Director, HR Systems, Payroll and Benefits

Langara College

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January 5, 2021
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Langara College is recognized as a leading undergraduate institution with a reputation for providing exceptional learning opportunities. Through the collective contributions of an outstanding faculty and staff, Langara provides degree programs, university transfer courses, Career Studies, and Continuing Studies programs and courses to more than 23,000 students annually. Langara’s programs and services continue to grow and innovate to meet the changing needs of the community.

Reporting to the Vice-President, People and Culture, the Director, HR Systems, Payroll and Benefits is responsible for HR systems and quality improvement, Payroll Services, and benefits administration. As a senior member of the People and Culture (“P&C”) leadership team, the incumbent provides leadership and guidance on strategic initiatives undertaken by the department, and develops a culture that is client-focused, service-oriented and ensures a best-practice quality focus on all P&C business processes. Collaborates with the Director, HR Services, internal and external colleagues in leading quality improvements in the integration of HR and Payroll Services, ensuring effective cross-functional coordination and operational transactions that support end-to-end P&C business processes.

The successful candidate will bring senior managerial experience leading HR systems implementation and/or sustainment utilizing a cloud-based ERP such as Workday, as well as leadership experience in implementing quality improvement, change management, and optimizing HR business processes. They will have considerable experience managing benefits and pension plans in a multi-union environment. Ideally, they will possess a Bachelor’s degree in human resources, information technology or relevant field. Completion of a Graduate’s degree in a related field would be advantageous. Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) designation, Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) or Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) certification would be an asset. They will bring excellent leadership skills including the ability to coach and mentor employees. They will have a superior ability to make sound decisions by exercising judgment, diplomacy, tact and discretion in a high pressure, high volume environment with changing and conflicting priorities, making decisions with the employees in mind. The successful candidate welcomes, generates, and implements new ideas and solutions that help to achieve and organization’s strategic goals and energizes people around the vision and keeps the bigger picture in mind.  They will possess strong strategic-thinking, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

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