Human Resources Coordinator

Musqueam Indian Band, 6735 Salish Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Req #131
Monday, December 5, 2022

About Musqueam

We are traditional hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking people. Today, we are a strong, growing community of over 1,300 members. We live on a small portion of our traditional territory, known as the Musqueam Indian Reserve, located south of Marine Drive near the mouth of the Fraser River. The name Musqueam relates back to the River Plant, the name of the plant is məθkʷəy̓. There is a story that has been passed on from generation to generation that explains how we became known as the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) - People of the River Plant. We have always moved throughout our territory using the resources it provides for fishing, hunting, trapping and gathering. We remain distinct and our cultural practices are strong, despite the devastating impacts of residential schools, colonial laws banning our ceremonies, and other attempts to assimilate our people. Our lands and waters continue to support our cultural and economic practices while serving as a source of knowledge and memory, encoded with our teachings and laws. To learn more about Musqueam, please visit 

Position Summary:

Musqueam Indian Band (MIB) has an opening for a full-time Human Resources Coordinator role. Reporting directly to the Human Resources Manager, the HR Coordinator will assist with day-to-day human resource operations, such as, talent acquisition, HRIS management, and attending to employee enquires. The ideal candidate will have exceptional communication skills and the ability to maintain strong relationships with all departments. This opportunity will provide experience working in a First Nations organization while gaining valuable hands-on experience within the HR function.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring relevant HR procedures are followed and completed (e.g. hiring, onboarding, and offboarding)
  • Support new hire onboarding and offboarding activities in coordination with payroll
  • Work with hiring managers to assist with and coordinate recruitment – i.e. job requisition approvals, posting and outreach, scheduling interviews etc.
  • Communicate thoroughly with all candidates during the recruitment process to ensure a high-quality candidate experience
  • Administer background checks and create offer letters and contracts for successful candidates
  • Keep track of new hires’ probation period to ensure they are enrolled into the benefits and pension plans
  • Advise managers and employees on the interpretation of human resources policies and benefit programs
  • Prepare all staff communications regarding updates to policies or informational emails regarding HR platforms used, e.g. MIB’s HRIS
  • Maintain the accuracy of Musqueam’s HRIS, Dayforce, to ensure all employee information and records are up to date
  • Perform other duties as required

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Possesses a diploma or degree in Human Resources Management or Business Administration
  • 1 year experience in a similar role an asset, but not required
  • Expert proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Experience using HRIS an asset, but not required
  • Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills with the ability to plan and execute work effectively
  • Demonstrated attention-to-detail and accuracy
  • Ability to use tact and good judgement in dealing with sensitive and complex issues
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to express ideas clearly and concisely
  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships
  • Eager to take initiative and ability to interact and coordinate work efforts with other departments
  • Knowledge and experience of Musqueam or First Nations culture and history is a strong asset

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work from home and in office as needed
  • Successful criminal background check is required


  • Competitive salary
  • Benefits & pension plan

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Musqueam Indian Band, 6735 Salish Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada