This opportunity is well suited for a strategic, trusted professional with a passion and appreciation for public service. You will spend a large portion of your time driving workplace culture initiatives, developing teams, and facilitating resolution of complex employee relations matters. You will also bring project management expertise to people & culture initiatives including an HRIS implementation currently underway.

A clear differentiator is that the successful candidate will be a trusted advisor to Senior Executives and Council at both tactical and strategic levels. You will prepare and present policies, programs, and reports to Council, lead the labour management strategy, and develop talent programs.

Ultimately, we are seeking an inspiring, accountable, and collaborative community builder who demonstrates high emotional intelligence and a commitment to service excellence.


  • Strategic HR: Introduce and deliver innovative programs and initiatives to support strategic priorities, business objectives, and organizational culture.
  • Budgeting and Resource Allocation: Manage strategic priorities, create, and monitor budget, analyze trends, allocate resources, and evaluate outcomes against metrics.
  • Labour Relations: Lead collective bargaining process, liaise with Employee Association Executive, and guide the grievance, mediation, and arbitration processes.
  • Change Management: Effectively plan, implement, and communicate organizational change initiatives navigating impact to ensure employee engagement and adoption.
  • Projects: Steer the development and implementation of diverse HR projects including HRIS integration, performance management enhancement, and compensation restructuring.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Take a genuine interest in listening and understanding various perspectives, needs, and concerns.
  • Leadership Development: Develop, coach, and support leaders to effectively navigate challenges, drive results, and create a positive and supportive work environment.
  • Workplace Culture Champion: Advance workplace culture goals by supporting leaders with strategies, tools, and resources to achieve Accountability, Connection, and Excellence (ACE).


  • Leadership: Public sector HR Leadership experience in all aspects of human resources. Leads by example, demonstrating integrity, humility, and ethical behavior in both actions and decisions.
  • Negotiation and Diplomacy: Exemplary interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills. Builds trust, resolves conflicts, and achieves consensus among stakeholders.
  • Legal and Compliance Knowledge: Understanding of employment laws, regulations, and compliance requirements; ensures HR practices & policies meet legal standards to mitigate risk.
  • Exceptional Communicator: Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication, influences others, and encourages open dialogue; active listens and asks, “tell me more” and “help me understand” questions to build full comprehension before offering solutions.
  • Dare to be Different: Fosters creativity and innovation; ability and willingness to break away from conventional thinking in pursuit of improving on best practices.


  • Undergraduate degree in business, public administration, human resources, or related field
  • 10+ years’ experience in Human Resources leadership roles
  • 5+ years’ experience in unionized environments providing labour relations advice and support
  • Public sector industry experience
  • CPHR designation o