Director of Human Resources

Paris, Ontario
To Be Determined
January 2, 2019
February 3, 2019
Job Level
AVP, Director
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

Canadian Deafblind Association (CDBA) Ontario Chapter is a registered charity that provides services across the province to members of the deafblind community. We are committed to enhancing the lives of people who are deafblind through support, services, awareness, recognition and Intervenor Services. An Intervenor provides communication support and day to day living support to individuals who are deafblind so that they may live independently. As the Director of Human Resources within our organization, you would share in our commitment to individuals who are deafblind, working with a team of dedicated professionals and support the needs of individuals who are deafblind and their families.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of Human Resources (HR) provides leadership for all areas of human resources management for the organization, ensuring compliance with legislative requirements and adoption of best practices in the attraction, engagement and retention of talent. This position oversees, plans for and champions organizational planning, recruitment and selection, health & safety, performance management, labour relations, employee services and employee compensation, with the aim of ensuring that the most qualified talent is able to provide needed support and services to consumers.  

The primary responsibilities of the Director of HR include but are not limited to: providing guidance and expertise to management and supervisory employees in the interpretation of HR policies, and in matters of employee performance management or employee relations; Develops and maintains organizational HR policies and procedures, ensuring they are up-to-date and compliant with relevant legislation; Oversees the recruitment function, providing full cycle recruitment for all management and administrative positions; Develops and maintains the performance management process; Develops, evaluates and maintains job descriptions for all positions in the organization and maintains the organization’s wage grid ensuring market competitiveness; Ensures the HRIS is updated and the system meets organizational needs, inclusive of ensuring appropriate tracking measures are in place and compiles HR statistics, runs reports and performs analyses as required to support organizational decision-making. This position acts as a key contributor to the collective bargaining process and build productive and respectful relations with union partners in the course of labour-managements meetings, grievance and arbitration management as well as other complex labour relations issues.

Education and Related Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in human resource management or a related field; CHRL designation also required. Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation and non-profit leadership certificate would be assets.
  • Mental Health First Aid training is required or willing to obtain
  • Valid driver’s licence is required.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in a senior HR leadership role within a not-for-profit and unionized environment, with at least three (3) years of people management experience
  • Proven ability to lead and manage people resources by communicating job expectations, planning for, monitoring and appraising performance results.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Ontario Employment Standards Act (ESA), Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC), Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
  • In-depth knowledge of HR principles, processes and best practices in employee relations, performance management and recruitment & selection, as well as working knowledge of adult training / learning principles.
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills, with strong relationship building and influence skills. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Advanced time management, attention to detail and organizational skills. Adaptable and flexible with an ability to respond to changing work priorities, pressure and demands.
  • In-depth knowledge of MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Access (or equivalent database software) and PowerPoint. Working knowledge of Applicant Tracking Systems and HRIS is required.
  • Working knowledge of the Intervenor Services sector is a definite asset.


  • Employment as a Director of Human Resources is conditional upon receipt of a successful Vulnerable Persons Police Clearance
  • This position requires a valid driver's license Class G and access to a reliable vehicle
  • This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule which may require evenings and weekend.

CDBA Ontario offers a generous compensation package and a variety of opportunities for personal development, including:

  • A competitive wage and benefit plan including a health spending account
  • 4 paid sick days/year
  • A RRSP program where we match your contributions up to 3% of your earnings
  • Paid training to attend our world class Intervenor Services training program, sign language classes and relevant workshops
  • Hotel accommodation (when necessary), meal and  mileage reimbursement for travel expenses
  • Up to 50% reimbursement for the successful completion of relevant classes at other learning institutions after 1 year of service 

If you are interested in the Director of Human Resources role with us in Paris apply with your resume and cover letter directly to:

Cathy Proll, Chief Executive Officer via e-mail at

We thank all applicants, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. The Canadian Deafblind Association Ontario Chapter is an equal opportunity employer and we value the importance of diversity and dignity in the workplace. We are committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you are contacted by the CDBA Ontario Chapter regarding a job opportunity, please advise prior to the interview if you require accommodation and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.

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