Job Posting 84913

HR Assistant
Outward Bound Canada
Work From Home - Southern Alberta, Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island & ...
closed 4 days ago (Wed, 29 Jun)
full time - temp / contract  •  $17.50/hour

HR Assistant


Outward Bound Canada is committed to inclusion and strives to have broad representation that reflects the diversity of Canada. We encourage applications from candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour or People of the Global Majority, members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and all other equity-deserving groups. 



The HR Assistant supports the Operations and People department and will be responsible for the day-to-day tasks of the HR Department which include but are not limited to managing the accurate record keeping of the databases, supporting the existing recruitment strategy, and various aspects of the employment cycle, and liaising with various departments to help with the timely execution of HR functions.



Location: Remote (preferably close to one of our operating areas: Vancouver Island, Vancouver, Canmore, Toronto, Minden)

Starting Rate: $17.50/hour

Term: 8 Weeks Contract Term (35 hours per week)

Benefits: Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) and Employee Assistance Plan

Supervisor: HR Manager

Application Deadline: 2 weeks from the posting date (Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis)

Anticipated Start Date: July 2022



  • Provide day-to-day administration support including data entry and reporting, and managing the accurate record keeping of the database. 
  • Assist with recruitment and various aspects of the employment life cycle, and liaise with various departments to help with the timely execution of HR functions.
  • Prepare and post job advertisements, screen applications, schedule interviews, correspond with candidates, and other general recruitment administrative activities.
  • Maintain current HR files and databases, including the collection of certifications, and other required documentation.
  • Assist with the review of policy and procedures to ensure organization-wide compliance, and recommend changes to policies and procedures/programs.
  • Provide thoughtful insight and ideas to support staff development and organizational growth. 
  • Assist with data collection and employee satisfaction surveys.
  • Update the Company intranet as needed.
  • Support other HR functions as assigned. 



OBC recognizes relevant skills and knowledge can be gained through volunteer and life experiences as well as professional and educational backgrounds. Please outline in a brief cover letter how you have gained the following experiences, and how you would apply them to this role:



  • Clear Vulnerable Sector check
  • ​​Post-Secondary education in Human Resources or relevant discipline.
  • Strong knowledge of office procedures and practices.
  • Professional at all times and maintain utmost confidentiality of employee information and records.
  • Must be able to problem-solve and work independently.
  • Excellent attention to detail and data entry skills.
  • High level of discretion and judgment when dealing with confidential information.
  • Effective communication skills with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.
  • Effective time-management skills with the ability to meet deadlines, and achieve targets in a team environment.
  • Strong understanding of topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Strong interest in connecting with nature, experiential education, and environmental issues.
  • Good understanding of and interest in the outdoor industry.
  • Passion, personal alignment, and commitment to the mission of Outward Bound Canada.


  • 2+ years’ experience in an Administrative role preferred.
  • Knowledge of Advanced Tracker and Salesforce systems.



The position is in collaboration with the Canada Summer Jobs program and has eligibility criteria including:


  •   Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment.
  •   A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person for whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee protection act.
  •   Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations


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