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School District #39 (Vancouver)

Manager, Payroll and Benefits

With deep gratitude and respect, we are honoured to be learning and unlearning on the ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) Nation, and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation.

At the VSB, we are proud to provide exceptional learning experiences for students. As a large, urban school district, the VSB is one of Canada’s most diverse school systems and equity and inclusivity are at the forefront of our approach to education.

Throughout the District, more than 7,700 staff work to create learning environments where every student thrives by prioritizing students’ needs, applying evidence-informed practices, and building relationships. The VSB’s culture reflects the diversity of our city. Students enrolled in VSB come from varied backgrounds and lived experiences and are encouraged to explore and share their unique selves and gifts. Our commitment to students goes beyond academics with students’ overall well-being and sense of belonging being equally important. As an organization, we strive to build a school system where every student can be their authentic self and succeed throughout their learning journey. In doing this work, we champion equity and accountability by making evidence-based decisions. As a learning organization, humility is our guidepost as we work to continually improve student outcomes in service to them, their families, and the broader community. For more information about our school district, visit

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Manager, Payroll and Benefits to join our Employee Services team. Reporting to the Human Resources Director of People Services, this key leadership role is responsible for managing and providing strategic direction and operational excellence for Payroll, Benefits and Compliance team.  The VSB processes five distinct pay groups and adheres to fourteen (14) Collective Agreements and three (3) exempt association terms and conditions of employment.  There are two semi-monthly pay groups and two bi-weekly pay groups and a third for the period of Summer Learning (July to September).

Please click here for the full job description: Manager, Payroll and Benefits - Job Description.pdf

  • Post-secondary education in business administration, commerce, finance, or equivalent.
  • Payroll Leadership Professional (PLP) designation.
  • Minimum of fifteen years’ experience in Payroll with increasing responsibility and supervision experience.

The salary range for the Manager, Payroll and Benefits is $116,732 – $137,332. Benefits include vacation entitlement starting at 20 days and maxing out at 35 days per year, opportunity to earn gratuity and compensatory days, Municipal Pension Plan, an additional 2% of base pay employer paid contribution to the Vancouver Employee Savings Plan (may be directed to a TFSA or RRSP or investment fund), Extended Health, Dental and an accrual of 20 sick days (10 of which may be used for family illness) per calendar year.

If you are motivated to manage a team who pride themselves on payroll accuracy and on-time payments to over 7800 distinct employees and produce over 9300 T4’s every year, then we encourage you to apply for this role via Make a Future at by May 31, 2024 at 9:00 am.

  1. Create a profile on Make a Future.
  2. Click "Apply Now" under Management positions.
  3. Upload all supporting documents. Your application must include a cover letter, resume and your last 3 direct supervisors/managers as references.
  4. Answer the job posting questions.
  5. Once your application has been submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

The VSB has been given approval from the Human Rights Tribunal for a Special Program under s. 42(3) of the Human Rights Code. Under this special program, the VSB seeks to preferentially hire Aboriginal persons to a variety of teaching positions. Therefore, each applicant may wish to provide, on a voluntary basis, information whether they self-identify as an Aboriginal person.