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Industry Training Authority
Director, Human Resources

The Industry Training Authority (ITA) leads and coordinates British Columbia’s skilled trades system. ITA works with employers, employees, industry, labour, training providers and government to issue credentials, support apprenticeships, fund programs, set program standards, and increase opportunities in the trades. The vision is to create a world class training and apprenticeship system for British Columbians. The mission for ITA is to build the trades that build British Columbia. As ITA expands to meet provincial industry training needs, the organization is seeking a dynamic individual to take on the critical role of Director, Human Resources.

The opportunity to elevate the people-focus of a pivotal organization exists in the role of Director, Human Resources (HR) of the Industry Training Authority (ITA). Reporting directly to the CEO, the Director, HR is responsible for promoting and implementing human resources values by creating and delivering programs that support a high performance culture and support corporate strategic goals. The Director, HR will champion and deliver innovation around performance management tools, workforce planning, training and development, compensation and benefits, and occupational health and safety. The position will foster a vibrant and diverse organizational culture that works diligently to support the strategic objectives of ITA.

As a member of the senior leadership team, the Director, Human Resources will also provide thoughtful support to the Board’s HR Committee. The Director, HR will ensure engagement, cross-functional relationship building and that talent recruitment and retention are best in class.

The ideal candidate is a multi-faceted human resources generalist with a true passion for people. With a proven track record of working efficiently and effectively within a large, complex, multi-stakeholder environment, the Director, HR will be passionate about continuous improvement and will recognize the importance of human capital being intrinsic to ITA’s mandate. She/he will bring at least 7+ years of progressive human resources leadership, a post-secondary degree in human resources management or a related discipline. Having a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation and exposure to both public and private sectors would be an asset.

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