Native-English HR Professional


Native-English HR Professional
Full Time
0539023255 [email protected]

Jessica Gelbard

053-902-3255 [email protected]

PROFILE​:​ Passionate and motivated professional with 6 years of dynamic experience, including opportunities in the industries of human resources, food and hospitality, travel and tourism, and informal education. Proven expertise in full-cycle recruitment, educational and social programming, training and development, and financial management and administration.

Post-Graduate Certificate in HR Management​, Fanshawe College, London, ON, 2017 B.A. (Political Science and Legal Studies)​, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, 2015

Program Director/Campus Lead​, August 2019 – April 2020 (Contract) Hillel Ontario, Waterloo, ON

  • ● Designed and executed programmatic and engagement strategies to fulfill Hillel Ontario’s goals on the Wilfrid Laurier University campus.

  • ● Created and managed a campus budget of $24000 CAD.

  • ● Built and maintained communication strategies with students, partner organizations, and other


  • ● Developed and delivered educational opportunities for students, faculty, and the local community

    at large.

  • ● Managed and mentored a team of 20 student leaders.

    Financial Administrator​, March 2019 – June 2019 (Seasonal Contract) Kosherica, Israel

  • ● Managed credit card statements and authorization of expenses for four individual Passover programs.

  • ● Managed data input to ensure accurate tracking of client bookings of Passover programs and upcoming cruises.

  • ● Utilized Quickbooks to process and manage invoicing for clientele and service providers.

  • ● Performed industry research to ensure updated pricing and information for clientele.

Hospitality Services Manager, HR​, August 2017 – April 2018 (Contract, Maternity Leave Coverage) McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

  • ● Performed full-cycle recruitment and selection to ensure appropriate ongoing staffing needs were met.

  • ● Published and implemented Manager-In-Training and Student Manager training manuals and programs.

  • ● Oversaw compliance with health and safety regulations and policies.

  • ● Prepared and delivered bi-annual performance reviews and appraisals.

  • ● Managed weekly and bi-weekly payroll utilizing ADP software.

    HR Generalist​, June 2014 – July 2017 South Street Burger Co., Kitchener, ON

  • ● Oversaw company functions and operations as they related to human resources and labour requirements and regulations.

  • ● Performed full-cycle recruitment and selection, as well as ensuring consistent onboarding and training of new and existing employees.

  • ● Managed weekly schedules and bi-weekly payroll both manually and utilizing HRIS.

  • ● Oversaw all HR functions of opening a second location in London, ON.

    LANGUAGES​: Native English, intermediate Hebrew, and basic French.