Consistently ranked as one of the world's top 100 universities with an impressive reputation for academic and research excellence, McMaster University is known for its deep dedication to creativity, innovation, and excellence. A diverse and complex institution with more than 13,000 faculty and staff, McMaster is committed to attracting a talented workforce to support its teaching and research mission, and to the cultivation of human potential. Together, we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes to making McMaster a great place to work. To support this environment, Human Resources must be an organizational partner, enabling strategy execution, championing people and fostering the culture and capabilities needed for the future. Human Resources must embrace efficient operational processes and services to ensure legislative compliance, deliver valued support services and contribute to a positive employee experience.
Toward these objectives, Human Resources at McMaster has been experiencing a period of transformational change, with large scale projects involving people, processes and technology. These changes are emerging from priorities identified in the HR Strategic Plan, feedback from our client community, and our HR Continuous Improvement initiatives.
Within this context, McMaster offers an opportunity for a Human Resources (HR) Project Manager who will be responsible for leading and managing multiple concurrent Human Resources implementation projects to meet quality, budget and time objectives.
The Project Manager, as a member of the HR Senior Leadership Team, and reporting directly to the AVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, will be responsible for implementing HR Continuous Improvement projects (as assigned) which are expected to be core to the transformation of HR systems and processes with broad impact on the University community.
The Project Manager will be responsible for critical institutional level projects, including but not limited to HR Digitization and Hiring/Onboarding Project, projects related to the HR Strategic Plan and the HR website redevelopment. The rationalization of service offerings to reduce duplication of efforts, with revised service delivery and staffing models may be implications of the changes.
The Project Manager will ensure that a full and robust project management framework and processes, change management and communication practices are undertaken to ensure the success of all projects. Scope will include the creation of a comprehensive roadmap for priority implementation through 2020, related business process and role reviews, as well as system redesign and implementation of mobile technologies.
The Project Manager will strive to build effective working relationships and develop collaborative partnerships with mutually beneficial results. As a service partner, the incumbent will model a client-centric approach, building partnerships, working collaboratively on pan-university initiatives, and effectively communicating with diverse communities of interest, while clearly demonstrating personal expertise. Experience leading complex enterprise wide systems projects, managing vendor and stakeholder relationships, and implementing HRIS module solutions are required. Experience specifically implementing projects within a Higher Education environment would be desired.
Project and Program Management:
Manage Client and Vendor Relationships:
Technical Recommendations, Training and Systems Testing:
The successful applicant has a track record of delivering strategic projects, aligned to key business goals. They use best practices in HR/IT project management for higher education for scope management, issue management, change control, stakeholder management, time and cost management, quality management, risk management, procurement, and communication planning and delivery. The ideal candidate will have an optimal blend of the following qualifications.
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In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.
Job Title HR Project Manager
Job ID 23023
Location Central Campus
Open Date 25/10/2018
Job Type Limited Term (>12 months)
Close Date 11/11/2018
Employee Group TMG
Department Office of the CHRO - AVP Human
Salary Grade/Band Band M
Salary Range $87781.00 - $131671.00 (annual)
Contract Duration 24 Months
Hours per Week 35