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Human Resources Manager- Maternity Leave Coverage

Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society (Bent Arrow) is a non-profit organization that provides unique programs and services to Edmonton’s urban Aboriginal population. The organization was created in 1994 when Brad and Shauna Seneca identified the need for programming for Aboriginal children and families based in traditional Indigenous values and teachings. Today, Bent Arrow’s Mission remains to “build on the strengths of Aboriginal children, youth, and their families to enable them to develop spiritually, emotionally, physically, and mentally so they can walk proudly in both the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities.”

Bent Arrow is a values-driven organization that builds on the strengths of Aboriginal children, youth and their families. If your values are aligned with our guiding philosophies and values and beliefs, please consider joining our team.


We have a challenging opportunity for an experienced Human Resources (HR) Manager to support our employees and organization’s mission. Reporting to the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director, the role is to provide leadership in all HR functions that include recruitment, policy development and maintenance, employee relations, orientation, staff professional development, total compensation, and HR trend analysis. This position is ideal for a community minded individual that can support a diverse organization. The hours of work are primarily on Monday- Thursday from 8:30 AM- 4:30PM and Fridays from 8:30 AM- 4:00PM. This position is a temporary maternity leave coverage position.


• Leads the development of HR goals and objectives. Provide leadership for Human Resources strategic planning.

• Establish HR departmental measurements that support the accomplishment of the organization’s strategic goals and plan.

• Oversee the recruitment process of employment and practicum students

• Develop policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulations, laws and accreditation standards.

• Ensure consistent application and organization wide compliance with policies, procedures, and applicable regulations.

• Investigate and suggest resolutions for employee relations issues

• Advise Managers and Supervisors on HR best practices related to retention and growth, performance management, recruitment, selection, and development of employees, and workforce planning

• Support Managers and Supervisors with performance management and attend employee performance evaluations meetings as necessary

• Oversee that compensation structure of the organization to ensure it is equitable and conduct a compensation review, as required

• Coordinate and track mandatory training and professional development opportunities for all employees

• Support with delivery of professional development for employees, as required

• Keep current with existing and proposed laws and regulations affecting HR practices including Employment Standards, WCB, AB Human Rights, and Occupational Health and Safety

• Maintain employee files to ensure all necessary paperwork is completed and in proper order

• Track employee departures and determine satisfaction and retention rates such through various means that may include exit interviews

• Attend external functions such as career fairs, community and special events as required



• Diploma or Degree in Human Resources Management

• CPHR designation considered an asset


• Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a Human Resources role

• Minimum of 2 years’ experience providing HR supports to a leadership team

• Experience in policy development and maintenance, employee relations, recruitment and orientation, employee professional development, total compensation, and HR trend analysis

• Intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Office and HR databases

• Experience working in a non-profit environment is considered an asset


• Demonstrated skills and abilities in conflict management

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to build strong, trusting relationships with all levels within an organization

• Ability to adapt to change and willingness to be flexible and versatile in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.

Other Requirements:

• A strong commitment to upholding the guiding philosophies, value, and beliefs of Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society

• Criminal Record Check and Intervention Record Check (findings are reviewed on a case-by-case basis)

CLOSING DATE: June 22,2021

TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter and resume to . In your cover letter, please state how you heard about the position and how your values are aligned with ours.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for a telephone prescreen will be contacted.


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