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Job Description and Duties 

Northwest Community College (NWCC), Terrace campus, invites applications for a full-time continuing Human Resources Advisor commencing as soon as possible.

Duties: Under the direction of the Director of Human Resources and working closely with the Human Resources and Payroll staff, the Human Resources Advisor is responsible for providing human resources services to the College community and will act as the in-house resource and subject matter expert on human resources management. Key components of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide one-on-one advice and assistance to employees, managers, and supervisors at all levels on human resources issues, and advises and assists staff with interpretation and administration of human resources policies, programs, and procedures
  • Advises on effective performance management including non-culpable and disciplinary approaches up to and including dismissal
  • Recommends approaches and courses of action to achieve problem/conflict resolution and prevention
  • Support and engage in Human Resources team initiatives, projects and meetings; manage special projects as assigned
  • Represent the department on various committees including professional associations and organizations
  • Serve as back-up support to other Human Resources positions as required

Bachelor’s degree in human resources from an appropriately accredited institution. A Bachelor’s degree in a related subject with a post-baccalaureate certificate or diploma in human resources management may be considered. Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation is preferred. A minimum of three to five years of experience in a unionized environment as well as experience with (one or more) of the following areas: full cycle hiring process; orientation of new employees; staff support in human resources matters; labour and employee relations; job analysis and evaluation; compensation and/or benefits.

Required skills, abilities, and knowledge includes:

  • Sound knowledge of relevant legislation including the Employment Standards Act, Labour Relations Code, Human Rights Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act, and Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen actively, coach, and advise
  • Creative problem solving, analytical, and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated ability to deal tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally with internal and external contacts at all times, including the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Responsive and capable of providing timely communication
  • High attention to detail and commitment to producing accurate and high-quality work
  • Excellent research skills with the ability to synthesize data/information and develop/deliver findings and recommendations
  • Experience interpreting and administering collective agreements and management contracts
  • Self-directed with the demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Working knowledge of computer systems and programs, including but not limited to MS Office
Application Information 

Respond in confidence by submitting a cover letter and a current resume and quoting competition #18.121E to:           

Northwest Community College, Human Resources Department

Email: or FAX: 250.638.5475

NWCC provides quality learning experiences that help prepare our students for successful, positive futures.  We celebrate the diversity of our northern and First Nations populations and reflect this diversity in our programs, services and workforce. In accordance with NWCC’s strategic plan, we encourage applications from First Nations individuals.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Closing Date: This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.

Competition Number 
Human Resource and Payroll
Terrace Campus