Find HR & Talent Acquisition Jobs In Vancouver

At SWIM we love helping people find the job they love, and perhaps this is never more important than for the HR and TA professionals who are culture ambassadors for their company.

In the 14 years since our founding, we’ve helped place hundreds of candidates in HR and Talent Acquisition roles with some of Vancouver’s best employers- the kinds of companies that show up on all sorts of “great place to work” lists. We specialize in understanding the nuances and uniqueness of each HR and TA team, and how to make a great match. See below for a listing of all our currently active HR and Talent Acquisition searches. If you see one that you think may be a fit for you, we invite you to send us a resume. If we also think you’re a match, then we’ll be reaching out shortly to further discuss your search for your dream job.  Thank you!

Director, Human Resources

HR & Talent Aquisition
Permanent
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on July 17, 2024
Very well-rounded, fulfilling, and interesting HR leadership role. Fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to be part of a high-performance, values-based, and extremely collaborative Executive Leadership Team. Reporting directly to the CEO. HR at this organization truly has a seat at the table, and the HR Director will have plenty of opportunity and support to build towards a shared vision for what HR at the organization can look like. Employee population of close to 300. Full-time permanent role, based in Surrey. Read Full Description

Very well-rounded, fulfilling, and interesting HR leadership role. Fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to be part of a high-performance, values-based, and extremely collaborative Executive Leadership Team. Reporting directly to the CEO. HR at this organization truly has a seat at the table, and the HR Director will have plenty of opportunity and support to build towards a shared vision for what HR at the organization can look like. Employee population of close to 300. Full-time permanent role, based in Surrey.

Who- the Company:

Well-established NPO (non-profit organization) located in Surrey that is known for doing very good work in the community. The organization is very well-resourced, reputable, and asset-rich, with a bright future and an exciting vision. SWIM can provide more insight into the organization’s culture, values, history, and leadership.
 

What- the Role:

SWIM is looking for a new Director of Human Resources for this wonderful organization. This is a very well-rounded HR role involving labour relations, employee relations, HR reporting, HR policy creation and management, investigations, health/safety/wellness program management, talent acquisition, retention & succession planning, learning & development, performance management, leadership coaching, HR risk mitigation, HRIS optimization, etc. Working with several collective agreements under the BGCEU union. All non-corporate and non-management staff are unionized, all corporate and management staff are exempt. The organization has ~250 employees (and growing). The HR Director will report directly into the CEO and will lead and mentor 2 direct reports (HR Advisors).  SWIM will provide interested candidates with a full job description.
 

Who- the Candidate:

We are seeking a candidate with at least 10 years’ relevant and progressive human resource experience, including at least a few years in senior leadership capacities. Labour relations skills and experience supporting a unionized workforce are absolutely required in this role (experience specifically working with the BCGEU is an asset).  Experience working for a mid-size NPO is required. Experience working in the health sector (mental health and/or physical health) is highly preferred, but not required for a quick learner who is personally interested in/passionate about working for an organization that provides valuable health service. Some form of relevant post-secondary education is required, and CPHR designation is preferred. Proficiency in MS Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required, as is experience using an HRIS.
Beyond the “on-paper” skills and experience, we are looking for a long list of soft skills and personality attributes- the new HR Director will be authentic, genuine, humble yet confident, highly collaborative, competent, resourceful, ethical, compassionate, hardworking, and transparent. We’re looking for folks who have a great sense of humour, and who are having fun and keeping it real even when the going gets tough. The C-Suite and ELT at this NPO enjoy working together, and have a shared passion for the meaningful, important services the organization provides to hundreds of people in the Lower Mainland. The new HR Director will be highly accountable to the HR function that they lead, and will do all they can to foresee and then eliminate/reduce risks to the organization from an HR and LR perspective.
 

Where:

This is a full-time and in-office Monday to Friday role, based in Surrey. Occasionally the HR Director will work off-site and will attend meetings in other locations outside of the corporate office, and they will need to have their own vehicle and a clean, valid driver's license.
 

