Manager of Human Resources

City of Yellowknife

Closing Date Nov. 25, 2022 Location Yellowknife Work Type  
Salary Range   Experience Level  - Job ID  
Job Description


The City of Yellowknife, located in Chief Drygeese territory and on the north shore of Great Slave Lake, serves as the region’s hub for industry, transportation, health, commerce, tourism and government. As capital city of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife boasts a hometown feel where career opportunities are as boundless as the City’s urban and leisure amenities.

The City of Yellowknife is an inclusive employer offering a dynamic and rewarding work environment that delivers valuable services to our residents. Working in Local Government provides many opportunities to not only develop your career but also to improve the lives of residents and visitors to Yellowknife! At the City, the diverse backgrounds of our employees help us to create a positive, safe and fun environment for us all. The City is committed to hiring a diverse and skilled workforce that is representative of the community, strengthening our ability to provide high quality services and excellent customer service to residents. In addition, the City of Yellowknife is committed to reconciliation and implementing actions intended to increase the number of Indigenous peoples who work for the City. The City of Yellowknife welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, and encourages Indigenous persons, visible minorities and persons with a disability to self-declare when submitting their application.


 Are you tired of the “same old, same old”? Are you looking for an opportunity to propel your career in a forward-looking, service-oriented organization? Are you simply ready for something, and somewhere new? As Manager of Human Resources for the City, your role will be far from one-dimensional. From health and safety to talent management, from training and development to HR analytics, from classification to labour relations, you and your team will be the City’s go-to advisors.

As Manager of Human Resources, you will coordinate the City’s human resource management, safety, and engagement activities by providing strategic and expert advice, leadership, direction, and services across all departments, to employees and management. In accordance with prevailing legislation, agreements, and policies, you will deliver programs and implement best practices in the areas of talent management, organizational planning and job design, health and safety, policy development, compensation and benefits, classification, employee, and labour relations, learning and development, and performance management. As the role will have a high degree of autonomy and be empowered to make decisions and act, it will be imperative the successful candidate can demonstrate the highest level of professionalism, ethics, confidentiality, discretion, and integrity.

Hallmarks of success of this role will be the delivery of the full range of people management activities including the creation and evolution of human resource policies, programs and systems that will build an organizational culture predicated on respect, equity, diversity, inclusion, collaboration, communication, and excellence.

Ideally, you will have post-secondary education in Human Resources Management complemented by a CPHR or CHRL designation. You have a minimum of five (5) years’ related experience working in a unionized environment with demonstrable progressive supervisory, operational and policy development responsibility. You are skilled in the domains of:

• industrial relations;

• health, safety, and wellness programs;

• training and development;

• talent management, including recruitment, leadership enhancement, succession planning, retention, engagement, and rewards and recognition;

• classification and compensation;

• HR analytics;

• payroll and benefits administration; and

• employee counselling.

People are our most important resource and pivotal to our success both as an organization and a community. If you are up for the challenge, we would love to hear from you!

How to Apply

To discuss the position in confidence, please call or email.

Resumes can be directed to: [email protected]

Lynda Schroeder, Senior Consultant

[email protected]

Main: 306.543.1666