Job Posting 92650

SR. Human Resources Manager
Strongest Families Institute
Work From Home - Central / Halifax area
Hybrid Role 267 Cobequid Rd. Lower Sackville, NS
closed 3 days ago (Tue, 21 Mar)
full time  •  70,000+



Strongest Families Institute ( is a charitable organization, powered by its people and more importantly, it is piloted by talented, customer-focused individuals who value integrity, innovation, and quality. We are looking for professional, hard-working candidates who want to build a rewarding career, with great benefits, in a dynamic and collaborative work environment. We deliver mental health services to children, youth, adults, and families, from a distance using educational materials and virtual guidance from a ‘telephone support coach’. Coaches work with children, youth, adults, and families to discuss the material, problem solve and provide support.

Job Overview

Reporting to the Vice President (VP) of Finance the ideal candidate will have a natural ability to foster strong employee relations and create a positive work culture. Supporting a virtual work environment across Canada, an ideal candidate will have experience in supporting an organization remotely, understanding the need to engage, collaborate and connect to employees in this workplace setting.

This position requires an individual who can strike the balance between assisting with strategy, ability to execute projects, manage employee relations while providing tactical hands-on support with the day-to-day HR operations.

An ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or College certification in Human Resources or a related field with at least five years of progressive experience in managing multiple HR functions. This position will require an HR leader with a proven track record of improving and implementing action-oriented HR strategies and processes across multiple regions or across Canada. Lastly, colleagues would describe you as poised, level-headed, and pragmatic. CPHR and CHRL designation is preferred but not a requirement.

This position is remote however may require occasional commuting within HRM.



  • Acts as a trusted HR advisor to ensure sound decisions are being made in alignment with the organization’s values, culture and all legal requirements are met in making such decisions.
  • Support growth and development of organizational culture through executing changes based on engagement of employees.
  • Sets the tone for the team through modelling and reinforcing expected behaviors and provides leadership in team workshops, aligning with the SFI cultural competency model.
  • Lead internal committees focusing on collaboration of engagement, wellness, and diversity across the organization.

HR Operations & Employee Relations

  • Updates HR practices and policies with the ability to execute and educate staff through proper change management. Ensures these are consistently applied (ie employee relations, wellness, and diversity & inclusion).
  • Leads the management, oversight and administration of the organization’s benefits and pension programs. This includes regulatory requirements, timely reporting, and employee education of the plans.
  • Responsible for compliance with legislative requirements across Canada, ensuring employee and labour relations compliance. Stays up to date on current trends, best practices, legislative changes, and industry standards.
  • Manages SFI’s performance management programs. Continuously looking for areas of development of existing programs.
  • Facilitates progressive discipline and termination of employment meetings with Managers.

Conducts investigations and recommendations when formal complaints arise.

  • Proactively seeks trends and recommendations for areas of improvement with theability to create, produce and analyze HR related trends including compensation, retention, and operational alignment.
  • Uses HRIS and other software tools to maintain employee records and required personnel documentation. Continuous improvement of department processes effectiveness with ability to execute efficiencies.


  • Responsible for collaborating with the senior leadership team to execute the HR strategic plan in alignment with the overall goals, objectives, and business strategy.
  • Chair and assist with SFI’s DEIA, Wellness committees and other committee initiatives.

Training & Development

  • Works in collaboration with the management team to foster the growth of internal talent, succession planning and talent gaps for future growth.
  • Plans, facilitates, and evaluates training initiatives which meet the development needs of employees.

Talent Acquisition & Retention

  • Working with the HR and Recruitment Coordinator, oversees the recruitment process helping to build a talent pool by creating and executing a strategy for attracting talent (ie/ identify labor pools, create and sustain partnerships, identify the root cause of turnover and provide solutions).
  • Continuous analysis of employee retention, implementing strategies to improve.


  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in Human Resources
  • Minimum 5 - 7 years working experience in progressive HR roles.
  • CPHR or CPHR candidacy is an asset.
  • Experience leading a small team.
  • Proven ability to build relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Business acumen and ability to quickly learn and understand the industry, organization, and HR needs.
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and written.
  • Strong working knowledge of provincial employment legislation across Canada
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety practices and legislation
  • Strong commitment to positive work culture, wellness, and diversity & inclusion
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge and experience of Bamboo HR system and ADP system is an asset.
  • Experience with benefits and pension management, specifically NSHEPP and HANS

Required Competencies

  • Clear and concise communicator, influencer, and negotiator, able to build and maintain partnerships with managers, leaders, and stakeholders.
  • Ability to motivate and work with others.
  • People-centric, relationship and collaborative orientation
  • Demonstrated success in working in a fast-paced environment with high volume recruitment & employee relations.
  • Tactful and diplomatic and acts with discretion when handling confidential information.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in MS Office including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Compensation Package

Strongest Families offers a comprehensive overall compensation package including a base salary range starting at $70,000+ annually. As a member of NSHEPP and HANS, the successful candidate would also be eligible to participate in the premium health benefits and defined pension plan.

Diversity & Inclusion

Strongest Families is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment that invests in building a culture of appreciation and respect. We offer equal opportunity to all candidates seeking employment and do not discriminate based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, marital status, and family status. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment. If you would like to request an accommodation during any phase of the evaluation process, please contact us. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

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