Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Employment Opportunities

Director, People and Culture

Full Time
(, 35 hours a week)

Description:

Are you someone who is passionate about the work that you do? Do you want your next adventure to be part of a great cause? If so, look no further than the MS Society of Canada! Our team is looking for a Director, People & Culture located anywhere in Canada for a full-time position working 35 hours per week.

The Director, People & Culture (The Director) provides direction and guidance on all people programs across the MS Society. The Director plays a vital role in building, managing and executing HR strategies, initiatives and processes that impact employee engagement, and ensure a superior end-to-end employee experience at all touchpoints during the employee lifecycle. Operating in a fast-paced environment, the Director People & Culture brings a dynamic, flexible and innovative approach to strategic projects and operational initiatives. The Director reports to the Vice-President People Innovation & Volunteers and leads a team of two direct reports.

Who we are

We have a bold vision of a world free of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Our mission is to connect and empower the MS community to create positive change and you can be part of that!

Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world, with an estimated 90,000 Canadians living with the disease.

We are privileged to be a part of a determined group of change agents who are working tirelessly to create a world free of MS. Some 1500 Canadians affected by MS serve as leadership volunteers on division and chapter councils and committees and an estimated 13,500 volunteers work tirelessly delivering programs, fundraising events, public awareness campaigns and social action activities.

Through discoveries, innovation, and collective action, we will work together to alleviate the uncertainty that MS causes, help provide accessible options for disease management, and reach out to partners to eliminate physical and social barriers in our communities.

Our strategy not only lays out the roadmap in our journey to create a world free of MS, but we hope it also provides inspiration for all in the MS community to connect and collaborate in order to advance treatment and care, enhance well-being, understand and halt disease progression, and prevent MS from happening. Discover. Innovate. Act.

What we offer

At the MS Society of Canada, we have a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, short-term disability, an employee and family assistance program (EFAP) and travel insurance, to name a few. We also offer a RRSP matching program. Not only do we close between Christmas and New Years, but we also have half day Friday’s before long weekends! On top of that, we offer flexible working arrangements and opportunities to work remotely as well. Who wouldn’t want all of that?

The role you will play

  • Employee Cycle: provide strategic leadership, consultation, guidance and execution on all HR/People programs and strategies, including but not limited to recruitment, onboarding, career and succession planning, employee wellness, retention and engagement
  • Culture: Maintain and promote a people-focused culture that aligns strategy, culture and people programs. Ensure equity, diversity and inclusion are embedded in all initiatives
  • Learning & Development: build and deliver scalable leadership and organizational learning and development programs that aid in growing the team's capabilities, career pathing and that drive employee retention
  • Goal Setting/OKRs: lead the design and execution of an agile goal setting process (OKRs) including accompanying recognition and retention strategies
  • Employee Relations and Communication: be a sounding-board, trusted advisor and partner on employee relations matters and lead all employee communications
  • Compensation and Competencies: implement and provide oversight to the new competency and compensation philosophy (including job evaluation) that will be in place by the end of 2021
  • Data & Reporting: play a leadership role in building metrics and leveraging data to inform decision-making, organizational effectiveness, workforce planning and program development
  • Continuous Improvement: Continuously collect feedback and keep up-to-date with trends to innovate people focussed solutions and facilitate process improvement
  • MS Ambassador: Represents the MS Society in your local community and take on other duties as directed by the Vice President, People Innovation & Volunteers

What you will bring

Are you someone who:

  • Has 8+ years of demonstrated success in building and executing HR programs?
  • Works well with stakeholders in a cooperative and supportive manner to achieve shared goals, values and encourages diverse perspectives to achieve impact?
  • Thinks beyond the confines of traditional ways of doing things to recognize opportunities and find new and better approaches?
  • Encourages experimentation and accepts failure as a driver of innovation?
  • Contributes to an environment in which everyone feels valued, empowered to participate freely, and ensures a sense of belonging?
  • Is confident, energetic and results oriented?
  • Has a track record of being a partner across a variety of functional areas as well as demonstrated capability to interface and maintain effective relationships with all portfolios and staff?
  • Has a proven ability to influence and drive change across an organization?
  • Comes with expert knowledge and experience in implementing HR programs in compliance with legislative requirements across Canadian markets, with particular emphasis on training and development and job evaluation/compensation practices?
  • Is able to build and maintain strong relationships easily, ensuring credibility and trust are maintained?
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively (both written and orally) with multiple audiences?
  • Is fluent in French? (This would be considered an asset)

If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you!

If everything you have read so far has made you want to be part of this fantastic team, please send your application that includes your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to joinus@mssociety.ca by October 4th, 2021. Applications without salary expectations will not be considered.

All positions at the MS Society of Canada will require a criminal background check. This position is also a position of trust. The successful incumbent will be required to complete the screening process including completion of a credit check in compliance with our Screening Measures for Positions of Trust Policy.

The MS Society of Canada is committed to ensuring that equity, diversity and inclusion are at the core of the organization – part of everything we do. Equity ensures that as we move towards a world free of MS, no one is left behind, diverse perspectives create a space for meaningful and relevant engagement for everyone, and inclusivity empowers a sense of belonging and connection in our community. The MS Society values an inclusive perspective and welcomes applications from candidates who could enrich the diversity of the MS Society, who reflect the demographic gender, age, and ethno-racial diversity of Canada and the MS community and who are passionate about supporting the strategic direction of the organization in our journey to creating a world free of MS.

The MS Society is dedicated to encouraging a supportive and inclusive culture amongst the whole workforce where people from all backgrounds can thrive. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

We are committed to accommodating applicants’ needs throughout the selection process. Please contact joinus@mssociety.ca should you need accommodation.

To learn more about the MS Society of Canada and the great work that we do, we encourage you to visit www.mssociety.ca.

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