Director of Human Resources

  • CompanyOneida Nation of the Thames
  • Job TypeAdministration
  • Required ExperienceMinimum of 5 years work experience in human resources, Minimum of 3 years experience management capacity
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Education / CredentialsMust have a CHRP OR CHRL designation and membership in good standing with the Human Resource Professional Association
  • ResumeRequired
  • Cover LetterRequired
  • Application Deadline10/05/2023

Job Description

Position: Director of Human Resources

Term: Permanent Full-Time

Division: Administration

Salary: Based on qualifications and experience

Hours: 32 hours/week, 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m., Tuesday – Friday

Posting Date: September 21, 2023 Closing Date: October 5, 2023 at 4:30p.m.

Oneida Nation of the Thames believes in work/life balance providing time off provisions that exemplify this. Vacation, benefits, pension, along with paid sick, personal days, and 2 weeks off at the end of the year are all part the package.


We are seeking a Director of Human Resources to lead our HR functions and operations. The successful candidate will be responsible for directing and managing the Human Resources team and operations in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner. This position is a key member of the senior management team and as such, will be called upon to provide guidance and direction to fulfill the strategic direction of Oneida Nations on the Thames and its close relationship with the community. This position reports into the Chief Administrative Officer.

The successful candidate will ensure Human Resource services and related employee programs for the Oneida Nations on the Thames municipal operations will ensure compliance with both Corporate and Council strategic plans. Provides overall coordination of various HR functions (leading a team of 3) including but not limited to employee/labour relations, total compensation, H&S, recruitment, organizational development, and talent management.


  1. Bachelor Degree in Human Resources Management or Labour Relations, Business or Public Administration, preferred.
  2. Must have a CHRP OR CHRL designation and membership in good standing with the Human Resource Professional Association of Ontario.
  3. Minimum of 5 years work experience in human resources.
  4. Minimum of 3 years experience management capacity.
  5. Knowledge of relevant government laws, legislation, policies, and procedures.
  6. Exceptional leadership and management experience.
  7. Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  8. Knowledge in employment law, organizational planning & development, employee relations, safety, talent management, total compensation, etc.
  9. Ability to provide HR metrics and relevant status reports.
  10. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn and implement the Human Resources Information System (HRIS).
  11. Experience in a First Nations community,
  12. Must have experience in a unionized environment.


  1. Cover Letter – must address the qualifications outlined.
  2. Resume.


  1. The successful candidate must submit a recent (completed within a 6-month period) Vulnerable Sector-CPIC, at own expense.
  2. The successful candidate must submit a copy of educational qualifications (certificates, diplomas, degrees, etc.).

Submit all mandatory documentation to

  • Late applications will not be accepted.
  • All applications will be screened according to the above qualifications, including a full and complete application as requested.
  • Only those selected for interview will be contacted.
  • A registered member of a First Nation as per Section 16(1) of the Human Rights Act, is preferred.
  • Oneida Nation is committed to workplace diversity and provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process. If you require accommodations, please contact Human Resources.

To request a full job profile, contact the Human Resources Department at 519-652-3244 ext. 827 or by email