Manager of Human Resources
Director of Commercial Operations
About Mistahiya Development Corporation (MDC)
Mistahiya is the governing organization for Saulteau First Nation’s (SFN) commercial businesses. Developed with the intent “to create wealth for future generations”, the role of Mistahiya is to ensure that each business is managed effectively, remains profitable, has strong and transparent governance, provides long-term benefits to SFN, and reflects the values of the Nation.
Mistahiya, and its group of companies, are located near Chetwynd, BC. Our current businesses provide services in the areas of heavy civil construction, oil, and gas well site reclamation, gas plant maintenance, temporary labour and security, and an industrial supply store.
We are looking to hire a candidate with excellent advisory skills, who is known to provide thoughtful advice and guidance to staff and leaders. Ideally, you are skilled at and enjoy your role as a coach, mentor, and culture leader, taking pride in the success and development of your team members and the entire organization. You look forward to the opportunity to work in a multi-stakeholder environment, engaging with potential hires, colleagues, senior management, the Chief and Council, the Mistahiya Board of Directors, band members, as well as members of industry, education, and government. You are passionate about learning and seeking new ways to solve old problems. You are someone who takes pride in helping others succeed and finding ways to help all stakeholders win.
Most importantly, you share our core values:
- Loyal – we approach our work with the view of benefiting Mistahiya and our community
- Respectful – we treat each other as we want others to treat us
- Dependable – we do what we say we will do, seeing all our commitments through
- Transparent – we are clear, concise, and honest in our work and our communities
- Honorable – we honor the land in all that we do
This is a rewarding opportunity for senior leaders to make a significant community impact by helping grow a number of small-to-medium-sized businesses at varying stages of development.
In this management position, you will work alongside organizational leadership in a myriad of functions, with a focus on recruitment and retention, employee well-being, productivity, risk management, compliance, and future growth. At times, you will work in an advisory capacity, providing dedicated support to employees who execute HR functions in each of our commercial organizations; guiding and mentoring them on best practices, existing policies, and solutions to issues between team members. And at other times, you will work in a specialist capacity, focused on the development of policies or processes in line with human resources best practices, in a manner that meets the current and future needs of the organization.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Partners with the leadership team to understand and execute the organization's human resource and talent strategy particularly as it relates to current and future talent needs, recruiting, retention, and succession planning.
- Provides support and guidance to employees performing HR functions, management, and other staff when complex, specialized, and sensitive questions and issues arise; may be required to administer and execute routine tasks in delicate circumstances such as providing reasonable accommodations, investigating allegations of wrongdoing, and terminations.
- Manages the talent acquisition process, which may include recruitment, interviewing, and hiring of qualified job applicants, particularly for managerial, exempt, and professional roles; collaborates with our organizations’ general managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
- Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent.
- Provides oversight and recommendations on payroll, benefits, and pension plans.
- Creates learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees.
- Oversees employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
- Maintains an understanding of federal, provincial, and local employment laws and regulations as they apply to each company and recommend best practices; reviews and develops policies and practices to maintain compliance.
- Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
- Ensures confidential HR information is protected.
- Helps to promote the health and safety program within the companies.
- Liaises with labour lawyers on legal matters.
- Collaborates with Saulteau First Nations HR department as per shared services model.
- Identifies and reports on funding options for new hires available through Government and Industry.
- Prepares year-end working files for MDC Board & SFN; statistics on staffing compositions.
- Ensures a positive image and professional working relationship for SFN across all stakeholder groups.
- Assists with stakeholder relations (e.g., board meetings, client negotiations, etc.).
- Other duties as required within the scope of the position.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Well-developed problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Proficient use of MS Office.
- Must possess a high level of moral judgment for handling confidential information.
- Well-developed critical thinking skills and solutions-focused mentality.
- Ability to work independently and manage deadlines.
- Detail-oriented with strong analytical, time management, and organizational skills.
- General understanding of market patterns and labour trends relating to MDC core businesses.
Required Qualifications and Experience
- Diploma in Human Resources, Business, or five years of relevant work experience.
- Chartered Professional Human Resources (CPHR) is considered an asset.
- Must have prior experience managing a team.
- Preference will be given to those with experience in a First Nations environment.
- This is a full-time position, Monday to Friday.
- Travel may be required within the Peace Region.
- Remote/hybrid working options may be considered; to be discussed in the interview process.