Director, Total Rewards – Region of Waterloo

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Regional Council has a bold and compelling vision to build a world-class community. At the Region of Waterloo, we work towards that vision on a daily basis and strive to improve the lives of all 630,000 residents by delivering critical, high-quality and inclusive services. Achieving Council’s vision of world-class requires employees who can collaborate, innovate and adapt as the needs of our community continue to evolve. This is an organization where employees are valued. It is a place where employees are recognized for their talents. Our employees take pride in the work they do, and understand that what they do improves the lives of the Region’s residents.

We are looking for people like you to make our vision a reality.

Director, Total Rewards

Reporting directly to the Commissioner, Human Resources & Citizen Service, the Director, Total Rewards will direct the development of the Region’s unique employer brand and employee value proposition, including implementation and administration of competitive compensation, benefits, and other total rewards strategies and programs that drive growth, attract/retain talent, optimize the workforce, and improve productivity. They will evaluate effectiveness of existing compensation and benefit programs, policies, and guidelines to ensure they are market competitive, cost effective, aligned with corporate goals, and comply with policies, legislation, and other government and regulatory requirements. The Director will also oversee administration of retirement and pension services; and the administration of HRIS, workforce planning, and related services.

The Director will be part of a passionate, dynamic and growing team in the Human Resources & Citizen Services department. Together they are focused on the links between engaged and supported employees and the provision of excellent service.

The Director, Total Rewards will supervise the Manager of Compensation; Manager of Pension & Benefits; and Manager of HRIS & Workforce Planning & Services.

The Individual

The ideal candidate will bring progressively responsible management experience in a multi-union public sector human resources environment, coupled with knowledge of total rewards, wage, and salary administration, including market comparisons, job evaluation, benefits, other compensation issues, employment and pay equity legislation, workforce planning, and HRIS administration and reporting. As a leader, the Director will bring demonstrated successes leading, coaching and motivating teams; ability to work cross functionally within complex organizations; excellent interpersonal skills and superior oral and written communication skills.

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To Apply

To express your interest in this leadership opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume.  For additional information, please contact Hayley Becker at 647-267-8170.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and supporting the well-being of our employees. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

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