Director of Human Resources .80 FTE
Okanagan Regional Library
The Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) is the 16th largest library in Canada, with approximately 250 employees, serving over 400,000 residents within the Okanagan – Columbia Shuswap region of British Columbia, through 31 branch locations and on-line services. ORL is currently seeking a Director, Human Resources as a member of its senior management team.
The Director, Human Resources is responsible for all aspects of the function including recommending, influencing and implementing the organization’s human resource strategy. In addition to providing full-service recruitment, compensation and benefits administration, management advisory services, labour and employee relations, occupational health and safety and wellness initiatives within a multi-union environment, the Director provides counsel, development and support to the management team. The Director also oversees organizational development and training and development initiatives.
A person of integrity and self-direction, the Director will be able to relate to employees and managers at all level of the organization. Approachable, open, respectful, focused, the Director will possess strong communication, problem-solving, decision-making and organizational skills to the challenges at hand.
The successful candidate will have a relevant university degree and a minimum of five (5) years HR-related experience with increasing responsibilities. Experience in a unionized work environment is required. A CHRP designation (or in pursuit of same) is preferred.
With the flexibility of an 80% FTE, this position provides the successful candidate with a quality of work-life balance in addition to a competitive salary and benefits arrangement.
Expressions of interest, including an up-to-date resume and covering letter, should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the individual’s date of availability to undertake the position as Director, Human Resources.
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The Okanagan Regional Library Summerland Branch currently has an opportunity available for a Library Page Permanent Part-Time position.
Tuesday 6:00 - 8:00 and Thursday 3:30-5:30
Hours: 4 hours weekly
Are you organized and enjoy working with the public?
As a Library Page, you are working in a library environment and may have contact with the public. A Library Page handles various duties around the sorting and organizing of books and materials on the shelves.
If you meet all of the requirements listed above, then we would like to hear from you!
Please forward your resume and references by email to:
Human Resources - Okanagan Regional Library
Branch Head Librarian II
Competition Number: 21-09
Permanent Full Time
The Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) is seeking an experienced, passionate, visionary, and community-minded librarian to lead the two facilities that service growing communities in the City of West Kelowna, Regional District of the Central Okanagan, and the West Bank First Nation.
The Westbank Branch Head Librarian II is a key leadership position responsible for two locations, with a total staff of 13 people. This position is responsible for the Westbank Library, which is a centrally located traditional city library beloved by the community, and The Westside Learning Lab, an innovative library space focused on teaching and learning. The WLL includes the first Makerspace opened by the ORL, abundant flexible meeting and community space, a small collection and holds pick-ups. All leadership librarians in ORL also work collectively to provide strategic direction and assist with project work in support of the entire library system.
Okanagan Regional Library has just entered into a partnership with the City of West Kelowna to build a brand-new library within the new City Hall building being constructed over the next couple of years. The Westbank Branch Head will be a key team member in the design of the space and the services that will be delivered from this new location. ORL is seeking an individual with a keen interest in library building and service design who comes with an appetite to be involved in an exciting new build.
The successful candidate will bring with them proven experience in developing and maintaining partnerships using a community led libraries approach. The individual will be planning and organizing library branch resources and services to meet the community needs and interests. They will develop and maintain effective relationships with staff, be a team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and stay current with trends, technologies, and best practices in public library services.
Qualifications include a Master’s Degree from an accredited Library School and at least three years relevant public library experience, including one year in a supervisory position.
This position is permanent full-time 35 hours weekly. Salary range is $75,675 to $80,498. Please visit out website at http://www.orl.bc.ca/careers/current-vacancies for the job description. Please forward a covering letter, a resume, and reference via e-mail to:
Director of Human Resources
Okanagan Regional Library
1430 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, BC V1W 3P6
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Please quote Competition #21-09
No phone calls please
We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted.
Human Resources Assistant
Permanent Auxiliary On-Call
Headquarters / Administration Centre
The Okanagan Regional Library, Headquarters, has an immediate opening for an Auxiliary On-Call Human Resources Assistant.
