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Senior Manager - Human Resources (Labour Relations)

Canada is our stage. This will be a job like no other. Working at the National Arts Centre, peering backstage, walking through our kitchens, visiting the props department, archives, stages, greeting musicians and artists, is magical in every sense. This job has the capacity to make a significant difference in the work we do at the NAC. Come join our team! Key activities: Reporting to the Executive Director of Human Resources, you are responsible for engaging in healthy and productive relations with union representatives and client departments. This includes regularly interpreting and applying the terms of the various collective agreements; conducting investigations, grievance handling, preparing for, and participating in, arbitration as well as leading or participating in bargaining sessions. You will provide strategic HR advice to members of management, oversee the recruitment process for client groups and administer the annual performance management process. Finally, and most importantly, you will bring good humour, compassion, alternative thinking and creative problem solving. Skill Requirements •A university degree and a minimum of six (6) years of directly related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience; •Extensive experience working in a unionized environment and interpreting collective agreements; •Ability to deescalate difficult situations; skills in problem solving and mediating; •Broad experience with conducting investigations; •Knowledge of, and experience with, performance evaluation systems; •Hands on knowledge of compensation programs including annual increases, benefit programs and innovative total compensation programs; •Experience in policy development; •A great understanding and passion for employment equity issues, a desire for barrier free employment as well as healthy and innovative work environments; •Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to work under pressure as part of a very busy team; •Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a high degree of professionalism; •High level of compassion, tact, diplomacy and discretion; •Excellent verbal proficiency in French and English; •Passion for the arts! The NAC offers a competitive compensation package including a pension plan, comprehensive dental and healthcare benefits starting on Day 1, an employee/family assistance program and employee Discounts. Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 35 hours per week Who Can Apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Candidates invited to an interview will be responsible for all travel and accommodation expenses. If relocation is required, the successful candidate will be expected to pay for his/her relocation expenses. As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted. Important Notice If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation for an interview or written exam, please advise us when initially contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a valid Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment

Hourly Wage, Salary or Salary Range: 
77,500 to 115,100
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Start Date: 
Monday, January 21, 2019
Type of Work: 
Full Time
Education Level: 
University (Undergraduate)
Prefered Method(s) of Application: 
Apply Online

Employer Details

National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts

Tanya-Anne Ouimet
53 Elgin
Station B, C.P. 1534
Ottawa, ON K1P5W1

The National Arts Centre is more than a place, it’s an idea. It’s the idea the National Arts Centre should work with artists and arts organizations in every part of the country to provide a national stage for the performing arts. The National Arts Centre is a home for Canada’s most creative artists and strives to be more artistically adventurous. The National Arts Centre: Canada is our stage. *************************************** Le Centre national des Arts est plus qu’un lieu, c’est une idée. C’est l’idée que le CNA collabore avec des artistes et des organisations artistiques de partout au pays afin de créer une vibrante scène nationale pour les arts du spectacle. Le Centre national des Arts est un carrefour pour les plus grands talents canadiens et privilégie les choix artistiques audacieux.