HR Manager

  • St Margaret's School
  • START DATE: 27/08/2019
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • CONTRACT TYPE: Full-Time (Permanent)
  • North America
Teaching / Faculty Jobs K-12 School

Job Overview


St. Margaret’s School is looking for an experienced individual in human resources to provide full-time, year-round human resources services, responsible for planning, developing, recommending and implementing new or improved processes, procedures and programs that are aligned to support the mission, vision and values of St. Margaret’s School. The Human Resources Manager provides human resources services in the following areas:  recruitment, performance, employee relations, employee engagement, training and development. This role provides Collective Agreement interpretations, employment policy creation and interpretations, succession planning and general human resources management. 
The successful candidate is one who will bring a skill set that compliments and enhances our HR Department.  With that in mind, specific responsibilities will be adjusted to bring strength to the team and to utilize the knowledge, skills and attributes that individual can bring to SMS.
Teamwork and collaboration is very important in this very busy department, where attention to details and accuracy are key.  Flexibility with regards to working schedules will be required.  This is an excluded position.  St. Margaret’s School offers a comprehensive total compensation package.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Recruitment, Selection and Employee Engagement
• Identify recruitment strategies and provide direction, assistance and consistency in relation to the recruitment and selection process, including creating or revising job descriptions, job posting and advertisements, conducting employment interviews, reference and criminal background checks as well as verifying qualifications.
• Conducting new employee orientation sessions ensuring all necessary forms and documents are completed and returned
• Preparing and completing offer letter/contract and extend employment offer to candidates and communicate faculty and staff changes and managing various new hire documents

People and Performance Management
• Track the performance review process
• Tracking, distributing and following up on 6-month and 12-month probationary and annual reviews
• Provide consultative advice on disciplinary matters, recommend action to be taken, and attend meetings on request.
• Designing and implementing training and development

Employee Relations
• Recommend and initiate ‘best practices’ that support a great work environment using techniques such as employee surveys, programs, and guidelines appropriate for the academic environment.
• Primary resource for addressing and resolving employee questions and enquiries.
• Provide guidance to all employees on the interpretation of the Collective Agreement between the School and the Professional Employee’s Association and the School’s Policies to ensure consistency and adherence, as well as legislative requirements.
• Provide support for the continual review and development of the Faculty and Staff handbooks and the Faculty and Support Staff benefit guides to promote the culture and mission of the School as well as to ensure adherence to current standards.
• Responsible for creating and maintaining employee files and for safeguarding confidential information.
• Facilitate and participate in the termination process including planning, preparing appropriate documentation, managing the exit process and conducting exit interviews.

Human Resources Management
• Develop, implement, and facilitate the full range of human resource management processes, including development and design of performance management systems for staff.
• Assist with key programs and projects such as privacy, recruitment and retention, health and wellness, disability management, succession planning, HR policies and procedures, occupational health and safety, and time and attendance.
• Assist in the development of the HR budget and monitor expenditures while adhering to budgetary approvals.
• Assist in the development of the HR business plan to ensure objectives are developed, completed and are aligned with the overall mission, vision and values of the School.
• Track and provide statistical HR metric reports to highlight recruitment, turnover and demographic trends.
• Maintain HRIS data integrity, inputting as required, updating information and running reports
• Other duties, responsibilities and projects as assigned.

• In collaboration with the Head of School, responsible to develop and modify School HR Policies
• Maintain contact with Independent School peers to maintain awareness of current / contemporary practices in peer schools.
• Remain current with best practices, changes in employment law and industry standards
• Assist with collective bargaining and liaise with the Union Labour Relation Officer

Requirements and Qualifications
• Post-secondary education and CPHR designation.
• A minimum of 5 years experience in a union environment.
• Experienced in HR “best practices” with proven success in developing and implementing innovative programs.
• Actively support the vision, mission and values of our school.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to act as a silent partner within the School environment in an effort to always work towards creating a great work environment for all employees.
• Must possess sound judgment, be tactful and maintain confidentiality at all times.
• Strong diplomatic, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
• Demonstrated abilities in the areas of recruitment, employee relations, performance management and training.
• Familiar with employment legislation at both Federal and Provincial level.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
Interested candidates are invited to submit an application package, which includes a covering letter, curriculum vitae, professional references (in Word or PDF format) and salary expectations, quoting the Posting #1920007 by September 4th, 2019 to careers@stmarg.ca

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