RCAF Association

Director of Human Resources

Air North
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
22 days ago


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The Organization
Founded in 1977 as a small charter and training operation, Air North, Yukon’s Airline has grown to
over 500 employees and provides connections within the north and to our southern destinations of
Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, Victoria, and Kelowna. Investments from the Vuntut
Gwitchin First Nation and local “Yukoners” supported the expansion into jet service and these roots
influence our business, culture and service that we are proud of today.

Air North has been serving Yukoners for over 40 years. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an
attractive benefits package including great travel perks for you and your family (with over 70 airlines
worldwide!), employer paid health and dental benefits, group RRSP investment options, and profit
sharing. We have an exceptional track record that includes “World’s Most Loved Airline,” “Best
Leisure & Specialty Airline,” and “Best Airline in Canada.” These awards and the many others we’ve
received are a testament to the amazing people we are proud to employ.

We are on a mission to uphold a sustainable business model that represents a win for the company, a
win for our customers, a win for our employees, and a win for the Yukon. We are searching for a
Director of Human Resources that can create and drive a people strategy to meet this objective at all
levels of the organization.

The Role
This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer and leads the strategic direction for all human
resources within the organization. The Director will provide leadership and development to a small
HR team and guidance to relevant management. As a member of the senior leadership team, the
Director will contribute at a strategic level by planning and implementing human resource plans to
meet organizational goals.

The Director will hold a key advisor role and lend expertise across all human resource functions. This
position will be instrumental in leading and transforming the organization to overcome challenges
and meet objectives.

Strategic Management
• Serve as a senior leader and advisor on human resource management
• Clarify, implement and connect each team member to Air North’s mission, vision and purpose
• Drive an engaged, united and productive workforce by utilizing HRM best-practices
• Mobilize departmental management and staff to pursue and achieve organizational goals
• Frequently review and report on opportunities and risks related to the strategic direction of
the organization and progress towards achieving objectives

Workforce Planning & Employment
• Enhance and promote the organization’s employee value proposition
• Optimize recruitment, selection, orientation, onboarding, succession planning and exit
processes and policies
• Implement innovative strategies to recruit and retain staff in challenging labour markets

Employee Development
• Implement learning, training and development strategies and opportunities to engage,
develop and retain employees
• Ensure the organization’s workforce is equipped to meet operational requirements

Total Rewards
• Monitor the total rewards the organization offers to ensure they are optimized for industry
and labour market standards, making changes as needed to remain competitive
• Ensure total rewards are in support of and in line with Pay Equity obligations

Policy, Procedures & Administration
• Ensure comprehensive policies and practices are present and that they are equitable, legal
and applied consistently
• Oversee the creation of a new team handbook

Labour & Employee Relations
• Serve as a link between management and employees and foster a positive and fair
working environment
• Support relevant stakeholders in utilizing sound employee and labour relations best practices
• Represent the organization in legal and/or union matters

Compliance & Legal
• Oversee compliance with the Canadian Labour Code and all other applicable laws,
regulations and best-practices
• Develop an HR team that has strong understandings of HR-related legal matters, such as
relevant legal tests and defendable selection processes

Additional Information
This position is available as a remote opportunity in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Calgary or
Edmonton. The position will require frequent travel to our various bases, primarily Whitehorse, YT.

Upon request, this position may be offered as a term opportunity with a minimum commitment of
two years.

Relocation assistance is available should the successful candidate wish to call Whitehorse, Yukon home

Whitehorse, Yukon
Established as the Yukon's capital city in 1953, the City of Whitehorse is home to some of the most
spectacular scenery, talented artists and innovative businesses in Canada. Situated along the Yukon
River on the traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, over
33,000 call Whitehorse home.

Access to nature remains a top value for residents who can enjoy recreation activities year-round, a
vibrant art scene and a multitude of cultures as people from all over the world have decided to settle
north of 60. The Yukon is a vibrant territory known for stunning beauty, endless outdoor pursuits,
wildlife, First Nations culture and arts, and northern lights as well as Canadian gold-rush history.

There is a reason why the Yukon has seen a steady growth in population; it’s because it truly
is a wonderful place to live, work and play!

To apply, please submit a Cover Letter and Resume to careers@flyairnorth.com, citing competition #4N22-061

For more details or a full job description, please contact:

Brooke Nielsen, CPHR

Compliance & Project Manager

Telephone: 867-336-4211



• Minimum 8 years’ experience in HR combined with a minimum 4 years’ in an HR management
role and demonstrated senior HR administration, leadership and management skills
• Degree in Business, Human Resources Management and/or equivalent (Master’s an asset)
• CPHR certification an asset
• In-depth understanding and interpretation of the CLC and other applicable Federal legislation
• Knowledge and ability to apply sound change management principles
• Aviation experience or familiarity with Transport Canada requirements an asset
• Active affiliation with relevant HR networks and organizations and ongoing
community involvement
• Must be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or show proof of right to work in Canada

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63822219
  • Location:
    Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
    (Remote), Yukon Territory, Canada
    Remote - Calgary/Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Remote - Vancouver/Victoria/Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
  • Position Title: Director of Human Resources
  • Company Name For Job: Air North
  • Job Function: HR Director
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate

Please refer to the company's website or job descriptions to learn more about them.

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