Director of Human Resources


Director of Human Resources

Mowhawks of the Bay of Quinte
Location: Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ontario
Posted: February 10th 2021
Deadline: March 4th, 2021
Salary: $39.34 - $44.51 per hour

Tyendinaga, as part of the Mohawk Nation, is a healthy, sustainable Kanyen’kehá:ka community, built on and united by our language, culture, traditions, knowledge, and history. We exercise our rights and responsibilities for the protection of and respect for our people, our land, our resources, and the environment.

We are recruiting for a Director of Human Resources. This is a full-time position.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Human Resources is responsible for the development and implementation of human resources strategies, plans, and programs for the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (MBQ). The Director of Human Resources will work as a trusted partner providing human resources expertise, advice and counsel, in a solutions-oriented manner, to Tyendinaga Mohawk Council (TMC), the CAO, and other MBQ leadership to enable the achievement of MBQ business goals and priorities.

The Director of Human Resources is a flexible, confident individual who is able to advance organizational culture by modeling organizational values, promoting human resources initiatives and demonstrating sound judgment. The Director of Human Resources will provide oversight of the human resources department, employee relations, health and safety, be part of the senior management team, support directors and managers, and be the organizational lead on succession planning. This position may be required to work remotely from time to time and during those periods must achieve key performance indicators while maintaining productive relationships.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Manage the successful development and implementation of innovative human resource strategies, programs and plans. Partners with management integrating Human Resources strategies and practices that support organizational goals and reinforce a collaborative, engaged and high performing culture.
  • Manage the full-cycle recruitment program, including onboarding, employee relations, performance management, talent development, change management, employment law and compliance, etc.
  • Provide leadership implementing performance management, training and development, employee assistance, and organization development.
  • Provide management coaching to enhance effective employee and manager communication and engagement as well as to ensure legislative and policy compliance.
  • Provide expertise, consultation, and coaching to managerial stakeholders to ensure the appropriate management of all employee relations issues including change management, performance, disciplinary action, and conflict resolution.
  • Maintain knowledge on new and evolving federal employment legislation such as the Canada Labour Code and federal labour standards, while identifying gaps and making recommendations for compliance as required.
  • Partner with TMC, CAO and MBQ managers to identify opportunities for continuous improvement; providing input, influencing and interpreting the design, revision, and development of policy and program initiatives aimed at enhancing human capital.
  • Consult with and coach leadership regarding optimal business model design, organizational structure, job design, and the assessment of capabilities to ensure alignment with the mission, values, culture, and goals of MBQ.
  • Manage the human resource department budget and staff; controlling operating costs, allocating and transferring funds to ensure that productivity, performance measures and goals are on target and ensure prudent fiscal practice.

Education and Experience:

  • University degree or college diploma in human resources, business, law, public administration or a closely relevant field.
  • CHRP designation is required; with continued requirement for HRPA membership in good standing and obtaining ongoing designation renewal.
  • Minimum eight years of progressively responsible human resource related experience in an organization of comparable scope and size to Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, with an emphasis in developing and administering all major functions of human resources including supervision of professional staff, or an acceptable combination of training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of current trends in human resources management.
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant federal employment legislation for managing human resources in a First Nation community, is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Mohawk history, government, culture and language would be an asset.
  • Sound knowledge of, and relevant experience with most, if not all areas of the human resources scope of practice including: employee relations, human resources best practices, employment law, policy development, organizational development, job design and evaluation, learning and development, human resources metrics, recruitment and selection, employee health, wellness, and safety, and people with disabilities etc.
  • Ability to deal with highly sensitive and personal information and maintain confidentiality.
  • Solid interpersonal skills with the demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Ability to successfully work under pressure, respond to shifting needs and manage multiple tasks at one time.
  • Ability to assess risk and determine appropriate action.
  • Ability to manage time and priorities.
  • Ability to demonstrate personal resiliency and effectively respond to change.
  • Ability to flex personal leadership and thinking style.
  • Solid ability to deal effectively with politicians, management and staff at all levels in the organization, as well as external organizations and members of the public.
  • Must be able to provide a clear vulnerable sector check; possess valid G driver's licence and clear driver’s abstract.
Additional Information

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, current staff or members of Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and Indigenous applicants willbe given priority and are asked to self-identify.

Closing: March 4, 2021 at 4:30pm.

Contact Information
Mowhawks of the Bay of Quinte
RR#1, 24 Meadow Drive,
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ontario, Canada
K0K 1X0

Fax: 613-396-3627
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