Indigenous Engagement Advisor - Human Resources Business Partner - Whitehorse General Hospital

Yukon Hospital Corporation
Whitehorse General Hospital
5 Hospital Road, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 3H7, Canada (Whitehorse, YT)
Full time
Hours / week:
37.5 hours/week
Wage / Salary:
Not Disclosed
Date posted:
Closing date:


Requisition # INDIG001299 (Excluded)

Regular Full Time (1.0 FTE)

This position has an annual salary pay range of $79,172.00 to $98,966.00  

Are you looking to be part of an exceptional and passionate health care team in one of Canada’s most spectacular natural environments with vast and stunning wilderness at your doorstep?

Yukon Hospitals strives to cultivate an environment of passionate and engaged people with a culture that values growth, work/life balance, and wellness in helping all our people reach optimal ability. Our organization is an integrated system of hospitals: Whitehorse General Hospital (58 beds), Watson Lake Community Hospital (6 beds) and Dawson City Community Hospital (6 beds).

Reporting to the Manager, Human Resources, the Indigenous Engagement Advisor (HR Business Partner) provides an individualized approach and support to Indigenous employees and applicants in all aspects of human resources.  The Advisor will work to encourage and support Indigenous applicants to YHC, as well as facilitate career supports throughout their employment with YHC.  The incumbent will research and implement best practices in inclusive hiring and performance management, helping guide YHC in policy development regarding Indigenizing human resources processes within our hospitals. The Advisor also functions as the primary contact for department managers/client groups for all people-related services, providing proactive and current advice to managers or ensuring clients are seamlessly connected with appropriate resources in the following areas: recruitment and selection, total rewards, employee/labour relations, job evaluation and performance development. As necessary, the incumbent collaborates with the Manager, Human Resources and other functional managers/leads within People Services & Culture or other divisions to ensure client groups are seamlessly connected to support resources in ability management and benefits, learning and development, communications and engagement, and health and safety. 

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:    
  • Personalized knowledge or lived experience of Indigenous values
  • Advanced knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of human resources management;
  • Sound knowledge of industry practices, employment, human rights, and occupational health and safety laws/regulations;
  • Strong working knowledge of and ability to understand the organization’s operations and objectives;
  • Strong knowledge of and commitment to ethical decision-making and practices;
  • Excellent communication skills (written, presentation and negotiation);
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills with the ability to build and leverage relationships;
  • Exceptionally organized with strong project management skills;
  • Strong research, analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge to deal with all aspects of diversity in the workplace;
  • Excellent coaching, conflict resolution, decision-making and influencing skills;
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, etc.) and willingness to try and champion new technologies;
  • Ability to effectively consult and engage stakeholders;
  • Ability to work independently and operate effectively at both a strategic and operational level;
  • Ability to balance day-to-day administrative tasks and ongoing employee support with parallel initiatives in a fast-paced environment;
  • Good judgement, diplomacy, discretion and sensitivity to confidentiality, privacy and human rights;
  • Cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity.

The successful candidate will have completed a degree or diploma in Human Resources, Business or related field, and have five (5) years of Human Resources or related experience. They will have demonstrated and progressive experience in understanding and working in partner-based human resource teams and with federal and territorial workplace contractual agreements and legislation such as human rights, labour relations, health and safety, and employment standards. CPHR designation and training in conflict resolution, mediation or negotiation skills are considered desirable. An equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience may be considered.


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Indigenous Workforce Initiative - We are committed to having a diverse and representative workforce that reflects the community we serve.  When applying to YHC Career Opportunities, we invite you to voluntarily self-identify in the email body of your application.  Please do so in whatever manner you feel accurately reflects who you are. You will then be connected with Yukon Hospitals’ Indigenous Workforce Initiative (IWI), where you can receive support with application materials, hear about additional training or mentorship opportunities, and ask any questions you have.  All self-identification information will remain confidential. You are also welcome to contact IWI supports before submitting your application at or call 867-332-7203. 

Yukon Hospital Corporation is committed to employment equity.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to consider resumes from International applicants. Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada in order to apply, i.e. have Landed Immigrant Status, Work Visa, or be a Canadian Citizen.

Posting Date: Open Until Filled

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