Associate Vice President, Human Resources – Douglas College

Douglas College

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February 3, 2020
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Job Type
Annual Salary
100K and above


DO what you love. Be good at it. That’s how Douglas College defines a great career. It’s a philosophy that resonates through its classrooms, offices and boardrooms. It inspires students and drives Douglas College to be one of BC’s Top Employers and Forbes Canada’s Best Employers for 2020.”

Located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples of the QayQayt and Kwikwetlem First Nations, Douglas College is the largest degree-granting college in British Columbia. With two main campuses and three training centres in the Metro Vancouver area, Douglas College is one of the province’s most vibrant leaders in post-secondary education, combining the academic foundations of a university with the employer-ready skills of a college. Douglas College’s 2,000 employees instruct and serve more than 25,000 students each year, including 3,000 international students from 80 countries.

At Douglas College, students receive the best of both worlds — the well-rounded educational experience of a university and the employer-ready skills of a college — in a student-centered environment that cultivates academic and career success.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the President, and as member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), the Associate Vice President, Human Resources provides strategic leadership to the College by developing and promoting a positive and effective human resources environment.

This position is responsible for the overall planning, development, implementation, administration, evaluation and effectiveness of a broad range of strategic managerial, administrative and operational activities related to Human Resources and Labour Relations functions. This includes developing and implementing an employee value proposition unique to Douglas College, employee and management development, responsibility for collective bargaining, collective agreement administration, labour and employee relations, compensation and benefits, performance management, employee strategic recruitment and selection, and retention of employees.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced human resources leader with a proven track record in a complex, multi-union, public sector environment, across all facets of human resources and labour relations. The successful candidate will have experience and understanding of HR best practices with the ability to influence, inspire, persuade, coach and communicate across diverse clients and stakeholders. The successful candidate will demonstrate cross-cultural competencies and intercultural sensitivities, and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

How to Apply

Douglas College is committed to be a workplace that is free of discrimination, values and champions diversity, and is representative of the communities we serve at all job levels.

Should you be interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity with Douglas College, please contact Carol Robinson or Paul Phillips. Forward your resumé and letter of introduction, in confidence, to We will respond to all who express interest.