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Job Description

We are currently hiring for a Director of Human Resources. Reporting to the COO, the Director provides strategic leadership and operational oversight of Indspire’s human resources (HR). This includes both the development and implementation of strategic HR policies, systems and processes, as well as ensuring related legislative and reporting requirements are met. The incumbent will understand and anticipate the human resources and operational needs and priorities of the organization, and promote a healthy, inclusive and safe work environment.

The position responsibilities of the Director, Human Resources include:

Human Resources Leadership and Management

  • Performing research activities, including data cleaning, analysis, and knowledge translation
  • Provides oversight and guidance organizationally on the development and application of all HR standards and guidelines
  • Provides HR strategic advice and management services to support the day-to-day operational activities
  • Manages goals and performance of HR Administrator
  • Ensures advice and programming are embedded in Indigenous principles and approaches
  • Ensures that HR practices are aligned with Indspire’s strategic priorities and adhere to applicable legislation and promising practices
  • Ensures Indspire is in compliance with AODA, human rights, anti-bullying, and health and safety legislation
  • Develops, maintains, and evaluates HR policies, practices, strategic directions, policies, and processes for COO approval
  • Responsible for all aspects of recruitment, including compensation, benefits programs and workplace planning needs and strategies, in collaboration with the Management team and Finance department
  • Manages compensation program
  • Creates and revises job descriptions
  • Coordinates and administers Indspire’s Job Evaluation program
  • Leads Indspire’s orientation program with management participation
  • Responsible for all workplace committees related to HR, including but not limited to the Health & Safety Committee
  • Provides advice to Management on employee relations, coaching, performance management up to and including progressive discipline and termination processes for COO approval
  • Advises and updates the COO on personnel issues and prepares necessary correspondence, briefings, and reports
  • Conducts workplace investigations as appropriate in consultation with the COO
  • Manages, in conjunction with the HR Administrator, the administration and maintenance of HR databases and record keeping systems, including security of personnel records
  • Develops and delivers information/training sessions related to HR policies, processes, and procedures as necessary, including legal changes and updates as they relate to HR conduct in the workplace
  • Manages Indspire’s Volunteer program at an organizational level;
  • Maintains Employee Handbook
  • Prepares metrics reports including items related to organizational demographics, attendance, administration, retention, and engagement levels for Management’s use
  • Coordinates change and transition management processes related to HR
  • Maintains confidentiality related to all activities and information of a strategic or sensitive nature


  • Completion of post-secondary/university education and/or HR designations or equivalent experience
  • Progressive experience, usually demonstrated through a minimum of 7 years in an HR managerial function
  • Proven experience in thinking strategically and acting pragmatically to deliver on sound HR policy and practice
  • Experience in compensation practices
  • Knowledge of and experience in Indigenous communities strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated openness to learning and willingness to engage in cultural competency training
  • Excellent interpersonal and management skills including demonstrated ability to lead and motivate staff
  • Sound knowledge of HR practices and system

The duties within this job description can be amended from time to time.

How to Apply

This is a full-time position that may be based at either Indspire’s Six Nations or Toronto office. The salary range is competitive with a comprehensive benefits package, including pension plan.

We are an Indigenous organization whose mandate is to promote opportunities for Indigenous people. We encourage applications from qualified First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people and all others interested in the position.

To apply, please forward your résumé and cover letter to All qualified candidates will be contacted directly. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No agency calls please.

Deadline for Applications: January 25, 2021.