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City of White Rock
Director, Human Resources

Located in the southwest corner of the Lower Mainland, 45 kilometres from Vancouver and only 5 minutes to the US/Canada border, the City of White Rock is a boutique, ocean-side community of 20,000 citizens clustered around an 8-kilometre sandy beach and warm, shallow waters of Semiahmoo Bay. White Rock is known for its sunny weather, expansive beach, historic pier, delightful restaurants, and strong sense of community. The City is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to promoting and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Reporting to the City Manager, the Director, Human Resources is an integral member of the Senior Leadership Team and provides strategic leadership and direction to the City’s Human Resources and RCMP Administrative departments in alignment with the City’s mission, vision, values, and strategic plan. In addition to delivering strategic counsel and guidance across the City’s people practices, this role is responsible for actively participating in union and employee relations; contract negotiations and administration; policy development; exempt recruitment; as well as compensation and succession planning while advancing people practices and employee engagement at the City.

The ideal candidate is an experienced HR leader with a proven track record of expertise across all facets of human resources, including complex labour relations. A true HR professional, the Director, Human Resources brings proven success in facilitating and supporting culture transformation through their ability to connect and build credibility at all levels of the organization. They are a seasoned leader who is confident in their knowledge of all aspects of HR practices and can provide expertise and support in all areas. The Director is a confident negotiator and mediator, adept at conflict resolution, who can influence others through their exemplary written, verbal, and presentation skills. They are a strong leader who works collaboratively with their peers and are known for being both a caring coach and mentor to their teams.

The successful candidate will possess a degree or have done post graduate studies in Human Resources, Labour Relations, Business Administration, Law, Public Administration, or a related field, supplemented by senior level HR management experience within a unionized environment, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. A CPHR designation and municipal experience is considered an asset, as is focused Labour Relations experience.

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