Director – Human Resources, Employee Services Division- Filled!!!

Vancouver School Board

Vancouver School Board

Vancouver School Board

Director – Human Resources, Employee Services Division

Champion the development of a positive culture of public education in Vancouver 

The Vancouver School District is an exciting and dynamic school District which offers a wide range of opportunities for close to 50,000 learners from Kindergarten to adult.  Our diverse School District employs almost 9,000 employees which are represented by 14 bargaining units as well as exempt management staff. The District has a high-profile stature in the British Columbia K-12 Education System, and we work on focusing our stories to speak positively of student success and innovative practices, and all the good that is happening in our classrooms, schools and District.

As Director of Human Resources, reporting to the Associate Superintendent – Employee Services, you will have overall district responsibility for the recruitment and staffing function of the organization with a focus on ensuring staffing levels comply with budgets and staffing plans. You bring expert knowledge of a broad understanding of the public education issues and programs in order to ensure staffing formulas are met within the fiscal budget requirements.

Along with leading and motivating the staffing, recruitment and dispatch teams within the department, you will recommend and implement policies and conduct seminars and workshops in the training of administrators and management staff. Overseeing all employee post and fill processes, calculating staff entitlements, and consulting with various departments while keeping abreast of the latest developments and legislation surrounding recruitment and staffing services are amongst the many duties associated with this role.

Your strong communication and business writing skills are imperative for developing and administering policies and procedures for school organizations, and in providing advice related to staffing, collective agreement administration/interpretation and human resources policies. In this role, you will touch upon all aspects of advisory services including participation in Committee Meetings, grievances and bargaining as required.

Outstanding interpersonal, problem-solving and communications skills are key to success as you will build, maintain and establish new relationships with administrators, District staff, the District and Senior Management Team, Trustees and outside agencies regarding specific collective agreement administration and interpretation as related to staffing.

You will serve as a member of the District Management Team and will be involved in the annual budgeting process, infusing your knowledge of staffing entitlements, organizational structure and staffing formulas.

Your background is exemplary. It includes recent school based administrative experience, extensive leadership examples, teaching practices and knowledge of staffing organization for K – 12.  Experience working within a unionized environment is critical to the role.   A valid Teachers Certificate, Criminal Record Clearance and Teachers Regulation Branch is required for all applicants.

Successful applicants for this position will be able to demonstrate personal experience and understanding of the attached criteria (Selection Criteria). Please include in your cover letter a brief description of your lived experiences and beliefs as they relate to these criteria. 

The District welcomes qualified applicants who value equity and diversity as essential to excellence. The distinct make-up of the VSB community strives to support the inclusion of all voices.  You may wish to share some lived experiences that demonstrate your connections to our diverse student community. 

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