Director, People and Culture, BGC Ottawa


BGC Ottawa (BGCO) is seeking a versatile and tenacious Director, People and Culture to join our energetic senior management team. An experienced HR generalist with a proven record of leading and delivering all aspects of HR programs with dedication and passion, the new Director will be responsible for overall management and development of all aspects of human resources for our rapidly growing organization.

With the 2022 opening of our new clubhouse, BCGO continues to be one of the best performing clubs in Canada. Acting as the talent expert across BGCO, the Director, People and Culture will support the organization’s expansion from its current 200 staff to 500 total (full-time and part-time employees) over the next five years, shaping the performance and development systems for all staff and designing and supporting talent frameworks including performance management, succession planning and workforce/human resource planning.

Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer, this role will guide and manage Human Resources and Payroll practices and objectives to provide an employee-oriented high performance culture emphasizing quality, productivity, goal attainment and empowerment. The Director will also develop processes and reporting metrics that support the achievement of BGCO’s goals and will supervise two direct reports responsible for Payroll and general HR functions. Working closely with the Payroll/HR team and colleagues, the new Director will ensure all HR and payroll duties are undertaken in accordance with employment law and company policy, ensuring any risk to the organization is minimized.

As BGCO strides onward with the 2019-2024 strategic plan, this important senior management position will also help strengthen Equity and Anti-Black Racism policies and practices, a key priority for the organization.

The new Director, People and Culture will be based at BCGO’s Ron Kolbus clubhouse in Ottawa.

*Candidates with less experience may be considered for the same role at an Associate Director-level. 


  • CHRP/CHRL qualification and/or equivalent experience.
  • Up to date knowledge of employment and human rights legislation.
  • Ability to originate and lead organizational strategies in HR.
  • Experience in developing HR and Payroll policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance.
  • Ability to write (as necessary and appropriate), plan and direct the development and maintenance of training programs for all levels of staff.
  • Knowledge and experience of introducing new ideas to improve employee engagement, belonging and safety.
  • Ability to write and deliver creative, imaginative presentations to colleagues at all levels.
  • Experience in talent management, succession planning and development.
  • Valid driver’s licence and use of a car for occasional local transport.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Excellent IT skills: PowerPoint, Teams, Word, Outlook, Excel and Internet browsers.


  • Experience in working with not-for Profits
  • Knowledge of work-based learning.
  • Bilingual in French would be an asset.


KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.) has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of BGC Ottawa. For more information about this leadership opportunity, please contact Mona Ip, Senior Search Consultant, KCI Search + Talent by email at 

To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest, to the email address listed above; all inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence. Please note that the application submission deadline is October 31; however, interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume and letter of interest early as applications may be considered on a rolling basis and candidates could be invited to interview before the deadline.

Please note that the salary range for this position is $85,000-$100,000 with an attractive and comprehensive benefits package. 

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BGC Ottawa is strongly committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous People of North America and the world, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ persons, and those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

We are committed to providing equitable opportunities in employment and to providing a workplace which is free from discrimination and harassment. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.