Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP)

Position Type: Full-time, fixed-term
Annual Salary: $85,000
Schedule: 37.5 hours weekly (flexible arrangements are available)
Start Date: September 1, 2022 (exact date is flexible)
End Date: February 28, 2024
Location: Remote, within Canada
Language: Primary working language is English; French language skills are an asset
Reports to: Associate Director of Finance & Human Resources
Application Deadline: Monday, August 8, 2022, 9am PT
Status: Closed

Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of people of diverse sexualities and genders through research and intervention development. CBRC’s core pillars — community-led research, knowledge exchange, network building, and leadership development — position the organization as a thought leader, transforming ideas into actions that make a difference in our communities. CBRC was incorporated in 1999 and is a non-profit charitable organization. Our main office is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, and we also have satellite offices located in Edmonton, Toronto, and Halifax.

CBRC believes in work led by and for the community. As part of our commitment to employment equity, we encourage applications from queer, trans and non-binary people, Indigenous, Black and people of colour (IBPOC) individuals, Two-Spirit people, people living with HIV, people living with Hepatitis C, disabled people, 2SLGBTQQIA+ women, and other people with fabulous and diverse identities and experiences. CBRC acknowledges that not everyone is able to publicly disclose these identities, and this role does not expect that employees will disclose in the course of their work.


This position will fill a new, senior role at the organization where the successful candidate will be the subject matter expert and the "go-to" person for Human Resources (HR) and organizational matters. They will work closely with various internal and external stakeholders, including our small HR team, CBRC leadership, staff, Board of Directors, community members, and others to accomplish our goals.

One significant, high-level goal for this project involves the development and implementation of practices and policies through the harmonization of decolonized and anti-oppressive values with HR principles and legislation. The individual in this role will be experienced and knowledgeable in HR principles and decolonized methods of applying them, while ensuring CBRC’s compliance with regulations and legislation.

Undergoing large growth spurts, adopting a national mandate, and expanding our mission and vision to be more inclusive of the communities we work within has entailed an evolution of CBRC’s organizational infrastructure and HR practices to meet the ever-changing needs of the organization.

Primary Job Responsibilities

Approximate percentages of time spent on each activity (averaged over 1 month) are provided as an estimate only, but this may vary or develop over time.
  1. Planning, reviewing, revising, developing, and implementing CBRC’s HR practices (ie. policies), as well as management practices, including recruitment, selection, promotion, growth and development (ie. performance management), and on-boarding and off-boarding procedures. (55%)
  2. Analyzing the current state of the organization’s pay structure and developing an equitable pay system (ie. grades, classes, bands). (15%)
  3. Answering and advising on HR-related questions. (15%)
  4. Developing a detailed strategic HR plan (3-5 years). (15%)
All the above primary job responsibilities involve:
  • Applying a decolonized lens.
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, including Employment Standards Acts (ESAs), Human Rights Codes, and Workers Compensation Acts of all provinces & territories in what is known colonially as Canada.
  • Consulting with various stakeholders, including internal (staff, Directors, Board) and external (Indigenous and Two-Spirit organizations/communities and Indigenous HR specialists).
  • Working on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Start to finish project management.

Minimum Requirements

Due to the senior nature of this position, we are seeking someone with at least 10 years of experience, which may be a combination of the following (as a general guide to consider):
  • Minimum 5 years of HR experience in a complex organizational environment.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a similar role (such as a senior/leadership HR or organizational development position).
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in HR (equivalent experience in addition to the above requirements will be considered in lieu of formal education).
Additional minimum requirements:
  • Strong history of developing, practicing, and implementing decolonized organizational practices/policies/procedures.
  • Strong, demonstrated understanding of social and other issues affecting Indigenous, Black, people of colour, and gender- and sexually-diverse individuals and communities.
  • Familiarity and comfort with the research, interpretation, and application of Employment Standards Acts (ESAs), Human Rights Codes, and other relevant legislation and common law throughout Canada, including any of the following provinces: BC, AB, ON, QC, NS, and NB.

Other Competencies & Qualifications (Assets)

  • Non-profit experience and familiarity with the BC Societies Act is a valuable asset (knowledge of equivalent provincial Acts will help).
  • Solid grasp of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles and practices.
  • Experience developing strategies and project plans. 
  • Experience with Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) (we will be using ADP Workforce Now).
  • Possession of professional HR designation, such as CPHR or CHRP.
  • Ability and motivation for self-direction, with a commitment to working collaboratively when necessary.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, leadership, teamwork, and sound judgment.
  • Proficient and effective communication and writing skills.
  • Effective critical analysis and problem-solving skills.


At CBRC, we recognize the value of a variety of educational experiences, including but not limited to academic, career-based, and personal learnings. No one’s application will be ignored due to having not met a formal educational threshold. However, an undergraduate degree/diploma in one of the following areas would be an asset: 
  • Human Resources (most relevant)
  • Organizational Development
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Business Administration
  • Management


  • Generous vacation time, personal days, and other leave policies.
  • Extended health benefits, including medical, dental, vision, long-term disability (LTD), life coverage, and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D).
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP).
  • Inclusive workplace.
  • Remote and hybrid work arrangement. 
  • Flexible working schedule.
  • Kind and supportive team.

How to apply

Please email your application to Human Resources at [email protected] and put the job you are applying for in the subject line – Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP).

All applicants are required to provide a cover letter and a resume. We request a cover letter with specific details so that you have an opportunity to showcase your background and why you are well-suited to the position, as well as for us to ensure we have all the relevant facts in our decision-making.
In your cover letter, please detail:
  • Your HR experience working in a complex organizational environment.
  • Any experience or understanding you possess regarding decolonized HR practices.
  • Any educational and/or experiential background that would help you succeed, particularly if it is outside of the HR field.
  • Any other details not captured in your resume but which you feel are important for us to know.


If this process presents barriers, please get in touch via email with the subject line Access: Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) or call us (604-568-7478) to discuss alternative formats for submitting an application.

The deadline to apply for this position is Monday, August 8, 2022, 9am PT.

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