DEPARTMENT: Human Resources
REPORTS TO: Deputy Executive Director
The Human Resources Coordinator will be the primary person responsible for developing, implementing, and evolving staff policy; the point of contact and mediator of conflict resolution; and the team expert of translating Indigenous Worldviews into workplace standards. Drawing upon their comprehensive knowledge of applicable policies, collective agreements, and employment laws, the Human Resources Coordinator will contribute on key matters relating to labor relations, employee relations, onboarding, organizational reviews, job evaluation, and salary administration. The Human Resources Coordinator’s ability to uphold a high standard of professionalism and confidentiality and their willingness to support the advancement of Indigenous initiatives through targeted HR projects will make them an indispensable member of our team.
JOB HOURS AND LOCATION:
Part-time, salaried, remote position, located in the United States. Approximately 20 hours/week.
- Manage benefits for all staff in all locations including health insurance, dental, and other insurances in all staff countries (9 countries currently). Retirement plans. Ensure that all staff are well informed about the benefits available to them.
- Manage recruitment and hiring processes for staff, interns, and volunteers.
- Onboarding new staff, identifying necessary staff training and professional development.
- Prepare, revise, manage contracts with staff members outside the USA and letters for those in the USA regarding salary changes, etc.
- Develop, adapt, and evolve policies to better support team members, and better reflect the shared values, principles, and worldviews of our team.
- Collaborate with staff to manage the implementation of recent recommendations in personnel and gender policies.
- Collaborate with staff in the development of a more elaborate Risk Management policy (currently in process).
- Manage job descriptions for all staff members.
- Coordinate staff performance evaluation processes with the management team, in order to create a culture of accountability and growth.
- Develop transparent and equitable policy on salary & compensation.
- Point of contact and support for complaints, disputes, and conflict resolution.
- Coaching management on the appropriate approach to employee relations, discipline and dismissal situations.
- Attend and participate in relevant team, organization-wide and other meetings.
- Act in the best interest of the organization, reflecting the values of teamwork, collaboration and mutual respect.
- Represent Cultural Survival at events and meetings, as needed.
The Human Resources Coordinator is an HR professional with extensive knowledge of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights movements. They embrace CS’s mission and are able to effectively translate it into policy and workplace norms.
- Fluent in English and Spanish.
- Demonstrate a deep understanding of human rights and Indigenous rights, ways to overcome systemic discrimination of Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous women, youth, people with disabilities, and other marginalized groups.
- Strong commitment to and knowledge of issues of equity, diversity and inclusivity.
- University degree in a relevant field of study; completion of (or working towards) Certificate in Human Resource Management (CHRP), or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Minimum five years’ experience providing comprehensive, high quality, client-focused HR services.
- Comprehensive experience with job evaluation, compensation and recruitment practices.
- Experience with collective agreement and employment policy interpretation and application.
- Proven successful experience facilitating solutions in conflict situations and providing coaching support to managers.
- Experience conducting departmental staffing reviews, and implementing effective change based on innovative HR practices and principles.
- Comprehensive experience with job evaluation and compensation practices.
- Ability to deal with ambiguity and persevere in difficult and/or stressful situations.
- Strong active listening and interpersonal skills; professional demeanor and ability to deal with sensitive issues with tact, diplomacy and compassion.
- Must be approachable and have demonstrated the ability to build effective working relationships in a manner that engenders support and cooperation.
- Ability to quickly grasp, interpret and apply collective agreement provisions and complex job evaluation requirements.
- Demonstrated creativity, flexibility, initiative and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to maintain strict standards of confidentiality.
- Proficiency with MS Office Suite, human resources information/management systems and applicant tracking systems.
- Capable of delivering feedback in a constructive manner.
- Able to navigate and mediate cultural differences in communication styles.
- Skilled at relationship building.