The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB | Moncton, NB | Saint John, NB | St. Andrews, NB | Woodstock, NB | Miramichi, NB
Human Resources and Recruiting
Competition Number: 24-6882-001


Are you ready to blaze a trail as our inaugural Manager of Employee Relations & Learning? This role is more than just management-it's about pioneering and shaping the future of employee experiences at NBCC. Get set to lead with creativity, innovation, and a dash of adventure as we embark on this extraordinary journey together!

What you'll do


Reporting to the Director of Employee Engagement & Culture, we are seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking leader for the role of Manager, Employee Relations & Learning. In this exciting new position, you understand that labour markets and practices are evolving rapidly. You are driven to stay ahead of the curve by crafting progressive solutions to today and tomorrow's challenges. Picture yourself at the helm, leading the charge in developing a college-wide Employee Relations and Learning strategy. Here, you will have the freedom to innovate, think ahead, and revolutionize how NBCC nurtures its employee experience!

In this pivotal role, you will be accountable for-and thrilled about-all aspects of Employee Relations and Learning. Specifically:

  • Strategic Collaboration: Participating in strategic planning sessions to ensure a unified approach to employee relations and learning initiatives.
  • Business Partnership Model: You believe in the business partner model and implement the employee relations strategy with a focus on strong business partnerships.
  • Engagement: Take a leading role in change management efforts, guiding employees through organizational shifts to achieve strategic goals.
  • Performance Management: Implement a performance management framework aligning individual and team goals with the organization's objectives.
  • Assessments & Investigations: Implement resolutions on workplace issues, minimizing risk to the organization and resolving disputes proactively.
  • DEIB: Promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, ensuring equal opportunities and fair treatment for all employees.
  • Wellbeing: Support the implementation of strategies prioritizing the wellbeing of all employees.
  • Training & Development: Execute a training and development strategy aligned with organizational needs, values, and goals.
  • Leadership: Lead with courage and conviction, inspiring your team to reach new heights of excellence.

What you'll need


To be successful in the role of Manager, Employee Relations & Learning you will already have a toolkit that includes:


  • Leadership Catalyst: Demonstrated experience leading teams with an ability to elevate leadership awareness, foster engagement, and foster team alignment.
  • HR Partnership Expertise: Demonstrated success in developing true business partner relationships with leaders at various levels.
  • Union Experience: Proven track record in union environments, including involvement in labour management meetings, negotiations, and arbitrations.
  • HR Jack-of-All-Trades: Proficiency in supporting employees and managers across a spectrum of HR functions, from Employee Engagement to Performance Management and beyond.
  • Team Collaboration: Skill in working harmoniously as part of the People and Culture Team, rallying colleagues toward common goals.
  • Investigation Mastery: Experience leading internal investigations and assessments with finesse.
  • Confidentiality Champion: Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information with discretion.
  • Conflict Resolution Magic: Expertise in navigating and resolving conflicts effectively.
  • Relationship Builder: Proven knack for cultivating positive partnerships at every level.


  • Post-Secondary Education in Business, Human Resources, Sociology, Learning and Training
  • CPHR Designation

Bonus Points if you've got experience as a:

  • Education Insider: Background in the education industry to hit the ground running.
  • Tech Whiz: Familiarity with developing process automations using the Office 365 suite.
  • Business Partner Pioneer: Experience implementing a Business Partner model from scratch, paving the way for organizational success.
  • Learning Program Architect: Skill in crafting organization-wide learning initiatives that inspire and empower.

Ready to shape the future of employee relations and learning at NBCC? Join us on this adventure and make your mark!

We're looking for

Core Skills

Employee Engagement Employee Relations Performance Management Training & Development Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Employee Well Being

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A little bit about us

New Brunswick Community College (NBCC)

With six Campuses across the province, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) transforms lives and communities across New Brunswick and contributes to the social and economic prosperity of our province.

Why work with NBCC?

  • You want to make a difference. By working at NBCC, you can support students in achieving their educational and career aspirations, help meet the needs of employers and contribute to stronger communities across New Brunswick.
  • You want to belong to something bigger. NBCC welcomes the individual experiences and perspectives of our learners, our staff and our partners. We nurture a culture of belonging where everyone feels valued and has opportunities to add value. NBCC is an equal opportunity employer building a dynamic team that is representative of the communities and industries that we serve.
  • We're one of the best places to work in Atlantic Canada. For seven years in a row, we have been named one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers because of our commitment to families, community service and employee engagement. This includes, paid time off to volunteer, comprehensive benefits packages and professional development opportunities.