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HR Administrator

Do you enjoy working with people? Now is your chance to take your career to the next level by joining the Shawanaga First Nation! 

Job Title: HR Administrator

Company: Shawanaga First Nation

Location: 2 Village Road Nobel, Ontario P0G 1G0 (30 kilometres northwest of Parry Sound and approximately 150 kilometres southeast of Sudbury)

Job type: Permanent & Full-Time 

Job Status: In-office, 5 days a week based on a 37.5 hour work week

Salary: $70K-75K  based on experience 

Compensation: Health benefits and pension

Perks: 2 weeks paid vacation over Chritsmas and 2 additional weeks for the rest of the year


Position Summary

The ideal candidate must be comfortable working with people with a background in HR. The HR Administrator will primarily be responsible to coordinate activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities, and delegating work accordingly. This position will determine staffing requirements for the administration department’s and oversee the hiring of staff. This role will also evaluate policies and procedures and provide recommendations for changes to improve efficiency. The HR Administrator must possess the ability to identify measures of performance and actions needed to improve or correct performance and ability to initiate and model  positive change.


Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities,and delegating work accordingly
  • Determine staffing requirements for the administration department and oversee the hiring of staff
  • Evaluate policies and procedures and provide recommendations for changes to improve efficiency
  • Evaluate employee performance and provide feedback, coaching, and formal evaluations
  • Ensure that all employees comply with company policies, procedures, and ethical standards
  • Administer disciplinary action in accordance with established procedures
  • Analyze departmental operations and identify areas requiring improvement
  • Approve overtime hours as required
  • Conduct monthly reporting
  • Ensure employees have clear goals and are aware of expectations
  • Ensure that employees adhere to all health and safety regulations
  • Handle employee complaints and incidents, including conflict resolution, accidents,
  • health and safety concerns, work refusals, and investigations
  • Provide informal feedback and coaching to staff on an ongoing basis
  • Translate strategic goals into practical actions
  • Additional duties as required


Job Requirements

  • Ability to identify measures of performance and actions needed to improve or correct performance
  • Ability to initiate and model positive change
  • Ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret goals, objectives, and policies
  • Effective leadership skills, with a strong focus on mentoring and motivation of employees
  • Experience with coaching and employee development
  • Degree or an advanced degree in business administration, management, or a related field of human resources
  • Three years of experience in a management role and five years of experience in a related industry
  • Ability to delegate, set expectations, and monitor progress of all direct reports
  • Ability to identify issues and implement creative and strategic solutions
  • Ability to remain calm and poised in urgent situations


Work Conditions

  • Working in an office environment
  • Flexible hours including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Interaction with employees, management, and the public at large
  • Operation of desktop computer and peripherals
  • Attendance and conducting of presentations


About Shawanaga First Nation

Shawanaga First Nation belongs to the larger Anishnabek Nation which stretches across much of Ontario, east across the Prairies and around the northern shores of all the Great Lakes. The Anishnabek Nation is comprised of Algonquin, Saulteaux, Anishnabe (Ojibway), Odawa, Chippewa and several other groups.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Preference may be given to Aboriginal candidates with relevant on reserve employment experience and/or those with knowledge and understanding of Shawanaga First Nation history and community. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected factors. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. We wish to thank everyone for their applications.


How to Apply

Are you ready to make a difference and chart an exciting new career path?  Please send your CV to and title the email “Shawanaga.” We thank all candidates who apply, however, only those selected for an interviewing process will be contacted