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Human Resources Business Partner

January 7 2020
Industries Education, Training
Categories HR, Training, Generalist, Recruitment, Staffing, Training - Development - Improvement, Organizational Development, Productivity, Performance, Efficiency
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.

The School of Continuing Studies (SCS) is a large and complex revenue-generating education enterprise designed to provide English language instruction and continuing professional education programs to students in the GTA, nationally and internationally. The School serves the diverse needs of international students seeking to obtain language and post-secondary education to excel in Canada. It also serves domestic students seeking to upgrade their professional education, change careers or obtain a Canadian education or credential. It is expected to generate revenue for York University and to generate a funnel of undergraduate as well as graduate students for York University in order to meet the enrolment targets. The School has two main divisions: (a) the English Language Institute (YUELI), and (b) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programs. As a result of ongoing significant growth, the School is creating a new position of Human Resources Business Partner, under the general direction of the Executive Director, Operations & Administration.

In this highly strategic role, you will be responsible for providing advice, leadership, guidance and consultation to management within the School regarding human resources strategy and organizational design, as well as supporting the School's organization development strategy.  For the right individual, this is a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact to further solidify the School's dominant market position.

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

University degree in a relevant field.
A professional designation in HR is required.
In addition, formal training in Organizational is desired.

Including five years' related experience in strategic human resources management. Significant experience in organizational design, employee engagement and workforce planning. Desired experience working in an academic environment.  Experience in organization design and restructuring. Developing and implementing change management strategies. Assessing, designing and implementing competency frameworks, organizational learning and development strategies. Working in a unionized environment and with collective agreements. Working in a for-profit organization.

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We offer comprehensive benefits and access to superb educational and recreational facilities. For more information on what York has to offer U please visit:

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.

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

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