Director of Human Resources

Halifax, NS
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The Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia (WCB Nova Scotia) is the province’s provider of workplace injury insurance. 

WCB Nova Scotia works with employers, workers, and partners across the province to protect Nova Scotians from the impact of workplace injury. They inform and inspire workplaces, and the Nova Scotians within them, in the prevention of workplace injury – but when it occurs, they provide security from its impact to workers and their families, supporting healthy and safe return to work. They also provide caring, compassionate support over the long term, in the wake of workplace tragedy.

WCB Nova Scotia is at the outset of a new Strategic Plan, empowered by newfound financial sustainability. There is a new passion, energy, and vision for our future – a future enabled, most of all, by the WCB’s 450 employees and their leaders. The WCB of tomorrow will be one that is more welcoming, inclusive, and diverse, and defined by more innovative thinking. They are focused on working differently in the future to drive greater customer experience, innovation, opportunity, and outcomes for Nova Scotians. Through its people, the WCB will drive continued progress in prevention and return to work, all enabled by exceptional service. 

We seek an exceptional leader to join our team as the Director of Human Resources (HR) to provide strategic leadership and tactical HR counsel to our leadership team.

The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in leading a team of dedicated HR professionals while working collaboratively across the organization to deliver best-in-class HR programs and services. You will ensure that people programs and practices align with the overall HR strategy and strategic direction of the organization. This strategic role requires a leader with strong business acumen and the ability to build effective internal relationships. The Director of HR will engage employees while building their capacity and capability to meet current and future operational objectives.

As the ideal candidate, you have an advanced degree and/or a professional designation related to human resources coupled with demonstrated experience as a senior human resources leader driving strategy.  You have played a leadership role in the development and implementation of long-term plans and organizational culture change particularly as part of a transformational strategic framework. You are a trusted advisor and strategic partner to senior leadership teams with a reputation for coaching and supporting cohesive, high-performing teams committed to service excellence. With strong communication and interpersonal skills, your track record of success can also be attributed to your ability to develop trusted relationships across all levels of the organization.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or related field, combined with a minimum of 10 years of human resources management experience of which at least 5 years have been spent in a management role within a unionized environment. Experience must include demonstrated ability to provide strategic human resources leadership across the organization to management and staff at all levels as well as guidance to executives in support of the organization’s strategic direction.  

You will have advanced knowledge of leading and proven human resources management principles and practices including those pertaining to talent management, organizational development, diversity and inclusion, performance management, labour relations (including leading collective bargaining), occupational health & safety, employee wellness, employee communications, Flex work, with demonstrated knowledge of applicable laws and regulations governing these areas. A proven track record of advancing a corporate culture and successfully supporting significant change management initiatives is a must.

If you’re interested in leading a talented team of HR professionals in an organization that is committed to innovation, employee wellness, and service delivery, then this may be the opportunity for you. Interested candidates can send their cover letter and resume to Shardeigh McGillivray via shardeigh@venor.ca and Nada Halaweh via nada@venor.ca

The WCB of Nova Scotia is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive workplace culture and an accessible work environment where diversity thrives. 

Our people are safety champions with a caring, compassionate, and can-do attitude. The WCB Nova Scotia acknowledges that nothing can be accomplished without an engaged, motivated workforce.  At the WCB Nova Scotia, every employee is an important contributor to our organization’s corporate goals. We strive to advance our inclusive workplace culture by weaving the social, cultural, visible, and invisible differences of our employees into our way of work and by taking inspiration from the diverse communities we serve across Nova Scotia. We have adopted a foundational Inclusive Workplace Policy that strives to build upon our core values of safety, care, and compassion. We stay in practice to increase our cultural competency and strengthen our relationships with the community.  We are a Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) employer partner. 

WCB Nova Scotia is a scent and allergen-reduced environment.

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