Business Partner | Aboriginal Employee Experience (WORKSITE LOCATION IS FLEXIBLE)

Position Summary

Who are we looking for?

Interior Health is looking for a permanent full time Business Partner, Aboriginal Employee Experience to join our team!

If you are interested in expanding your career opportunities and further developing your skills, this is the position for you!

The worksite location for this position is flexible with preference to candidates located within the Interior Health region.

How will you create an impact?

The Business Partner, Aboriginal Employee Experience, supports and organizes all the major components necessary to advance the Aboriginal employee experience, implementing tactics and initiatives of the Aboriginal HR Plan, the Diversity and Inclusion Plan, and welcoming and inclusive workplaces for Aboriginal employees. Participating on teams, projects and events that have Aboriginal employee experience application, the Business Partner works to provide professional guidance and expertise in the areas of Aboriginal employment, diversity and inclusion, Aboriginal employee storytelling, and continuous measurement of the Aboriginal applicant and employee experience.
The Business Partner leads the implementation and refinement of the Aboriginal HR Plan, Diversity and Inclusion Plan, HR practices and objectives that will provide an Aboriginal employee-centered, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, productivity, and the ongoing improvement of an inclusive and culturally safe workforce. Utilizing human resource-focused tools and technology, the Business Partner ensures the capture and reporting of metrics and shared-stories of Aboriginal employees’ perspectives on their workplace culture, their sense of workplace inclusion, their levels of engagement, and their sense of workplace safety.

Some Key Duties may include:

• Supports the planning, development, and review of organization-wide HR policies, strategies and procedures related to the Aboriginal HR Plan, Diversity and Inclusion Plan, and the Aboriginal employee experience.
• Leads and participates in initiatives that promote inclusion, equity, Indigenous-specific anti-racism, and Aboriginal cultural safety and humility within the organization in collaboration with Recruitment, Aboriginal Partnerships, Aboriginal Mental Wellness, and other departments and portfolios.
• Initiates and executes Continuous Listening (CL) tactics and uses insights from the Aboriginal employee population to support continuous improvement in the Aboriginal employee and applicant experience.
• Develops strategy for the on-going measurement of Aboriginal employee experience (project plan, measurement reports, and/or scorecards).
• Supports and develops strategy for the on-going implementation of the Interior Health Anti-Racism policy, tactics and tools (project plan, measurement reports, and/or scorecards).
• Supports the Aboriginal Cultural Safety and Humility Policy as it relates to improved experiential and workplace outcomes of Aboriginal employees.
• Guides and oversees the development, evaluation, and refinement of welcoming workplace activities for Aboriginal employees including those focused on diversity and inclusion, Indigenous-specific anti-racism; recognition; and new employee onboarding.
• Guides and delivers effective project and implementation initiatives in the area of Aboriginal employee and applicant experience education and resources.
• Develops and refines tactics to promote and improve Aboriginal self-identification (ASI) for Aboriginal job seekers and employees; and leads improvements for reporting metrics for ASI and the Aboriginal employee experience.
• Develops and manages effective working relationships with other departments, groups, and personnel with whom work must be coordinated or interfaced.
• Partners with colleagues in HR and other operational partners to identify and strategize responses to trends in Aboriginal employee experience as demonstrated through data; implements solutions to drive value for Aboriginal employees based on a strong foundation of well-understood employee needs.
• Collates and reports on Aboriginal employee-informed current-state perspectives to provide guidance, experience, and education to ‘experience owners’ (i.e., reporting Managers) and the broader HR team. Uses writing, images, and other presentation media to bring the Aboriginal employee experience ‘story’ to the forefront.
• Responds to individual requests for Aboriginal employee experience measurement, Cultural Safety and Humility and onboarding support for sites as needed.
• Participates in and/or leads organizational, local and provincial committees representing the organization and the Aboriginal Employee Experience program.
• Promotes and maintains relationships external to Interior Health including: First Nations Health Authority; First Nations individuals and communities; Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC); Métis and Inuit communities, individuals and organizations; Indigenous-serving organizations: and other government and nongovernment agencies.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Some of the Benefits of Joining Interior Health:

An attractive remuneration package and excellent career prospects await the right candidate. We offer one of the best benefit packages and pension plans in Canada. In addition to Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, we also offer paid annual vacation starting at 4 weeks (20 days) up to a maximum of 7 weeks (35 days). We also offer an attractive defined employee pension plan, disability and life insurance, and options for maternity &/or paternity leave top-up.

Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Together, we create great workplaces. Apply today!

Why Interior Health is a Top 100 BC Employer

Honouring Interior Health’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), and Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preferential consideration and/or hiring will be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).


Education, Training, and Experience:

• Lived or living experience and/or cultural expertise or knowledge of Aboriginal Peoples, Nations, and Communities.
• Undergraduate degree in an area of Human Resource Management
• Minimum of five (5) years recent experience in Human Resources required.
• A non-related degree, diploma and experience in combination with a professional designation (e.g., CPHR) will be considered. Project management certification an asset.
• Diversity and Inclusion certificate an asset.
• Anti-Racism certificate an asset.

Skills and Abilities:

• Excellent partner engagement, collaboration, and communication skills. Strong presentation and/or facilitation skills including but not limited to multi-media platforms such as podcasts.
• Demonstrated ability to manage several complex tasks concurrently and meet deadlines.
• Ability to work autonomously, and to motivate others without direct authority.
• Ability to learn new information quickly.
• Ability to self-reflect
• Familiar with Windows & Microsoft Office including Microsoft Project.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


Starting salary is approximately from $91,000 to $101,100 and will be based on education, training and experience.

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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JANUARY 26, 2023

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