Human Resources Manager
Musqueam Indian Band
Vancouver, BC




We are traditional hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking people. Today, we are a strong, growing community of over 1,300 members. We live on a small portion of our traditional territory, known as the Musqueam Indian Reserve, located south of Marine Drive near the mouth of the Fraser River. The name Musqueam relates back to the River Grass, the name of the grass is məθkʷəy̓. There is a story that has been passed on from generation to generation that explains how we became known as the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) - People of the River Grass. We have always moved throughout our territory using the resources it provides for fishing, hunting, trapping and gathering. We remain distinct and our cultural practices are strong, despite the devastating impacts of residential schools, colonial laws banning our ceremonies, and other attempts to assimilate our people. Our lands and waters continue to support our cultural and economic practices while serving as a source of knowledge and memory, encoded with our teachings and laws.To learn more about Musqueam, please visit

Musqueam Indian Band is seeking a Human Resources Manager who is responsible for recruitment and retention, employee relations, compensation and benefits administration, performance and attendance management, training and development, and health and safety, ensuring consistency within the organization. The Human Resources Manager reports to the CAO, and Musqueam Chief and Council as requested, and works in consultation with the Finance Manager, Legal Counsel and Chief Financial Officer.


Our success as a leader in First Nations Government that is built on the traditional teachings of our people, and the initiatives and dedication of the Musqueam Indian Band. Providing a highly engaged traditional government that is member focused.

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive medical and dental benefits
  • Pension
  • Flexible work schedule in a business casual environment
  • Professional development and training program
  • Centrally located with free parking, free onsite gym and class access, close to nature, trails at UBC and along the Fraser River, shops, restaurants and services


Performance Management / Onboarding / Succession Plans

  • Provide advice to managers to enable the attraction and selection of talent in order to meet business needs
  • Project manage promotions, transfers, job classifications, annual performance evaluations and succession planning
  • Map organizational training to support performance management and succession plans
  • Develop people; provide constructive on-the-job feedback/training to Divisional Leaders, Program Managers and Administration
  • Identify and address issues that impact morale, effectiveness, turnover, absenteeism, and productivity
  • Assist in resolving work related issues including participation in dispute resolution meetings
  • Foster a positive attitude toward organizational objectives and develop and maintain an orientation of new staff with Managers
  • In collaboration with Divisional Leaders, coach Program Managers through the onboarding process for new team members
  • Directly manage talent pools for succession following annual performance cycle to create and maintain Musqueam employment equity


  • Advise managers and staff on organizational policies and procedures matters and recommends revisions to the Musqueam Indian Band’s personnel policies in accordance with current legislation and employment standards
  • Where appropriate, consult and mentor on issues related to legal, procedural, compliance, employee relations, problem resolution, total rewards, recruitment and performance management
  • Perform presentations, lead and facilitate workgroups, teams, and meetings
  • Address employee relations issues that impact morale, effectiveness, turnover, absenteeism, and productivity
  • Communicate strategic firm initiatives
  • Stay up-to-date on existing and forthcoming legislation to determine HR impact on the organization
  • Analyze statistical reports to identify and determine causes of change and problems; develop recommendations for improvement
  • Independently lead HR projects as assigned

Annual Compensation & Benefits

  • Keeping with MIB strategic direction, work with our customized compensation approach and ensure the efficient delivery of our annual compensation cycle as it relates to classifications, base pay, and variable pay
  • Maintain compensation plan by conducting periodic pay surveys; scheduling and conducting job evaluations
  • Monitor and schedule individual pay actions; recommending, planning, and implementing pay structure revisions
  • Formalize compensation terms for employment offers
  • Administer, analyze and modify compensation and benefits plans to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements

Talent Management & Acquisition

  • Delivers full recruitment services including front end needs analysis, job postings, sourcing, interviewing, and employee offers ensuring consistency within the organization
  • Provide advice to managers to enable the attraction and selection of talent in order to meet business needs
  • Work with team to conduct role evaluations, post job requisitions, and confirm recruitment plan to attract top talent
  • Utilize various platforms to build a talent pool (ie. LinkedIn, FaceBook)
  • Network on behalf of MIB in support of our recruitment strategy

Learning & Development

  • Responsible for learning and development programs and processes
  • Assist with the identification of training needs, the selection, development and delivery of appropriate training programs
  • Assist in the development and implementation of programs that will drive increased employee satisfaction and commitment level

Risk Management & Compliance

  • Keep CAO informed of all issues leading to possible termination of employees
  • Manage terminations as appropriate, escalate as required; produce documentation and ensure proper HRIS updates
  • Interpret policies
  • Assist in the investigation of complex situations as they arise and provide guidance as needed
  • Support workplace diversity initiatives
  • Ensure the security of employee records and appropriate retention periods for document
  • Manages and Chairs the Health and Safety Committee

Workforce Planning

  • Recruiting / Exit Interviews / Succession Plans
  • Participate in the full cycle recruitment process for new and experienced hires; ensuring adherence to the MIB strategy
  • Identify practicum opportunities for Musqueam community members in consultation with the Education Department
  • Pro-actively manage the candidate experience and prepare candidates by acting as an ambassador for the organization; provide detailed information on career opportunities, MIB values, culture, business, and total rewards
  • Recruit and select new hires based on their knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Conduct both exit and stay interviews to manage and identify areas for improvement in retention and engagement


The work requires the following knowledge, skill and/or abilities:

  • Solid knowledge of Canada Labour Code, Employment Standard Act, Human Rights and other applicable employment legislation
  • Strong employee relations and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and successful track record in working with staff at all levels
  • High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and reasoning skills to lead operational excellence
  • Business minded to recommend strategic HR solutions to the Management/Executive team
  • Proactive; demonstrates time management, planning, and organization skills
  • Excellent relationship-building skills: you have the ability to influence without authority, develop consensus, and build rapport with a wide variety of people.
  • You can bring clarity to grey areas, using a communication style adapted to your internal customers
  • You are process-oriented with a 'hands-on' approach
  • Ability to build strong relationships to influence and coach the management team
  • Proven ability to deliver results when working both independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and impartiality while being empathetic
  • Participate in budgeting, forecasting and reporting for administrative operations
  • Support metric reporting and developing KPI’s for business departments
  • Responsible for HR and training related expenses and budget
  • Previous experience with First Nations organization preferred
  • Cultural competency and knowledge of the MIB’s cultural traditions


  • Requires working with all staff, senior management and Musqueam Chief and Council
  • Contacts are for the purpose of influencing others with respect to programming, including funding, new programs and research initiatives and engaging with political and community leaders to seek their involvement in and support for existing and new program initiatives


  • A bachelor’s degree and accreditation with Human Resource Management specialty.A degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Psychology, Industrial Relations and/or a related field.
  • Minimum 3 - 5years’ experience in a senior Human Resources role and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Training provided for suitable Musqueam Indian Band candidate
  • Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation or CPHR candidate


  • Work takes place in an office environment
  • The occasional evening work to attend meetings
  • Successful Criminal Record Check

Applicants of Musqueam and/or Aboriginal ancestry are encouraged to apply.

Position will remain open until filled.

* We thank all who apply; however, only those short-listed will be

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • hr generalist: 3 years (Preferred)


  • English (Preferred)