Job Posting 83127

Talent Acquisition Officer
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Work From Home - Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New ...
Remote/Hybrid (within Canada)
closes in 11 days (Fri, 3 Jun)
full time

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is the national voice of municipal governments, representing the interests of cities and communities with the federal government.

With over 2,000 members including Canada's largest cities, small urban and rural communities, and 20 provincial and territorial municipal associations, FCM represents over 90% of Canada’s population. As the national voice of Canadian municipalities, FCM is an organization that strives to make the communities Canadians live in more prosperous, sustainable, and equitable.

Internally, we are deeply respectful, collaborative, empowering and transparent in our work. We have a commitment and passion for strengthening Canada by achieving results for our communities, our cities and our workplace, and by sharing our knowledge and experience on the world’s stage, so that others may improve the quality of life in their communities.

Major Purpose

Reporting to the People and Culture Business Partner, the Talent Acquisition Officer will proactively support the recruitment of various roles across various departments and levels at FCM. The post holder will actively participate in recruitment campaigns, showcase FCM as an employer of choice, leverage best practices, and ensure proactive recruitment methods are deployed at FCM to ensure immediate and future talent needs are met.

The future of work at FCM includes a people-centered approach and the incumbent will drive initiatives to ensure a positive candidate experience.

The post holder embodies FCM’s commitment to being a more anti-racist organization and will play a key role in ensuring talent acquisition processes are equitable.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Business Partners and Hiring Managers:
    • to understand short-term and long- term talent needs, identify job requirements and competencies needed to meet FCM’s mandate.
    • to gain an understanding of the recruitment needs of the team, ensure that the recruitment campaigns and selection process results in successful recruitments
    • on workforce planning to project recruitment calendar, workflow and proactively plan recruitment campaigns accordingly.
  • Participate in the review of job descriptions and ensure that they accurately reflect the requirements of each role.
  • Leverage professional and social media platforms to create continued interest in job openings at FCM.
  • Prioritize and promote, a direct sourcing approach to recruitment at FCM, highlighting FCM’s values and culture at each stage of the process.
  • In partnership with the P&C team
    • ensure efforts and processes are consistent and streamlined for efficient and timely hiring of candidates.
    • develop standard templates, processes, and guidelines to promote equitable hiring and a positive candidate experience while ensuring that recruitment campaigns reflect FCM’s value proposition.
  • Develop processes that continuously improve key recruiting indicators including time-to-fill, cost of hire, candidate and hiring manager satisfaction scores, and quality of hires.
  • Contribute to projects geared towards highlighting the employee value proposition at FCM with the aim of attracting and retaining talent.
  • Provide interview support (including coaching) to hiring managers and/or interview panelists (when required) and ensuring best practices are maintained throughout.
  • Promote and maintain the principles of equity, anti-racism and diversity in the recruitment processes in line with FCM’s Anti-Racism and Equity (ARE) commitment.
  • Lead the review of processes and policies related to recruitment, leveraging on best practices and in compliance with applicable legislation.
  • Collate, track, and analyze data related to talent attraction and acquisition. Produce periodic data-driven reports to drive decision making on talent attraction and acquisition strategies and/or improve hiring processes.
  • Develop effective relationships within the organization and externally to ensure smooth flow of recruitment campaigns.
  • Participate in recruitment events/showcase FCM at virtual or in-person recruitment-related events (e.g. Job/Career fairs, campus recruiting) when needed.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years end-to-end recruitment experience across a broad range of business functions and levels ideally in a matrixed or complex environment.
  • Experience in leveraging social media (e.g. LinkedIn) and/or professional platforms, direct sourcing and non-traditional recruitment means to attract and source candidates.
  • Experience in designing and implementing processes that deliver exceptional candidate experience throughout the recruitment process.
  • Experience leading the review and continuous improvement of recruitment processes.
  • Experience in reviewing recruitment procedures through an anti-racist, diversity and equity lens.
  • Experience using video recruitment platforms (e.g. VidCruiter) strongly desired.
  • Demonstrable experience in talent planning in tandem with workforce planning.
  • Excellent work planning, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with people from different cultural/diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to speak, write and communicate in English and French is required.
  • Possession of a high degree of professionalism, integrity, and tact.
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality.

The benefits to joining the FCM team include summer hours (Fridays off between July 1st and Labour Day); office facilities located in the ByWard Market, FCM’s commitment to employee development and a competitive range of employee benefits and services. FCM encourages flexible work arrangements to support the wellbeing and productivity of employees.

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is committed to fostering an organizational culture that embraces equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging, where individuals from diverse racial and ethnic identities, nationalities, social economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and physical and mental abilities can thrive and be fully engaged at their best level.

FCM welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

The future of work at FCM includes a hybrid work model; therefore, this role will be a combination of virtual and on-site work. The successful candidate is required live in and be authorized to work in Canada. They are also required to be able to work from home/remotely, from within Canada.  All in-office work and in-person meetings for work that take place inside and/or outside of the offices located in Ottawa will be subject to FCM’s Safe Workplace Vaccination Policy, as well as its health and safety procedures.

It is a mandatory condition of employment at FCM that the successful candidate be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with vaccines that have been approved by the Government of Canada at least 14 days prior to their start date and will be required to provide proof.  If accommodation is required in relation to this condition of employment for any reason pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code, please contact us at directly. 

For additional information on this posting, or for further information on FCM, access our website at

Visit the careers section of our website to apply. Deadline for applications is June 3, 2022.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we will only contact those selected for an interview. All the applications will be kept for six months following the completion of the hiring process


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