Director, Human Resources

Serving approximately 13,000 injured workers and 18,500 employers each year, WorkplaceNL administers an employer-funded, no-fault workplace insurance system that promotes safe and healthy workplaces, provides return-to-work programs, and offers fair compensation to injured workers and their dependents. Building on a commitment to excellence in client service, WorkplaceNL has recently embarked on an exciting, multi-year business modernization initiative, which will position the organization for future success. Within this context, we are now seeking our next Director, Human Resources.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Director, Human Resources, is accountable for planning, organizing, guiding, directing and managing the resources, services and programs of the Human Resources Department to ensure effective and efficient management for the entire organization, and to contribute to the achievement of WorkplaceNL's strategic goals. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the incumbent serves as a member of Management Committee, and provides advice and guidance on the human resources impact of policy and organizational change through the CEO to the Board of Directors’ Governance Committee.


As the ideal candidate, you hold a degree in human resources management, commerce, business administration or other related discipline, preferably at the master’s level. A designation in human resources management, such as the CHRP, would be considered an asset. You bring dynamic leadership experience and understanding of the broad range of human resources functions from a similarly large, complex, unionized environment. You are conversant in contemporary human resources practices and trends, and have led the introduction of new policies, systems and processes to support recruitment, engagement, development and performance of talent. You have experience and/or are familiar with labour relations, including collective bargaining, job classifications, and have the ability to administer and interpret contract language.


You are a valued advisor; are able to successfully build cooperative relationships with internal and external stakeholders from a variety of background and areas; and, have a deep understanding and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, occupational health and safety, and employee wellness. You are a skilled mentor, coach and facilitator whose demeanor and attitude earn the respect and set the tone for those around you. You have a creative and innovative approach to your thinking and leadership style, along with effective analytical and negotiation skills. You have an understanding of provincial demographics and workforce development issues, and the challenges of program and service delivery, as well as superb communication skills.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Leah Cunningham at or 1.866.822.6022   or   Beverley   Evans   at,   or   submit   your   application   online   at: