Permanent Full Time Chief Human Resources Officer

Permanent Full Time Chief Human Resources Officer

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File No: MNU-22-18
Date Posted: June 28, 2022.
Closing Date: Until Filled
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week
Wage: $99,659 – $126,812


Provide strategic leadership of all aspects of the organization’s practices and strategies in Human Resources, talent acquisition and retention, employee and labour relations, staff scheduling, performance management and people development, occupational health, safety & wellness, anti-racism, equity and diversity, organization planning, succession planning and employee engagement.

Ongwanada offers a defined benefit pension (HOOPP), and a competitive benefit plan for full time employees.


  • Support the leadership team in implementing the organization’s strategic plan by developing and deploying programs, policies and structures that will advance the identified directions.
  • Develop strategies and programs to continuously improve Ongwanada’s values-oriented culture; build leadership capability, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, and foster change. Provide intellectual leadership and foster productive culture development across the organization.
  • Ensure sound employee and labour relations, through interest-based collective bargaining and proactive, collaborative relationships with union partners.
  • Provide strategic leadership of organizational development that addresses issues such as succession planning, superior workforce development, key employee retention, organization design, competency models, and change management.
  • Support anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion including development of action plans, policies and practices.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to all departments in the management of HR issues.
  • Promote and support employee wellness in all its forms including an ongoing focus on employee mental health. Develop and implement Employee Wellness programs that result in short-term and long-term reductions in lost-time days and that lower disability costs.
  • Ensure that Ongwanada complies with all relevant legislation and regulations affecting human resources.
  • Participate and consult on organizational and board committees, act as an organization representative in regional and provisional activities/committees and groups.


    • Undergraduate University degree in Business/Human Resources/Public Administration, or equivalent; Master’s degree and CHRP designation preferred;
    • Demonstrated experience with best practices in HR & OD including a well-developed knowledge of legislation and systems to effectively align and evaluate programs;
    • Experience in Labour Relations in a unionized environment, coupled with the ability to lead collective bargaining & manage the grievance process;
    • Proven track record in design and implementation of talent management strategies including recruitment, performance management, employee development, succession planning, workforce planning & diversity initiatives.
    • Experience in complex multi-stakeholder programs and change initiatives;
    • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills with a solid track record of speaking in public forums.

    *For the complete position description please contact Human Resources at

    Please submit a Cover letter and Resume quoting file number to:

    Human Resources Specialist
    191 Portsmouth Avenue
    Kingston, ON    K7M 8A6
    Fax (613) 548-8135  Email:


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