Job Posting Details

People Solutions Consultant – Talent Focus, Central 1 Credit Union

Location:Vancouver, British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Posting Date:January 24, 2018
Closing Date:until filled
Employment Type:Full-time

Company Description

When you’re passionate about what you do and where you work, the rest comes easy. That’s the culture at Central 1 Credit Union, and that’s precisely what we’re looking for from you. Supporting nearly 150 member credit unions across British Columbia and Ontario, we’re the backbone of the credit union system in both provinces – taking care of everything from online services and product development, to payment processing, trade association services and more.

Our team of over 600 employees represent some of the most innovative, passionate individuals you’ll ever meet; people who honestly care about the organization, its members and each other. In other words, people who love what they do.


Job Description

We are seeking an innovative, energetic and business-savvy Consultant to join Central 1’s People Solutions Consulting business unit. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced professional with independent consulting experience in executive talent management to work closely with Credit Union business leaders across Canada while playing a critical role on the People Solutions team. 

Central 1 People Solutions partners with credit union leaders across Canada to build strategic human resources capacity. Our HR professionals work with boards, executives and HR teams to minimize risk, drive employee engagement and transform leadership. Through our advisory services, we provide insights and solutions on total rewards, performance management, succession, talent acquisition and management, organizational design and employee engagement. We deeply understand the challenges and opportunities credit unions face recruiting, retaining and developing executive talent. People Solutions’ ongoing research and thought leadership plus customized analytics and surveys provide credit union leaders with information and data to make better decisions, reduce costs and develop services that employees value. We bring together trusted resources, information and people to enhance the way the credit union system manages talent and supports the employees who make credit unions successful.

You will work within the framework of People Solutions’ mandate by providing external strategic human resources consulting services to member and non-member credit unions and to other provincial centrals and credit union affiliates. 

You will be based in one of the following locations: from either of Central 1’s offices in Mississauga ON or Vancouver BC, or from your home office in SK. A moderate level of travel within Canada to client sites is expected. You will have a key role in contributing to the People Solutions revenue and business plan by delivering external strategic consulting services, identifying and following leads and opportunities for new business and actively promoting People Solutions services and Central 1 overall. 

You bring broad expertise in strategic human resources, particularly in the areas of talent management, CEO and executive recruitment, and organizational design, and your primary focus is on delivering related projects. In addition, you have a strong grounding in Board Governance and practices, as it relates to Board responsibilities for Human Resources Governance and CEO performance, compensation, and succession. You will monitor and identify HR needs within credit unions, recommend and develop strategies and programs to meet those needs, as well as deliver core research and services.

You are accountable for product and service development, improvement, and delivery of the talent suite of products positioning this business line and our clients for growth. On a project basis, you will provide guidance and direction to the team’s administrative and analytical staff, external contract consultants and strategic partners. In your previous roles you have lead strategic human resource projects of varying sizes, and managed direct reporting or project teams. You have run projects that involve scoping client needs, developing comprehensive proposals, establishing timelines and budgets, delivering complex human resources solutions, managing multiple stakeholders with competing interests, and writing detailed post-project reports that analyze findings, discuss options and present recommendations. 


You have a minimum of 8 years of progressive human resources leadership experience, which will include a combination of external human resources consulting, leading the human resources function of an organization, and consulting at a strategic level with Executives, CEOs and Boards. You have additional talent management and organizational design expertise and experience designing and implementing human resources programs. You have an undergraduate degree in business with post-secondary education in HR management or business, preferably at the master’s level. A CPHR designation is expected. Experience delivering projects to executive or board sponsors is desirable; experience working with credit unions or cooperatives is an asset.

Ability to develop and implement strategic HR programs related to executive level performance management/measurement, organizational development, recruitment and succession management
Ability to influence decision makers and build cooperation and consensus among senior leaders and with your own team
Ability to build rapport and trust among clients and credit union contacts including HR professionals, credit union executives, and Board members
Ability to develop HR products and programs and manage implementation activities
Exceptional project management and interpersonal skills
Exceptional client relationship management, facilitation, and presentation skills
Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to communicate complex ideas and concepts clearly and concisely in both written and oral communications
Strong data analysis skills and aptitude for using technology to build business solutions and enhance personal efficiency
Superior organization skills and attention to detail; ability to manage competing priorities, project deadlines, and clients
Collaborative team player with strong customer service orientation
A consultative selling approach to clients’ needs
Solid understanding of business acumen
Solid understanding of board governance 
Demonstrated ability to deal with sensitive issues in a confidential manner
Alignment to the values of the cooperative movement and credit union system; understanding of credit union system an asset


Additional Information

As much as we believe in working hard, we also believe in personal growth and taking time for ourselves. Accordingly, our total rewards philosophy amounts to one of the best compensation and benefits packages in the industry – from performance-based incentives and extended benefits, to training and education reimbursements and ample vacation time.

Central 1 is committed to diversity and inclusion. If you have a request for a disability-related accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Reporting to: Director, People Solutions

Grade: H

Date Posted: January 23, 2018

Internal Applicants must apply by: January 30, 2018


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