Edmonton Public Library – Director, Human Resource Services

ID# 20-2075 Location: Edmonton, AB

The primary role of the Director, HR Services is to lead the planning, delivery and evaluation of human resource strategies and services for EPL employees in support of EPL’s strategic goals and business plan objectives. In collaboration with senior leaders, this position develops and implements strategies to address HR trends and future workforce requirements, building leadership capacity and employee engagement.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Executive Team, this role is responsible for the strategic leadership, expertise/decision making and direction of EPL human resources including development of HR policies and procedures, managing sensitive issues and providing strategic advice and solutions to the EPL Board of Trustees and Executive on complex HR and related business challenges.

This position leads, directs and coaches a team of HR staff members who administer, advise and consult regarding a broad range of HR programs and systems. There are four direct reports and 8 indirect reports.  These include employee and labour relations, performance management, management coaching, recruitment and onboarding, compensation, job evaluation, disability management, pay and benefits, recognition and wellness programs, systemwide learning and development and workplace safety.

Edmonton Public Library employees support and work within the policies and framework of the library’s corporate culture as embodied in the Vision and Mission statements, Shared values, Community-led service philosophy and the Canadian Federation of Library Associations’ position statements on intellectual freedom and diversity and inclusion with particular emphasis on providing excellent customer service.

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