How Much:

Very generous compensation package, especially for an NPO! The leadership team and the Board at this organization believe in compensating well for the top talent that they hire and retain. Base salary for this role is in the range of $115,000 to $140,000- but please note the high end is reserved for candidates who have not only the required qualifications but also most or all of the nice-to-have pieces. The salary sweet spot is more like $120,000 to $126,000. Additionally, the HR Director will receive robust health, dental, and vision benefits, a municipal pension plan (which can be transferred if the hired individual happens to already be on the same pension plan), professional development support, and an impressive 5 weeks of paid vacation (plus a couple personal days). Please discuss your compensation expectations in more detail with SWIM.
 

When & How to Apply:

SWIM is conducting initial interviewing and will be presenting shortlisted candidates directly to the hiring CEO for review. The selection process will involve a panel interview, a behavioral assessment, a follow-up interview, reference checks and background checks, etc.  Swim Recruiting can share plenty more information to than what we have covered here.
If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' to send us your resume (preferably in MS Word format as it works best with our internal systems). Thank you!

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Director, Fund Development and Communications

HR & Talent Aquisition
Permanent
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on July 12, 2024
A fantastic, reputable, and empowering NPO (not for profit) organization is seeking a professional and empathetic Director, Fund Development and Communications to join their team. This is a strategic and dynamic role that will be responsible for managing all aspects of HR matters. Who- the company: Our client is a well-known and respected local NPO that has been serving the downtown community for many years. They provide basic need services, programs, and specialized support. Read Full Description

A fantastic, reputable, and empowering NPO (not for profit) organization is seeking a professional and empathetic Director, Fund Development and Communications to join their team. This is a strategic and dynamic role that will be responsible for managing all aspects of HR matters.
Who- the company:
Our client is a well-known and respected local NPO that has been serving the downtown community for many years. They provide basic need services, programs, and specialized support.

What- the role:
Our client is looking for a full-time, permanent Director, Fund Development and Communications who will be reporting directly to the Executive Director of the organization. This position will be responsible for the development, management, and oversight of DEWC’s fundraising, donor relations, funding applications and communications plan. Key responsibilities are listed below:

  • Provide leadership, training, and support to Fund Development and Communications staff.
  • Create and implement the organization’s development plan in line with strategic goals.
  • Develop and oversee all fundraising programs, events, and activities.
  • Support the Fundraising committee.
  • Manage donor relationships.
  • Oversee government and foundation fund development process including managing relationships, contracts, and reporting processes.
  • Represent the organization in networking events and speaking engagements.
  • Develop and oversee the communications strategy, including online/web presence.

Who- the candidate:
We are looking for an experienced, determined, resilient, empathetic, and diligent Fundraising and Communications professional. Qualifications listed below:

  • 5+ years relevant FUNDRAISING strategy and application experience, communications experience, and donor management experience.
  • Must have NPO industry experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or related field.
  • Proficiency in donor database software and digital communication tools.
  • 1+ year of people management/mentorship experience.

Where- the location:  
Our client is located in downtown Vancouver. This is a fully in-office position. This will be on a fortnight (reduced schedule). Every other week, this person will work 4 days a week (with Fridays off).

How much- the pay:
Commensurate with experience, the salary range for this role is between $97,000-$113,000 base salary. For other compensation details, please discuss further with SWIM.

When & how to apply:
This search is moving very quickly! There will be TWO in person interviews for the role, and it will be scheduled right away. If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit ‘APPLY NOW’ and send us your resume in Word format.

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Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Labour Relations

HR & Talent Aquisition
Permanent
Hybrid - North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on July 9, 2024
Fantastic senior-level Human Resources and Labour Relations opportunity with one of Vancouver’s most well-established and stable companies. Well-rounded generalist role. Working on a large and collaborative HR team. Supporting employees who are part of 6 unions. Very competitive total compensation package with some great perks! Read Full Description

Fantastic senior-level Human Resources and Labour Relations opportunity with one of Vancouver’s most well-established and stable companies. Well-rounded generalist role. Working on a large and collaborative HR team. Supporting employees who are part of 6 unions. Very competitive total compensation package with some great perks!

Who- the Company:

Our client has many decades of history in British Columbia and has grown to become one of the largest privately-held companies based in Vancouver. The company is a very stable organization with diversified operations, a multi-year billion-dollar contract with a significant client, and a bright future. This company believes in the importance of health & safety for their employees and customers, corporate social responsibility, and diversity & inclusivity.
 

