Human Resources
Vancouver, Canada
Full Time
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Work at VFS

There is no such thing as an ordinary day when you work at Vancouver Film School. It’s a creative and fast-paced environment where you’re part of recruiting and educating the next generation of actors, filmmakers, video game developers and creative thinkers. Our unique culture is all about celebrating the pure passion and unwavering perseverance of our students as they go through their own amazing personal journeys towards a career in the entertainment arts. Constantly evolving and updating to meet industry demands, VFS believes results matter, and that extends from our classrooms and experienced faculty to our hard-working marketing, admissions, and support departments — and well beyond. If you’d like to join our team, simply browse the open positions below. If none of them seem to fit your particular skillsets, but you think you belong at VFS, apply here. We can’t wait to hear from you.

Job Scope

We are diverse, dynamic, creative, and humanist and a world-leading educator in the entertainment and design economies. We are an HR-driven company and this position is integral to all we do. Reporting to the Managing Director, the Director of Human Resources and their team creates and executes all aspects of the Human Resources function: designing, implementing, and supporting Human Resources strategies; initiatives and programs that support our mission, vision, values, and company objectives. The Director of Human Resources hires the best people and knows how to maximize their contributions. They have excellent self-management skills, are able to think through complex situations, evaluate business practices, and reach sound decisions. Strategic insight and tactical expertise are key functions of the role.

The Director of Human Resources is always engaged in further enriching an already rich culture so that both the individual and the company prosper. Standard HR competencies are a given.

Core Responsibilities

  • Advise on overall policy direction for the organization.
  • Drive the development of processes and systems that support the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Responsible for internal & external liaison and coordination of strategic, business planning, communication and reporting functions within the organization.
  • Responsible for oversight and delivery in the areas of performance management processes, recruitment, succession planning, compensation, learning and development, and employee benefits.
  • Provide support on a variety of Human Resources programs including performance management, progressive discipline, employee recognition, employee engagement, and general Human Resources practices and procedures.
  • Develop long-term retention, recruitment and employee development programs including advancement and succession planning.
  • Maintain knowledge of, and gather information on, industry best practices and use this to develop and implement initiatives to meet organizational needs.
  • Ensure staffing and related activities comply with human rights legislation and Human Resources management policies.
  • Provide mentorship and leadership to the Senior Manager, Human Resources and the Human Resources team.
  • Champion company culture initiatives and employee engagement programs.
  • Assist in the termination of staff by providing advice to management and ensuring adherence to legislative guidelines.
  • Assess and research market compensation rates to develop effective compensation levels for all staff.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Managing Director and/or the Executive team.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or Organizational Development; Master's degree preferred.
  • A CHRP designation is considered an asset.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of progressive leadership experience in Human Resources.
  • Broad knowledge and experience in Human Resources employment law, compensation and benefits, organizational planning, organizational development and employee relations.
  • Recruitment experience in relevant industries, including either media/entertainment, education, or both. 
  • Thorough knowledge of legislation and regulations that affect Human Resources practices.
  • Previous experience or knowledge of payroll legislation is considered an asset.
  • Active affiliation with appropriate Human Resources networks and organizations.
  • Strong individual leadership skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and supervisory skills required, with a high level of verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to build rapport and maintain a high level of confidence, trust, and integrity within the organization.
  • Ability to think "outside the box" to create and explore new opportunities.
  • Be self-directed and thrive in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to lead and motivate individuals and groups.