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Vice President, People and Culture

Saint John, NB
Permanent
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Based in Saint John, New Brunswick, CAA Atlantic has more than doubled in size in the past 10 years and now serves more than 256,000 Members in all four Atlantic Provinces. CAA Atlantic is part of the national CAA federation with over six million Members. CAA is one of the largest, most trusted and respected consumer-based organizations in Canada. In addition to being the preeminent Auto Club in the country, CAA is also one of Canada’s largest leisure travel agencies, is a leading provider of insurance products, and offers Members an outstanding savings and rewards program. CAA has a long history of advocacy as the voice of the travelling public.

The role of Vice President, People and Culture is a transformative leadership opportunity as CAA Atlantic embarks on shaping its business and team for the future. We are looking for the right person to bring strategic thought leadership, talent, and culture-building expertise to optimize the employee experience creating a great place to work and a strong, progressive employer brand.

Reporting to the CEO, the VP is a key member of the senior leadership team, responsible for strategic oversight of a modern HR strategy and function. As a trusted and credible advisor and team leader, they are accountable for developing plans and executing on initiatives and programs.  We are looking for someone who is known for being collaborative, progressive, and resourceful in creating alignment, driving efficiency and change across a broad range of HR services.

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 change. You have knowledge and experience in all aspects of human resources. You are a sought-after trusted advisor and strategic partner to senior leadership teams.

A values-driven, caring leader, you have 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 collegial, trusted relationships across all levels of the organization.

The successful candidate will be joining a results-driven organization with a transformation mandate.  We require a leader who is a highly effective, influential change agent and a high impact, emotionally-intelligent professional.  This is a senior leadership role with a great deal of autonomy and influence and preferred candidates will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or Business Management; master’s degree in business/organizational development and CHRP or CHRL designation is preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years of human resources management experience of which at least 5 years has been spent in a significant senior management role.
  • 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 purpose. Demonstration of critical thinking and analytical skills are essential.
  • Demonstrated, 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, employment relations, occupational health & safety, employee wellness, employee communications, with demonstrated knowledge of applicable laws and regulations governing these areas;
  • A proven track-record of advancing a corporate culture and successfully leading significant change management initiatives
  • Must have proven ability to conceptualize, lead, implement and monitor broad human resources related programs and initiatives in the context of broader business/organizational objectives.
  • Requires well-developed and highly effective listening, communication, presentation and persuasive skills, including the ability to receive, process and present both strategic and tactical information to diverse audiences while maintaining effective, collaborative relationships with all stakeholders including the Board of Directors, partners, vendors, business leaders, management and employees.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to balance accountability with emotional intelligence when interacting with employees at all levels; must demonstrate sensitivity with staff representing all areas of diversity, including race, ethnicity, ability, age, sexual orientation and religious beliefs/faith practices.

At Venor, we value and celebrate diversity. We welcome applications from all individuals of any race, color, religion, gender identity, orientation, national origin, or disability status.

This leadership opportunity offers a market-competitive rewards package, dynamic and flexible work environment, and the opportunity to influence leaders, employees, and organizational strategy. Interested candidates can send their cover letter and resume to Shardeigh McGillivray via shardeigh@venor.ca.

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