Job Location: Bedford, Nova Scotia
Job Title: Human Resources Manager
Reports to: Chalice President

Chalice (Canada)  is a Catholic, Nova Scotia based organization with a vision for "A world where all children and families live in communities of life and love." Through the generosity of our Canadian supporters, combined with the continued effort of our international partners and Chalice sponsored families, we work in more than 1500 communities around the world to provide opportunities for children to receive an education, for families to become empowered, and for communities to become more caring and connected.

Please explore our website to find out more information about our mission and our organization.

Who we are looking for:

Chalice (Canada) is looking for an experienced, organized, and mission connected leader to join the organization as Human Resource Manager. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in progressing and supporting Chalice’s mission as part of the leadership of the organization. The HR Manager is responsible for all HR aspects of Chalice, with duties that span recruitment, policy development, employee benefits, advising managers and staff, performance management, compliance, and fostering a culture aligned with Chalice's Catholic values.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Lead the full recruitment lifecycle, from sourcing to onboarding.
  • Manage employee benefits and facilitate plan enrollment and negotiations.
  • Update, maintain, and lead the performance management process, including development of tools, KPIs, standard documentation, and follow-up procedures.
  • Oversee HRIS administration.
  • Collaborate with leadership to develop HR strategies and policies.
  • Provide HR guidance and support to employees and managers.
  • Coordinate training sessions and workshops.
  • Maintain compliance with employment laws and regulations.
  • Lead the Occupational Health and Safety Committee and AIP application process.
  • Coordinate with teams across the organization in managing volunteers.
  • Assist in payroll processing and budget management.


  • Bachelor's degree in HR, Business Administration, or related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Minimum 2 years of HR experience, preferably in a non-profit environment.
  • Knowledge of employment laws and HRIS systems.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion.
  • Proficiency in Office 365, especially Excel.
  • CPHR designation and project management experience are assets.
  • Familiarity with Catholic Church teachings and active participation in the life of a local parish or diocese is required.

Other Requirements

  • Hours worked: minimum 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, in an office environment.
  • Working in a faith and prayer filled environment, including attendance and participation in daily prayer meetings.

Chalice (Canada) offers benefits including paid vacation, shortened summer work weeks, health and travel insurances, and a retirement savings plan.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter expressing your interest in the position and in working for Chalice along with your resume by email to, identifying your salary expectations and availability, by July 28, 2024. Please include “HR Manager 2024” in the subject line. All applications must include a cover letter. Please note that applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and interviews may be scheduled before the position closes. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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