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Lead HR Advisor, Talent Development & Inclusion

Position Status: Full-Time Regular
Department: Human Resources & Corporate Services
Employee Group: Exempt
Location: 4515 Central Boulevard, Burnaby
Wage Rate / Salary Range: Professional / Technical, Level P3A ($110,404 - $129,886 annual 2021 rates)

Our Human Resources & Corporate Services Department is seeking a Lead HR Advisor, Talent Development & Inclusion who will perform a key leadership role in fostering talent development and facilitating change to deliver on Metro Vancouver’s vision to be a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion practices. Your contributions leading the Talent Development program and facilitating the work of the cross-departmental Diversity, Equity and Inclusion project team will provide a meaningful opportunity to develop forward thinking programs and initiatives to positively impact the employee experience for all.

You are: are a skilled communicator and facilitator with demonstrated ability to perform a consultative role for cross- departmental employee teams. You bring experience delivering training and managing developmental programs as well as a demonstrated knowledge and experience relating to DE&I program creation and implementation. You promote creativity, advocate with passion, and have the necessary tenacity to navigate a complex organization to implement change.
The Lead HR Advisor, Talent Development & Inclusion reports to the Division Manager, HR Talent Management & Organizational Development and falls within our Professional / Technical, Level P3A job family.
This role:

  • Leads the Talent Development and Inclusion stream of Talent Management and Organizational Development, including a team of staff. Responsible for ongoing management, design, development, implementation, and administration of Talent Development and employee learning programs focused on supervisory and leadership development, workplace culture and employee resiliency and well-being. Plays a critical role in creating a workplace that supports the growth, success and engagement of all employees.
  • Develops and implements strategies to promote diversity, equity and inclusion within the organization including, training and development programs, talent acquisition strategies and initiatives aimed to improve the employee experience and promote inclusion. Actively promotes and engages in dialogue about diversity, equity and inclusion and provides support to team members, staff and managers to do the same. Guides the work of the cross-departmental DEI team to deliver on their priorities to foster a culture of inclusion, remove barriers to participation, develop and deliver inclusive and accessible programs and services, broaden mindsets and advance important conversations. Works collaboratively to identify and address areas of bias and applies change management, project management and communication best practices to deliver on and implement new initiatives.
  • Facilitates training courses, programs, developmental processes, working groups and employee led initiatives as well as oversees the work of staff or consultant facilitators to do the same, ensuring overall objectives are achieved. Facilitates consultative processes with employees to arrive at optimal solutions and makes recommendations for the consideration of senior management and the DEI Steering Committee as appropriate.
  • Responsible for the Talent Development and Inclusion Program budget preparation, reporting, resource allocations and work plans. Monitors and controls spending ensuring the effective and efficient expenditure of allocated funds. Explains variances, sets milestones and justifies expenditures. Contributes to departmental long range plans.
  • Designs, implements and oversees leadership, supervisory, and mentorship programs; provides oversight for program scheduling, administration and intake. Provides advice and guidance to managers and employees on employee development matters. Works with managers on specific employee development needs and provides advice for the creation of individual development plans. Provides coaching and guidance to employees on career development opportunities.
  • Works with the Lead HR Advisor, Talent Acquisition and Lead HR Advisor, Organizational Development to assess needs at the organizational level and proposes strategies as appropriate.
  • Researches best practices and trends impacting program goals. Works collaboratively across the organization to revise, enhance or create new programs that build organizational capacity and further priorities. Develops and tracks metrics and measurements for program goals and plans; monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of these programs and makes improvements as needed.
  • Hires, manages and supervises staff. Monitors team and individual performance towards division, department and corporate objectives. Ensures staff adhere to corporate workplace conduct policies. Leads, coaches and mentors staff; determines developmental requirements; provides ongoing and timely feedback; and supports the resolution of technical and interpersonal issues staff encounter while doing their work.
  • Manages and oversees the Corporate Development Fund and Community Team programs.
  • Oversees the administration of the formal employee performance management program for exempt staff; provides advice as required to managers and supervisors relative to the process. Makes recommendations on program improvements and oversees implementation of approved amendments.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

To be successful, you have:

  • University degree or diploma in Human Resources, Business Administration, Adult Education, Social Justice, or other relevant discipline. 7 years recent related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Learned or lived experience as a person from an under-represented group in the workplace is considered an asset.
  • Certification in Insights Discovery and Emotional Intelligence, and/or Change Management are an asset.
  • Designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional is an asset.
  • Sound knowledge and applied understanding of human resources management principles with expertise in talent development and training. Sound knowledge and demonstrated ability relating to diversity, equity and inclusion program creation, implementation and evaluation.
  • Sound knowledge of, and ability to interpret and apply, applicable collective agreements as well as relevant legislation such as the BC Human Rights Code, the Labour Relations Code and the Employment Standards Act.
  • Ability to work under broad direction and use significant independent judgment to interpret policies and processes and determine appropriate methodologies for situations where more than one option is possible.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external contacts under circumstances that may be highly sensitive or adversarial. Demonstrated skill in dealing tactfully and sensitively in a variety of situations including exercising substantial discretion with highly sensitive and confidential information.
  • Strong capacity for managing workplace conflicts; ability to use leadership and collaboration to resolve challenging issues and effectively deal with disagreements to prevent the escalation of conflict.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to effectively listen, persuade others, and resolve problems using a high degree of independent judgment. Demonstrated ability to lead and participate comfortably in discussions on diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills including the capacity and resilience to work productively with seemingly unwilling participants. Demonstrated ability to play a consultative and facilitator role for internal teams on topics such as inclusive leadership, unconscious bias, equity and dimensions of diversity and social identity. Demonstrated skill in fostering creativity, innovation, and systems thinking in strategic planning involving cultural shifts and large scale change initiatives.
  • Ability to meet timelines and objectives requiring persistence to overcome obstacles.
  • Mature decision making, research and analytical skills including the ability to synthesize issues and explain complex circumstances to various audiences.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills including the ability to mentor, coach and guide direct reports. Strong working knowledge of budgeting and financial management.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft office programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License.

Our Vision:
Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.
We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and being representative of the region we serve. We invite all qualified candidates to apply including Indigenous People, visible minorities, immigrants, 2SLGBTQI+, all genders and persons with disabilities.
Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application by June 23, 2023.