is required.

The duties within this job description can be amended from time to time.


How to Apply

This is a full-time position based at Indspire’s Toronto or Six Nations office. The salary range is competitive with a comprehensive benefits package, including pension plan.


We are an Indigenous organization whose mandate is to promote opportunities for Indigenous people. We encourage applications from First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people and all others interested in the position.


To apply, please forward your résumé and cover letter to . All qualified candidates will be contacted directly. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No agency calls please.


Deadline for Applications: September 23, 2021


To learn more about Indspire, visit


Indspire is committed to ensuring an equal opportunity recruitment process. Accommodations are available to all applicants upon request. We are committed to providing any accommodations required to ensure a barrier-free process. Please contact us via email at , we will work with all applicants to accommodate any accessibility needs.


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