Human Resources Business Partner

March 9 2020
Industries Education, Training
Categories HR, Training, Generalist, Training - Development - Improvement, Organizational Development, Compensation -Benefits, HR support
Toronto, ON

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

Under the direction of the Director, HR Services, the Human Resources Business Partner provides client centered service to Facilities Services, Ancillary Services and Community Safety in the provision of a wide range of operational, generalist Human Resources responsibilities. Act as a resource to central Human Resources in the development and implementation of University Human Resources programs, policies and procedures ensuring that both University and departmental requirements are achieved. The assigned client groups are Facilities Services, Ancillary Services and Community Safety Departments and are comprised of a number of functional units including Housing Services. YU-card, Food Services & Parking Services. Bookstore, Printing & Mailing Services. Maintenance, Custodial, Grounds & Glendon Facilities Services. Facilities Development. Planning & Renovations. Energy Management. Environmental Design & Sustainability. Financial Services, Community Safety, GOSafe, Emergency Management with over 800 employees under 7 different employee affiliations (CPM, YUSA1, YUSA2, CUPE 1356, CUPE 1356-1, CUPE 1356-2, IUOE).

To be considered for this opportunity, you will bring the following:

A University degree in Human Resources or Business Management or equivalent required. Human Resources training/certification preferred. CHRL certification preferred. Conflict resolution training/certification is an asset.  With a minimum of 5 years generalist human resources experience in a unionized environment (including experience working with business leaders/senior management in a consultative capacity). Experience applying provisions of collective bargaining agreements and related human resource policies, legislation and regulations as required. Experience in continuous process improvement initiatives and change management required. Experience in a post-secondary environment preferred.

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Beginning with the May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021 performance cycle, York University employees in salary grades D through J are eligible for a performance dependent annual Merit Incentive Award as part of total compensation.

The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), aboriginal (Indigenous) persons and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. York University is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment.

York University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by York University regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation.

We are committed to enhancing our environmentally and socially responsible practices for the benefit of all members of the York community. Our long-term perspective recognizes our responsibility to be innovators and to continually work as a community to reduce our ecological impact.

York University employees must apply to jobs through the Employee Career Portal - YU Hire. If you are a current York University employee and/or are using your rights under a collective agreement to view and/or apply to jobs, you MUST log into YU Hire to access the York University Employee Career Portal.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications must be received by 11:55 pm EST on the posted deadline date, if applicable.

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