BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute
Employment Opportunities

Human Resources Advisor (Merritt Campus)

Type: Full-time, Ongoing
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Monday, March 18, 2019
Resume Review: Friday, April 5, 2019
Position Start Date: As soon as suitable candidate is found
Salary: $55,896 Annually
Contact: Leah Garcia-Gray
Email: hr@nvit.bc.ca
Phone: 250-378-3308
Fax: 250-378-3332
Address: NVIT
4155 Belshaw St.
Merritt, BC, V1K 1R1
NVIT is BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute. As a leader in Indigenous post-secondary education and a fully accredited member of BC's post-secondary education system, we provide a comprehensive range of programs up to the degree level at our campuses in Merritt and Burnaby. NVIT also delivers programs online and in Indigenous communities throughout British Columbia. Join a growing and innovative institution committed to making a difference in Indigenous education and communities. With an institutional mission to empower learners by strengthening voice and identity through education, NVIT employees honour an atmosphere embedded in Indigenous culture and traditions while cultivating an environment founded on learner centred principles that promote student recruitment, engagement and achievement.

Job Description:

NVIT anticipates the need for a full-time ongoing Human Resources Advisor at our Merritt campus and invites applications from qualified candidates.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Associate Vice President (AVP), Finance & Administration, the Human Resources Advisor provides confidential support to all employee groups within the Institution relating to payroll, benefits, pension, and leaves. The HR Advisor is responsible for providing information, advice and guidance to employees regarding the interpretation of collective agreements, exempt employment conditions, and policies.  The HR Advisor, working with all employee groups, leads to foster a positive, healthy and supportive working environment. The HR Advisor supervises the Human Resources Officer and covers the HR Officers’ duties as required. Professional development, recruitment, employee orientation, health and wellness, employee morale, and the completion of a variety of HR reports also fall under the responsibility of this position. The Advisor may also support the Finance & Administration department in other areas, including but not limited to conference/event rental administration and coordination, departmental projects and the creation and maintenance of HR related policies and procedures.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in an applicable field and a minimum of three (3) years relevant experience, preferably in a unionized work environment;

  • Training or experience in payroll processing;

  • Excellent communication skills (written, oral, interpersonal) combined with outstanding human relations, team building and organizational skills;

  • Experience with integrated database systems;

  • Experience handling HR processes and issues related to benefits, recruiting and employee relations;

  • Extensive computer systems experience with proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite of programs;

  • Demonstrated commitment to quality service to students, the public and the NVIT community;

  • Skilled in maintaining and supporting business processes, including budget control and data integrity;

  • Capable of resolving issues in an open and participative manner; and

  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture.

As an Indigenous centre for excellence, NVIT inspires learners to strengthen community.

NVIT gives high priority to Aboriginal candidates. All applicants should be experienced in working with Aboriginal people.