Travel Alberta

Manager, People and Culture

Mar 26, 2018
Mar 12, 2018
Travel Alberta

Department:            Finance and Corporate Operations

Travel Alberta is the tourism marketing agency of the Government of Alberta. A team of youthfully spirited adventurers lead in marketing Alberta’s authentic experiences in breathtaking landscapes around the world. Our mission: to create economic value and prosperity with compelling invitations to explore Alberta. Travel Alberta strives to empower individual passion and build inspirational leadership as ONE TEAM. If you want to be part of an award-winning organization with strong corporate values, passionate team members and a great culture, Travel Alberta is the destination for you.

Position summary

Are you a human resources professional who believes that getting the day-to-day right is important and that knocking it out of the park on culture and engagement initiatives is what can really make a difference in an organization? We’re looking for you!

This is a full-time, permanent role on Travel Alberta’s People and Culture team, reporting to the Director, People and Culture. The successful candidate will work with leadership to provide support, expertise, and strategic guidance in fulfillment of our people strategy, including recruitment, career development, employee relations, performance management, compensation, employee engagement and culture.

The primary responsibilities are to lead Travel Alberta’s recruitment and employer brand strategy and activities as well as activities and programs to support team members’ career development. This position leads one (1) direct report and is responsible for supporting the management of the People and Culture budget.

This role would suit someone looking to work in an innovative, forward-thinking environment in an organization that has won top employer and culture awards. There will be room for a skilled and passionate person to shape the role to their strengths.

Required qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in human resources management, business or a related field
  • 5 or more years’ progressive experience in human resources in a generalist role, including experience at a management or supervisory level
  • Demonstrated knowledge of recruitment, selection and retention strategies, employee relations, training and development, total compensation and performance management
  • Collaborative with ability and passion to engage with others authentically, establish trust, and maintain effective relationships at all levels
  • General knowledge of employment-related legislation with the ability to interpret and apply provincial and federal legislation as it relates to employment.
  • Excellent analytical skills; proven strategic planning skills with ability to understand business plans and recommend people and culture programs to support desired business outcomes 
  • Willingness and ability to be hands-on as and when required
  • Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation is an asset

Position responsibilities

  • Provide timely and high-quality people and culture service to the organization
  • Provides advice on best practices and guidance on the interpretation and application of HR policies, procedures and legislation
  • Ensure consistency in application of all People and Culture policies and practices at Travel Alberta in alignment with the organization’s vision, mission and values
  • Support all employee lifecycle activities including onboarding, separation and terminations
  • Establish appropriate measures for People and Culture programs and activities and regularly provide reports and interpretations to leadership
  • Oversee Travel Alberta’s recruitment process including the development of attraction and retention strategies in line with the employer brand
  • Oversee payroll to ensure accuracy and efficient processing
  • Provide guidance to leadership and team members on payroll, benefits programs and employment legislation requirements
  • Remains current and knowledgeable in internal and external approaches to compensation
  • Support Travel Alberta recognition programs, both formal and informal
  • Support performance management process to ensure team members have appropriate objectives and receive ongoing coaching, development and feedback
  • Participate in planning and implementing initiatives related to engagement survey feedback
  • Lead wellness initiatives
  • Develop a rapport with team members to promote trust and open communication in support of People and Culture objectives and employee engagement
  • Foster a healthy and respectful workplace

Your dedication and passion has taken your career to this point. Now it’s time to advance to a new level by stepping into Travel Alberta’s exciting working environment.     

Other information

This position is based in Calgary, Alberta.

Employment status: Full-time

Start date: Immediately

This position offers an excellent benefits package with SunLife Financial, including extended health and dental coverage, life insurance, travel insurance, long-term disability and a flexible spending account. This individual will also participate in a defined benefit plan with the Management Employee Pension Plan (MEPP), have free and confidential access to the Employee and Family Assistance Plan and be a part of Travel Alberta’s learning and development program, which includes up to 100% reimbursement to further education.

Since becoming a Crown corporation in 2009, Travel Alberta has been recognized with more than 50 awards for brand and marketing and excellence.

Closing Date: March 26, 2018

If you have the passion and qualifications to succeed in this role, submit a cover letter, resume and your salary expectations, with the title in the subject line of your email to If applicable, please indicate the name of the Travel Alberta team member who referred you to this role.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and advise that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Any personal information submitted will be managed with the strictest of confidentiality.