At A Glance:
Location: Hybrid with access to the Vancouver office
Hours: 35 weekly
Closing Date: Posted until filled
At Ecojustice, we build a case for a better earth every day! We fight, and win, for our planet in court.
Our Mission is why people join Ecojustice. People who choose to join us recognize that this planet is our most treasured inheritance, and it is our imperative to be good stewards for the generations who follow us. We use the power of the courts to defend what we value most. We believe in protecting the environment while having enough time off to enjoy it. If you are courageous, collaborative, and dedicated to the fight for a healthier environment, you will find your people here.
About The Role:
The People & Culture Strategist (Business Partner) is responsible for providing advice, consultation, and support to staff at all levels at Ecojustice related to the professional practice of People & Culture. Specifically, the P&C Strategist leads recruitment, employee relations & engagement, culture & recognition, assists with diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives, and training and development. They initiate the implementation and review of People & Culture services, policies, and programs. The People & Culture Strategist (Business Partner) also serves as the front-line, first point of contact for staff nationally.
The People & Culture Business Partner works to deliver People & Culture practices and objectives that will provide a high-performance culture emphasizing impact, excellence, integrity, collaboration, courage, and dedication. Some main responsibilities include:
- Champions people practices by continuously improving people & culture administration, policies, compliance and processes;
- Leads HRIS optimization, including enhancing software applications, and revising electronic practices via the adoption of a continuous improvement mindset;
- Provides mentorship to the People & Culture Associate’s day-to-day responsibilities;
- Communicates and interprets policies, procedures, laws, standards and regulations for leaders and staff nationally and acts as the subject matter expert on multi-provincial employment law and regulations; Builds diversity, equity, and inclusivity into all policies and practices;
- Leads strategic full-cycle recruitment and onboarding across the organization, including consultation on workforce planning and community outreach;
- Participates in recruitment and networking-related activities. Connects and builds relationships with student associations, diverse groups, and employment agencies;
- Participates in JEDI/R (justice, equity, diversity & inclusion and reconciliation) initiatives;
- Guides people leaders in employee performance & culture optimization;
- Leads the organization’s PPP (People Potential Program), including its execution, monitoring, re-design and optimization;
- Develops a robust ‘stay and work’ and ‘return to work program’, keeping employee wellness top of mind, and leads the re-integration process for returning staff from LOA;
- Develops and lead Ecojustice’s employee recognition program, including the incorporation of both formalized feedback and informal peer-to-peer feedback;
- Participates in the creation and facilitation of training and development initiatives.
We are currently working to embed our commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, and reconciliation into all aspects of our organization. We value candidates who enjoy building meaningful, collaborative partnerships with equity-seeking groups, and in operationalizing JEDI-R values in day-to-day practices and operations. Typically, we find that people who succeed in this role bring:
- 6-8 years of experience in an HR Generalist role responsible for all areas of human resources, including recruitment, training, employee relations, and HRIS.
- University Degree, Diploma or Certificate in HR Management; a combination of education and experience will be considered.
- CPHR designation is an asset.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to build rapport and maintain professional relationships; Customer service centric.
- Ability to use discretion in handling confidential information.
- Demonstrated emotional intelligence and the ability to manage through change.
- Excellent problem-solving and time management skills.
Our Commitment To Workplace Accessibility, Equity, and Inclusion:
Ecojustice is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and is responding to the calls for action to further reconciliation. We encourage applications from people with relevant job-related skills and who come from communities that have been structurally marginalized based on race, religion, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Members belonging to communities that experience marginalization can self-identify during the application process if they choose to do so.
Ecojustice strives to ensure that our online application system and recruitment process are accessible to individuals with different abilities and encourages candidates to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any accommodation requests.
Great Reasons To Join Us:
- Recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 charities by Charity Intelligence.
- A hybrid work environment and flexible work schedule that best suits you and how you work.
- 5% of your salary as a non-mandatory RRSP contribution.
- Parental leave top-up for birthing and non-birthing parents.
- Colleagues dedicated to environmental impact through their work at Ecojustice (over 95% mission alignment rating from 2019-2021 internal surveys).
- A culture of collaboration where employees are fostered by their managers (over 95% manager satisfaction rating from 2019-2021 internal surveys).
- Abundant paid time off options that recognize 13 public holidays (including National Day for Truth and Reconciliation), start with 3 weeks of vacation + 1 week of winter holidays, 2 float days, and more.
- Additional flexible leave policies that accommodate physical and mental health leave, caregiving responsibilities, volunteering, and other life events.
- A focus on supporting your health and well-being through an extended health benefits package, employee and family assistance program, and a wellness spending of $500 per year.
- Monthly learning opportunities to further our strategic commitment toward justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation.