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    Position:                           Director, People & Culture
    Department:                   People & Culture (HR)
    Location:                          Glacier National Park, Montana
    Reports To:                      Vice President, People & Culture, Pursuit
    Dotted line to:                 VP-GM, Glacier Park Collection
    Status:                              Full-Time, Year-Round, Exempt
    # Direct Reports:            (4)
    Anticipated range           $85-$105k DOE

    Position Summary

    The Director of People & Culture leads a high-energy team to plan, organize and execute all aspects of the GPC people & culture functions.  This includes designing and delivering on a solid recruitment strategy for both year-round and seasonal roles, on- and off-boarding of staff, delivery of training & development programs, evaluation of compensation, perks & benefit plans, internal communications, and effective collaboration with members of the GPC leadership team to ensure the ongoing growth and success of the business.  The P&C Director is a key member of the leadership team who brings a creative and enthusiastic energy that fosters a culture of inclusion, connectedness, engagement, hospitality, creativity and quality.


    • Lead all aspects of the GPC People & Culture department, including but not limited to:
    • Sourcing & recruiting, hiring, coaching, training, budgeting and forecasting, policy development and alignment, report generation, performance management, compliance, safety, benefits and perks, collaboration and ongoing leadership development
    • Ensure delivery of quality internal and external communications related to people & culture
    • Provide expert mentoring and support to other GPC leaders and staff
    • Creation and cultivation of a highly-engaged and connected workforce, tied to Pursuit values

    This list describes at a high level what a P&C Director does, but no job description can anticipate every single task, issue or project that could come up.  Pursuit and the Glacier Park Collection reserves the right to adjust, reduce, add or change job tasks as needed for the success of the business.


    Ideal Experience and Behaviors


    • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in a Human Resources / People & Culture leadership role, preferably in hospitality, restaurants, theaters, hotels or resort environments.

    • Experience developing and delivering annual budget models and business plans that articulate a forward-looking strategy to support and grow the business through effective people management and cultural design.


    • Experience working in a diverse team environment, including support (shared) services or matrix models.

    • Experience handling staff relations issues (the good and the bad) with professionalism, creativity, calm demeanor and balance.

    • Fundamental knowledge of US state and federal labor law, general wage & hour laws, compensation models and variable (bonus) pay plans. Familiarity with Alberta, Canada labor law and wage & hour law a plus


    • Highly organized, adaptable, flexible and curious; Comfortable speaking up and working as a member of a highly-engaged and collaborative team.

    • Clear and well-organized communication skills, including reading, writing, and verbal.

    • Strong attention to detail.

    • Strong knowledge of, and experience using MS Office tools – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and solid knowledge of P&C-related Social Media tools.

    • Experience managing private and confidential information with professionalism and discretion.

    • PHR or SPHR certification a plus.

    • Willingness and ability to relocate to Montana, including eligibility to work legally in the United States, and ability to travel back and forth into Canada; Hold a valid driver’s license and Passport.


    To handle this job successfully, any person hired has to be able to perform each task well. GPC will make any reasonable accommodation possible to help a person with disabilities to perform their job.  This job is based in Columbia Falls, Montana, USA with Pursuit’s Glacier Park Collection team.  Pursuit is an equal opportunity employer.


    Work Environment

    1. Non-smoking environment.
    2. Travel, both Air and Car.
    3. Sitting and standing for long periods.
    4. Public speaking.


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