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Calgary Economic Development is a conduit, connector, catalyst and storyteller for one of Canada’s most entrepreneurial and innovative cities. Calgary Economic Development’s purpose is to advance economic growth and diversification, support the creation of shared prosperity and help build a vibrant and sustainable community. We work with business, government and community partners to position Calgary as the location of choice for the purpose of attracting business investment, fostering trade and strengthening Calgary’s workforce.

Managed by an independent Board of Directors, Calgary Economic Development is a not-for-profit corporation funded by the City of Calgary, other orders of government, community partners and private sector through the Action Calgary program.

The Role

As the Human Resources & Payroll Coordinator, you will wear many hats keeping our team on track with respect to payroll, recruiting, human resources and administration of employee benefits. But you will also have the opportunity to work on a few projects of your own. This is a term position until March 31, 2019.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Payroll
    • Enter new hires, terminations, employee changes, and deductions in the Ceridian payroll system for hourly and salaried employees
    • Identify and resolve arising from review and processing of payroll (semi-monthly) in a timely
    • Prepare and enter all payroll related journal entries including salary allocations
    • Manage all T4 reporting requirements
    • Maintain detailed records of payroll functions for audit purposes
    • Assisting employees in payroll related questions
  • Recruiting
    • Responsible for overall recruitment process from job descriptions, job postings, screening candidates, participating in interviews, checking references
    • Preparing offer letters for successful candidates
    • Onboarding all new employees

  • Administrator of Employee Benefits
    • Plan administrator for  onboarding and off boarding employee benefits and RRSP

  • Time Management
    • Oversee the vacation tracking system and ensure that vacation balances are recorded in accordance to corporate policy
    • Prepare and enter monthly vacation accrual
    • Oversee flex, lieu and sick days system and manage policy

  • Performance Management
    • Manage overall staff performance evaluation system and provide guidance to CED staff on associated procedures

  • Policy and Procedures
    • Maintain, create and update Human Resource and Health and Safety policy and procedures and have employees sign off annually
    • Update and communicate policies as required

  • Administration
    • Provide initial point of contact for CED staff on any HR related issues they may have
    • System administrator for employee recognition program
    • Coordinate staff surveys
    • Support to CFO and VP of Operations as required

Let’s talk about you:

You are an organized, efficient and productive Human Resource Professional. You will wear many hats in supporting all Business Unit within the company with any employee related Human Resources questions they may have. You are looking for a position that will combine your extraordinary organizational skills with broad Human Resources and Payroll experience as you grow in your career.

You have a passion for our city, and are excited at the prospect of working on projects that build on the energy of our community. You are collaborative and thrive in a fast-paced environment and can manage multiple projects with ease.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or Business Administration


  • Minimum of 3 year of experience working in a Payroll or Human Resource position
  • Experience implementing new payroll processes or payroll efficiencies is an asset
  • Experience with Health & Safety programs is an asset
  • Experience with privacy policies is an asset
  • Experience with computer applications such as Ceridian, Bamboo, Halogen, Quickbooks and Kudos is an asset

Note: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Key Competencies:

  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time and to establish priorities for own workload based upon need for immediate action, work objectives and schedules
  • Demonstrates the utmost professionalism in dealing with confidential matters
  • Sound relationship building skills and demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with peers, other departments, and stakeholder group
  • Exceptionally strong written, oral communication, proofreading skills and numerical ability
  • Extensive understanding of Human Resources and Payroll principals
  • High level technical knowledge with Windows XP, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of accounting accrual principles and Journal Entries

 On-the-job Orientation: 

3 months

Unique Working Conditions:

As we all know, HR doesn’t always happen between 9 and 5. This position may require long and/or irregular hours including attendance at a number of businesses functions and special events.  The successful candidate works effectively within a team environment and maintains composure when under pressure.  The successful candidate must be able to balance and prioritize demands for information from a variety of sources, both internal and external, and deal effectively with politically sensitive as well as confidential information.

To apply:

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume in confidence at: https://calgaryeconomic.bamboohr.com/jobs/

Applications must be received no later than Monday, October 23rd at 4:00 p.m. MT.

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