Director Human Resources

Opportunity Reference #: 
Reports To: 
Vice President Corporate Services
Human Resources
North Bay
Posting Date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 2pm
Closing Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 11pm


The Human Resources Director originates and leads Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.


  • The Human Resources Director coordinates implementation of services, policies, and programs through Human Resources staff; and assists and advises company managers, union leaders, and the Commission about Human Resources issues.
  • The Human Resources Director will be responsible for leading the entire human resources function across the company, including:
  • Develops organization strategies by identifying and researching human resources issues; contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to organization strategic thinking and direction; establishing human resources objectives in line with organizational objectives.
  • Implements human resources strategies by establishing department accountabilities, including talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, compensation, benefits (including weekly indemnity/short term disability, WSIB, long term disability), training and development, records management, health and safety/wellness/employee family assistance, succession planning, employee relations and retention and labour relations.
  • Manages human resources operations by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, coaching, counseling, and disciplining staff; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing staff job contributions; maintaining compensation; determining production, productivity, quality, and customer-service strategies; designing systems; accumulating resources; resolving problems; implementing change.
  • Develops human resources operations financial strategies by estimating, forecasting, and anticipating requirements, trends, and variances; aligning monetary resources; developing action plans; measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.
  • Accomplishes special project results by identifying and clarifying issues and priorities; communicating and coordinating requirements; expediting fulfillment; evaluating milestone accomplishments; evaluating optional courses of action; changing assumptions and direction.
  • Supports management by providing human resources advice, counsel, and decisions; analyzing information and applications.
  • Guides management and employee actions by researching, developing, writing, and updating policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines; communicating and enforcing organization values.
  • Complies with federal, and provincial legal requirements, regulations and directives by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in conferences and educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.



  • Minimum of a CHRP designation, Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, Organization Development or eight plus years of progressive leadership experience in Human Resources and Labour Relations.
  • Accomplished skills in helping to drive organizational change at the executive level and throughout a large and diverse organization.
  • Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, organizational planning, training and development, employee relations, and health and safety.
  • Above average oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills along with a demonstrated ability to lead and develop employees.
  • Demonstrated ability to be an internal and external strategic business partner, facilitating the implementation of leading edge Human Resources practices.
  • Experience in the administration of pension, benefits and compensation programs and other Human Resources programs.
  • Experience with negotiating collective agreements and working within a heavily unionized environment.
  • Executive team building strategic business partner.
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft environment, familiar with HRIS systems.
  • General knowledge of various employment laws and practices.
  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

CLOSING DATE:  June 1, 2017 no later than 11:59 p.m.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Qualified individuals may apply in writing with a current resume.

Ontario Northland is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation is available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources.

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How to Apply

Mail:Attn. Human Resources Business Partner
Ontario Northland
555 Oak Street East
North Bay, ON
P1B 8L3

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