Director of Human Resources

LOCATION: Victoria, BC or Saskatoon, SK


Strategic Human Resource Leadership, Organizational Development, Recruitment and Staffing, Performance Management, Employee Relations, Compensation and Benefits, Policy and Employment Law.


The Director of Human Resources, reporting to the CFO, is responsible for strategically directing and overseeing the company’s HR components in ways to support the mission and overall strategy. They will be a Business Partner that has a true understanding of the company’s current and future state. The role assesses and anticipates HR-related needs, develops integrated solutions, and advocates business objectives between employees and the leadership team. Â




  • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long-range planning of new programs/strategies that may have an impact in attracting, motivating, developing and retaining the people resources of the company.
  • Managing internal communications between the HR department, the executive, and the employees. Ensure there is a strong communication plan within the multiple locations.
  • Translate the strategic and tactical business plans into HR strategic and operational plans.
  • Develop and manage the budget for the HR department.

Organizational Development, Recruitment and Staffing

  • Direct a plan of organizational planning that evaluates structure, job design, and manpower forecasting throughout the company.
  • Oversee standard recruiting and placement practices and procedures

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Assess and improve compensation and benefits programs to provide motivation, incentives and rewards for effective performance and competitiveness in the market.
  • Monitor staffing costs of Vecima (consolidated) to ensure staffing changes are within budgeted or forecast levels

Performance Management

  • Ensure performance management programs are in place to evaluate employee performance for maximum productivity. Â
  • Assist Managers and Supervisors with all HR support that could include training requirements, disciplinary proceedings, etc.


  • Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce HR policies and procedures by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of Vecima.Â
  • Maintains knowledge of international HR policies, programs, laws and risks.  Understands the differences of domestic and international policies and programs and coordinates the integration of all such programs



Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’ degree in or equivalent in Human Resources along with professional designation.
  • 10 plus years experience in a Director or similar Human Resource role with a Generalist background in a technical industry. Publicly traded is ideal.
  • Proven ability to positively manage organizational change to increase employee satisfaction and productivity.
  • Change management leadership experience with the ability to plan and work through acquisitions in a HR capacity.
  • Experience in strategic planning, policy review and implementation.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and HRIS system.

Skills and Competencies

  • Confident team leader, able to positively promote the company’ vision and mission.
  • Strong business acumen, critical thinker with exceptional problem-solving skills.
  • Well-organized with a high attention to detail.
  • Very strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Global & cultural awareness.
  • Interpersonal relationship management skills; able to manage internal and external customers.


Personal Attributes

Confident; Intellectual; Personable; Engaging; Welcoming; Collaborative


To apply, contact Tracy Arno, Essence Recruitment directly.



Associate Vice President, Information Technology Services

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is the Province’s only polytechnic and the primary institution for postsecondary applied education and research. Proudly sharing land located in the homeland of the Metis people and on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 Territory, we serve more than 26,000 students through campuses located in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon. Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers more than 150 certificate diploma and degree programs, including two collaborative baccalaureate degree programs and a collaborative master’s degree program, basic education and academic upgrading, credit and non-credit extension courses, apprenticeship training, televised, hybrid, online, distance and offcampus programming. Our programs are led by a most accomplished and innovative faculty. As a member of Polytechnics Canada, we are committed to offering a broad range of educational experiences that are student-centered and industry responsive.

Our people are key to our success – the role of AVP, Information Technology is to guide and lead an exceptional ITS team in their commitment to our students, services and shared strategic priorities.
As a member of the administrative services council and the senior leadership team, this position plays a key role in administrative leadership and strategic planning across the institution. With a budget of over $10 million, the AVP, Information Technology leads a team comprised of over 80 full-time staff across four campuses in Saskatchewan.
This a great fit for someone with demonstrated leadership in the development and alignment of information technology/strategies, policies, opportunities, initiatives, and services. This person will be collaborative and have excellent relationship building skills, bringing people of all levels together, as well as possessing extensive knowledge and future vision of leveraging information and technology to support of our mandate, mission and goals.

Education and Experience:
• A post-secondary degree in information technology or related field supplemented with business and/or management training.
• Ten years in a leadership role.
• Familiarity with the higher education would be an asset.
• Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered

Competencies and Skills:
• Collaborate with executive leadership and lead the development of the Information Technology strategy and roadmap, ensuring its integration with the Saskatchewan Polytechnic strategic planning process and the resulting business strategy and plans.
• Provide leadership related to latest information technology opportunities, platforms, solutions and initiatives respond to and enable the Saskatchewan Polytechnic strategy.
• Participates in and contributes to the assessment of technology opportunities and threats, and internal technology capabilities required to support of Saskatchewan Polytechnic overall goals and objectives.
• Develop and maintain an IT workforce with the appropriate skills and competencies ensuring the core IT functions are reliable, stable and efficient.
• Foster and support strategic and working partnerships with Saskatchewan Polytechnic technology consumers such as Learning Technologies ensuring a collaborative and consistent alignment of technology plans and initiatives.
• Demonstrates an ability to communicate with clarity and impact in a wide variety of settings.
• Demonstrates a high level of focus on client service, setting priorities based on client needs and continuously seeking ways to meet and exceed client expectations.
• Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively within a team, and with individuals throughout the organization, to achieve optimal results.
• Demonstrates proficiency in the knowledge and skills specific to the position and uses expertise to serve the objectives of both the department and organization as a whole.
• Demonstrates the promotion of a workplace where diversity in background, thought and practice is welcomed and valued.
• A demonstrated ability to (a) recognize internal and external patterns and trends in the organization’s environment (b) understand the organization’s capabilities and then (c) use this knowledge to develop strategies that ensure the organization’s success.
• Demonstrates an ability to identify patterns or connections that may not be obvious and identify key or underlying issues in order to offer explanations, resolve problems or identify solutions.
• Encourages self and others to challenge conventional practices, employing information from unusual sources and generating innovative ways of doing business that improve outcomes.

For further information or to apply contact Essence Recruitment: Joanne Oliver: 306-652-5209 / / Applications remain open until position filled.