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Executive Director, People & Culture and Chief Human Resources Officer

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Position Title Executive Director, People & Culture and Chief Human Resources Officer
Position Summary
Reporting to the President, the Executive Director, People and Culture is a strategic business partner and the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) to the organization. The Executive Director is responsible for establishing and implementing the people and culture vision for Red Deer Polytechnic and creating the strategic human resources plan in alignment with the Institution’s strategic direction. The Executive Director has accountability and is a leader in supporting the organization’s culture and success through its people-oriented programs, initiatives and services. The CHRO will build and foster collaborative relationships with key stakeholders within the Institution and externally.

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Position Responsibilities
Working closely with the President, Vice Presidents and Associate Vice Presidents, as a member of Executive Leadership Team, the position will lead a strong and progressive People and Culture team offering the highest level of integrity in successfully developing, administering and implementing a full range of strategic and operational human resources functions, initiatives and projects. The Executive Director will ensure the People and Culture Division provides timely and
responsive customer service and professional expertise.

The Executive Director, People and Culture has broad responsibilities and supported by members of the People and Culture team oversee the following areas:
  • Human Resources and Health and Safety policy and procedure development
  • Employee and labour relations (including collective agreement negotiations)
  • Strategic workforce planning
  • Employee engagement and employee experience
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Employee recruitment and retention
  • Performance management and discipline
  • Job classification and determination
  • Training and organizational development
  • Payroll, compensation, benefits and pension programs and administration
  • Data management and HRIS systems
  • Risk management, reporting and compliance
  • Health and Wellness Centre
  • Disability claims management and accommodation
  • Employee and student wellness programs and initiatives
Required Qualifications
For more information and to apply for this position please contact one of the following DHR Global contacts:
Kevin Gregor
Managing Partner

Kenny Gregor
Associate Partner
Calgary, Alberta

Lane Miller
Calgary, Alberta
Preferred Qualifications
Salary or Hourly? Salary
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Benefits and Compensation Information
Red Deer Polytechnic offers a comprehensive benefits package including extended health and dental care through Blue Cross, access to a health spending account, pension plan, Employee & Family Assistance Program, generous vacation allotments, credit tuition waivers and opportunities for professional development funding. Additional time off due to Institution closures between Christmas and New Year general holidays. *Eligibility to access the above mentioned benefits is dependent upon the EXEMPT Terms and Conditions of Employment and related RDP policies.

About Red Deer Polytechnic
Focused on advancing the economic and social priorities of Alberta, Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) provides more than 80 industry-relevant programs within a breadth of credentials to approximately 6,300 credit and apprenticeship students and 3,400+ learners with Extended Education programming. With modern teaching and learning spaces, and state-of-the-art research and innovation centres in advanced manufacturing and energy innovation, the Polytechnic provides applied research opportunities, leadership in the social, economic, and cultural development of Alberta, and myriad lifelong learning opportunities.

Red Deer Polytechnic’s main campus is located on Treaty 7, Treaty 6 and Métis ancestral lands. This is where we will strive to honour and transform our relationships with one another.

Whatever brings you to Red Deer Polytechnic, we are glad you are here. And we look forward to having you as a valued member of our polytechnic community.

Posting Detail Information

Competition Number 2023-E-021
Employment Type Permanent Full-Time
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date 09/05/2023
Position End Date (if term-certain)
Hours of Work You will be employed on a full-time basis. It is understood that the hours of work involved will vary and be irregular and are those hours of work required to meet the objectives of your employment. Normal hours of operation are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, M - F
Open Date 06/07/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Note to Applicant
To fulfill Red Deer Polytechnic’s mission to enrich the intellectual, economic, cultural, and social development of Central Alberta, people representing diverse perspectives and experiences are required. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous persons, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons with any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Red Deer Polytechnic will provide job applicants with accommodations in accordance with the Alberta Human Rights Code. To request an accommodation, please contact All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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