HR Generalist

<p>We&rsquo;re looking for an HR Generalist with a background in equity, inclusion and diversity who will support the Organization&rsquo;s efforts towards anti-racism and anti-oppression and provide support to the HR Manager in all aspects of Human Resources.&nbsp;Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, the HR Generalist is responsible for fostering a high functioning, collaborative and innovative culture that embraces diversity and inclusion.</p>

Toronto, ON

Friends of Ruby

Friends of Ruby (previously Egale Youth Services) was founded by Egale Canada in 2014 to meet the needs of LGBTQI2S youth in Toronto. To date, we have supported more than 900 youth, and prevented over 470 mental health crises and visits to hospital emergency rooms, saving nearly $300,000 in health care costs. At the Friends of Ruby's drop-in space, LGBTQI2S youth (16-29 years old) find meals, activities, support groups, and community. We offer barrier-free one-on-one counseling, support with gender identity and sexual orientation, and help to access housing, health care, and employment.

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Mid Level

Overview: <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who we are</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Friends of Ruby is a registered charity dedicated to the progressive well-being of LGBTQI2S youth through housing and social services. A trusted source of counselling and tangible solutions such as drop-in programming and support groups, warm meals, therapeutic groups, case management, and housing support. Since 2014, Friends of Ruby's front-line workers have met with and supported over 900 youth, averting almost 500 mental health crises.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Friends of Ruby is a welcoming space for LGBTQI2S youth with a heightened awareness, sensitivity, and openness to our Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour community members </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">We believe that every person is a gem - perfectly unique and precious - and we go above and beyond to ensure that the youth who come to our doors feel embraced, accepted, and empowered with the social and wellness tools they need to thrive</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This is a mission that is a genuine part of who we are as individuals and as an organization. If you are a member of the LGBTQI2S community or an active ally for equality, diversity, and the needs of our community's youth, please consider joining us.</span><strong><br /><br /><br />Position Summary</strong></p> <p>We&rsquo;re looking for an HR Generalist with background in equity, inclusion and diversity who will support the Organization&rsquo;s efforts towards anti-racism and anti-oppression and provide support to the HR Manager in all aspects of Human Resources.</p> <p>Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, the HR Generalist is responsible for fostering a high functioning, collaborative and innovative culture that embraces diversity and inclusion, ensuring adherence of Human Resources practices and cultivating employee relations remaining current and in compliance with employment laws, industry standards and regulations.<br /><br /></p> <p><strong>Who you are</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You have well-rounded exposure to all aspects of HR. You enjoy the Generalist role as an opportunity to be part of multiple initiatives; and, you embrace the changing nature of your day-to-day work. You want a chance to bring your skills to a nonprofit organization where your drive and determination can make a difference. You are excited about the opportunity to be an active part of a truly inclusive culture, one where you can influence and nurture equality, diversity, acceptance, and anti-oppression.</span><br /><br /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>How you will make a difference as our new HR Generalist:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">End-to-end recruitment and retention. </span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">You will participate in the recruitment cycle, supporting the HR Manager and Hiring Managers to meet the organization's staffing requirements across all levels and departments. You will nurture partnerships with recruitment and employment agencies, universities and colleges, and community partners. You will review current recruitment practices and establish best practices and procedures for an equitable recruitment process.&nbsp;<br /></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Fostering an environment of equity and inclusion. </span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">You will build an anti-racism and anti-oppression work environment focusing on the LGTBQI2S, Black Indigenous, and People of Colour communities. You will implement guidelines on matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, introducing best practices into the organization and ensuring compliance with legislation such as the Ontario Human Rights Code. Based on your analysis, you will provide support and expertise on equity and human rights, guiding front-line staff and managers. You will lead Diversity and Inclusion programs and support for frontline staff and support in the creation and implementation of an ARAO forum for staff and management to work collaboratively.<br /><br /></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Training and development. </span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">You will help identify training needs and provide opportunities for staff competencies, development, and professional growth; developing and coordinating in-house general training. You will assist with performance management and career planning.<br /><br /></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Culture champion. </span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">You will be a role model living our values and representing a culture that ensures support and commitment to the organization's vision, mission, and goals, furthering a collaborative spirit through team building activities and staff appreciation initiatives.