Manager, Human Resources

Job Detail

Company: YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region
Industry: Non-profit Sector
Job Type: Full Time
Salary Level ($):
Job Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Highest Level Of Education: Bachelor
Job Posting Date: 12-Oct-2017
Apply by: 24-Oct-2017

Job Description:

Job Opportunity with the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region

World Skills Employment Centre is working with the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region to recruit for the position of Manager, Human Resources.
World Skills is not hiring for this position. If you are interested in this opportunity, please follow these steps:
  • Please send a cover letter and a resume to, on or before 9:00am, October 24th, 2017.
  • Please write the position title in the subject line of your email.
  • Please save your targeted cover letter and resume as a SINGLE word document, with the file name Your NEEP _First Name_Last Name_Position Title (NEEP_John_Smith_Project Officer).
  • Late applications will not be accepted.

If you are not yet registered with World Skills, please contact 613-233-0453 to book an appointment for Intake and Assessment or to learn more about our programs and services.
World Skills works with newcomers/immigrants to help them integrate into the Canadian labor market.
YMCA-YWCA Overview: As one of the largest charitable community service organizations in the National Capital Region.  The YMCA-YWCA responds to critical social needs in the community and works to provide solutions. Serving more than 70,000 people across our region annually, we are committed to nurturing the potential of children, youth and adults, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility within the community. This position requires a commitment to the Y mission and core values of responsibility, honesty, caring, and respect, which form the foundation of all Y programs and services.
Position Overview: Reporting to the Vice-President Human Resources, and working with the Y’s leadership team, the Manager Human Resources provides functional operational support and direction and leadership for the Association’s Human Resource strategies and goals. Responsible for building relationships across the Association, and having direct accountability for Labour and Employee Relations, Legal Compliance, Health and Safety oversight, AODA, HR Polices and Practice, Training and Development, Employee Engagement, Group Benefits Plan Management, HRIS Implementation and Development.
  • A Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 5 years of broad-based experience in progressively senior human resources leadership roles, ideally gained in complex environments that include a mix of unionized and non-unionized employee groups, as well as diverse business units; an equivalent mix of education and experience will be considered;
  • Analytical reasoning and capacity to develop recommendations that will inform and enable executive decision-making;
  • Experience overseeing and monitoring all Occupational Health & Safety committees and programs while regularly reviewing and ensuring compliance;
  • Experience evaluating and reviewing HR policies and procedures, monitoring staff to ensure that they are followed and developing new policies and procedures as needed;
  • Strong business acumen and demonstrated exceptional judgment, discretion, and professional courtesy
  • Experience overseeing performance management systems and including disciplinary action and termination;
  • Capacity to develop and nurture a broad range of relationships with both internal and external stakeholders;
  • Experience managing a Human Resource Information System (currently Avanti)
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills (both written and verbal);
  • Fluency in English and French is an asset.
  • Experience in labour relations, with knowledge of labour laws; including, managing grievances and arbitration processes, Union agreement negotiations, and operational Collective Agreement day to day application;
  • Ability to review and maintain incident reports related to Health and Safety and Child Protection  as well as maintaining up-to-date employee files and information;
  • Technologically savvy, with an aptitude for a variety of computer applications
  • Experience with dispute mediation and resolution;
  • Formal human resources designation (CPHR) is considered an asset;

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Advanced knowledge of the OHSA;
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant Employment legislation including Employment Standards Act, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Human Rights legislation;
  • Human resource best practices and industry norms knowledge;
  • Organizational, analytical and leadership skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills;
  • Active listening and verbal skills;
  • Highly developed negotiation skills;
  • Client and teamwork-focused;
  • Detail-oriented;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Strong computer skills (Windows-based software programs);

Thank you for your interest.  Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please advise in advance if you require any accommodation during the application or selection process.  We believe all people have the right to live free from discrimination or harassment of any kind.  Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.
The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is committed to providing a safe environment for children.  Candidates will be thoroughly screened using background checks and a review process.
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