Director of Human Resources
An exciting opportunity for a collaborative, inclusive and engaging Human Resources leader to drive HR talent strategy innovation and foster an environment of positive employee relations.
Located in the beautiful Niagara peninsula, Niagara College is widely regarded as one of Canada’s most innovative, enterprising, and globally driven post-secondary institutions. NC is a globally active college that equips graduates with cultural and global competencies while leveraging educational programming and delivery expertise in new sectors and markets. Niagara College is a leader in innovation and applied research, and is driven by an entrepreneurial approach to programs, services and operations.
Confident, respectful and calm under pressure, you will foster a diverse and inclusive workforce consisting of over 1400 full and part-time employees, including 3 bargaining units. Niagara College recognizes the importance of a focused approach to human resource planning and is committed to operational excellence by attracting, retaining and developing a strong workforce. Through best practices supported by metrics and systems, you will continue to build a high performing culture in HR through mentorship and development opportunities.
Knowledge and Skills
With a degree in Human Resources, Business or a related area, a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) or Executive (CHRE) designation, and no fewer than 11 years of success in a senior-level human resources position, including experience within a unionized environment, you bring a thorough understanding of change management, labour and employment law, and collective agreements. This is complemented by advanced business acumen and the ability to work with diverse groups and individuals to resolve conflicts, develop and maintain internal and external relationships, and provide solution-based guidance.
Recognized as a strong human resources leader and a business partner who can align HR strategies with corporate goals, you also exhibit diplomacy, persuasive communication and negotiation skills, and the ability to thrive in a diverse, fast-paced, multi-campus environment. You also demonstrate strengths in planning and organizing, and can work collaboratively to develop and articulate a direction and vision for HR, motivate staff and establish a high-performance, accountable team, and influence others to actively consider alternatives for change in order to achieve set goals.
Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Corporate Services, you will lead and leverage the strengths of a team of HR professionals with a sizable portfolio that includes Human Resources Services, the Centre for Professional and Organizational Development, and Occupational Health & Safety. Working collaboratively with the College’s senior leadership team to support corporate initiatives aligned with the College’s strategic framework, you will ensure the delivery of critical HR business services including talent management, organizational development, recruitment, labour/employee relations, performance management, occupational health & safety, and workforce and human capital planning. You will also support and enable individual and team success, ensuring leadership learning and development, and succession planning are key organizational priorities.
As Director of Human Resources, you will work collaboratively with College leaders and business partners to develop and institute creative organizational development best practices that will provide the foundation and capacity to achieve greater advances in organizational effectiveness. Along with ensuring that the College is compliant with all legislation related to human resources functions, you’ll contribute to effective College stewardship by providing risk assessment and advice to the senior management team on HR-related matters. Your excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to create productive networks to achieve results, will be invaluable as you develop effective relationships between the College and internal and external stakeholders involved in key decision-making.
How to Apply
To be considered for this senior human resources role, offering a competitive compensation, pension and benefits package, submit your application, specifying the job title in the subject line of your email, to Phelps at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline: January 3, 2020
401 Bay Street – Suite 1400
Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4
If selected for an interview, candidates must present proof of education (i.e., original transcripts/credentials). Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit: World Education Services ( http://www.wes.org/ca/).
Niagara College is committed to workplace diversity and provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process. If you require an accommodation, please contact the Recruitment Coordinator.