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Director, Human Resources

The College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA) is a regulatory college under the Health Professions Act. Our vision is excellence in nursing regulation for the health of all Albertans. Our objective is people-first, and we are committed to attracting the best people, engaging and developing a workforce that embodies our values of integrity, respect, accountability and professionalism. CRNA is committed to meeting and exceeding its legislative responsibilities by using a Right-touch relational regulatory approach. 

CRNA values its people and is committed to driving a progressive culture by implementing a people-first strategy. We affect this by embracing our values and fostering trust, fairness, collaboration and a challenge-positive approach. We support employees’ overall well-being by providing a remote and hybrid work environment and a comprehensive total rewards package that includes extended health care and dental benefits, accessible resources to support mental health and financial wellness, and an excellent defined benefit pension plan. We support Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) and we firmly believe in providing culturally sensitive and fair opportunities and resources for everyone.  

The Director, Human Resources (HR) is to embrace CRNA’s culture and provide strategic leadership in planning, executing, implementing and evaluating CRNA’s people-oriented strategies, initiatives, policies and programs.   

Reporting to Senior Financial Officer, Executive Director People, Planning and Performance Measurement, the Director, Human Resources is a co-leader of our people strategies, ensuring they align and enable achievement of CRNA’s strategic goals.   

Your primary responsibilities:

Strategic HR Leadership and Organizational Change 

  • Lead all aspects of CRNA’s human resources function including employee experience and development, performance management, talent acquisitions, employee relations, total compensation/rewards, pension program and administration, legislative compliance, enterprise risk, workforce planning, policy and procedure, HR technology and reporting, and payroll administration and reporting. 
  • Support the embedding of CRNA’s strategic direction, mission and values. 
  • Create and implement CRNA-wide human resources strategies and activities that facilitate business objectives and support CRNA’s digital transformation and change management objectives.  
  • Implement and coordinate effective human resources systems, processes and standards in accordance with CRNA’s business strategies, federal, provincial and local regulatory requirements with a strong employee service focus. 
  • Participate in business planning and strategic direction that encompasses organizational structure, recruitment and engagement strategies, and retention. 
  • Identify employee-related human resources risks and develop strategies to proactively mitigate and manage the risks.  

Collaborative Partnership and Relational Intelligence

  • Foster a professional partnership with senior leadership and management while being accountable to lead and execute day-to-day HR activities. 
  • Lead processes related to employee engagement and satisfaction and develop and implement strategies to act on the results obtained in these processes. 
  • Provide counselling and advice in the areas of employee relations, performance management, employee complaint resolution processes, termination practices, and contract interpretation using current employment practices and procedures and liaise with external legal counsel when necessary. 
  • Anticipate and address employee relations issues to facilitate problem intervention and to minimize exposure to legal action in relation to HR issues. 
  • Support the development of leader coaching and mentoring and share best practices that are aligned with CRNA’s policies and procedures and business strategy.  

Total Rewards and Workforce Planning 

  • Provide strategic direction to ensure total compensation, position classification and job evaluation programs are established and aligned to meet the College’s requirements. 
  • Oversee the development, maintenance and administration of compensation, group insurance benefits, wellness initiatives and pension administration programs to achieve internal equity and competitiveness within the market and to ensure timely implementation of all programs. 
  • Ensure compliance with employment and pension legislation and regulation.  
  • Develop HR metrics and use data to make informed decisions and measure effectiveness of the function, projects and initiatives within HR. 

What You Posses

  • Post secondary education in human resources, administration, or related field.  
  • Certified Professional Human Resources (CPHR) designation. 
  • Minimum 10-14 years progressive management experience. 
  • Experience within not-for-profit or public sectors is an asset.    
  • Knowledge and experience of pension plan administration is required.   
  • A proven track record in planning, leading, implementing and measuring the impact of HR strategies, projects and initiatives.  
  • In-depth understanding of the best practices of the continually evolving human resources landscape. 
  • Demonstrated ability to translate strategic objectives into effective operational plans.   
  • Excellent communication skills (including facilitation and presentation) to express ideas, engage various stakeholders and influence action. An active listener who possesses a clear and concise writing style. 
  • Ability to create and implement broad HR strategies utilizing a systems approach through the improvement of processes, practices and innovative technologies within the HR function.   
  • Ability to collaborate and lead change and manage multiple and competing priorities in a dynamic environment. 
  • A successful track record leading, mentoring and coaching a team. 
  • Willingness to address issues directly to constructively resolve conflict and build trust. 
  • Ability to analyze complex issues, synthesize information, develop options and lead others in determining best direction. 
  • Proven ability to exercise independent judgement and decision making in a work environment requiring teamwork and organizational sensitivity. In addition, proven ability to work with confidential information and use sound judgement in its safekeeping and disclosure.  
  • Working knowledge of relevant employment legislation and common law outcomes in Alberta. 

What We Offer 

  • An ongoing full-time employment opportunity 
  • A competitive salary  
  • Extended health and dental benefits package, including several resources to support mental health and financial wellness  
  • An excellent defined benefit pension plan 
  • Work environment is remote/hybrid  
  • A 7.25-hour workday from Monday through Friday 
  • 12 general holidays and an annual holiday break when our office is closed for the last week in December 
  • Earned vacation days at a monthly rate that equates to 20 days per year to start 
  • On top of it all, we provide an annual self-directed staff development fund to support life-long self-learning and self/family personal health and wellness and services 

If this position sounds like a good fit for your skills, we invite you to submit a resume via email quoting file H-500-1000 to by Nov. 22, 2023. Thank you for your interest.