PSF Human Resources Manager Position

The Pacific Salmon Foundation is currently hiring a Human Resources Manager to manage all human resources functions as well as provide operational support to our organization.

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Human Resource Manager

Status and Funding: Full-time; grant funded
Click here to download the PSF HR Manager Job Description (pdf)

Responsibilities include developing, implementing and maintaining HR policies, systems, and processes as well as organizing and managing staff meetings and functions including educational and collaborative sessions. To be successful in this role, you should have a degree or diploma in Human Resources Management along with a minimum of three years related work experience. This is a great opportunity to provide action-oriented leadership to ensure the HR function and operations of the organization is cost-effective and creates a culture of teamwork and knowledge sharing that our donors expect and our salmon require.

We believe diversity is key to excellence and actively encourage applications from Indigenous persons, persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions, and members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin.

If you love salmon and people then this may be the job you’ve been looking for. We will be excited to hear from you!

Please email your resume and cover letter to Tim Sucic, VP & CFO, Pacific Salmon Foundation at


Job Description

Position Overview

The Human Resources Manager will manage all human resources functions and provide operational support to our non-profit organization. Key responsibilities include, developing, implementing and maintaining HR policies, internal HR systems, and annual review processes, as well as managing and organizing staff meetings and functions including educational and collaborative sessions in partnership with senior staff, and carrying out important operational duties within an array of programs.

Roles and Responsibilities

The HR Manager’s key areas of responsibility will include:
• Maintain, review and propose updates to existing HR policies and practices and ensure staff are aware of policies;
• Maintain, review and propose compensation strategies that address the needs of a geographically and occupationally diverse workforce;
• Develop and monitor key HR metrics aligned with the strategic plan and programmatic work plans;
• Develop and undertake, in collaboration with relevant staff and Management, annual performance reviews and goal setting for staff;
• Manage recruitment strategies and processes by assisting in the development of preliminary job requirements, posting available positions, vetting applicants, interviewing prospects and onboarding new staff.
• Develop staff training opportunities and resources, including scheduling and facilitating bi-monthly all staff meetings and collaborative events;
• Maintain and report on workplace health and safety compliance;
• Deal with workplace or employee issues and conflicts and assist in resolution;
• Act as an internal change agent and ensure activities are supportive of the desired culture
• Periodically review benefits packages and administer the employee benefits program, including tracking and monitoring personal and annual leave;
• Identify improvements to business or team processes;
• Support Management in the execution of meetings and communications with the PSF Board of Directors; and
• Other duties as required.

Exercising Judgment/Impact of Decisions

The HR Manager will exercise independent judgment and take initiative while performing their duties. The HR Manager will be accountable for the effective execution of assigned duties which is critical to the success of the PSF. The HR Manager interacts with varying levels of staff, consultants and other stakeholders. Errors or lapses in judgment will adversely impact the reputation and efficiency of the PSF.

Reporting and Supervision

Reporting to the VP & CFO the HR Manager is responsible for undertaking all work identified by the VP & CFO and meeting or exceeding the standard of care set by him.


A degree or diploma in Human Resource Management or related field. Proven experience as an HR Manager or similar role. Sound knowledge of BC and Canadian labour law. Hands-on experience with Human Resources Information Systems. Experience designing compensation and benefits packages. A minimum of three years of relevant experience, preferably in a not-for-profit or governmental organization. Preference will be given to candidates with a CHRP designation.

Exceptional verbal and written communications skills; an ability to communicate to a wide variety of audiences in several different mediums; the ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines; the ability to work independently and within a team environment and to demonstrate a high degree of initiative; the ability to exercise tact, discretion, diplomacy and maintain confidentiality.

Mentoring and Development

The PSF is committed to life-long learning for all team members. Ongoing mentoring will be available to facilitate career development and appropriate training and skill-building opportunities will be provided.

Organizational Summary

The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF), founded in 1987, is a federally incorporated non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon and their natural habitats in British Columbia and the Yukon.  Operating independently from government, PSF facilitates dialogue and undertakes positive initiatives in support of Pacific salmon amongst all levels of government including First Nations; as well as industry, communities, individual volunteers and all fishing interests.