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. Partnering with the Director of Human Resources, the Manager 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. You will 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 Manager 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. An underlying scope of this position is to continue fostering positive relationships within the VFS community by clearly articulating the goals and vision of the Human Resources Department to all stakeholders. The Manager of Human Resources must also be able to work effectively as a coach and mentor to his/her direct team and to all employees at VFS.

The anticipated start date for this role will commence December 2019.

Core Responsibilities

  • Manage full cycle human resources services for the organization.
  • Partnering with the HR Director to Design, plan, and execute the HR strategic plan and HR 2.0.
  • Serve as an advisor and contact for HR policy and procedure clarification/interpretation.
  • Serve as a liaison to satellite campus locations and global offices.
  • Provide advice and coaching to all employees on a wide range of professional and interpersonal issues.
  • Ensure HR practices are in adherence to legislation and regulations.
  • Develop and implement HR systems to increase efficiency.
  • Develop and implement VFS policies and procedures pertaining to employees.
  • Develop HR strategies and best practices to fulfill VFS vision, goals, objectives, and the strategic plan.
  • Enforce departmental adherence to VFS policies and procedures.
  • Develop and administer regular employee surveys to monitor the work environment and to determine the effectiveness of HR initiatives and respond with appropriate solutions and interventions to strengthen areas.
  • Manage the recruitment and selection process in each department.
  • Assist in the termination of staff by providing advice to management and ensuring adherence to legislative guidelines.
  • Develop and implement employee growth and development programs and performance management programs.
  • Oversee the payroll and benefits function by supporting the HR Generalist.
  • Manage company benefit program by evaluating the plan to maximize cost effectiveness and employee satisfaction.
  • Assess and research compensation rates to develop effective compensation levels for all staff.
  • Oversee the development of health and safety committees at all campuses.
  • Evaluate jobs to develop accurate job descriptions.
  • Mediate and/or arbitrate employee disputes once they reach the Administration level.
  • Act as advisor to employees in regard to finding solutions to workplace related problems.
  • Act as mentor and supervisor to a team of HR staff.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Human Resources.

Job Qualifications

  • Degree or diploma in Human Resources Management. CHRP designation is an asset.
  • Minimum 5 years of increasing responsibility in human resources (in an educational environment preferred).
  • Strong human resources generalist experience.
  • Good knowledge of legislation and regulations that affect human resources practices.
  • Highly developed communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Good interpersonal skills and team orientation. Diplomatic and tactful.
  • Excellent attention to detail.