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Job Title:
Regional Director, Human Resources

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Functional Discipline:
Human Resources
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Location: To Be Determined

Eastern Health St. John's
Permanent, Full Time
Hours70 bi-weekly (8 hour shifts; non-rotating)
SalaryHL 30 ($89,187-$115,943 per annum)
Competition Number2020004353
Posted Date14 September 2020
Closing Date21 September 2020

About Us
Eastern Health ( is the largest integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary
Reporting to the Vice President responsible for Human Resources, and in collaboration with one other Human Resources Director, you will be a part of the human resources senior leadership team that develops, delivers and evaluates human resources programming in a highly unionized, complex healthcare system. Your understanding of current strategic human resources service delivery models, structures and best practices is essential as you will play a key leadership role as the human resources departments transform the delivery of services. You will be specifically responsible for providing vision and direction to a range of human resource services and a multidisciplinary team including Occupational Health, Disability Management, Workplace Safety, Recruitment and Talent Acquisition, classifications and EFAP however adaptability to leading other areas of human resources may be required. Your considerable experience and understanding of operating within a multi-union and bargaining unit environment will be fully utilized as you administer and interpret collective agreements, policies, labour law and government legislation and regulations. Your ability to build strong relationships with members of the Eastern Health management team, its union partners, human resources representatives in the other Regional Health Authorities, and representatives from various provincial government departments and agencies will ensure your success in this role.

Job Qualifications

An undergraduate Degree in Business Administration or equivalent field and a Master Degree in Business Administration, Employment Relations or equivalent field is required.
Certification as a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and/or College of Health Executives (CHE) would be an asset.

5-10 years of progressive management experience in developing, managing and delivering human resources services and programs to a wide variety of stakeholders. You have senior management experience in the areas of human resources. You will also have experience in managing within a departmental budget and leading a team of professionals in a large organization.
A solid understanding of operating within a unionized environment and knowledge of the current workforce trends within the healthcare industry would be required.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)
- Highly developed, negotiation, time management, problem-solving and decision-making skills. Additionally, must be able to function in a high pressure, diverse and changing environment.
- Proven senior management and leadership abilities, excellent communication, interpersonal and teambuilding skills.
- A dynamic leadership style focused on:
- Leading yourself by having self-awareness, managing your performance and health, developing yourself, and demonstrating character that is in line with Eastern Health's values of respect, integrity, fairness, connectedness and excellence;
- Engaging others through fostering development of others, contributing to the creation of a healthy organization, communicating effectively, and building effective teams;
- Achieving results by setting direction, strategically aligning decisions with vision, values, evidence, taking action to implement decisions, and assessing and evaluating outcomes;
- Developing coalitions through purposefully building partnerships and networks to create results, demonstrating a commitment to customers and service, mobilizing knowledge, and navigating socio-political environments;
- Transforming systems by thinking analytically and critically and questioning and challenging the status quo, encouraging and supporting innovation, orienting yourself strategically to the future, and championing and orchestrating change.

A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required.

The Location: Eastern Region of Canada
The eastern region of Newfoundland and Labrador boasts some of the most unique and beautiful scenery in the province. From rolling pine clad hills and sprawling marshes to sea-view vistas and remote pebble beaches there is something distinctive around every turn. A great place to live for adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts from camping, hiking, snowmobiling, whale or bird watching, hunting, fishing and berry picking. There is no shortage of ways to experience Newfoundland and Labrador's unique natural beauty with coastline towns and villages nestled in and around dozens of coves, guts, bays, and tickles. Full of culture and heritage, the Eastern Region of Newfoundland is rich with history and folklore, museums, lighthouses, art galleries, historic sites, festivals and cultural events are plentiful. For more information on the region visit the official Newfoundland and Labrador website at

The City
As the oldest city in North America, St. John's in Newfoundland ( is also known as "The City of Legends". With its picturesque downtown row houses to the utmost in modern developments, St. John's is as diverse as it is old. A city that provides quality shopping, recreational centers, clean air, safe streets with ample parks, green spaces, and living areas to meet all tastes and needs. A place that is truly a pleasure to live, work and play in. The surrounding communities are also as unique, rich in culture and offer a safe, affordable place to live, work, and raise a family.

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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693

Email: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.