Director of Human Resources, St. George’s School of Montreal
St. George’s School of Montreal is seeking a Director of Human Resources to play a key role in furthering the talent strategy and support the School’s commitment to student learning and experience by ensuring exceptional programs are in place. Reporting directly to the Head of School, the Director of HR will focus on ensuring the Human Resources function and Talent Management practices are aligned to the mission and vision of the School.
An independent, coeducational, day school that was founded in 1930, St. George’s School of Montreal provides an outstanding educational experience for approximately 460 students in Kindergarten through Grade 11. In addition to academic achievement, St. George's programs emphasize character development, leadership training and good citizenship.
St. George’s School of Montreal is a not-for-profit corporation with approximately 108 staff and faculty and has a strong presence in the community as an established employer.
St. George’s is committed to its Mission: providing a hands-on, well-balanced and rigorous educational experience. Mindful of the different strengths and needs of all of our learners, we prepare each student for what lies ahead.
At St. George’s:
- We challenge students to think critically and express themselves creatively; our students are confident problem-solvers.
- We provide a nurturing, respectful environment that encourages both self-discovery and collaboration; our students enjoy and value learning.
- We embrace meaningful inquiry and thoughtful reflection within and beyond the classroom; our students grow into engaged and compassionate citizens.
Grounded in the themes and practices of progressive education since 1930, St. George’s is aligned and actively engaged with research and innovation dedicated to the education of the whole child.
As a strategic partner in the senior leadership of the school, the Director of Human Resources is responsible for talent strategy planning and execution.
A designated HR professional, with either the CHRP, or CHRL, the Director of Human Resources must possess a minimum of ten years of progressive experience and be committed to employee satisfaction and engagement. The Director of HR will be responsible for the School’s overall compensation strategy and provide direction, guidance and oversight to the School’s competitive positioning required to attract and retain employees. In addition to being responsible for managing the School’s benefit plans and negotiating employment contracts, the Director of HR will provide direction and guidance on employee relations issues.
Fostering an environment of mutual respect, the successful candidate will deliver human resource processes, programs, and training in a way that supports internal equity and organizational competitiveness.
The Director of HR will be responsible for ensuring an effective recruitment process is in place for all employee hiring and oversee an effective program that includes employee onboarding and supports retention.
The Director of HR will ensure that all employment policies and procedures are compliant with applicable legislation and ensure best practices are in place.
Knowledge, Skills & Technical Ability:
- Post-Secondary Degree & CHRP or CHRL designation
- A minimum of 10 years progressive HR experience across multiple HR disciplines
- Previous experience working in Education and/or knowledge of Independent schools is an asset
- Fluent, written and oral, in both French and English
- Knowledge of Montreal employment legislation and teacher legislation
- Strong public speaking and group facilitation skills
- Proven knowledge in Talent strategy best practice, policy development and implementation
- Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written
- Service oriented and committed to a positive employee experience
- Demonstrates integrity and trust and exhibits the core competencies of the School
How to Apply:
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and express their interest in confidence via email to email@example.com, or by mail to Teal & Co Inc. at 277 Lakeshore Road East, Suite 407, Oakville, ON L6J 1H9 no later than March 11th, 2019.
We appreciate all applications, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.