Human Resources Manager

About Pressbooks:

We are a small team building software that supports new models for book publishing with an emphasis on helping make educational resources (aka digital textbooks) free for all. We are passionate about open source, open content, open knowledge, and the intersection of books and the web. 

We’re a self-sustaining open source / SaaS business, with a growing list of happy clients in Canada, the United States, and beyond. Most of our clients are universities and other educational institutions who use Pressbooks to power their publishing and open/free digital textbook creation programs. We are trusted partners to higher ed institutions, helping them deliver strong Open Education programs.

Half of our team works from our office in Montréal’s Mile End neighborhood; the other half works remotely from locations across the Americas. Equity, inclusion and diversity are core values for us and the communities we support (and we mean it). Our team is welcoming, compassionate, and committed to maintaining a safe and encouraging environment for people of all racial backgrounds and gender identities. Our work hours, vacation time, and sick or care leave policies are in place to lift people up and support their dreams.

About the role: 

The Human Resources Manager will work closely with the Chief of Operations to hire talent, manage administrative programs related to HR, and foster a healthy atmosphere for our team. The HR Manager will develop human resources programs, policies, and procedures; develop training and continuing education programs for employees; and improve our diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.

About you: 

You are an autonomous and motivated individual with experience in HR management. You have an eye for details. You are a stickler for precise contracts, a good judge of people, comfortable communicating with government agencies, payroll, and insurance companies, and like to work in a team. You are organized and tech savvy. You have experience with Google Suite, Microsoft Office, and payroll systems. You have experience developing HR policies. You are excited about helping a sustainable, mission-driven company grow to its next phase. 


  • Develop and oversee the implementation of a strategic HR plan,
  • Manage the entire recruitment process from first screening call to reference checks, offer letters, and contracts,
  • Maintain compliance with federal and provincial employment laws and regulations, 
  • Support department leads/managers with the administration and logistics of onboarding,
  • Administer the current benefits program (including health insurance) and build other monetary and nonmonetary benefits,
  • Plan and organize in person and remote company social events,
  • Prepare employment contracts including but not limited to offer letters, compensation plans, intellectual property & confidentiality agreements, and zero tolerance policies,
  • Prepare and process payroll, including wages, commissions, tax deductions, and benefits,
  • Manage temporary work visas and relationships with governmental bodies,
  • Manage yearly 360 performance evaluations, 
  • Provide career growth, guidance, and continuing education opportunities to our employees

Candidate requirements: 

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a similar position
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field 
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial labour legislation
  • Proven track record of running payroll and knowledge of Quebec taxes
  • A strong understanding of best practices and current regulations specific to HR

What we offer:

  • Generous vacation package and time off during Christmas week
  • Short work week (EoD on Fridays are 12.00 EST)
  • Extended health care including dental and vision
  • Employee assistance program (legal, financial, and career)
  • 24/7 telehealth services
  • Generous benefits package that includes tech allowance, work from home stipend, wellness allowance, book allowance, memberships to discount platforms 

What to expect once you apply:

You will be invited to join a 30-minute call with the hiring manager to deep dive into the role, team, and projects. They will answer any of your questions and talk to you about the next steps.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience: Min 3 years

Location: Montréal, QC or Remote 

Next Steps

Please send an email to:

Subject: [Application] HR Manager

Please include a CV, any relevant links, and an explanation of why you’d like to join us.