Director, Human Resources

City of Kitchener

City of Kitchener

Director, Human Resources


The City of Kitchener is looking for a visionary and authentic leader as its next Director, Human Resources. Reporting to the General Manager of Corporate Services, the human resources division oversees all employee-centred services for the Kitchener Public Service, including recruitment, labour relations, compensation, wellness and development.

As the division’s next Director, you will lead and mentor your team through an exciting time of unprecedented change in our organization. You are someone that:

Builds trust and inspires others
  • You are dedicated to public service and the success of people, first and foremost.
  • You know how to influence and build collaborative relationships, operating with a high degree of credibility.
  • You quickly inspire trust and confidence, motivating others around you and leading by example.
Promotes service excellence
  • You are comfortable with change and driven by providing exceptional customer service.
  • You embrace innovation, seeking to modernize policies and processes to meet the expectations of a changing workforce.
  • You bring a finer lens to efforts in workforce analytics, health and wellness, and effective and collaborative labour relations.
Helps us tell a story of modern public service
  • You connect vision with strategy, telling stories that showcase our organization’s commitment to service and organizational excellence.
  • You will sharpen our efforts in talent attraction, retention and diversity to ensure Kitchener remains an employer of choice and reflects the community we serve.
  • You will develop a clear value proposition for how your division supports the Corporate Leadership Team in areas of organizational development and innovation.
First year priorities
Over the next 12 months, your focus will be to inspire and develop your team, working together to define a shared agenda that supports the organization’s broader aspirations. You will also work closely with the General Manager to champion the next chapter of Kitchener’s renowned People Plan.

Positioned for success
You are an accomplished professional with extensive leadership experience in human resources and organizational development. Your sound understanding of policy setting, municipal government and/or the broader public sector further provides you with strong foundations to successfully lead this ambitious assignment.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, visit: www.kitchener.ca/careers

Organization: City of Kitchener
Location: Kitchener, ON
Region: Zone 3
Professional Category(s): Human Resources
Posted: November 21, 2018, 1:50 pm
Expires: December 14, 2018, 4:30 pm

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