Human Resources Officer – School District No. 72 (Campbell River)

5 July 2023

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School District No. 72 (Campbell River)

Human Resources Officer

Join the SD72 Team! Campbell River is a scenic, oceanfront community framed by extensive waterfront, west coast forests and snow-capped mountains. The area is renowned for its natural beauty and recreational opportunities such as skiing, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, golf, and endless opportunities to experience nature. The moderate climate allows residents to participate in numerous outdoor activities on a year-round basis.
We are looking for a skilled and experienced Human Resources Professional to join our team. The successful incumbent will deliver HR leadership that is grounded in district goals, and in support of all district departments and schools.
School District 72 Campbell River is located on the east coast of central Vancouver Island, extending north to Sayward and south to Oyster River. The district also includes the outer islands of Read, Cortes, and Quadra. We serve over 5,500 students in 18 schools with a diverse range of programs that are progressive and responsive to the educational needs and interests of students.
Our district’s priorities are:

  1. Improve Student Achievement;
  2. Build a culture of learning and wellness; and,
  3. Honour Indigenous world views and perspectives.

School District 72 Campbell River operates on the territories of the Laichwiltach, Klahoose and K’omoks First Nations and we honour these relationships. We also respect and value the relationships with the Homalco First Nations, all other First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples who reside in these territories. This land has always been a place of learning and we are thankful to live, work, learn and play here. It is with respectful consideration that the programs and services provided to students and staff acknowledge their histories, cultural contributions, and contemporary concerns. The HR Officer must demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, with an emphasis on a commitment to continual learning and understanding Indigenous ways of knowing and being.
Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the HR Officer provides knowledge and expertise on innovative HR initiatives and strategies for all aspects of the employment relationship: recruitment and selection, employee relations, performance management, disability management, wellness, attendance support and career transitions. The HR Officer will provide advice related to collective agreements, compliance to applicable laws, regulations, and policies, and will apply collaborative leadership to labour relations matters. We are seeking a strategic thinker who embraces new and innovative approaches that align with district goals and objectives.
Ideally you will have a minimum of five (5) years of progressive human resources experience. A bachelor’s degree in human resources, Business Administration, or a related field with strong knowledge of recruitment, labour relations and collective agreements in a unionized environment. Previous experience in the K-12 sector is considered a strong asset, as is a CPHR designation. Excellent communication skills and proven ability to build and maintain positive relationships with partners and stakeholders. Transparent practice, inclusivity and decisiveness are the hallmarks of your HR style, as is an ability to work independently and as part of a team through changing conditions and emerging issues.
The Human Resources Officer recognizes that positive working relationships between management, employees, and unions results in a healthy and productive work environment which facilitates success for all learners.

You are an inclusive individual with a passion for advancing the organization through proven and innovative human resources practices. Above all, you are committed to the people of our district – you have a strong understanding of how employee wellness and professional growth contribute to a positive and constructive culture. An open and respectful leader, you empower others and provide them with opportunities to excel.

  • A competitive salary in the range of $80,378 — $100,473 is based on your skills and qualifications.
  • A comprehensive benefit package.
  • Professional development and leadership opportunities.
  • An excellent team who are committed to school district success.

The start date for this position is to commence at a mutually agreeable time.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their application, complete with a cover letter addressed to Ms. Andrea Dawe, Director, Human Resources; curriculum vitae, proof of degree(s), professional certifications; and, a statement of personal philosophy where it relates to this position, and a list of three professional references, with permission to contact each in confidence. One must be your current supervisor.
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified. Applications received prior to July 15, 2023, will be given priority consideration.
Interested applicants must apply via Make A Future at We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Indigenous, Black, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGBTQ+, and all persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available for interviews and in the workplace.