Human Resources Assistant

Kootenay Co-op
Posted 7 days ago
$19.00 - $21.00 per hour
Part Time

Job Description

The Kootenay Co-op is looking for a part-time Human Resources Assistant to join our crew.

This is a perfect position for a recent graduate from a Human Resources or Office Administration program.

This position is for 24-32 hours/ week.


• Degree or diploma in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field preferred.

• Prior experience in HR administration, office management, administration, or employee relations.

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize effectively.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a customer-centric approach to employee service.

• Creative thinker with the ability to develop engaging employee programs and events.

• Proficiency in HRIS (Human Resources Information Systems) and Microsoft Office Suite.

• Knowledge of relevant employment laws and regulations.

• Excellent customer service skills.


Employee Onboarding and Offboarding:

• Coordinate the onboarding process for new hires, including paperwork, orientation sessions, and introductions to company policies and culture.

• Manage offboarding procedures and ensure smooth transitions for departing employees.

HR/Office Administration:

• Maintain accurate employee records (paper and electronic), including personnel files, benefits information, and performance evaluations.

• Assist with payroll processing, timekeeping, and other HR-related administrative duties as needed.

• Stay updated on relevant employment laws and regulations to ensure compliance in all HR processes.

• Serve as a point of contact for employee inquiries and concerns, providing guidance and support as needed.

• Develop and implement initiatives to promote employee engagement, wellness, and professional development.

• Update employee policies and procedures as required.

• Provide general administrative assistance to other departments as required.

Recruitment Administration:

• Assist with recruitment efforts, including posting job openings, screening resumes, and scheduling interviews.

• Coordinate pre-employment checks and reference checks for prospective hires.

• Collaborate with hiring managers to ensure a positive candidate experience throughout the recruitment process.

• Prepare offer letters and ensure letter templates are accurate and up to date.

Training and Development:

• Coordinate training programs and workshops to enhance employee skills and knowledge.

• Track training completion dates and expiry to ensure all required training is up to date.

• Assist with maintenance and development of training programs.

Health and Safety Compliance:

• Collaborate with management to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations, conducting regular inspections and addressing any issues promptly.

• Provide training on safety procedures and emergency protocols to promote a safe working environment.

Event Coordination Administration:

• Plan and execute company events, such as holiday parties, employee appreciation events, and milestone celebrations.

• Coordinate logistics for events, including venue selection, catering, entertainment, and transportation.

• Manage event budgets and expenses, ensuring cost-effective solutions while maintaining quality and professionalism.


Employees of the Co-op are truly unique. Our friendly, talented staff have created a culture of inclusiveness + teamwork, along with a passion for bringing organic, sustainable food to the Nelson area. Employees receive a store discount, health + dental benefits when working full time after 6 months, RRSP contributions, and competitive wages. We value work-life balance, continuous improvement, and maintaining a friendly work environment where each staff member can get involved in making the Co-op a great place to shop & work.

This position is for 24-32 hours per week. $19.00 – $21.00 per hour, depending on experience.

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