Chief People & Culture Officer - YMCA of Northern Alberta

Status: Closed

Location: Edmonton, Alberta

In good times and bad, the YMCA consistently steps up to meet the emerging and

evolving needs of communities, helping them move from surviving to thriving. The

YMCA of Northern Alberta believes that the next five years are a time to shine. They are

an opportunity for the communities of central and northern Alberta to heal from the

events of recent history and ignite the potential inside each of us.

 Through their new Strategic Plan: Igniting Potential 2024-2028, they will enhance the

wellbeing of our communities. They will take steps to deliver the brightest work and

volunteer experience, they will innovate how services and programs are provided, how

they operate their spaces, and they will spark engagement in the YMCA and in the

communities they serve. Igniting Potential 2024-2028 is the blueprint to create a bright

future for the communities of central and northern Alberta, where everyone can shine.


Reporting directly to the President and CEO and leading a team of ten (10) Human Resources and Payroll professionals, the Chief People & Culture Officer is an integral member of the executive leadership team and is responsible for developing and leading a comprehensive People Strategy for both employees and volunteers. This is an exciting opportunity to provide senior leadership and have a significant voice in a complex, people-focused organization.


Core Competencies

  • A post-secondary degree (with a preferred focus in Human Resources).
  • At least 10 years of Senior Human Resources experience including strategy development and implementation.
  • Significant experience in the management and implementation of HR, Payroll and Benefit programs and initiatives within a large & geographically diverse organization.
  • Experience leading and supervising a team.
  • A CPHR designation is considered an asset.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the implementation of a progressive and comprehensive People Strategy for both employees and volunteers at the YMCA of Northern Alberta to support the growth and sustainability of the organization.
  • Supervise and lead a team of ten (10) professionals in the areas of Human Resources, Payroll & Benefits.
  • Provide HR coaching, advice, and feedback to YMCA leadership and operations teams on Human Resource related issues and opportunities.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of new approaches, initiatives and programs to assist in attracting and retaining dedicated employees and volunteers.
  • Attend YMCA Board and Board Committee meetings as required, represent the YMCA on National Human Resource Committees/workgroups.

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For a full profile or to apply, please contact :

Rick Vogel, ICD.D                       

Founding Principal                       

780.665.4965 ext. 101             rick@thevogelgroup.ca

The Vogel Group is a leadership search firm with offices in Alberta and Ontario conducting national searches for a wide range of clients. We work with like-minded organizations that value a partnership based on integrity, authenticity and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

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