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Human Resources Business Partner

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Position Information

Position Title Human Resources Business Partner
Who We Are
At BCIT, putting people at the core of everything we do is paramount. This idea is the foundation of BCIT’s People Vision, which describes the Institute’s goals and priorities in respect to our people. In a complex and uncertain world, it’s vital our people feel valued, supported and connected. BCIT champions a culture of innovation and global progress through people’s imagination and creativity. With a competitive compensation package, great work-life balance, and career advancement opportunities, see why we’ve earned the title of one of BC’s Top Employers for over ten years running.
Position Summary
BCIT’s Human Resources team is looking for a temporary, full-time (1.0
FTE) Human Resource Business Partner
. As a strategic and trusted partner, the HR Business Partner will provide HR advisory, coaching, and consultation services that address all aspects of effective people management practices. This position builds strategic, collaborative partnerships with business leaders in designated client groups; engages in development and delivery of a wide range of employee programs, and provides expertise in recruitment processes. In addition, the HR Business Partner promotes an effective employee/labour environment through proactive and collaborative discussions and problem-solving; and helps client groups design and implement work processes to achieve school/department’s outcomes.
Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supports the Manager, Human Resources by participating in development and implementation of effective people management strategies, practices, standards, and initiatives in generalist areas, such as labour relations, workforce planning, coaching, succession planning, performance management, training and development, and recruitment and selection.
  • Works with other members of the HR advisory team, and proactively engages with all other HR functions in the collaborative and integrated delivery of programs and services.
  • Provides strategic HR advisory, coaching, and consultation services that address all aspects of effective people management practices. Builds strategic, collaborative partnerships with business leaders in designated client groups, and supports their development of people management skills.
  • Provides counsel and coaching services to support employees in establishing and meeting their professional and personal development objectives. Provides information and explanations to support employees’ understanding of HR programs and services.
  • Counsels and coaches selection committees on staffing options, recruitment practices, and innovative attraction techniques, and actively participates in selection processes.
  • Promotes an effective employee/labour environment by facilitating productive, collaborative discussions between management, employees, unions, and other stakeholders. Takes action to mitigate / resolve grievances and manage complex issues through to successful conclusion. Supports the labour relations team throughout conflict resolution and other sensitive processes.
  • Develops reports and presentations to keep the Manager, Human Resources informed of employee program and advisory service achievements, and alerted to emerging issues.
  • Carries out research of best practices, internal and external trends and methods to support the Manager, Human Resources in continuous optimization of employee programs, services and initiatives.
  • Participates as a member of various task teams, committees, and initiatives, providing advice and contributing expertise in people management practices.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as an HR generalist with emphasis on delivery of programs and advisory services in unionized environments.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Solid knowledge of the concepts, theories, practices and techniques of workforce planning, succession planning, talent acquisition/recruitment, retention, diversity, career management, performance management, labour relations and recognition.
  • Solid knowledge of the relevant employment, labour, and human rights legislation.
  • Advanced communication skills, using diplomacy, influence, nuance and assertiveness to achieve objectives depending on situation.
  • Advanced relationship management skills with the ability to build productive, collaborative partnerships between management, employees, unions, and other internal/external stakeholders.
  • Advanced communication skills with excellent listening, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Solid ability to work with considerable independence, initiative and discretion.
  • Advanced analytical skills and ability to apply sound judgment in problem-solving, evaluating courses of action, creative solutions while making decisions on employment and labour matters.
  • Proficiency with standard office systems and applications.
Additional Information
Benefits – Why you’d love working with us

  • Competitive pay
  • Minimum of twenty-five days of vacation
  • Competitive employer-paid extended health and dental plan – take a look at our benefit plans!
  • Defined benefit pension plan with employer contributions
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements available
  • Professional Development funds and resources
  • Access to most BCIT Flexible Learning courses free of charge
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance programs
  • Complimentary membership with free access to the Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, and more

BCIT values diverse experiences, ideas, cultures and perspectives and is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from members of all groups experiencing barriers to equity. If you require accessibility accommodations during any part of the application or hiring process, please contact so we can best support you. Please note that all applications must be submitted via the careers page portal, email applications will not be accepted.

The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).
Position Details

Posting Category Management
School/Service Area HR Advisory Services
Campus Location Burnaby campus
Bargaining Unit Management
Job Status Temporary
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Start Date 11/27/2023
Anticipated End Date 06/13/2025
Competition Information

Competition Number 23M105
Competition Open Date 09/09/2023
Competition Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Quicklink for Posting

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Certificate
    • Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-9
    • 10+
  3. * What is your salary range expectation?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. All positions at BCIT require on campus presence at the applicable campus location(s). This means the successful candidate must be able to and willing to relocate to the lower mainland. Please select from the following that best describes your situation:
    • I currently reside in the lower mainland
    • I do not currently reside in the lower mainland, however I am willing and able to relocate if found to be the successful candidate
    • I do not currently reside in the lower mainland and I am unwilling to relocate
  5. Do you currently hold a CPHR Designation?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents