People & Culture Advisor

Halifax, NS

About North End Community Health Centre

On behalf of the North End Community Health Centre (NECHC), Venor is recruiting for a People & Culture Advisor. NECHC is a non-profit organization established 50 years ago in response to an absence of primary health care and other health services in Halifax’s North End. Its original advocates were three determined women who persuaded a team of Dalhousie Medical School physicians to establish the first‐ ever primary health clinic. Located on Gottingen Street, we are in the heart of a unique and culturally diverse community. Over the years, NECHC has grown to offer primary health care, pre and post‐natal care, dental services, nutrition, social work, Mobile Outreach Street Health (MOSH), Housing First, outreach, and advocacy in an environment in which people are treated with respect and dignity and where there is equitable access to services and programs. With a collaborative care team of 75 staff members, they are viewed as a “beacon of hope” by residents in the community. 

What You’ll be Responsible For: 

With this newly created position as the People & Culture Advisor, you will have the opportunity to support NECHC, in its commitment to people management, accountability, diversity, inclusion and a respectful workplace. This will be done in collaboration with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Advisor on designing and delivering the DEI employment strategies, policies and programs. Reporting to the Director of HR & Administration, you will be responsible for the full spectrum of HR activities: recruitment and retention, onboarding, training and development, policy development and administration, volunteer programs, employee relations. This also includes assisting in the development of the overall HR strategy, implementing HR initiatives, policies, programs and practices that align with the overall company goals and Collective Agreement.

Analytical. Relationship-builder. Proactive. Resilient. 

These words will describe your approach to work under the different facets of human resources in this role. Building and fostering relationships with the management team, employees, partners and funders will be crucial to uphold the company culture and values, and be respected as a credible and trusted People & Culture Advisor. You will be working closely with the Director of HR & Admin to increase talent development and retention through ongoing support and coaching for the leaders across the company. You will ensure a seamless recruitment process including but not limited to: offer letters, record checks, onboarding, employee integration and orientation, terminations, promotions and any IT needs. The recruitment process will also involve implementing thoughtful strategies to remove systemic barriers for all marginalized groups. 

Under the human resources umbrella, you will also conduct meaningful exit interviews to create a constant flow of feedback for continuous company improvements. You will be managing all activities related to employment for student hires which involves funding applications, job descriptions, postings, interviews, offer letters, overseeing student workflows and projects, and development opportunities. As the People & Culture Advisor, you will be assisting in other various HR cycles, ranging from annual performance management, employee performance issues, attendance, employee listening, disciplinary actions and grievances consulting with appropriate managers when needed. 

As the ideal candidate, you have a post-secondary diploma and certificate in HR or a related field, but preferably HR. You also have hands-on HR experience and preferably a CPHR designate to compliment the experience. You have 1-3 years of progressive experience in a community-based organization. You are a strong communicator, results-oriented and have a high level of intercultural and diversity lens when reviewing policies, programs and practices. You bring strong organizational skills when prioritizing different projects and time-sensitive tasks.

Venor and NECHC embrace a culture of belonging in the workplace. No matter who you are, where you’re from, how you think, what you believe in, or who you love, we welcome your application. We all come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, bringing in unique perspectives and experiences. We encourage applications from 2SLGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC), women, newcomers to Canada, and people with disabilities.

If you require any accommodation in the application and interview process, please let us know (including different materials or otherwise). Interested candidates are asked to please forward their resumes to Shardeigh McGillivray, Managing Partner via shardeigh@venor.ca

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