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Vice- President, Human Resources

BIPOC Executive Search
Vancouver, British Columbia (CA)
Closing date
Feb 15, 2023

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Human Resources / Recruitment
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RainCity Housing wishes to acknowledge that our buildings and programs are located and operate on the Unceded, Ancestral, and Traditional Territories of Xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and theSəl̓ílwətaʔ, shishalth, Kwikwetlem, Katzie, Kwantlen, Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Semiahmoo, and Sto:lo Nations of BC's Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast. We are grateful to be able to provide housing and services on these lands, and show our gratitude to those who have had a relationship with these lands since time immemorial.

With a vision of providing a home for every person, RainCity Housing provides housing and supports that are responsive to the people the organization works with. It is within this context that RainCity Housing invites nominations and applications for the role of Vice-President, Human Resources, a position that will have an indelible impact on the future of the organization.

The Vice-President, HR, will lead the development and implementation of RainCity’s long-term strategic plan in the areas of Human Resources and Labour Relations. Reporting to the Co-Executive Directors, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring strategic, consistent, compliant, and RainCity vision/philosophy-aligned people practices and policies throughout the organization. Additionally, they will develop and deliver an effective labour relations strategy.


As a member of RainCity’s Senior Leadership Team, the Vice-President, HR, will ensure delivery of internal HR services in line with the organizational strategic goals. Strategic priorities include: developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs, philosophies, policies, and practices within the areas of human resources (HR) strategy and leadership; labour relations (LR); HR records and systems; organizational structure and workforce planning; recruitment; orientation and onboarding; performance management; coaching and conflict resolution; compensation and benefits; equity, diversity and inclusion; training and development; occupational health and safety; and health and wellness.


With a focus on collaboration, the Vice-President, HR, will build/maintain relationships and communicate with a wide variety of people including other members of the Senior Leadership Team, management, external agency representatives, the Board of Directors, staff, and union representatives.

In the organization’s and HR’s current state of evolution, this position is equal parts strategy and operation.



Among the qualifications being sought in candidates, the incoming leader must have a deep and abiding commitment to advancing reconciliation, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all its forms and must believe, intrinsically, in the importance of leading with curiosity and welcoming ideas that can later be synthesized and turned into possibility. While all candidates are encouraged to apply and, in so doing, share how they see themselves adding value to the RainCity Housing environment, the following credentials and/or experiences are seen as possible markers of the candidates most likely to realize success in the role:

A) Degree in Human Resources or a related discipline.

B) At least 10 years of senior level HR experience, including expertise in labour relations management (specifically investigations, grievances, mediation, and arbitration experience).

C) A robust understanding and grounded practice of justice in the workplace, related specifically to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

D) An understanding of the complexity of service delivery and human resources at the intersection of housing provision, mental health, and addictions.

E) At least 5 years of leadership experience with demonstrated coaching, mentorship, and development expertise.


How to Apply

As a vastly diverse community of people and an organization committed to upholding the principles of justice in their workspaces, RainCity Housing actively encourages and support candidates with diverse backgrounds, lived and living experiences, and identities, including members of equity-seeking groups. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour Members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin Persons that identify as 2SLGBTQAI+ Persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities Members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to mental or physical health issues, including substance use

RainCity Housing is partnering with BIPOC Executive Search to ensure an applicant list that is diverse and is as intersectional as possible. All interested applicants can send their resume to Taq Bhandal by e-mailing or apply directly through LinkedIn or the BIPOC Executive Search mobile app.

In accordance with the AODA Act, for applicants living with a disability accommodation will be provided throughout the search process. Should accommodations be required, please make Taq Bhandal aware by using the above address.


We thank everyone for their expression of interest—and are truly appreciative of the time individuals put into applying—but with the limitations of time only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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