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.
MANAGER OF HUMAN RESOURCES
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!