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Director, People & Culture

Halifax Public Libraries
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada (on-site)
11 days ago


Halifax Public Libraries is currently accepting applications for a dynamic leader to become our Director, People & Culture.

Each day at Halifax Public Libraries will bring new rewards and challenges. Your skills and experience will make you a key part of our team. Like us, you are people centric and purpose driven. 

The Director, People & Culture leads Halifax Public Libraries’ efforts in developing and implementing strategies that support employee and organizational needs, in in accordance with the Library’s strategic direction, business plan, and the Collective Agreement. 

The Director, People & Culture is responsible for the management of the Human Resources (HR) Services; Learning & Development; and Wellness, Health & Safety divisions of the People & Culture Department. They have overall responsibility for providing outstanding HR services, including workforce planning, recruitment and retention, diversity & inclusion initiatives, performance management, attendance and leave programs, payroll, process improvement and HR policy development; staff learning and development; and employee well-being and safety to ensure the Library’s continued future as a leading public library system in Canada and an employer of choice.

An integral member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Director, People & Culture works closely and collaboratively with all senior leaders in setting strategic goals that fulfills the vision and direction of Halifax Public Libraries. They are instrumental in delivering key objectives of HPL’s strategic plan and serves as an organizational champion, internally and externally, for equity and inclusion as a foundation of the public library. They are committed to bringing an equity focus to the work of the portfolio by seeking to understand and break down barriers to access and increase inclusion within the Library workforce.

To learn more about this opportunity please review the Director, People & Culture Opportunity Brief.

Halifax Public Libraries is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply and self-identify on your electronic application.

Screening of candidates will begin on October 11, but the posting will stay open until position is filled. We thank you for your interest in employment with Halifax Public Libraries, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Community is at the heart of all that we do at Halifax Public Libraries. We serve the 430,000 residents of the Halifax region through our 14 branch libraries, online resources, and by reaching beyond our walls into our communities. The Library blends the best of traditional service with innovative programs, collections, spaces and technologies, attracting more than 3 million in-person visits each year. We are driven to achieve excellence in service, access, diversity and technology to create the best possible outcomes for our community.

Offers of employment are conditional upon an acceptable Criminal Record Check, which may include a Vulnerable Sector Search. Having a criminal record does not necessarily disqualify you. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their background. Any questions regarding these requirements can be directed to HPLCareers@halifax.ca.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65673609
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Position Title: Director, People & Culture
  • Company Name For Job: Halifax Public Libraries
  • Industry: Non-Profit / Charity
  • Job Function: HR Director
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 7-10 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $114,365.00 - $133,791.00 (Yearly Salary)

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