Manager of Human Resources

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date February 16, 2017
Type Full Time
Company Assembly of First Nations
Location Ottawa, ON
Category Human Resources
Client Higgins Executive Search
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Manager of Human Resources

Assembly of First Nations

Established in 1982, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is modelled after the United Nations General Assembly. AFN is a national advocacy organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada, which includes more than 900,000 people living in 634 First Nations communities and in cities and towns across the country.

First Nations leaders (Chiefs) from coast to coast to coast direct the work of AFN through resolutions passed at Chiefs As-semblies held at least twice a year. The AFN National Executive is made up of a National Chief, 10 Regional Chiefs and the chairs of Elders, Women’s and Youth councils. The role of the National Chief and the AFN is to advocate on behalf of First Nations. This includes the facilitation and coordination of national and regional discussions and dialogue, advo-cacy efforts and campaigns, legal and policy analysis, communicating with governments, including facilitating relationship building between First Nations and the Crown as well as the public and private sectors and the general public.

The Role

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, and indirectly to the Chief Financial Officer, the Manager of Human Re-sources supports and manages all facets of Human Resources (HR). Ensuring AFN complies with all appropriate employment and labour legislation, you can access relevant information for both federal and provincial jurisdic-tions. You will provide guidance, support and advice to the management and senior leadership teams on a wide variety of human resources areas.

With experience in managing the recruitment processes throughout the organization, you will provide your exper-tise by facilitating and guiding the hiring process. Overseeing the administration of AFN’s Group Benefits and Pen-sion Plans, you communicate regularly with both benefits and pension providers and all staff throughout the organi-zation, and provide recommendations and implement programs that support highly engaged teams and a healthy workplace. The Manager of Human resources will also oversee all HR related documents ensuring an accurate and current records system is maintained.

As a knowledgeable, successful HR professional, you will have strong understanding of relevant employment and labour laws and codes. You have the ability to be a hands-on HR professional combined with the ability to pro-vide strategic recommendations. With a post-secondary education in Administration, Human Resources Manage-ment, or a related field, combined with a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Human Resource Generalist, this role with a national First Nations organization, will provide you with both challenge and opportunity to work with a vari-ety of dedicated professionals. A CPHR or CHRP designation will be considered an asset

For more information or to apply for this Ottawa based opportunity, offering strong benefits and pension plan, and relocation assistance, please contact Brenda LaRose at 204-515-3828 ext 103 or submit your resume and related information electronically to

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