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Position: Director of Human Resources

Company: Oneida Nation on the Thames

Location: Southwold, Ontario 


Today’s Oneida Nation on the Thames is a flourishing and vibrant Iroquois community.  Like other Iroquois Nations, the Oneida Nation of the Thames is a sovereign independent Nation with its own traditional hereditary and contemporary systems of governance and law.  We believe in work/life balance providing time off provisions that exemplify this.  Vacation, benefits, pension, along with paid sick, personal days, and two weeks off at the end of the year, are all part of the package.



We are seeking a Director of Human Resources to lead our HR function and operations.  The successful candidate will be responsible for directing and managing the Human Resources team and operations safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively.  This position is a key member of the Senior Management team and, as such, will be called upon to provide guidance and direction to fulfill the strategic direction of Oneida Nations on the Thames and its close relationship with the community.  This position reports to the Chief Administrative Officer.


The successful candidate will ensure that Human Resource services and related employee programs for the Oneida Nations on the Thames municipal operations will ensure compliance with both Corporate and Council strategic plans.  Provides overall coordination of various HR functions (leading a team of 3), including but not limited to employee/labour relations, total compensation, H&S, recruitment, organizational development, and talent management.




  1. Bachelor’s degree in human resources management OR CHRL designation PLUS a minimum of five (5) years of work experience in a Human Resources management capacity.

  2. Knowledge of relevant government laws, legislation, policies, and procedures.

  3. Exceptional leadership and management experience.

  4. Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, and high accuracy and attention to detail.

  5. Knowledge in employment law, organizational planning & development, employee relations, safety, talent management, total compensation, etc.

  6. Ability to provide HR metrics and relevant status reports.

  7. Previous experience with HR-related technology & implementation.

  8. Intermediate to advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, HRIS and ATS systems.

  9. Experience in a First Nations community preferred.

  10. Must have experience in a unionized environment.



  1. The successful candidate must submit a recent (within six months) Vulnerable Sector-CPIC, at their own expense, prior to starting employment;

  2. The successful candidate must submit a copy of educational qualifications (certificates, diplomas, degrees, etc.) prior to starting employment.



  1. Cover Letter – must address the qualifications outlined;

  2. Resume.


Submit all mandatory documentation to

  • Late applications will not be accepted.

  • All applications will be screened according to the above qualifications, including a full and complete application as requested.

  • Only those selected for the interview will be contacted.

  • A registered member of a First Nation, as per Section 16(1) of the Human Rights Act, is preferred.

  • Oneida Nation is committed to workplace diversity and provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process. If you require accommodations, please contact Human Resources.


To request a full job profile, contact Trish Gill by email to

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