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Executive Director of Employee Services

A unique opportunity for an exciting visionary to join a new team

This exciting opportunity working with one of the largest school districts in the province will provide you an opportunity to use your human resources and labour relations leadership skills to contribute to our district mission of enabling students to reach their maximum potential.  As a member of the senior management team reporting to the Superintendent of Schools, you will create and implement a long-term vision reflective of the strategic importance of human resource practices in our diverse and dynamic district. 

Your strong background in Human Resources and Labour Relations in a unionized environment will equip you well to manage within the VSB.  Your proven track record of building relationships will allow you to work well with the dedicated team of Employee Services professionals in the department as well as with a variety of associations, employee groups, and unions. Transparent communications, inclusive decision making and a respectful business ethos are the hallmarks of your leadership style, as is an ability to effectively manage changing conditions and emerging issues.  

Above all, you are committed to the people of our district—you have a strong understanding of how employee wellness and professional growth contribute to the district’s wider goals. An open and generous leader, you empower others, identify their strengths and provide them with opportunities to excel.

Vancouver Board of Education is an urban, multicultural school district providing programs to 50,000 students in kindergarten to Grade 12.   Our programs and services are designed to address extraordinary and complex challenges as we serve the needs and tap the unique potential of each of our students. The current operating budget for the district is in excess of $600 million with major capital projects underway.

The community’s scenic mountain ranges, sandy Pacific beaches, professional sports teams, international restaurants, and eclectic arts and culture scene all contribute to its recognition as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Whatever your hobby or interest, Vancouver offers the lifestyle you crave.

VSB offers competitive salaries and benefits, training and professional development and a flexible work/life balance.

This competition is managed by GO Futures HR, Inc.  To apply, please send your resume and supporting documents by September 15, 2017 to resumes@gofutureshr.com.  If you would like more information about the position, please contact our search consultant, Catherine Jagger at catherine@gofutureshr.com.

For more information on this unique and dynamic opportunity, please visit www.vsb.bc.ca  or www.makeafuture.ca/Vancouver.