Oct 20, 2022

Human Resources Advisor

  • Tungasuvvingat Inuit
  • 1071 Richmond Road, Ottawa, ON
Full time Education

Job Description

Full Time, One year term
Possibility of extension

It is the mission of Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) to broadly provide Inuit-specific programs that contribute to the health and wellbeing of Inuit and to encourage and support similar programs for Inuit across the country. With over 30 years of highly successful experience in crafting the design, development, and delivery of a wide range of effective, client-centered services, TI continues to deliver quality programs and services that directly benefit our growing urban Inuit population.

The Human Resources Advisor provides HR generalist support to Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI). The successful incumbent will provide support in attendance management, recruitment and selection, classification, compensation, and the implementation of HR programs and processes. In assessing and making recommendations concerning attendance management, the incumbent will identify any issues for consideration. The incumbent will also support the HR team in performance management activities and addressing employee relations concerns.

Other key responsibilities of the position include:

  • Providing attendance management support by providing policy interpretation and advice;

  • Advising managers on Employment Standards and other legislative requirements;

  • Working closely with the HR Administrators to ensure that all attendance documentation is filed and to maintain employee files;

  • Consulting with the hiring managers to ensure that vacancy job descriptions and the classifications are up to date.

  • Determining recruitment approaches that integrate TI’s Inuit employment strategies, including targeting candidates, identifying where to advertise, confirming advertising budget, and determining recruitment timelines;

  • Supporting hiring managers in determining qualification equivalencies, drafting job advertisements, screening applicants, chairing interview panels, assessing applicant suitability, making recommendations, completing pre-employment checks, determining starting salary, reviewing the offer letter, and regretting unsuccessful candidates;

  • Participates in organizational committees with an HR focus;

  • Participating in organization-wide or department-wide classification reviews; and

  • Contributing to the development of internal HR processes and providing feedback to the Senior Human Resources Advisor and the Director, Corporate Services on policy, practices, and procedures.


The ideal candidate will have knowledge of MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SharePoint, Inuit culture and values, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) and traditional practices.

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, written and verbal communication skills to understand, influence, and resolve complex and potentially contentious issues, facilitation skills, and policy interpretation skills are necessary.

The ability to use of diplomacy, tact, and influence to provide advisory support to managers, work with all levels of employees and departments, work independently and as part of a team, and safeguard confidential information is required.

An undergraduate degree in HR Management, Business, Organizational Psychology, or related field of study and three (3) years of related experience in a HR generalist role which includes recruitment, staffing, attendance management, performance management and HR administration is required. Previous work experience in an Inuit Organization and experience in applying employment law principles, employment legislation and occupational health and safety is preferred. Previous experience with Point-Factor Job Evaluation Systems and the ability to communicate in Inuktitut are assets.

An acceptable combination of related education, work and life experience may be considered.

Salary and Benefits

  • TI offers a competitive total compensation package including an annual salary of $63,000. Employees are provided an exceptional benefits plan which includes major medical and dental coverage for the employee and their dependents, and employee life insurance. TI also offers a Group RRSP benefit plan for eligible staff.

  • TI provides paid sick, personal and family sickness leave days, and a 24/7 confidential Employee and Family Assistance Plan.

  • Vacation (earn 3 weeks/year).

Deadline for applications is October 21, 2022.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@tiontario.ca.

Preference in hiring will be given to qualified Inuit candidates; applicants are encouraged to self-identify. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at www.tiontario.ca to learn more about our programs and services.

The successful candidate for this position will be required to obtain a criminal record check with results acceptable to TI. Accommodations for applicants with disabilities is available upon request.

This position works out of TI’s 1071 Richmond Road, Ottawa location which is conveniently located close to major transportation access points and parking is free on the premise.

We thank all interested applicants in advance for their interest. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.