<br /><br /></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Employee relations. </span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">You will manage employee issues including disciplinary actions, accommodations, compensations, disputes, etc., with confidentiality. Serving as a link between management and employees, you will be a trusted advisor and subject matter expert, answering questions, interpreting and administering employment terms, implementing change management strategies, helping resolve work-related problems.<br /><br /></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Operations and policies. </span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">You will stay up to date on regulatory requirements to ensure compliance and adjust Human Resources policies and procedures accordingly. You will create a Human Resources Manual and an employee handbook. You will ensure the facility and services adequately meet the physical, social, and development needs of all staff and participants; including, the protection of each individual's health, safety, comfort, and well-being. You will implement the City of Toronto and Ministry of Health protocols towards COVID 19 measures.<br /><br /></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">HR Administration. </span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">You will conduct research on compensation, employee benefits, and health practices and recommend changes to existing policies; addressing pay equity issues with the sector. You will support the HR Manager in the department's strategic planning, coordinating meetings, gathering and reporting on data, maintaining databases and records. You will maintain confidentiality related to all activities and information of a strategic or sensitive nature.</span></li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>What you bring to the team as our new HR Generalist:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The education and experience. </span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">You have a degree or diploma in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field. You have 3+ years of human resource experience either in a generalist role or having direct exposure across all aspects of HR. CHRP/CHRL designation or actively working towards the designation will be considered an asset.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The knowledge. </span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">You have a deep understanding of labour laws, current provincial; legislation, employment and payroll standards, health and safety, organizational planning, recruitment, HRIS/Payroll systems, and employee development.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Exceptional interpersonal skills.</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> You have excellent verbal and writing skills, including documentation, reporting, and presenting. You can build trusting relationships with individuals at any level. You can work independently and as part of a team. You remain calm in situations that involve multiple demands, being able to shift priorities with ease and resiliency.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Additional requirements. </span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">You have satisfactory clearance under the Vulnerable Sector Police Check Program. You must be eligible to work in Canada legally. You are open to a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends. You can travel to other community-based settings as needed.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Who is Ruby?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ruby is a golden retriever, but she is not just any dog. She is a beloved friend and an empathetic listener. If she could, Ruby would tell you about the pain and angst the youth who visit her feel; how sometimes all it takes is a comforting paw and unbounded love to brighten their lives. Ruby would tell you that sometimes, it takes so much more than what she feels she can offer - real crisis intervention, mental health support, tokens for transit, and counselling. That's why Ruby has surrounded herself with a team of incredible people to help her friends.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Our Front Line and in-office teams are made up of individuals who are truly dedicated to what we do, excited to be part of our restructuring and growth, and eager to see the impact of our work and the services we provide every day.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>Are you ready to make an impact with us?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We foster an atmosphere of diversity, belonging, and compassion for others. We come together for staff meetings (remote or in-person), collaborate and support the ideas of others, and provide access to advancement opportunities within our existing and new groups and projects.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are committed to ensuring that members of traditionally marginalized groups from a broad range of communities feel empowered to apply for positions within the organization. We recognize that a diverse workforce and volunteer base are critical to accomplishing our mission, and encourage anyone who feels they meet at least 70% of the qualifications listed, to apply. We promise to consider your full potential and application.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>Statement on Employment Equity and Diversity</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Friends of Ruby is dedicated to taking proactive steps to overcome historical patterns of discrimination in our society which have created barriers of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, language, class, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression for some individuals and have resulted in the denial of their full participation in society</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you require an accommodation (including alternate format materials, accessible meeting rooms, or other accommodation), please let us know, and we will work with you to meet your needs.</span></p> <p><strong>Career Coaching and Job Seeker Resources</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For candidate support with resume writing, job searching resources, interview tips, and additional support during the process, visit our recruitment partner TalentMinded's coaching portal, to book time with one of their coaches, for free! Visit their portal </span><a href=""><span style="font-weight: 400;">here</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p>