Human Resources Generalist

Aunt Leah’s Place helps prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless and mothers-in-need from losing custody of their children. To support them on their journey to self-sufficiency, we provide supported housing, job training, and coaching on essential life skills. We are seeking an exceptional HR Generalist to join our dynamic team at Aunt Leah’s. This is a wonderful opportunity for the right person to grow with the organization. The position is part time regular to start (7.5 hours a day; 3 days a week) with the possibility of additional hours based on operational needs and resources.

Implement and oversee the smooth operation of HR programs, systems, policies and procedures, with a focus on full cycle recruitment, that will benefit and expand the potential of all employees, practicum students, contractors and volunteers within Aunt Leah’s Place. In this key role, you will collaborate with managers to oversee full-cycle recruitment for a wide variety of positions in the non-profit organization. There is no typical day at Aunt Leah’s Place; however, your main responsibilities will include developing job postings, selection criteria, conducting and coordinating interviews, ensuring all pre-employment checks are completed, and preparing employment letters. You will provide support to Aunt Leah’s compensation framework and update job descriptions. Your service orientation and proven communication skills will assist with ensuring staffing needs are addressed in a timely manner. This role requires a highly efficient self starter, with great attention to detail, who respects cultural diversity, a team environment, and can manage a busy and interesting workload while providing excellent service delivery.

What We Believe

Our Values

  • 01
    All behaviour has meaning and is the human tool for communication.
  • 02
    Success is fragile and must be tended to and supported with care.
  • 03
    An individual’s artistic/soulful centre must be expressed and appreciated.
  • 04
    Celebration is essential to a successful life.
  • 05
    Community building ensures that we all have a place to go when we need support.
  • 06
    Entrepreneurial spirit builds individuals and organizations.

Why Join Us

  • You’ll tackle unique challenges - Not two days are the same and each participant has their unique story but you have what it gets and will be given the support and resources to do the best. You’ll play a role in creating a future that otherwise wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for our team's entrepreneurial spirit and creativity.
  • Your professional development matters - Constant learning is essential and we also like to learn together. Once a month, we all get together to participate in meaningful workshops and discussions that enhance our ability to serve our participants and our community in a better way. We also invest in your individual education and training.
  • You will be part of one of the Top 10 Impact Charities in Canada - Aunt Leah's Place has been selected as a top 10 Impact Charity, by Charity Intelligence for three years in a row. We are the only one in B.C. with this designation.
  • You will feel like you are working with family - Our participants and staff frequently comment that Aunt Leah's feels like a family. We embrace individuality, diversity, and care for each other.
  • You’ll become part of a greater mission - The overrepresentation of BIPOC people in the child-welfare system in Canada is a result of years of colonial practices. We are on a mission to change the system and reduce the number of kids who enter the foster care system. Aunt Leah's uses research, data, and stories of lived experiences to understand the challenges before us. We advocate and partner with other root grass organizations to build innovative solutions, raise awareness, and drive much needed systemic changes.
  • We've got great leaders - Our leadership team rolls their sleeves up,  lead by example, openly recognize individual contributions and fully understand that we are humans with unique strengths and challenges. Their combined experience, sense of humour, and development skills, make it really easy to get up and go to work every day.

What We Offer

Besides a great workplace culture, we offer a generous benefits package (Dental and Extended Health Care), RRSP matching program, a generous vacation, and personal time package and employee discounts at our Thrift Store.

Every dollar counts

Your support helps kids in foster care and young mothers
achieve a better future.