Human Resources Leader (4661)

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Human Resources Leader
Organization:  The City of Calgary
Province:  Alberta
Location:  Calgary

If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.

As the Leader, Benefits & Pension Governance and Design you will be an integral member of the Human Resources leadership team where you will develop strategic outcomes that are aligned with the corporation’s priorities and business plans.  You will be an ambassador of The City’s Vision and Culture and will have a strong customer and public service focus.   Primary responsibilities include:

  • Ensure the annual governance and legal obligations, including financial and administrative requirements, for pension and benefits are met and all programs are monitored and evaluated annually.
  • Develop bargaining proposals and negotiate benefit agreements with employee groups, vendors and suppliers and monitor vendor performance to ensure contractual obligations are met.
  • Provide organizational assessment, analysis and recommendations to ensure the plan designs address critical elements of the organization’s total rewards strategy.
  • Lead a team of HR Consultants and create a positive work environment.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to leverage knowledge and develop sound solutions and ensures that effective relationships are built and maintained with key stakeholders including management, employees and unions.
  • Represent The City’s interests on external stakeholder groups (Local Authorities Pension Plan, Special Forces Pension Plan etc), as a non-voting City Trustee on the Municipal Employee Benefits Association of Calgary (MEBAC) Executive, as City Trustee for the Police Supplementary Pension Plan and as a member of the Fire Benefits Advisory Committee.

  • A degree in Business, Human Resources or a related field with a minimum of 7 years of in-depth benefit and/or pension experience.
  • This position requires solid leadership, planning, business, problem-solving, consulting and analytical skills, combined with the ability to effectively manage multiple and emerging priorities.
  • An understanding of the collective bargaining process and change management is desirable. 
  • A designation in Pensions, Benefits or as a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation would also be considered an asset.


Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.