City of Medicine Hat
  • 02-Nov-2020 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Medicine Hat, AB, CAN
  • Permanent, Full Time

Now Hiring

General Manager of Human Resources/Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

The City of Medicine Hat is currently seeking a talented executive to join the municipal Senior Leadership team as the CHRO to lead a full-suite Human Resources (HR) Department. From a strategic leadership standpoint, the CHRO will bring a unique set of operational and human resources leadership experience and competencies to the City.  Working closely with the CAO, Executive Leadership Team and Senior Leaders, this position will help the City achieve its Vision and Mission while promoting a culture of teamwork and organizational health that reflects their values of accountability, integrity, respect, courage and caring.  From an administrative leadership standpoint, the CHRO will be accountable for developing the strategic HR direction for the organization, advancement of leading-practice organizational development services and providing leadership and administration for the day-to-day functions of the HR Department.

 The successful candidate will possess the following key competencies & success factors:

A vision:

  • Proven ability to understand and interpret trends in a complex human resource environment.  A strategic thinker who can bring fresh ideas to the organization. Ability to bring out the best in people. Adept at turning broad concepts, ideas and strategies into practical policies, programs and services others can implement and maintain.

Leadership & Communication:

  • A strong participative leadership style and an ability to be an advocate of open, honest, and consistent communication amongst people.  Leads with integrity, courage and commitment to do what is right for the organization. Ability to think strategically and recognize gaps/opportunities and be comfortable in moving across organization lines to initiate action. Excellent communication skills (including facilitation and presentation) to express ideas, engage various stakeholders and influence action. Ability to build effective working relationships within HR and throughout the organization. Proven ability to work with people in a positive and motivational manner.

Strategic & HR Expertise:

  • Understanding the role and scope of HR services within a larger, complex organization in today's climate. Skilled and knowledgeable in business planning, strategy development, budgeting and reporting. Willingness to address issues directly to constructively resolve conflict and build trust. 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor's degree in Commerce, Business Administration or a related field (preferably with a major in Human Resources Management) from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Ten (10) years of directly related professional experience providing various HR services, managing HR functions and leading staff including five (5) years in a senior management capacity in a complex unionized organization (public or private sector).
  • CPHR (Chartered Professional in Human Resources) Designation, Master's in Business Administration or related graduate education will be considered an asset.
  • A management approved combination of equivalent education and experience may be considered.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a convincing cover letter and tailored resume (PDF or Word document only) to Allan Nelson or Laura Youngberg at indicating the job title & Competition #20176A  in the subject line of the email. This posting will remain open until a qualified candidate is hired.  

We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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