Executive Director, Human Resources

Vancouver, BC

  • 06/19/2021
  • Trinity Western University – Executive Director, Human Resources

    Trinity Western University is Canada’s largest independent Christian liberal arts universities. Founded in 1962, Trinity Western has forged an international reputation for its global diversity and its teachings from historical Christian viewpoints. Offering 48 undergraduate, 19 graduate degree programs, with enrollment of about 5,000 students across all programs, more than 30,000 alumni, and a staff of more than 800 employees, Trinity Western is embarking on an exciting time in their history, with the growth of the University, and their largest capital investment in its near 60 years. More than $40 million has directed to multiple projects, focusing on the students, functionality, accessibility and aesthetics.

    With exciting challenges and opportunities ahead, Trinity Western is seeking a new Executive Director, Human Resources, who will lead the HR team and be a strategic partner to the various departments of the University. Partnering closely with the Senior VP Business Administration, the Executive Director, Human Resources will develop, drive and implement key HR strategies and alignment of Trinity Western’s strategic plan. The Executive Director will lead a team of HR professionals in the delivery of a high level of service and expertise to the university community that will ensure best practices and oversight on recruitment, inclusive excellence, performance management, training and development, compensation, health and wellness, and HRIS. The Executive Director will actively engage members of the University community in the achievement of its people goals through collaboration, relationship building and best HR practices.

    The ideal candidate is an experienced, diverse, thoughtful, collaborative HR professional who values the core fundamentals of Trinity Western, the people and the community. At least ten years of experience in a senior role in Human Resources is desired, along with experience in Strategic Planning, Leadership, Recruitment and HR Management. Proven experience in managing operational and capital budgets, implementing governance and management structures, identifying present and potential future opportunities and challenges is also desired. The Executive Director, Human Resources must be an effective communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills and strong leadership abilities. Preferred candidates will have the ability to understand and deal objectively with complex situations, and will provide sound advice as required, based on a strong business acumen that supports best practices. The ideal candidate will be an evangelical Christian leader who is committed to serve in work, church, family and community.

    The future of Trinity Western is exciting. If you would like to be part of Trinity Western’s growth, community, and the leadership team, please submit your application, resume and cover letter.


    Trinity Western University encourages applications from all eligible candidates who can commit to the university’s mission, values, and Christian identity as articulated in its Statement of Faith and Community Covenant. We are committed to an ethic of inclusion and to the equal treatment of all persons without discrimination in accordance with human rights law. 

    If you have the above requirements and this sounds like an opportunity for you, send your resume in confidence directly to Frank Joe, fjoe@locksearchgroup.com or by clicking the blue APPLY button!


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