What- the Role:

Our client is seeking a new Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Labour Relations for their growing team. The Sr HRBP will be joining an overall HR function of over 50 people, and specifically a team of 11 (HRBPs and HR Generalists) that reports into the Director, Human Resources. The new Sr HRBP and one HRBP will be responsible for directly supporting approximately 1500 unionized employees (almost entirely based in BC) who are part of 6 unions represented by 1 collective agreement. The Sr HRBP is not directly involved in grievances or collective bargaining- that is done by a Labour Relations Specialist. The team also has a dedicated Investigator, so the Sr HRBP will support and get involved in investigations, but it won’t be a primary focus of the role. The Sr HRBP is responsible for performance management, workforce planning, leadership coaching, succession planning, employee relations and labour relations (including investigations), rolling out new HR programs and policies, etc.
This is a very well-rounded generalist role, and the Sr HRBP will get to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders and peers. The company has an HR Centre of Excellence model, including Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Payroll, and Learning & Development. SWIM will provide interested and qualified candidates with a thorough job description.
 

Who- the Candidate:

We are seeking candidates with at least 8 years and preferably 10+ years progressive experience in Human Resources, with at least 3 years specializing in Canadian Labour Relations. Qualified candidates will have experience supporting large and diverse employee populations (mix of unionized employees and non-unionized management) and will be skilled at leadership coaching. We are looking for folks who have excellent knowledge of BC and Canadian employment law. An eye for process improvements and a solutions-oriented mindset are very important in this role.
A successful Sr HRBP, LR at this company will be someone who embraces change, who approaches process improvements with a patient and collaborative attitude, and who loves contributing positively to a dynamic corporate culture.  
 

Where:

Headquartered in Greater Vancouver (not in downtown Vancouver). Initially full-time on site (during training & onboarding), but eventually the Sr HRBP can work on a hybrid schedule- please discuss further with SWIM.  Free on-site employee parking.
 

How Much:

Base salary will be commensurate with years of labour relations and human resources work experience as well as relevant HR qualifications and education.  The range on the base salary is $105,000 to $126,000, with the top-end reserved for candidates who meet all sought-after qualifications and who have at least 10 years of relevant work experience. Additionally, the Sr HRBP, LR will be eligible for a performance-based bonus, a pension matching plan, excellent health, dental & vision benefits, and other great perks such as parental leave top-up, a childcare benefit, a personal spending allowance, and a mental health allowance.  Please discuss your total compensation expectations further with SWIM.
 

When & How to Apply:

Swim Recruiting has been engaged exclusively by our client to support them on this very important search. SWIM is doing initial interviewing and is presenting the profiles of strong candidates directly to the hiring team for review. If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' to send us your resume (preferably in MS Word format as it works best with our internal systems). Thank you!

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Senior Human Resources Business Partner

HR & Talent Aquisition
Permanent
Hybrid - North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on July 9, 2024
Fantastic senior-level Human Resources opportunity with a well-established and stable company in North Vancouver. Well-rounded generalist role. Working on a large and collaborative HR team. Very competitive total compensation package with some great perks. Read Full Description

Fantastic senior-level Human Resources opportunity with a well-established and stable company in North Vancouver. Well-rounded generalist role. Working on a large and collaborative HR team. Very competitive total compensation package with some great perks.

 

Who- the Company:

Our client has many decades of history in British Columbia. The company is very stable, with diversified operations and a bright future. This organization believes in the importance of health & safety for their employees and customers, corporate social responsibility, and diversity & inclusivity.
 

What- the Role:

Our client is seeking a new Senior Human Resources Business Partner for their growing team. The Sr HRBP will be joining an overall HR function of 50+ people, and specifically a team of 10 (HRBPs and HR Generalists) that reports into the Director, Human Resources. The new Sr HRBP and one HRBP will be responsible for directly supporting hundreds of employees (almost entirely based in BC). The Sr HRBP is responsible for performance management, workforce planning, leadership coaching, succession planning, employee relations (including investigations), rolling out new HR programs and policies, etc.
This is a very well-rounded generalist role, and the Sr HRBP will get to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders and peers. The company has an HR Centre of Excellence model, including Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Payroll, and Learning & Development.
 

