HR Manager

Sep 25, 2021

DEPARTMENT:      MCFNAdministration                        REPORTING TO:    Chief Executive Officer

DURATION:          Full-Time, Permanent Employee             LOCATION:             Fort Chipewyan, AB

We are currently seeking a Human Resources (HR) Manager to join the team in Fort Chipewyan, Alberta.  Ideally the successful candidate will live in the community however if a suitable candidate is not found then a remote working arrangement with travel to the community may be considered.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the HR Manager will be responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the HR administration of ~150 employee.   This includes full cycle planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating the HR requirements as well as overseeing the Group Insurance and Pension Benefits programs.  As a member of the Senior Management Team while working within the objectives and directions from the Chief and Council, the HR Manager is expected to play a major role in developing HR objectives and workplans.

We are seeking a motivated and multitask-oriented individual who is flexible and works well in a team environment.  This individual must be able to interact with staff at all levels in a fast-paced environment, while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient. This is a full-time salaried position based on a 37.5 hour work week.


  • Manage full cycle HR in Recruitment, Salary Administration, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Organizational Effectiveness, Change Management and Employee Relations.
  • Ensures that all aspects of HR incorporate the vision, values, and culture of the MCFN.
  • Provide leadership and coaching to managers and employees on key workplace matters such as performance management, difficult conversations, employee relations, and employee development.
  • Partner with department managers to determine and execute HR needs for their areas.
  • Manage MCFN’s Group Insurance and Pension Benefits programs with Canada Life.
  • Oversee personnel and attendance management that are compliance with MCFN policies and employment standards.
  • Track and approve leave requests and monitor employee scheduling to maintain appropriate coverage.
  • Lead the workforce planning and end-to-end recruitment process.
  • Develop performance goals, strategic metrics, and targets that are consistent with MCFN goals.
  • Administer progressive disciplinary action in accordance with established procedures.
  • Provide tools for managers to conduct employee performance evaluations and provide employees with performance feedback.
  • Gather information around areas of improvement for employees, recommending additional training as needed.
  • Conduct workplace investigations and resolve any conflicts that arise among staff in the organization. Work with departmental managers to investigate employee complaints and incidents, including conflict resolution, accidents, health and safety concerns and attendance.
  • Develops an employee-oriented organizational culture that emphasizes continuous improvement, team- work, high performance, and quality.
  • Ensure that new and/or changed human resources policies and programs are published and that all employees receive information and training for them.
  • Assess company culture and employee morale and provide recommendations on changes to accomplish MCFN goals and objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Requirements:

  • Degree or diploma in business administration, human resources management, or a related field required.
  • Certification in human resources management (CPHR) is an asset.
  • Minimum of (5) years of work experience in a human resources specialist or generalist position.
  • Experience with group benefits administration is an asset.
  • Experience with Xyntax (HR software commonly used in First Nation communities) is an asset.
  • A solid understanding of relevant legislation and business or public administration.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage HR strategy, leadership and organizational development, contracts, and negotiations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and the ability to comply with applicable employment legislation and labor laws, wage and salary laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet strategic objectives for HR and the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage HR core processes such as talent management, succession planning, and employee relations.
  • Able to make sound business decisions and evidence-based recommendations to management.
  • Proficient in word processing, databases, spreadsheets preferably in a network environment.
  • Broad knowledge of HR related legislation and compliance requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of compensation and benefit programs.
  • Strong communication, presentation and mediation skills are essential (written and oral).
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills are necessary.
  • Ability to set, commit and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure, adapt to changing business needs and handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Mature, professional, and optimistic.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of information and records.
  • Provide a current clear criminal record check and valid class 5 driver’s license.

Salary:                  To commensurate with a combination of education, experience, and skills.

Benefits:              Paid Vacation and a Comprehensive Group Benefits and Pension Plan

Schedule:            Monday to Friday 7.5 hours/day

Deadline to apply is 5:00pm MST, October 8, 2021

Please submit your resume and cover letter, by email, in confidence to

Attention: Human Resources

We thank all applicants but only those selected will be contacted for an interview.  Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry in any hiring decision, please declare your Indigenous status in your application.