HR Summer Student – Edmonton

POSTED ON: April 13, 2017

Date Posted:                           April 13, 2017

Application Deadline:              May 1, 2017

Job Type:                                Temporary, FT Hourly*

*This position is contingent on Canada Summer Jobs funding

Great Work. Great People. Great Place. GREAT Purpose.

 Are you looking for a career that makes a real difference in the lives of Albertans? Do you want to be part of a growing organization with opportunities for development? Do you want to look forward to coming to work every day? Then Goodwill Industries of Alberta is the place for you!

 About Goodwill:

Goodwill is dedicated to providing people with disabilities the opportunity to find meaningful employment. This is made possible as a direct result of the generosity of Albertans in our community who choose to donate to Goodwill, where these items are resold through our successful retail stores. Our dedicated, ambitious and hard-working team members are the key to our success. By embodying Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Recognition, Customer Service and Safety, our organization is driven towards GREATness.

 The Opportunity:

The HR Summer Student is responsible reviewing how organizational core competencies are applied to HR practices and will incorporate these core competencies to programs to increase Human Resources effectiveness. The student will also provide support to the HR and Payroll departments in all key functional as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the VP, Human Services, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Analyzing organizational core competencies.
  • Evaluating current HR practices, including but not limited to job descriptions, performance evaluations, recruitment practices and performance management program.
  • Based on findings of internal HR practices evaluation, reporting findings to HR team and senior leadership.
  • Improving current practices by aligning HR strategies to organizational core competencies.
  • Developing, as needed, new tools for job descriptions, performance evaluations, recruitment and performance management programs.
  • Working with department leaders to develop job specific competencies for various roles in the organization.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Minimum 2 years of post-secondary Education in Human Resources Management, returning to school in Fall 2018
  • Knowledge of Alberta Employment Standards and Human Rights Legislation is required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • World-class customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Sound judgment regarding confidential and sensitive matters
  • May require travel to various sites across Alberta, access to a personal vehicle is preferred

The Application Process:

For more information on Goodwill Industries of Alberta and what we offer, please visit our website at

Candidates interested in this opportunity should forward their Resume and Cover letter outlining how they are a GREAT fit with Goodwill via email to by May 1, 2017. We thank all applicants for their interest wanting to be a part of our GREAT purpose. Only applicants who submit a full application will be considered.

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a Criminal Record Check

Goodwill Industries of Alberta is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination of any kind.

The Application Process:

Candidates interested in this opportunity should forward their resume and cover letter in confidence using the form below or via fax @ 780-669-5630 by the above mentioned closing date.

For more information on Goodwill Industries of Alberta and what we offer, please visit our website at

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