Atira Property Management Inc. (APMI) is a mid-size licensed property management company known for its inclusionary hiring practices and which is wholly-owned by Atira Women’s Resource Society, an award-winning not-for-profit organization. We offer a challenging and rewarding work environment where a job is more than just a pay cheque. We offer our staff the opportunity to work alongside and be inspired by a remarkable group of committed activists and professionals working to make the world a more just place, one tenant, one home, one job at a time.
About the Job:
We are looking for an inspired Employee Relations Specialist to join our human resources department. The Employee Relations Specialist reports directly to the Director, Human Resources and is responsible for developing and implementing employee relations programs and initiatives that support employee relationships from hiring to departure. You will also provide support and expertise to managers in the area of employee relations and participate in recruitment and hiring, compensation and benefits programs, communicating Human Resources policies and procedures and the collective agreement, conducting exit interviews and analyzing employee data and making recommendations with respect to employee relations programs.
The Employee Relations Specialist will also be required to resolve employee relations issues for costly and/or precedent-setting contentious matters and significant policy proposals. Provides specialist support services to organization managers and staff to promote effective employer/employee relations and to support achieving excellence in the organization. Functions effectively in a challenging environment where mediation/negotiation skills are tested daily and where decisions impact the organization’s relationship with its employees
You embrace the mission, vision, values and philosophy of Atira. You have a well-developed understanding of and commitment to anti-oppression work and intersectionality. You are familiar with colonialism, especially as it applies in Canada, and you understand the impact of the residential school system. You approach your work and live your life from a decolonizing and social justice perspective. You are a team player who strives for excellence but loves to have a good laugh, is able to think fast, be critical and make sound decisions without agonizing, all while working in an incredibly dynamic and fast-paced environment.
You have a minimum of two years’ experience as an Employee Relations Specialist including prior experience in HR operations and knowledge of best practices. You have an extensive knowledge of interpretation, application and administration of the Employment Standards Act as well as with current employment and Human Rights laws and regulations, and hands on experience with HRIS. You have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
You have a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration or similar relevant field or the equivalent combination of relevant skill-based training and work experience. A CHRP designation is a bonus. Demonstrated ability to interact with co-workers in a friendly, outgoing & respectful manner, superior attention to detail’ ability to prioritize in a dynamic environment, as well as demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.
Applications should be emailed to Please provide a current resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above-noted qualifications. Resumes with a Cover Letter unique to Atira will be preferred. Candidates who lack the experience and qualifications set out in the posting may not be considered, although an exceptional cover letter and transferable skills may overcome lack of experience for some positions.
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