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Human Resources Assistant - Summer Student

Location: CAN - Flexible
Empl./Engagement Status: Temporary Full Time
Empl./Engagement Duration: 4 months
Closing Date: August 31st, 2020

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Human Resources Assistant
Summer Student (June-September)
Localisation: flexible in Canada
Do you want to make a DIFFERENCE?  
The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is currently seeking summer students for the position of Human Resources Assistant. We are looking for various skills in the below HR fields:
  • Data analysis
  • Project management 
  • Payroll
  • Volunteer management 
When applying, mention the HR field you are the most interested in. 
  • Assist in the HR Department with special projects as assigned and based on student’s identified areas of personal development/interest;
  • In times of an emergency or disaster, is part of the HR response roster and may be called upon to fill a role within the HR emergency response structure or cover additional business continuity duties within the department.
  • Prepares employment/engagement letters and onboarding packages for employees and volunteers and ensuring all required onboarding documentation / processes are complete;
  • Assists with the payroll processing of all new hire documentation and employee status changes while ensuring accuracy and liaising with national office personnel for processing into the Human Resource Information System (HRIS);
  • Assists with various aspects of orientation, training, and Health & Safety programs for employees and volunteers;
  • May assist with filing of Worker Compensation claims, safety audits, accident and incident reports, data entry of claims on Safety Report System or tracker;
  • Provides administrative support for the Human Resources department;
  • Follows all policies and procedures as required to maintain a healthy and safe working environment;
  • Preparing a Bachelor or Master degree or diploma in the field of Human Resources or Volunteer Management;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English are essential and French is considered a definite asset;
  • Professionalism and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a team and build positive internal and external relationships.
  • Superior organization and time management skills;
  • Demonstrated computer skills in MS Office applications.
  • Experience with Taleo, Microsoft Dynamic AX, or Raiser’s Edge, SharePoint, PowerBI and SQL an asset;
  • Ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive information;
  • A satisfactory Enhanced Police Information Check (EPIC) is required;
  • Various learning and networking opportunities as well as building of professional skills;
  • Positive and professional work environment;
  • Learning and development opportunities if supporting an emergency response;
  • Opportunity to make a difference.
The Canadian Red Cross is committed to gender equality and social inclusion in our workplace. All qualified applications will receive consideration without regard to sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, color, religion, nationality, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We encourage all qualified persons to apply particularly Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. Please notify us as soon s possible of any adaptive measures you might require at any stage of the recruitment process. 


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