Director, HR

                                            Director of Human Resources (HR)
                                       Refer to Competition Number 2021-HR-01
                                                 Internal/External Competition

Description:  The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is seeking a highly experienced Director of Human Resources with an established reputation and ability to develop and implement HR strategies. Reporting to the Vice President Operations & Administration, the incumbent will provide strong leadership to build and deliver HR programs and people initiatives aligned to AFN’s business strategies and organizational objectives. They will ensure that all human resources functions and AFN are in compliance with all applicable federal and provincial legislation.

The Director of Human Resources works as a strategic partner and is responsible for leading, developing, and managing all HR functions, services, and programs including, but not limited to, workforce planning and recruitment, employee relations, performance management, policies and programs. The successful candidate maintains knowledge of evolving HR practices, legislative updates, emerging technologies in human resource and applies this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to senior management.  They should be able to successfully identify issues, pose solutions, and guide and mentor their team for success. They oversee benefits administration, changes, updates, and renewals and coordinates with the Finance Sector for AFN’s human resources budgets.

Who Can Apply:  Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference (s. 16(1) CHRA). Candidates must possess a post graduate degree in Human Resources Management, or a related field of study, and a minimum of 5 years of relevant senior management experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

The incumbent must also possess:

  • Certification in human resources management by a provincial governing body (CHRP, CHRL, CHRE)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working in multiple human resources areas
  • Significant knowledge of the Canada Labour Code, Canadian Human Rights Act, Occupational Health and Safety
  • Ability to interpret and implement employment legislation
  • Knowledge and understanding of First Nation issues (strong asset)
  • Demonstrated superior interpersonal & negotiation skills, management ability, leadership, teamwork and judgement
  • Proven leader who can motivate and inspire others and act as a mentor to the HR team
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to manage multiple tasks and follow through in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information in a professional and discrete manner
  • Strong computer skills using Microsoft Suite programs
  • Self-motivated, a good collaborator and team player, and excited to work in a fast-paced environment
  • English is the working language, however the ability to work in both official languages (English/French) is an asset.

Salary and Benefits:   Commensurate with experience and education. AFN offers competitive
                                     salaries, excellent benefits and a pension plan

Location:                     Ottawa, Ontario - Please note that AFN is currently working remotely to ensure the
                                      health, safety, and the well-being of our employees.

Employment Status: Permanent Full-time position

Closing Date:             April 16, 2021

Individuals who feel they are qualified are invited to submit a covering letter (quoting the above reference number along with a current resume, and the names of three (3) work related references to:

Assembly of First Nations, Human Resources
55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 1600
Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 6L5
FAX: (613) 241-5808

Interviews will be held via Zoom.
While we appreciate all applications, only those candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted.
AFN may cancel, postpone, or revise employment opportunities at any time.