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Allison Rzen
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Vancouver Island Regional Library
Director, People and Culture

As a regional system, Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) covers a vast geographic area, from Sooke and Sidney in the south to Port Hardy, Haida Gwaii, and the Central Coast. Its system, the fifth largest in British Columbia, totals more than 42,000 square kilometres and includes a mix of urban, rural, and remote communities that work together to ensure exemplary library services for all its members. VIRL is committed to growing organizational culture and effectiveness, and that commitment is one of 5 goals in its new strategic plan. Together, those 5 goals will help VIRL to achieve its vision, which is: A thriving, connected, cohesive, and empowered region of island and coastal communities.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director, People and Culture (the Director) is a key member of the Executive Leadership Group and is accountable for establishing and implementing the foundational pieces required to support the organization to meet the changing demands and needs for VIRL’s services. Accountable for developing, establishing, implementing, and managing select policies and procedures, the Director builds VIRL’s internal capacity to deliver critical public library services in the region through progressive approaches, and works collaboratively to establish and promote VIRL’s culture, reflective of the organization’s values. With a tremendously broad service area and a range of employee groups and volunteers, the Director ensures they are visible and accessible, and builds relationships based on trust, respect, and an understanding that all of VIRL’s staff have important perspectives to contribute.

As the ideal candidate, you are a dynamic human resources generalist with a true passion for the power effective human resources practices can have on operational excellence. Your progression in your career into a senior leadership role will have provided you with experiences and skills including the following:

  • A track record of embedding respectful approaches to reconciliation, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • The ability to go from supporting the development of a vision and strategy to developing and building the implementation plan to realize that vision.
  • A proven track record in cultivating a culture of continuous improvement and learning through various programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Experience moving an organization through change with evolving demands on its services.
  • A relationship-first leader who works well with a wide range of interests.

Your experience is preferably augmented by a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, and a CPHR designation would be an asset.

VIRL acknowledges that it operates on the traditional territories of the 53 First Nations within its service area, who are members of the Coast Salish, Haida, Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka’wakh, and Nuxalk peoples. It honours its relationships with these Nations and all other First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples who reside in the region.

The targeted salary range for this position is $122,395 – $145, 345 annually, supplemented by a competitive total compensation package.

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