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Competition #:05583178
Bargaining Unit:NON-CONTRACT
Reports To:MANAGER
Close Date:MARCH 24, 2023*
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Position Summary

Are you someone who has a real passion for helping others? Are you looking to highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic to our HR, Recruitment & Retention department.

The Recruitment and Retention Ambassador is responsible for supporting recruitment and retention activities in the Health Service Delivery Area (HSDA) by engaging with NH employees, senior leadership, managers, and prospective students in the local region.
Using a strong colleague/client/candidate/community relationship management (CRM) service approach, the Recruitment and Retention Ambassador forms a collaborative partnership with senior leadership, local educational institutions, local governments, and other community stakeholders. Develops recruitment and retention initiatives for communities and/or professions and establishes close and productive working relationships with senior leadership, NH employees, communities, and local schools. This position is also responsible for ensuring new recruits are supported through the onboarding stages of the employee life cycle, while supporting retention of existing professionals.
The Recruitment and Retention Ambassador maintains consistent contact with local elementary and secondary schools to engage students in future opportunities in healthcare. This position maintains consistent contact with Senior Leadership and hiring managers, reviews policies and practices that affect recruitment, onboarding, and retention, and recommends improvements. The Ambassador contributes to the development of regional practices and is knowledgeable on current research of best practices in rural retention, recruitment, and onboarding, identifying service requirements and making recommendations to the regional recruitment team.

Starting salary will be approximately from $56,606 to $70,757 and will be based on education, training, experience, and salaries of similar positions

Terrace has a population 12,700 (2021) residents. The community of Terrace is northern living at its best. Snow-capped mountains, pristine glacier-fed rivers, lakes and streams all add to the beauty of this community. Check out Terrace where there is always something new to experience.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• “Loan Forgiveness Programs” are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

• Diploma in Business or Healthcare Administration or Human Resources or a relevant discipline plus three (3) to five (5) years of recent related experience in a large complex unionized environment, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Preference given to those with local knowledge and experience in healthcare.

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to think strategically and lead a strategic retention initiative.
• Ability to provide client focused services.
• Strong ability to establish and maintain professional relationships.
• Ability to engage stakeholders and build strategic partnerships and alliances.
• Ability to foster strong effective working relationships, both internal and external, at all levels.
• Ability and willingness to travel regionally, domestically, and internationally by car or air.
• Proven ability to lead in the development of a service-oriented program.
• Research and analytical skills.
• Knowledge of retention and recruitment practices.
• Ability to influence change and manage conflict.
• Well-developed negotiation skills, and strategic thinking.
• Effective promotional and marketing skills.
• Ability to problem-solve complex issues towards creative solutions.
• Ability to anticipate and respond to changing priorities or unforeseen opportunities.
• Knowledge of current employment and labor acts and regulations and applicable collective agreements.
• Ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to organize and prioritize work and balance multiple concurrent activities.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT