NATIVE COUNCIL OF NOVA SCOTIA
An Aboriginal Advocacy Representative Organization representing, promoting and advancing the self-governing institutions and services for the off-reserve Aboriginal/Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia, “Going Forward To a Better Future”. To further the objective of improving the social, cultural, educational, and employment situation of the off-reserve Mi’kmaq/Aboriginal people in Nova Scotia.
Position Title: HR Manager
Location Setting: NCNS Provincial Office, Truro, NS.
Employment Role: Contributes to the accomplishment of HR practices and
objectives to provide an employee-orientated culture that emphasizes empowerment, productivity standards, promotes goal attainment and ongoing development of a superior workforce and working environment.
Reporting directly to the Chief & President, the HR Manager handles the day to day operation of the Human Resource functions and duties of the Native Council of Nova Scotia. The HR Manager may also assist with the implementations of new services and/or initiatives of the organization, but primarily deals with the needs and activities of the organization’s employees. As an advocate for employees of the organization, the HR Manager plays an integral role in the NCNS successes via his/her role in how to create a work environment in which employee’s will choose to be motivated, contributing and content. The HR Manager also becomes a partner with management to communicate and promote good Human Resource policies, procedures and programs. The HR Manager shall also lead the implementation of the organization’s employee safety and health programs, ensuring safety of the workforce and shall also develop and administer employee programs, procedures and guidelines as approved by the NCNS Board of Directors. The HR Manager shall also foster effective methods of goal setting, communication and empowerment through responsibility to build employee ownership of the organization.
Given the nature of work and the multiple actions associated with the position and the very sensitive information gathered in an array of formats, any breach of confidentiality would be deemed just cause for immediate dismissal.
The primary duties of this position are:
- Oversees the implementation of HR programs as approved by management or the NCNS Board of Directors, monitors administration to established standards and procedures and identifies opportunities for improvement and resolves any discrepancies;
- Conducts a continuing study and assessment of all HR policies, programs and practices to keep management and the Board of Directors informed of new or changing developments;
- Preparation and maintenance of reports as required by the funding agent and management;
- Develops and administers employee programs, procedures and guidelines for review and approval by the NCNS Board of Directors;
- Participates in meetings with management where required and staff meetings, and attends other meetings, seminars, committees as directed;
- Defines and suggests HR training programs to NCNS Manager’s and Directors;
- Provides necessary education and materials to Managers, Directors and Employees on upcoming beneficial workshops, seminars and training opportunities to enhance their role or position within the organization;
- Advises and provides information as to NCNS Office Policy and Procedure changes;
- Assists Managers and Directors with the selection and contracting of external training programs, term employees and consultants as needed;
- Formulates and recommends HR policies and objectives to the NCNS Board of Directors with regard to employee relations;
- Partners with management to communicate and foster effective HR policies and objectives;
- Determines and recommends employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation;
- Assists management with the completion of annual employee evaluations or performance reviews;
- Conducts investigations when employee complaints or concerns are brought forth;
- Monitors and advises management in the discipline system of the organization and monitors the implementation of performance improvement processes with non-performing employees;
- Reviews and guides management recommendations for employee terminations;
- Leads the organization’s health and safety programs;
- Reviews and implements approved processes for employee appeals and complaint procedures;
- Works with Managers and Directors to recruit potential employees;
- Works with Managers and Directors to continually improve performance management and tracking systems;
- Conducts employee orientation, development and training logistics for newly hired employees;
- Assists with the tracking and recommendation of employee compensation, benefits administration and record keeping;
- Maintains an HR filing system;
- Contribute to the organization by constantly assessing the effectiveness of policies and procedures as they relate to HR functions;
- Assist with organizational space planned where required;
- All other duties as deemed necessary.
Knowledge & Skills Required:
- A related degree/certification in Human Resource Management preferred;
- One to two years of general business knowledge, HR experience preferred;
- Effective computer skills, including all MS Office components;
- Effective oral and written communication skills;
- General knowledge of various employment laws and practices;
- Experience in administration of benefits and other HR programs;
- Excellent interpersonal skills;
- Skills in database management and record keeping;
- Able to exhibit a high level of confidentiality;
- Excellent organizational skills;
- Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner;
- Must be able to gather and analyze information skillfully.
Must react quickly to specific tasks required.
Working hours may often exceed normal office hours, given the pressure of large volumes of work.
Confidentiality is deemed as a requirement for employment and any such breach of confidentiality will result in immediate dismissal.
Salary & Position Term:
Term position n through the Native Council of Nova Scotia, based on year to year funding approval.
Salary Range: negotiable
Working hours are 8:30am – 4:30pm; hours must be flexible as there are times when meetings are held in the evenings or on weekends.
Holidays, vacations; Life Insurance and Health Care Benefit Packages as per the Office Procedural Manual.
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: 902-843-3552
Application deadline: July 7, 2021 @ 4 pm
Preference will be given to Aboriginal Peoples, please self-identify in cover letter.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.