Director, Human Resources

Requisition #: 17/149
Job #: J0717-0338
Job Title: Director, Human Resources
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
City, Province, Country: St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Job Category: Human Resources
Number of Positions: 1
Posting Date: July 14, 2017
Posting Closing Date: August 11, 2017
Salary/Wage: 126,754.00 - 154,215.00/Year
Department: Human Resources
Location: 7 St. Anne Street
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Cultivate your Career:

The City of St. Albert, home to more than 64,000 residents, is a beautiful growing community adjacent to northwest Edmonton. Known as the Botanical Arts City, St. Albert offers more than 80 kilometers of trails, 400 hectares of green space, state of the art recreation facilities, the renowned Arden Theatre, and hosts numerous special events and festivals. In recent years, St. Albert has ranked at the top of a number of national surveys recognizing us as a great place to raise a family, with an excellent quality of life and a strong sense of community. Our employees are passionate about delivering high-quality programs and services to our residents and are proud to contribute to making St. Albert one of the best places to live in Canada.

The Opportunity:

We are seeking a dynamic individual to join our team as the Director of Human Resources. Reporting to the General Manager of Corporate Services, the Director is a leader in supporting the organization’s culture and success through its people-oriented programs, initiatives and services. Your strategic direction will ensure the efficient, professional and coordinated delivery of human resources services by a team of 19 HR staff to a diverse complement of approximately 1000 employees. As Director, you will lead the HR team to successfully implement a full range of strategic and operational HR initiatives and projects. As a valued strategic business partner to the corporation, you will ensure the department continues to provide a high level of customer service and professional expertise. The Director, along with the General Manager, Corporate Services, is responsible for taking the lead on all negotiations for collective agreements.

The ideal candidate will apply their thorough knowledge of HR functions, sound judgment, and solid grasp of financial matters to develop creative talent management strategies that help the City achieve its business goals. The successful candidate will be a high impact leader and ambassador with proven experience leading the HR practice within a complex organization and championing HR initiatives across the organization. Your strong interpersonal and communication skills, combined with your ability to influence, will enable you to build trusted relationships with your team and throughout the organization.


• An undergraduate degree in a related field.
• A recognized professional human resources designation.
• A minimum of 10 years of related experience to include: organizational planning/effectiveness/development, compensation, employment law, labour relations, training & development, health & safety, attraction and retention.
• Will possess a minimum of five years of experience in a leadership or management role.
• Strong communication and analytical skills are essential, as is the ability to build relationships and engage with individuals.
• Strong leadership skills, including the ability to provide staff with vision and motivational direction in obtaining clearly defined goals.
• Strong business acumen with excellent planning and financial management skills.
• Fully proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications.

Hours of Work:

Eighty (80) hours bi-weekly, Monday – Friday (8:00 – 5:00). There is a requirement of additional and evening hours to meet position expectations. As a member of the City’s Leadership Team you are eligible to receive one Earned Day Off (EDO) per month.


$126,754 – $154,215 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a comprehensive benefit package including a defined benefit pension plan.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check.

Please submit a cover letter and resume when applying for this opportunity.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The City of Albert will no longer accept applications in person, via fax, email or by post. Applications will only be accepted to 10:00 p.m. (Mountain Time Zone) on closing date.

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