Director of Human Resources

Coast Mountain College (previously Northwest Community College (NWCC)) is an accredited post-secondary institution that serves the rich and diverse communities and learners of BC’s beautiful northwest region. It aims to be the college of choice for experiential, place-based learning allowing students to learn both in the classroom and in the spectacular outdoor spaces that are so unique to this part of Canada.

The Director of Human Resources provides strategic direction to the delivery of a wide range of employee programs and services. Develops department strategies and plans aimed at promoting a positive employee/labour environment; strategic advice to business leaders; strategic talent acquisition and retention; and mitigated risk to the College. Drives strategic initiatives that support HR goals and objectives. Acts as strategic advisor to the Vice President, Corporate Services, and the Senior Leadership team on complex employee relations matters.

The ideal candidate is a senior HR professional with minimum 10 years’ experience in strategic HR with emphasis on employee/labour relations, preferably in a public sector, multi-union environment. They bring expert knowledge of the concepts, theories, practices and techniques of employee/labour relations, with emphasis on workforce planning, succession planning, talent acquisition/recruitment, retention, diversity, performance management, recognition, conflict resolution and related legal proceedings, collective bargaining, and collective agreement interpretation.

This position is based in Terrace, BC, with some travel required to Coast Mountain College’s other main campuses in Prince Rupert, Smithers and Hazelton.

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