Job Posting 97823

Human Resources Manager
Urban Native Youth Association
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 13 days ago (Tue, 28 Nov)
full time  •  • $85,000 – 93,000 per annum

Who We Are:

Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) has been supporting the health and wellbeing of Indigenous youth in the Metro Vancouver area for over 30 years. As a respected non-profit, charitable organization, we recognize Indigenous youth as experts in their own lives and strive to provide youth with programs and opportunities that are relevant and meaningful to them.

UNYA is dedicated to empowering Indigenous youth through a comprehensive range of advocacy, preventive, and support services tailored to address their immediate and future requirements. With over 20 programs, a team of 100 staff members, 175 volunteers, and a network of 300+ community partners, UNYA remains committed to ongoing program development and service expansion and also offer multiple 24-hour options specially designed for Indigenous youth.

At UNYA we have developed a Philosophy of Care foundation, drawing from best practices. Our key philosophies are Trauma-Informed practice, Two-Eyed Seeing, Harm Reduction, Youth/Person Centered care, and Culture as Therapy. These philosophies are the grounding framework that shapes all of our decisions and every interaction we have with the youth we serve.

Highlights of this Opportunity:

Reporting to the CEO and the Director of Operations, the Human Resources Manager oversees UNYA’s Human Resources program ensuring alignment with our vision, mission, and philosophy of care. Working closely with the Admin Team, the HR Manager develops and implements HR practices to attract and retain talented team members focused on doing meaningful work.  Areas of responsibility include:  HR strategy and workforce planning, full-cycle recruitment, onboarding and orientation, employee relations, coaching, retention and recognition, compensation and benefits, training and development, safety and wellness and performance management.

Qualifications and Conditions:

  1. Diploma or Degree in HR, Management or a related field and/or comparable work experience. A CPHR designation or CPHR candidate is preferred. 
  2. Minimum 5 years’ experience in a generalist HR role.
  3. Previous experience working within an Indigenous organization or community-based service organization is an asset.
  4. In-depth knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of contemporary family and societal challenges experienced by Indigenous communities, with a specific focus on the intergenerational repercussions of the residential school system on families and communities.
  5. Solid understanding of HR practices and administration, as well as applicable legislations including BC Employment Standards, Human Rights, Privacy, Occupational Health & Safety Act, etc.
  6. In-depth understanding of HR management and its link to organizational strategy. Ability to work at both a strategic and operational level.
  7. Experience developing Human Resource infrastructure and programs including the development of metrics to measure success.
  8. Highly effective coaching, facilitating, presentation and influencing skills. Ability to deal with conflict or difficult situations and work with parties to find appropriate solutions using mediation and conciliation.
  9. Extensive experience in employee relations including conducting investigations, mediation, leading performance management and corrective action discussions.
  10. Superior communication skills, both written and verbal and successful track record in working with staff at all levels.
  11. Intermediate to Advanced computer skills in MS Office.
  12. Current B.C. Driver’s License and satisfactory Criminal Records Check.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Manages a range of Human Resource programs and initiatives and ensures alignment to UNYA’s vision, mission and philosophy of care.
  2. Works collaboratively with the Administration Team to support organizational growth and development through effective planning, development and implementation of HR initiatives and systems.
  3. Maintains and interprets employment policies, procedures and the Employee and Manager’s Handbooks, in line with UNYA’s culture and current employment related legislation.
  4. Oversees and administers the recruiting and selection function to attract and hire talented employees. Develops and maintains a progressive and proactive candidate sourcing strategy.
  5. Ensures effective and culturally aligned onboarding and orientation of new team members.
  6. Anticipates, identifies and coaches managers regarding employee relations issues and opportunities.
  7. Serves as a resource to employees in all aspects of the employment relationship.
  8. Leverages and maximizes UNYA’s performance management tools to coach managers regarding their staff’s development/performance. Assists with drafting performance improvement plans and coaches managers through performance conversations.
  9. Manages HR administration including onboarding and orientation, benefits administration, leave tracking, employee files.
  10. Assists the Administration Team to coordinate FUNYA, other team-building, and social events.

What we offer:

Taking care of people is our priority, and this includes our staff.  Together, we strive to create an accepting, respectful, and non-judgmental work environment. Having a self-care plan in place is important to your well-being, both personally and professionally, and we have a number of supports in place to help our staff with this.  Our Elder in Residence has set hours every week to meet with staff for personal, cultural, and spiritual support.

We are committed to ongoing learning and positive team building, and the entire UNYA team comes together once a month for a morning of professional development, followed by a shared meal and an afternoon of fun activities.

  • $85,000 – 93,000 per annum, wage to commensurate with education, knowledge and experience.
  •  Flexible hybrid workplace
  • Paid Vacation, Sick days and Wellness days. Comprehensive Benefits package includes Extended Health, Dental, Vision, LTD and Life insurance (completely paid by employer)
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which consists of no-cost counselling services to UNYA staff
  • Support from UNYA’s Elder in Residence for cultural and spiritual guidance or teachings
  • Monthly Staff development
  • The opportunity to be part of an amazing team doing work that matters.

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