Our strategic plan is industry leading and driving change. And we are also seeing a return to the passenger volumes YVR knows well. We are looking for someone who can quickly understand the human capital needs to support our objectives and trajectory, not only what skills and experience we need, but also the values, behaviours and mindsets that align. It is important for us to not only match “what” a person bring to us, but also “how” they work. The successful candidate knows our labour market well and creates custom sourcing strategies for our department and roles, using best in class techniques to attract and select our most important asset, people.  

Key responsibilities include:

  • Conducting full-cycle recruitment including: establishing requirements; building applicant pools; developing sourcing strategies; short listing candidates; evaluating candidates; managing candidates throughout the recruitment cycle; and negotiating offers
  • Supporting the co-op, student and unpaid practicum student recruitment portfolio; this includes building relationships with post-secondary institution co-op offices, career centres and faculty representatives
  • Coaching managers on recruitment and selection issues
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of recruitment strategies 
  • Representing the Airport Authority at career fairs and other events
  • Participating in other projects, within HR and corporate-wide, as required

Key qualifications include:

  • Two to five years’ experience in recruitment, preferably in a corporate environment, with a proven ability to build and maintain talent pools and pipelines, supplemented by a bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Administration or a related field (concentration in Human Resource Management is a plus); or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Recruitment experience in a unionized environment is considered an asset
  • Awareness of the current labour market and demonstrated skills at developing recruitment strategies that support business requirements
  • General knowledge of Canada Labour Code and regulations that impact federally regulated entities
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proven ability to build solid relationships and work collaboratively with subject matter experts in various fields and at different levels within the organization 
  • Proficient with MS Office and comfortable with spreadsheets/data analysis, ATS (experience with Taleo TBE preferred) and HRIS (preferably Success Factors)
  • Proven experience managing multiple tasks and competing demands in a high volume environment within tight timelines

The successful candidate will interact with the hiring managers, as well as the HR leadership team and HR Business Partners.

This position is well suited to an individual that is passionate about talent acquisition has a creative mindset and thrives in an agile environment. Candidates of diverse backgrounds and/or having diverse lived experience are encouraged to apply. 

This position is open to both Vancouver Airport Authority employees and external candidates. Previous job performance will be considered for all internal candidates who apply for this position. 

As part of our recruitment process, short-listed candidates may be required to participate in an assessment process.

Health and safety are at the core of how we operate at YVR. We are committed to ensuring a safe workplace for our workforce and protecting the health and safety of our employees, passengers, partners and community by taking reasonable, preventative measures to reduce the risks associated with COVID-19. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a valid exemption is granted for those unable to be vaccinated.

Apply online at https://careers.yvr.ca/en/job/vancouver/talent-acquisition-specialist/38253/27232516272