Senior Human Resources Lead in Emergencies
in Ottawa, ON

Ottawa, ON
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: 9772
Title: Senior Human Resources Lead in Emergencies
Location: Across Canada - MB, ON
Employment type: Full time, Temporary until March 31, 2023
Salary: $67,390 - $98,276
An iconic brand and one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organization on this planet, the Canadian Red Cross (CRC), is looking for a Senior Human Resources Lead in Emergencies to join our team.
You have a passion for helping others, and want to work with other dedicated individuals? By applying, you are taking a big first step to be part of an exciting organization.
At the Canadian Red Cross, we help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience. We are committed to having an accessible, diverse, and inclusive work environment where people with all abilities, ethnicities, gender identities and expressions, nationalities, religions, and sexual orientations can reach their full potential. All qualified persons, particularly Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, women, veterans, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace are encouraged to apply.
As a Senior HR Lead in Emergencies, you will provide strategic and tactical human resources leadership and assume responsibility for the functional planning, workforce planning, and overall quality and risk management of the services provided by People Services departments in accordance with CRC established policies and procedures, relevant legislation, and government guidelines.
Responsabilities and duties
  • Partner with operational leads to ensure workforce requirements are in place to meet the services delivery expectations of the response operation
  • As a focal point between operations and internal teams, provide briefings to the leadership team while ensuring consistent communication across all areas and levels in the organization
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of corporate-wide HR policies, processes and systems
  • Manage workforce planning and scheduling in alignment to the operational budgets; develop ongoing team schedules and ensure proper on-site setup of operations, including required space, equipment, tools and supplies
  • Coach managers, employees and volunteers on HR matters including interpreting HR processes and policies, employee/volunteer relations, recruitment, health and safety, incidents, performance management, compensation, and change management
  • Contribute to the recruitment and engagement of personnel to maintain readiness; and ensure appropriate key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics are in place.

What we are looking for
  • Bachelor's degree or diploma in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or a related field
  • Eight (8) years progressive experience as an HR Generalist, Business Partner or equivalent senior management experience, including three (3) years experience leading or supervising a team. An equivalent combination of education and management experience will be considered.
  • Experience in developing and implementing workforce strategies and programs (e.g., workforce planning, compensation, development, performance management)
  • Must be able to read, write and deliver services in English. Bilingualism is a strong asset.
  • CHRP/CRHA designation or experience as a member of the People Services Emergency Operations are assets

Working conditions
  • The majority of the work is performed in a virtual office setting, requiring reliable access to a private workspace, computer, high speed internet and a phone
  • Frequent deployments, meetings or training sessions will require attendance at CRC offices and off-site meeting location
  • Regular travelling in Canada required. If working in a response site, health and safety considerations will be outlined prior to the assignment
  • Ability to work non-traditional and longer hours often on short notice including evenings, weekends, and statutory holidays
  • This position requires a satisfactory Canadian criminal record check or an Enhanced Police Information Check (EPIC).
  • If driving for society business, a valid driver's license is required with a satisfactory drivers' abstract.
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 is mandatory for this position and operation (the CRC will however adhere to its duty to accommodate those who are unable to be fully vaccinated for a reason related to a human right protected ground)
  • Eligibility to work in Canada: At this time, we welcome applications from candidates eligible to work in Canada. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, we encourage you to carefully review your visa to find out whether you are eligible to work in the job you are considering applying for. Refer to our FAQ for more information.

The Canadian Red Cross is an organization guided by our fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service,unityand universality. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please notify us as soon as possible. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.
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$67,390 - $98,276
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