School District No. 52 (Prince Rupert) is located within traditional Ts’msyen Territory on the beautiful north coast of B.C. and services the small communities of Hartley Bay and Port Edward in addition to the City of Prince Rupert. The district has one secondary school, one middle school, five elementary schools, one store-front alternate school and one “on reserve” school (Hartley Bay, K-12). Our student population is approximately 2,000 students, 60% of whom are aboriginal.
School District 52 promotes active partnerships throughout our community to enhance and improve student achievement. Our goal is to maximize the life opportunities for every one of our learners – our Sm’algyax language program, early learning projects, alternate education program, French Immersion, instrumental band, a Hockey Academy, a dedicated basketball course and many community partnerships are all designed to meet the needs of our students.
School District 52 (Prince Rupert) is seeking a:
Director, Human Resources
Reporting directly to the Superintendent of Schools, the Director, Human Resources is responsible for the effective coordination and direction of the HR management practices including the renewal and administration of collective agreements and contracts, employment processes and records management. The Director is also be involved in HR planning; recruitment; managing staffing levels in accordance with budgets; and reporting to the Board of Education on HR matters. Most importantly, the Director, Human Resources advocates for positive employee relations throughout the district, with all employee groups.
The successful applicant is the key player on the labour relations team, building relationships and consulting with the district’s teacher and support staff unions, while managing the grievance and bargaining processes. As the contact person for union presidents, the Director is the go-to expert for collective agreement interpretation and the district leader in local bargaining.
The successful candidate is flexible and organized and brings at least five years’ senior management experience in the skills outlined above. This experience is backed up by post-secondary education in Human Resources and high-level experience in a multi-union environment. Excellent conflict resolution and analytical skills as well as the ability to bring diverse groups together to form a cooperative, high-functioning climate are the keys to the School District 52’s human resource strategy.
The Director, Human Resources is expected to work closely with school principals and support them in labour relations issues, as well as working cooperatively with principals in workforce planning, recruitment/retention and hiring practices.
Prince Rupert’s diverse and active community offers mild coastal temperatures and access to a variety of leisure activities (including sea kayaking, sport fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, golf and skiing). There is ample opportunity to discover the rich history of Aboriginal cultures.
If this is the opportunity you have been waiting for, please submit your resume by February 28, 2017 to:
Fax: (250) 624-6517