Director, HR Services

County of Inverness Municipal Housing Corporation


Job Title: Director, HR Services

Job Type: Permanent Full Time

Date Posted: May 24, 2024

Closing Date: Open until filled

Work Location: Inverness, Cheticamp, and remote

Number of Positions: 1



County of Inverness Municipal Housing Corporation (CIMHC) is a NFP organization which operates two Long Term Care Homes and two Small Option Homes located in Inverness County, Cape Breton’s Musical Coast and home to internationally known Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs Golf Resorts.  Our 230 employees care for some of the most vulnerable people in society.  It’s important and meaningful work we do. 

We are seeking a Director HR Services to join the CIMHC Leadership team.  Reporting directly to the CEO, the Director HR Services is responsible for providing direction, coordination and development of our HR Strategy and Services for all entities within the organization.   As a member of the leadership team, the Director HR Services will lead the Recruitment, Selection and Retention Strategy for CIMHC.


What we offer:

  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits plan (eligible upon hire) including travel insurance and an Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Vacation accrual
  • Pension plan with employer contribution



About the Job

  • Collaborate with the CEO and CIMHC Leaders in the development and execution of the recruitment and retention strategy. Lead recruitment activities including job postings for internal and external advertising. Liaise with external partners on various job posting sites.
  • Administer TalentSorter and Profiles International on-line Portals, including job postings, candidate assessment, initial candidate screening, and information sharing with members of the Leadership teams. Serve as subject matter expert for leaders, providing training, advice and coaching on understanding and interpreting candidate/employee data information.
  • Lead CIMHC immigrant attraction strategy, collaborating with HANS Immigration Recruitment team. Ensure compliance with immigration policies and practices for all entities within CIMHC. Coordinate and support immigrant employees with settlement into the community and orientation to their work environment.
  • Develop and maintain HR Policies for all entities under CIMHC. Advise leaders on changes to policies and provide guidance and support on implementation of changes.
  • Provide advice/guidance to Leaders on Performance Management standards and best practices.
  • Disability management including return to work action, consulting with leaders, employees, medical professionals, WCB, and external consultant.
  • Administer employee benefits for LTC Homes. Process new applications and changes to benefits for employees. Respond to employee enquires.
  • Performs other duties as may be necessary or might be assigned by the CEO 


About You

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, or another relevant program.
  • Human Resources Professional Designation (CPHR)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a Human Resources generalist leadership role. 
  • People management and leadership experience.
  • Experience in recruitment, and retention practices, utilizing candidate assessment tools.
  • Experience with international recruitment is considered an asset
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience developing HR Resource Retention strategy
  • Exceptional time management, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Experience and proven ability adapting and thriving in a changing work environment.
  • Proficiency with MS 365 and suite of products including Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.
  • Bilingualism (English and French) is considered an asset
  • You have experience in a Unionized setting
  • You can provide a clear Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector screening upon hire.



About Us

County of Inverness Municipal Housing Corporation (CIMHC) is a Not-for-Profit Corporation under the authority of the Municipality of the County of Inverness. The Corporation is comprised of four (4) separate entities: two (2) Long Term Care Homes; Inverary Manor, (located in Inverness, NS) and Foyer Père Fiset (located in Cheticamp, NS) and two (2) Small Option Homes; Koster Huis (Mabou, NS) and Port Hood Small Options (Port Hood, NS). 


The CIMHC values diversity in our workplace and we welcome all applicants.  Only those who selected for an interview will be contacted. 


*Our company policy requires all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19

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