Human Resources Manager

Cheam First Nation is seeking a dynamic and experienced Human Resource Manager to lead our HR initiatives and contribute to the overall alignment and success between CFN’s culture, values, and its community. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with a proven delivery record of full-range human resource services to support both employees, managers, and executives. The HR Manager will be adept at fostering a positive workplace culture, and driving talent acquisition and development. As the Human Resource Manager, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and executing HR strategies, managing employee relations, implementing policies, and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations, while tracking the overall employee life-cycle.

What Cheam First Nation will offer you:

We believe in fostering a comfortable and collaborative work environment, which includes casual office attire while maintaining professionalism. We also provide a total reward benefit package to employees beginning their first day with extended health and dental benefits that include prescription medicine coverage, eyeglass coverage, along with disability and life insurance, in addition to somatic traumatic informed therapy. You are also eligible for employer RPP (Registered Pension Plan) match along with paid vacation days in your first year of employment.

Cheam determines an individual’s pay based on multiple factors including experience, education, job-related skills, and equity within the team. The compensation range for this role is $60,000 – 70,000.

We are eager to connect with you, if:

  • You have the ability to lead team initiatives and projects
  • You possess a strong knowledge of federal and provincial employment legislation
  • You have advanced computer literacy skills and the ability to take meeting minutes (shorthand is an asset)
  • You possess superior communication skills and problem-solving skills
  • You have excellent priority time management, organizational, planning, and analytical skills
  • You are highly motivated with strong interpersonal and people skills
  • You have the ability to work autonomously while being able to positively collaborate within teams and groups
  • You possess strong ethical standards and work ethic while being able to work in a cultural and politically sensitive environment
  • You’re highly organized and detail-oriented with an eye for quality and accuracy
  • You can balance competing priorities, multitask and work under pressure with tight deadlines
  • You can maintain confidentiality and abide by Cheam First Nation policies and procedures

A day at the office would include:

  • Develop, collaborate and implement human resource strategies with executive team that align HR strategies with organizational objectives
  • Provide human resource consultation and direction on key people issues, such as workforce planning, talent management, performance management, succession planning, employee retention and engagement, conflict resolution, employee relations, benefits and compensation management, and compliance to all applicable legislation and regulations
  • Lead and provide support to all levels of management on performance and employee relations issues, and provide coaching and guidance that ensures the effective implementation of a robust performance review process and the identification and development of key talent within the organization
  • Spearhead guidance and feedback during annual goal setting, interim and annual performance reviews while ensuring alignment for continuous employee development opportunities and programs, recognition, and merit recommendations regarding employee development
  • Develop organizational-wide training programs, including cross training & occupational safety planning
  • Oversee progressive levels of disciplinary process in accordance with federal regulations/legislation
  • Oversee talent acquisition and recruitment support which includes but is not limited to all job postings and recruiting, screening telephone calls and emails with resumes, scheduling interviews, and preparing employment offer letters
  • Facilitate onboarding and orientation for all new hires
  • Prepare, execute and own the full process of employee documentation throughout an employee’s life cycle, from beginning to end of the employment relationship
  • Assist employees with HR issues including HR policies, vacation, compensation, benefits and programs
  • Prepare organizational-wide HR communication of new programs, announcements and document distribution
  • Facilitate change management that continues to support employee, values, community and culture
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and best practices to enhance HR processes, to ensure compliance with all applicable employment laws and regulations
  • Foster a positive and inclusive workplace culture through effective employee engagement initiatives
  • Coordinate and execute staff events and luncheons
  • Lead community skills and needs assessment development
  • Collaborate with the Education and Social Assistants Managers, SASET and other partners to ensure Member training, support and development
  • Collaborations with all Cheam and subsidiaries to forecast member workforce, professional service & local industry long-term needs
  • Payroll and employee benefits administration, including compliance with WorkSafeBC
  • Oversee Salary & Competency Grids and incentive programs
  • Assisting Executive & Finance teams with overall Wage & Benefits budget forecasting

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum 5-8 years of successful Human Resources Management experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources required (will consider similar fields)
  • CPHR designation preferred
  • Knowledge, respect and understanding of Sto:lo culture, traditions and language are an asset
  • Experience working with First Nations community is considered an asset

This role is a permanent, full-time position that includes a competitive salary and benefits program. Interested applicants should email their resume (CV) attention: Human Resource Department at [email protected].

We would like to thank all applicants who express an interest in working with Cheam First Nation, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We are excited to hear from all interested candidates, with a preference given to First Nation applicants.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $60,000.00-$70,000.00 per year


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Human resources: 5 years (preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • Rosedale, BC V0X 1X1 (required)

Work Location: In person

Expected start date: 2024-03-11