Manager of Human Resources
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Job Code: 2869743 Closing Date: Ongoing
Employer: School District #47 (Powell River) Posted on: Oct 17, 2020
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Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Management & Professionals
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Cover Letter
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Powell River BC
Start Date:  Aug 03, 2020
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Job Description & Requirements

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School District 47 (Powell River)

Manager of Human Resources




School District 47 (Powell River) is seeking a candidate for the position of Manager of Human Resources effective August 1, 2020, or a mutually agreeable date.

School District No. 47 employs approximately 350 staff and serves the educational needs of approximately 2500 students through elementary and secondary (Gr. 8-12) schools and other educational programs. 

Located on the Sunshine Coast, combining the natural beauty, amazing outdoor recreation opportunities associated with the Powell River lifestyle, and an exciting and fulfilling work environment, it is ideal for those pursuing a healthy balance both professionally and personally.   



This position is an entry level position suitable for students completing a diploma or degree or a candidate with some experience and willingness to pursue a designation.  Reporting to the Superintendent, the Manager of Human Resources provides a range of professional human resources services with a focus on recruitment, employee relations, administration of collective agreements, grievance resolution, collective bargaining, and arbitration preparation and presentation.  The Manager of Human Resources recognizes that positive working relationships between management, employees, and unions results in a healthy and productive work environment which facilitates success for all learners. 


Specific Responsibilities

  • Providing consultation and advice to support school administrators in the administration of collective agreements and best practices in labour relations and human resources management.
  • Managing recruitment, selection and onboarding procedures for new support staff, management and professional staff.
  • Preparing grievances reports; preparation for arbitrations and communication with counsel as needed. Planning, conducting and summarizing investigations.
  • Oversight and expertise with full proficiency in PowerSchool’s atrieve ERP.  
  • Providing reports and notes for collective bargaining. Participation in bargaining committees.
  • Attends, and participates in formal meetings as required, including: Administrator meetings, Labour/Management meetings, JEIS meetings, Job Evaluation Committee meetings, Rehab/Health Committee meetings, Wellness Committee meetings.


Desired Qualifications

  • Human Resources experience in the public sector, preferably K-12 education or,
  • CPHR Designation or willing to work towards a designation or,
  • Teacher with a masters degree in leadership or administration or,


Desired Qualifications Cont’d

  • University Degree in a related field, or College Diploma or
  • or a combination of education and experience,
  • or an Education degree and Board Office experience.


Starting date:                                    August 1, 2020 (or a mutually agreeable date)


Interested qualified applicants should apply with a cover letter and resume which must include two professional supervisory references familiar with your professional performance. Please also include supporting documents and transcripts. Please submit applications to:

Human Resources Department

School District 47 (Powell River)  

or via fax: (604) 485-6435 



We appreciate all interest in this position. Only those selected for further interviews will be contacted by the District.



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