Executive Director, Human Resources – Calgary

  • Company:
    Bethany Care
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    9 hours ago
  • Category:
    Business / Mgmt

About Bethany
For 75 years, Bethany has been improving the lives of Alberta seniors and adults with disabilities by providing housing, health and community services that honour their spirit and individuality.
Why Bethany?
We are looking for individuals who want to feel connected to their community in a person-centered organization. Bethany has consecutively won Top Employer, 13 years in a row for the programs we invest in for our employees.
Bethany offers top-up for parental leaves, generous vacation and leave time, competitive salaries, benefits and retirement savings programs. We are committed to employee well-being and giving back to our community. We invest in our people because they are the reason for our success.
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Working at Bethany
This position reports to the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and is a member of Bethany’s Executive Leadership Team.
The Executive Director, HR is responsible for overseeing the development and provision of Human Resources programs, policies and procedures to attract and retain top talent at Bethany.
The Executive Director provides strong leadership and coaching to a team of HR professionals, and builds collaborative partnerships with the Executive Leadership Team and key stakeholders, helping to ensure the organization has the right talent, commitment and structure necessary to support the ongoing evolution of its Service Excellence culture, to grow the business and to serve its customers effectively.
Essential duties, responsibilities, and performance measures
Service Excellence:
Champions and evolves a culture of service excellence.
Performance Measures include:
Develops and implements initiatives and programs to enhance and evolve the organization’s culture, working collaboratively with the ELT and other senior leaders.
Directs and monitors strategies aimed at maintaining a healthy workplace culture, including strategies, programs and initiatives related to employee communications, engagement and relations across and inclusive of all of the organization’s programs and sites.
Plays a key role in identifying and addressing components of workplace culture that impede organizational and individual effectiveness, in a manner consistent with Bethany’s values.
Fosters a culture of accountability, trust, recognition and results among employees at all levels, consistent with short and long term organizational objectives.
Facilitates progressive and participative leadership, providing vision and communication for Human Resources.
Performance Measures include:
Member of the Executive Leadership Team on all aspects of HR, helping to ensure that Bethany has the right talent, in the right roles at the right time to deliver on business objectives.
Partners with the Executive Leadership Team and effectively implements strategies/action steps for new or improved programs, policies, and processes to effect defined organizational outcomes and to mitigate risk.
Lead an effective, respected and lean HR team that is seen as a strategic business partner to the business, and results-oriented.
Advances Bethany’s vision, mission and values, and enhances business results through overseeing, developing and executing talent acquisition and retention strategies, including organization wide programs and processes for:
Compensation and benefits;
Labour relations;
Learning and development;
Change management;
Performance management;
Succession planning;
Health and safety, including physical and psychological safety, and employee wellness programs
Team Work:
Cares for and works cooperatively with others as an effective and trusted team member.
Performance Measures include:
Participates in Executive Leadership Team meetings, representing the HR portfolio.
Leads efforts to streamline HR workflows, data collection, analysis, communication and reporting in order to increase operational efficiencies and continuous improvement.
Provides active, intentional leadership to HR leaders; providing timely, positive and constructive feedback; fostering an environment of continuous learning consistent with the needs of the organization, team and individual team members.
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Pro-active Learner:
Demonstrates the vision and values of Bethany and lives out the mission of Creating Caring Communities.
Performance Measures include:
Attends and actively participates in personal and professional education opportunities, including health and safety training, as required
Collaborates, communicates and shares knowledge and learning experiences with colleagues and the organization.
Demonstrates commitment to learning new skills, and actively participates in workplace projects, and coaching and mentoring opportunities to support the development of Bethany leaders.
Contributes to a safe environment for residents, the team and self by understanding and adhering to safety guidelines and practices at all times.
Performance Measures include:
Identifies and mitigates unsafe conditions in the work environment, including immediate reporting of any unsafe conditions.
Strong knowledge and commitment to creating and supporting a physically and psychologically healthy workplace.
Education & Professional Designation
Academic background equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources; and
An MBA or Master’s in a relevant area such as Organizational Learning and Development, Leadership or Labour Relations would be considered an asset.
1.Outstanding leadership capabilities and HR technical skills, together with a minimum of 10 years of progressively senior HR leadership experience.
A strong commitment to service and accountability.
A proven track record of successfully implementing HR strategies aligned with organizational objectives, and the ability to measure the results of those strategies.
Experience developing customer service focused and results-oriented teams with the demonstrated ability to guide, motivate and empower employees, working through others to achieve results.
A broad knowledge and base of experience in most functions of human resources: labour relations, employee relations, organization design, talent acquisition, learning and development; compensation and benefits.
High ethical standards and an honest, open and consistent approach to working with peers, leaders and employees.
Professional registration
CPHR Alberta membership required.
Additional skills
Is collaborative and easily maintains strong working relationships with key stakeholders, including operational and community partners.
Thinks strategically and globally while problem solving and making decisions.
Experience leading change and systems transformations.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent people leadership skills and the ability to influence and develop strong working relationships with other members of the Executive Leadership Team and direct reports, as well as with other leaders and employees across the organization.
Clearly communicates thoughts and expresses complex ideas in simple terminology, and is comfortable facilitating sessions for staff and with peers.
Focuses on the big picture while not losing sight of the details required to achieving the end goal.
Honest and ethical in all dealings and interactions.
Leads team members to deliver proactive, responsive, and high quality HR programs and services through leading by example and being a positive influence
Takes responsibility and accountability within a team environment.
Is results-oriented and knows how to develop the action plans required to meet deadlines and achieve the results required to provide relevant HR services to the organization while fostering a sense of urgency when/where required.
Has an open and transparent leadership style, working through people to deliver results, and able to motivate, lead and inspire by example.
How to Apply:
Like what you see and think you have what it takes to join our team?
Apply Online before
23:00 on April 3, 2020


All applicants are thanked for their interest.
Bethany Care Society is an equal opportunity employer.
Successful candidates will be required to obtain a Criminal Background Check.
Bethany Care Society complies with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). By forwarding your resume to Bethany you are consenting to the collection and use of your personal information for this job competition. Your information will be kept strictly confidential.