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Shaun Carpenter
George Madden

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Vice President, People Solutions

Vancity is a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of its more than 523,000 member-owners and their communities in the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka'wakw territories, with 59 branches in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish and Alert Bay. With $25.6 billion in assets plus assets under administration and over 2600 employees, Vancity is Canada’s largest community credit union. Vancity uses its assets to help improve the financial well-being of its members while at the same time helping to develop healthy communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.

The Vice President, People Solutions (VP) reports directly to the Senior Vice President, Enterprise Services and is responsible for developing and executing on the People strategies and leading People programs and services to empower the employees of Vancity to continue to create systematic social and environmental change in the communities where they live and work. The VP will lead, mentor and support a team of dedicated staff who will embody the values, believe in the vision, and enact transformational work throughout the organization, so that evolving member needs as well as employee needs are anticipated and the business can achieve its transformational 2020 business plan. The VP will work closely with the senior and Executive Leadership Team, contributing to the business strategy, challenging traditional ways of operating, supporting omni-channel service delivery, and executing on decisions of the Board of Directors.

The ideal candidate possesses sound business acumen developed through diverse work and life experiences, and brings a future orientation when implementing People practices.  A true business partner throughout the organization, the VP is comfortable moving into the unknown, inspiring and nurturing others, leveraging technology, recognizing efficiencies and providing meaningful solutions across the organization. The VP is recognized as a smart, compassionate, worldly, collaborative and engaging professional who conveys confidence that the People Solutions team is agile, attentive and service-focused. A non-traditional leader who effortlessly builds quality relationships across all levels of the organization, the chosen candidate will be a dynamic voice and skilled conductor of iterative ‘test and learn’ change who thrives in a work environment driven by co-operative principles, environmental sustainability, social justice and financial inclusion.

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