Job Title:

Human Resources Director


The Southern Chiefs' Organization Inc.


Winnipeg , MB

Job Reference:


Our client, The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Inc (“SCO”), is seeking an experienced Human Resources Director to support Southern Chiefs’ Organization and the Southern First Nations Network of Care.

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Inc (“SCO”) represents 34 Anishinaabe and Dakota Nations and more than 83,000 citizens in what is now southern Manitoba.  As such, SCO is one of the largest First Nation aggregates in Canada. SCO was established 24 years ago by the Chiefs as an independent organization to protect, preserve, promote, and enhance First Nation peoples’ inherent rights, languages, customs, and traditions through the application and implementation of the spirit and intent of the Treaty-making.


Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer, the Human Resources Director will be responsible for developing HR strategies, overseeing HR services, and ensuring compliance with employment laws and regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and refine corporate plans for a variety of HR matters such as compensation, benefits, health and safety etc.
  • Assess Human Resource policies and processes, performance management and employee relations management and provide guidance to employees and management.
  • Oversee Human Resource compliance and risk management.
  • Oversee pension and benefits administration. 
  • Coach and advise managers on HR policy, best practices, employment standards and labour laws to help guide decision making
  • Collaborate with managers on employee performance including disciplinary action when required.
  • Supervise the work of HR personnel and provide guidance as required.
  • Anticipate and resolve litigation risks.
  • Monthly and annual reports


  • Completion of post-secondary education in Human Resource Management and/or Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.
  • Eight to ten years of experience in Human Resources leadership and administration including developing human resource functions and processes and managing staff.
  • Proven experience across all areas of human resources with a strong focus on talent strategy including recruitment, retention, training/development and performance management.
  • Expert knowledge of Employment Standards, Labour Relations, Workplace Safety and Health, Human Rights Legislation including Child and Family Services Sector.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working with First Nation communities and fluency in the Anishinaabe or Dakota language is an asset.

Other Requirements:

  • Satisfactory Criminal Record check
  • Clear Child Abused and Adult Abuse Registry Check
  • Clear Vulnerable Persons Registry check
  • Must have a valid Manitoba Driver’s License and access to a vehicle as travel may be required
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada


If you have the skills and experience required for this position, please forward your resume to:


Quote Job Reference: 233142

Posted 2023-07-06

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