Who- the Candidate:

We are seeking candidates with at least 8 years and preferably 10+ years progressive experience in Human Resources, with at least 3 years specializing in BC labour law (or another Canadian province). Qualified candidates will have experience supporting large and diverse employee populations (mix of management and non-management) and will be skilled at leadership coaching. We are looking for folks who have excellent knowledge of both BC provincial and Canadian federal employment law. An eye for process improvements and a solutions-oriented mindset are very important in this role.
A successful Sr HRBP at this company will be someone who embraces change, who approaches process improvements with a patient and collaborative attitude, and who loves contributing positively to a dynamic corporate culture.  
 

Where:

Headquartered in North Vancouver. Initially full-time on site (during training & onboarding), but eventually the Sr HRBP can work on a hybrid schedule- please discuss further with SWIM.  Free on-site employee parking provided.  
 

How Much:

Base salary will be commensurate with years of human resources work experience as well as relevant HR qualifications and education.  The range for the base salary is $106,000 to $126,000, with the top-end reserved for candidates who meet all sought-after qualifications and who have at least 10 years of relevant work experience. Additionally, the Sr HRBP will be eligible for a performance-based bonus, a pension matching plan, excellent health, dental & vision benefits, and other great perks such as parental leave top-up, a childcare benefit, a personal spending allowance, and a mental health allowance.  Please discuss your total compensation expectations further with SWIM.
 

When & How to Apply:

Swim Recruiting has been engaged exclusively by our client to support them with this very important search. SWIM is doing initial interviewing and is presenting the profiles of strong candidates directly to the hiring team for review. If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' to send us your resume (preferably in MS Word format as it works best with our internal systems). Thank you!
 

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Director, People and Culture

HR & Talent Aquisition
Permanent
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on July 8, 2024
A fantastic, reputable, and empowering NPO (not for profit) organization is seeking a professional and empathetic Director, People and Culture to join their team. This is a strategic and dynamic role that will be responsible for managing all aspects of HR matters.   Read Full Description

A fantastic, reputable, and empowering NPO (not for profit) organization is seeking a professional and empathetic Director, People and Culture to join their team. This is a strategic and dynamic role that will be responsible for managing all aspects of HR matters.
 

Who- the company:

Our client is a well-known and respected local NPO that has been serving the downtown community for many years. They provide basic need services, programs, and specialized support.

What- the role:

Our client is looking for a full-time, permanent Director, People and Cukture who will be reporting directly to the Executive Director of the organization. This position will be responsible for overseeing and leading all key aspects of HR, fostering an inclusive and positive work environment, and aligning the HR practices with the organization’s values and philosophy. Key responsibilities are listed below:

  • Provide leadership, training, and support to HR staff.
  • Oversee the implementation of programs centering around DEI, anti-racism, anti-oppression, and equity.
  • Develop and implement annual engagement plans and retention strategies.
  • Develop and implement recruitment and onboarding practices.
  • Work with managers/supervisors for employee relations, performance management, and continuous supervisory and coaching practices.
  • Develop, implement, and communicate policies and procedures and ensure that HR practices are fair and consistent and comply with relevant legislations.
  • Oversee and provide support in leave management.
  • Develop and support administering consistent and fair compensation programs.
  • Be a true strategic partner to the ED and leadership team.
  • Oversee all the department administration, including benefit programs and relationships with benefit providers.

Who- the candidate:

We are looking for an experienced, determined, resilient, empathetic, and diligent Human Resources professional. Qualifications listed below:

  • 7+ years relevant HR manager/generalist experience, preferably in a non-profit and/or unionized environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in HR or equivalent years of experience in HR.
  • CPHR professional designation is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of employment standards, employment related systems, and acts and regulations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships and work in a respectful, collaborative, and cooperative manner with co-workers, staff, and members.
  • First Aid certificate required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and HRIS, preferably ADP WorkForce Now.

Where- the location:  

Our client is located in downtown Vancouver. This is a fully in-office position. This will be on a fortnight (reduced schedule). Every other week, this person will work 4 days a week (with Fridays off).

How much- the pay:

Commensurate with experience, the salary range for this role is between $97,000-$113,000 base salary. For other compensation details, please discuss further with SWIM.

When & how to apply:

This search is moving very quickly! There will be TWO in person interviews for the role, and it will be scheduled right away. If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit ‘APPLY NOW’ and send us your resume in Word format.

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