Head Total Rewards

Website York Region

Job Description:

Reporting to the Executive Director, Human Resources, the Head, Total Rewards is responsible for setting the strategic direction and leading the implementation of compensation, benefits, pension, and wellness programs for the Region. You will evaluate the effectiveness of existing policies, guidelines, and procedures, and recommend improvements which are cost effective and consistent with market trends, best practices and the Region’s objectives. You will provide strategic oversight to the job evaluation and pay equity process, as well as the annual pay for performance program and salary review processes to ensure alignment with budget allocations. You will participate in the review and revisions of collective agreement language, oversee the pension plan administration, and manage the Region’s benefit plan which includes resolving issues arising from plan design changes, negotiating with benefit carriers renewal rates and recommending program changes. The Head, Total Rewards will provide direction to the development and implementation of a comprehensive approach to health and wellness from primary prevention to early intervention and treatment, all while championing workforce resiliency and psychological health and safety in the workplace initiatives. You will foster positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, manage staff in a hybrid work setting, and present reports to Senior Management, Council, and committees as required.

Job Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate will come with a University Degree in Human Resources or related field, and a valid Compensation Professional Accreditation (CCP) designation or equivalent.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of progressive Human Resources experience in compensation and benefits, including three (3) years’ of direct supervisory experience.
  • You have demonstrated experience with leading the design and implementation of compensation structures, policies, and governance, including experience working with job evaluation and pay equity in a unionized environment.
  • Experience with managing benefit and retirement programs including plan design, vendor negotiations, renewals, financial analysis, and communications.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of collective agreement administration and interpretation, labour relations principles and practices, and relevant employment legislation.

Job Details:

Company: York Region

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Barrie, Ontario, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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