School District 46 - Sunshine Coast

Director of Human Resources

We acknowledge with respect the unceded and traditional lands and waters of the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Nation) and the shíshálh Nation where we gather, learn, and collaborate with one another.

School District 46 on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia (SD46) serves 3,400 students in nine elementary schools, three secondary schools and one alternative school. With a vision of supporting and inspiring each student to experience joy and fulfillment in realizing their full potential as a knowledgeable, confident, and contributing citizen in the global community, SD46 offers a wide range of innovative programs, from the early years to nature and land-based learning, alternative education, career programs, international education and distance education, in addition to a broad selection of extra-curricular opportunities.

We are dedicated to creating safe, welcoming, and healthy learning and working environments that are inclusive of the diversity of the entire learning community by providing meaningful learning opportunities for all students and staff, in partnership with families, community agencies, and associations.

The Person:
Reporting to the Superintendent, and as a member of the Executive Team, the Director of Human Resources is an accomplished strategic leader who oversees all aspects of human resource services to support and maintain a safe, inclusive, and healthy workforce. Guided by the strategic plan, and inspired by Sunshine Coast School District’s mission, vision, values, affirmation, and goals, the Director of Human Resources recognizes the importance of their work with staff and its impact on students, families and the community. The Director provides visionary strategic planning for the implementation of best practices in human resources.

The Role:
The Director oversees all elements of human resource services and mentors and builds the capacity of district leaders to address human resources issues including recruitment and selection processes, succession planning, the development of human resource policies and procedures, health, safety, and wellness, and employee relations, with a focus on supporting the excellence of educational outcomes. The Director leads labour relations activities including collective bargaining. In addition to collaborating and consulting with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, the Director liaises with BC Public School Employers’ Association regarding provincial bargaining and other human resources issues, and works closely with a dynamic district administrative team in alignment with best-practice human resources across the district.

The Candidate:
The ideal candidate brings:
• A strong strategic vision for best practice human resources and labour relations
• A compassionate leadership style and an ability to develop a culture of collaboration, innovation, and inquiry
• Significant current experience in public sector human resources, preferably in an educational setting
• Strong, positive experiences managing labour relations issues, including contract management, collective bargaining and workplace investigations
• A record of building and maintaining excellent professional relationships with both union and exempt employees at all levels of the organization, as well as fostering effective relationships with external contacts
• Experience implementing legislative requirements that impact a complex working environment
• An eye for innovation and improvement, and an ability to develop and implement new approaches
• The ability to work independently with the aptitude for working as part of a collegial and collaborative environment

The Qualifications:
• Relevant academic background in Human Resources or Labour Relations, or equivalent education combined with relevant work experience
• 5-7 plus years leading strategic human resources and labour relations in the public sector, preferably in an educational setting
• Strong experience leading a professional team
• Demonstrated analytical abilities in planning, budgeting and financial management
• Superior verbal and written communication skills, including writing formal reports, and making presentations

Located only 30 km and a short ferry ride from Vancouver, BC, Sunshine Coast School District stretches nearly 100 kilometres along the shoreline of the Salish Sea, sheltered by the backdrop
of the rugged Coastal Mountains. With its unique communities, the Sunshine Coast offers an unparalleled lifestyle, a vibrant arts and cultural community, and four seasons of recreational
adventures to explore.

Eduselect Services are facilitating this competition. We invite your application, including your resumé, cover letter, and supporting documents by noon, June 2, 2023, to [email protected]. If you would like any more information about this position, please contact our search partner, Catherine Jagger at [email protected].

The Sunshine Coast School District is dedicated to creating safe, healthy and welcoming working environments through our value of and commitment to diversity and inclusion in our schools, district and communities. We invite applications from all qualified applicants.