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Position: Human Resource Coordinator (remote/part-time)
Terms: volunteer + small stipend and some travel reimbursement while visiting the centre.
Organization: Salt Spring Centre of Yoga 
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

Who We Are

The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga is a non-profit retreat centre on Salt Spring Island, BC. Our main enterprises are hosting retreats and classes on yoga, meditation, and self-development, as well as operating a small-scale organic farm. Most of our staff live on site as part of an intentional community that is focused on the attainment of peace through spiritual practice (sadhana), supportive community (satsang), and selfless service (karma yoga).


The Human Resource Coordinator assists the Centre in recruiting new staff and volunteers, assists in organizing and scheduling orientations and addressing issues raised by staff and volunteers. This role is also responsible for coordinating and overseeing training and development and any issues related to employment, compensation, labour negotiations and staff/volunteer relations. Another aspect of this role is a focus on improving HR policies and procedures and recommending changes to management. The Human Resources Coordinator is actively involved with the Centre Management and Area Coordinators in overseeing the recruitment, orientation and success of the 10-week Residential Karma Yoga Program in addition to some returning volunteers.

Responsibilities & Qualifications


  • Assist in the recruiting process by advertising, interviewing, onboarding and orientating new staff, ad-hoc volunteers and volunteers applying through the Residential Karma Yoga Program
  • Manage vacation and sick leave calendar in collaboration with the Operations Coordinator
  • Provide interpersonal support and resolve conflict, being accessible to staff and volunteers either by email or phone
  • Answer staff and volunteer requests and questions
  • Collaborate and attend community circles at least once a month.
  • Monitor and manage employee filing system to ensure accuracy and compliance with regard to payroll and personal information
  • Assist with performance reviews, termination and exit processes


  • At least 2-5 years prior experience in a similar role
  • A combination of education and work experience in human resources process and best practices.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to handle data with confidentiality
  • A solid working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and email
  • Ability to work autonomously and efficiently to ensure HR objectives are met
  • A friendly and engaging personality, ability to problem solve and resolve conflict

Working Conditions

We’re definitely not your average workplace. Many of the people who have worked here count it among the most unique and transformative experiences of their lives. If you’re just interested in punching the clock and getting a paycheck, then this place may not be for you. However, if you’re open to exploring community life and spiritual practice, all while working hard to be of service to others, then there’s a good chance you’ll have a great time with us.

This positon offers a small stipend and allows for some travel reimbursement while visiting the centre.

To Apply: Please email us a cover letter demonstrating your interest in this position and resume to:

This position will begin March 1, we ask for a commitment until November 30, 2019 with the possibility to extend.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Dec 28 2018    ID: 49944