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Position: Associate Director, Human Resources
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Organization: Tides Canada
Location: Vancouver, BC


The Opportunity

Are you passionate about the environment and a just Canadian society? Do you have a background in human resources, leadership and supporting and delivering exceptional employee experiences? If so, the Associate Director, Human Resources position at Tides Canada is for you.

We are looking for a dynamic, caring, and innovative individual for this role. The Associate Director, Human Resources leads Tides Canada’s workplace culture and people initiatives that support the organization’s mission, vision and business strategy. Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer, the Associate Director, HR will provide hands-on guidance and support in relation to the creation, implementation and continuation of HR programs that meet the needs of employees located in various Provinces and Territories. The Associate Director is also responsible for providing leadership and support to a team of HR professionals.


  • Act as a trusted influencer and advisor on people and workplace culture initiatives
  • Provide leadership and guidance on HR programs which include: attraction & recruitment, onboarding, performance partnerships, compensation & benefits; health & safety, learning & development, supervisory training, diversity & inclusion, and employee engagement
  • Accountable for leading, coaching and developing a talented HR team
  • Provide employee relations advice tailored to employees working in various Provinces and Territories that aligns to Federal and Provincial legislation
  • Coach and influence managers at all levels of the organization to support a positive and professional workplace
  • Lead employee diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • Ensure effective and efficient delivery of HR support
  • Identify and address issues that affect the overall health of the organization e.g. morale, effectiveness and turnover
  • Create human resources forecasts for future organizational changes and needs that are based on internal and external research
  • Plan and provide organizational development strategy and direction
  • Develop reports that measure and analyze of personnel activities regarding benefit costs, staffing levels/deployment, turnover, absenteeism, recruitment, applicant tracking, compensation and promotions
  • Develop and manage the human resources budget
  • Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate human resources strategies, including policies, programs, and procedures
  • Provide hands-on HR support, services and advice as required
  • Additional duties as required


  • 5+ years’ experience across multiple HR disciplines including: attraction & recruitment, employee relations advising, federal and provincial employment compliance, compensation, health & safety, diversity & inclusion, performance partnership, learning & development, and employee engagement
  • Experience working in a diverse and progressive organization, preferably in the not-for-profit sector
  • Passionate and caring HR leader with experience developing and executing people strategies
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proven ability to manage diverse and competing demands and meet deadlines
  • Strong IT skills with knowledge of HCM systems being an asset
  • Personal integrity, high professional standards, and an ability to establish mutual accountability and respect
  • Creative and able to take on multiple perspectives and provide innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Ability to challenge and be candid while maintaining strong relationships
  • Degree and/or certification in a Human Resources discipline

About Tides Canada

From Canada’s big cities to its remote land, waters, and rural communities, Tides Canada provides uncommon solutions for the common good. Our mission is to help Canadians secure a healthy environment in ways that promote social equity and economic prosperity. As a national charity, Tides Canada recognizes the complex environmental and social problems that we face in Canada today. That’s why we provide strategy, expertise, and tools to ensure changemakers can get from vision to impact. We partner with a growing movement of philanthropists, foundations, businesses, and governments to accelerate and amplify positive change. From our shared platform, which enables a community of projects to share important administrative resources so more time and money goes towards impact, to our in-house strategic programs that deliver sophisticated grantmaking strategies in partnership with donors and local communities. We work to accelerate positive change and achieve greater impact across the country by bringing giving, investing, and doing under a single roof. Tides Canada is the partner for change. Join us in building a better Canada.

We are working hard to build a Tides Canada team that reflects the communities we serve; the diversity this brings makes us stronger as an organization and more effective in what we do. We continue to focus on diversifying our team and embedding inclusion across all we do.

Working at Tides Canada means working with a team of passionate, hard-working professionals. We strive to build a workplace which celebrates diversity, individuality and inclusion and promotes a respectful working environment.

Applying for the Position

Please send your cover letter and resume to by July 29, 2019. In your cover letter please share what you think makes you an ideal candidate for this role and why our mission is so compelling to you. Interviews will be taking place in August.

We are committed to accommodating applicants’ needs throughout the selection process. Applicants, please make your needs known in advance.

Our sincere appreciation to all those expressing interest in the position. Those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest!

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 26 2019    ID: 54017