Director, Human Resources - The District Municipality of Muskoka

Director, Human Resources


Located just two hours north of Toronto, The District Municipality of Muskoka is where you will find some of Canada’s most beautiful lakes, majestic forests, and stunning Canadian Shield cliffs. It covers an area of approximately 4800 square kilometres, containing over 650 lakes. Due to this, Muskoka has been Ontario’s premiere vacation destination for many years and is known affectionately as “Cottage Country”. Muskoka is governed by a two-tier municipal system. The District forms the upper-tier, working closely with six lower-tier municipalities including the townships of Muskoka Lakes, Georgian Bay, Lake of Bays and towns of Bracebridge, Huntsville, and Gravenhurst. Both levels collaborate and align services to achieve cost efficiencies and best serve residents and visitors to Muskoka.

 Reporting directly to the Chief Administration Officer (CAO), the Director, Human Resources will partner with the CAO and the District’s senior leadership members to develop the human resource strategy necessary to lead the municipality into a vibrant future. Working closely with the leaders of all departments – Finance and Corporate Services, Community and Planning Services, Health Services, Engineering and Public Works and Legislative Services – they will also develop the culture and mindset necessary to support this future. The Director, Human Resources will help “build best-in-class”, people-practices and programs, in a multifaceted municipality where “people and service come first”. The Director, Human Resources will lead and provide guidance to a passionate and experienced team of HR professionals to support the 651 (and growing) employees, with five business units, including 4 unions and 5 collective agreements. Watch our video to learn more about the District!

 As a member of the District Strategic Leadership Team (DSLT), the Director, Human Resources is responsible for the strategic leadership, management and administration of the corporate Human Resource (HR) function, including labour and employee relations, collective bargaining, recruitment and staffing, organizational design, succession planning and performance management, compensation and benefits, health, safety & wellness, disability management, HRIS management, employee recognition and engagement, human resources policy and program development, and learning and development.

For a complete description of this opportunity and how to apply please visit our website at: before April 19, 2021.