The Human Resources Assistant reporting to the Director of Human Resources, provides administrative support and coordination for various human resources department programs and initiatives. This includes, recruitment, systems administration, employee relations, benefits and HR administration support.
The Human Resources Assistant facilitates the recruitment process by creating postings, reference checking, hiring, and preparation of new employee orientation packages. Proficiency using a complex HRIS system, Stargarden. Assists in maintaining accurate employee data records for the HRIS system, Responds to employee and management inquiries. Supports the design, implementation and ongoing delivery of Human Resource programs and initiatives in areas such as performance management, rewards and recognition, training and development and employee communication. The HR Assistant is expected to update, maintain and report on all Human Resources systems. Compiles and analyzes reports for quarterly, annual and special projects, maintain and update Human Resources internal and external websites.
Diploma in related program with emphasis on human resources, human resources information systems, business and/or finance.
Two (2) years’ experience working in an HR environment.
Knowledge of HR practices and Collective Agreements
Payroll experience is an asset
Experience with the HRIS system, Stargarden would be considered an asset
Please refer to our website www.orl.bc.ca for the Job Description, position requirements and information about applying for this opportunity. If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity please apply as outlined below.
Human Resources Okanagan Regional Library
1430 K.L.O. Road Kelowna, BC V1W 3P6
Closing Date: Open until filled.
Please quote: Competition #21-08
BRANCH HEAD LIBRARIAN II
ORL is seeking an experienced, passionate, visionary, and community-minded librarian to lead our Downtown Kelowna branch. We invite you to bring your expertise and commitment to service excellence to a role where you can make a real difference.
The Kelowna Branch Head Librarian II leads one of the two largest branches in the Okanagan Regional Library system. This is a key leadership position responsible for a busy downtown library with strong community connections and a staff of 30 people. This position works collaboratively with the Branch Head Librarians at the Rutland and Mission branches to coordinate service to the entire city of Kelowna. Our leadership librarians in ORL also work collectively to provide strategic direction and assist with project work in support of the entire library system.
Located in beautiful British Columbia, the ORL regional library system stretches from Golden in the Rocky Mountains through the wine and fruit producing lands of the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys to the semi-desert Osoyoos at the US border. ORL is a vibrant regional library system, with 30 branches, serving 26 diverse communities, over 250 employees, and a service population of over 400,000 people. The city of Kelowna is the largest urban center in the region with a population of just under 135,000. Kelowna is known for hot sunny summers and mild winters. The region is full of opportunities for outdoor recreation from swimming and boating, to hiking and fishing, to cross-country and downhill skiing and snowshoeing. The city is vibrant and boasts a growing tech industry, both a college and university campus, and wonderful restaurants and wineries.
The Downtown Kelowna Branch is an exciting urban library, located in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District and Tech Centre. The two-story facility features bright, large meeting and teaching spaces, and a makerspace. The library also houses the UBC Okanagan Innovation Library – a partnership with the university to bring access to UBC research resources into the downtown. Kelowna Library has developed strong partnerships in the city, situating the library at the heart of the community as an important component of the vibrant Cultural District.
The Kelowna Branch Head Librarian II is responsible for the leadership and administration of our Downtown Kelowna Branch Library. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to form and maintain vital community partners. This position leads a strong team dedicated to providing outstanding library service and to maintaining a supportive and collaborative workplace. Under the general direction of the Director of Public Services the Branch Head Librarian II provides leadership, advocacy, administrative support, supervision, and professional librarian perspective to a major branch library and will function as a senior advisor to the Director of Public Services.
This position is permanent full-time 35 hours weekly. Salary range is currently $75,675-80,498. Please visit our website at http://www.orl.bc.ca/about-us/careers/current-vacancies for the job description and position requirements. If you meet all of the requirements, then we would like to hear from you. Please forward a covering letter, a resume and references via e-mail to:
Human Resources Department
Okanagan Regional Library
Please quote Competition #21-06
Personal information collected is used in accordance with the provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The ORL is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. As the ORL is responsible for the well-being of its customers, a criminal record check is a condition of employment. Disclosure of a criminal record may preclude you from employment with the ORL.