Manager, Human Resources


Competition Number: LAA-22-69

Job Type: Full Time Permanent

Location: Edmonton,AB or Calgary,AB

Posting: External

Competition Ends: When suitable applicant found.

Who We Are

We are Legal Aid Alberta. We believe in an Alberta where everyone is able to understand and protect their legal rights. As a publicly funded, non-profit organization, we provide affordable legal services in family law, domestic violence, child welfare, immigration, and youth and adult criminal defense. We are Alberta-wide: Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Siksika Nation, and Wetaskiwin. We work together to serve Albertans, protecting their rights and ensuring a fair legal process.

Who You Are

Working at Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) means you care about people and empathize with their situation. You are a leader who understands that HR is evolving and is always changing for better organization effectiveness and implementation of HR best practices.  You have excellent communication skills which you use to coach and develop leaders dealing with critical conversations, you know how to influence and obtain buy-in for change and you model a strong partnering/collaborative approach to solving business challenges and opportunities. Fast-paced work environments motivate you and you’re always up for a challenge. You are a committed, values-driven leader that knows how to get to the heart of what matters.   

Job Description

Reporting to the Director, People & Culture, some of the key responsibilities include:  

  • Manage a team of HRBP’s in the execution of HR best practices including Performance Management, Leadership & Employee Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Total Compensation, Employee and Labour Relations, and Occupational Health & Safety.
  • Lead the day-to-day activities of the Human Resources Business Partner team ensuring efficient and effective delivery of quality service.
  • Provide strategic advice and support to the Director, People and Culture and the Executive Committee.
  • Identify and implement effective business solutions based on a review and analysis of relevant people analytics, providing a suite of reports/dashboards for management. 
  • Partner with internal counsel and business leaders on labour relations activities including relationship with AUPE, resolution of any disputes or grievances/arbitration, support collective agreement negotiations and interpretation of the agreement and legislation.
  • Partner on implementation of cross-organizational culture transformation strategy. 
  • In collaboration with senior management, lead the development of organization wide in-house training programs and high impact talent related projects. 


 Education and Experience:

  • A Diploma or Degree in Business, Management, Human Resources or a related discipline.
  • Minimum 8 years of progressive HR experience with 3 years of those being in a leadership role. 
  • Labour relations knowledge and experience considered an asset. 
  • CPHR designation or working towards, will be considered a strong asset. 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of progressive HR management practices, principles, legislation, standards and regulations.
  • Effective application of partnering skills and understanding of strategic HR in driving business results and supporting achievement of goals and priorities.
  • Proficient computer literacy, including effective working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), SharePoint, Teams and Human Capital Management Systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and recommendations clearly and concisely in a manner appropriate to the audience.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build and sustain relationships and influence change with colleagues, clients and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of labour relations, including bargaining process and practices
  • Knowledge of payroll regulations and practices as well as understanding of budget planning 

What We Offer

Perks of working with us

  • Competitive wage
  • 8% RRSP employer contribution
  • Professional days (Paid time off)
  • Winter closure (Paid time off)
  • Vacation days
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Health and wellness accounts
  • Work life balance
  • Professional development
  • Educational opportunities
  • Employee assistance program
  • Work from home opportunities

How To Apply

If you got excited at the prospect of being a part of our team when you reviewed this posting and you meet the minimum qualifications, please selectApply Now to create your candidate profile. This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


  • Successful candidate will be required to provide an acceptable criminal record check.

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