Associate Vice-President, Human Resources and Organizational Development

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Author jlacroix
Date October 15, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Laurentian University
Salary negotiable - Per Hour
Location Sudbury, ON
Category Education / Teaching - K-12 and other training
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Laurentian University will be accepting applications of interest from exceptional leaders who are enthusiastic about Laurentian’s mission, personify its values, and have the leadership skills to be its next Associate Vice-President, Human Resources and Organizational Development.

Located on the Robinson-Huron Treaty territory, we recognize that we are on the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and Wahnapitae First Nation, and surrounded by picturesque lakes in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Laurentian University provides a welcoming, natural environment where teaching and research excellence can flourish and a balanced lifestyle can truly be enjoyed. More than 9,000 students as well as its complement of faculty and staff experience a unique tri-cultural university life – one that is deeply rooted in community and experiential learning, in both English and French, with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education – where they have the space to ask new questions, challenge knowledge in all its forms, and help solve local and global issues.

The successful candidate will be joining Laurentian at a great time. Laurentian has grown to become one of Canada’s most dynamic universities.  It is completing $206 million in capital investments initiated since 2011 – has secured four eight-figure investments from generous philanthropists for its Bharti School of Engineering, Goodman School of Mines, Harquail School of Earth Sciences and McEwen School of Architecture – is the proud host of a $104 million Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) program – and ranks as the top undergraduate university in Canada in total research income earned according to Research Infosource.   With the new Strategic Plan 2018-2023: Ensemble Together Maamwi  in place, a shared set of values, and strong sense of purpose, the Associate Vice-President will play a key and exciting role in Laurentian University’s future.

Reporting to the Vice President, Administration, the Associate Vice-President (AVP), Human Resources and Organizational Development (HROD) leads a multi-faceted team of professionals and is accountable for establishing the strategic direction of the department and ensuring effective management and delivery of the University’s human resource strategy.  The AVP HROD is responsible for the development, implementation, operational effectiveness and administration of HROD programs and policies.   The span of responsibility includes HR client services, labour relations, talent acquisition, onboarding, pension and benefits administration, compensation, employment equity, HR systems, accommodation, disability/health management, succession planning and  compliance with legislation.  This role has significant responsibility for developing the long term strategic direction of the Human Resources department.  The AVP HROD ensures that HROD policies, practices and processes are continuously improved from the conceptual framework level to delivery.

Trustworthy and an excellent communicator, the AVP HROD will be able to be successful operating in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders, and will be able to perform in a workplace characterized by collegial governance and academic freedom.  Bilingualism or willingness to attend French language training will be required.  Knowledge of an Indigenous language (Anishinaabemowin, Cree, Michif) or demonstrated fluency is a definite asset.

Please email your cover letter and resume to the confidential email on or before November 9, 2018.

Laurentian University is an inclusive and welcoming community and encourages applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

Laurentian University is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process.

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected will be contacted.

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