University of Alberta

Senior Officer, HR & Administration

Dean Of Arts

Competition No.  -    A107335885
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Reporting to the Vice Dean, Faculty of Arts and the Senior Human Resources Partner, Human Resource Services (HRS), this dual reporting position provides human resources (HR) leadership for the Faculty of Arts.

As a member of the senior management team for the Faculty of Arts, the Senior Officer, HR & Administration is responsible for providing strategic HR advice to the Dean, Vice Dean, Associate Deans, Chairs, Administrative Professional Officers, and staff in the faculty, including providing key support for academic and support staff HR activities and processes, supporting Faculty Evaluation Committee (FEC) and Chair and other senior selection processes.  Additionally, this position participates in the development and implementation of Faculty and institution-wide human resources policies, procedures, collective agreements, programs, strategies and services.

Working in close collaboration with central HRS, this position plans, directs, manages and oversees the Faculty of Arts' activities and operations including strategic human resources management; workforce planning; performance management; learning and development; recruitment, selection and retention; position and organizational design, initiatives implementation, and employee and labour relations.  Additionally, the position is responsible for coordinating information management and access within the faculty.  Finally, this position is responsible for the leadership of the Human Resources and Administration team.

On any given day, you will work closely with the Senior Officers of other functional units within the Faculty in order to provide seamless service and support to the Faculty and its 15 departments and 16 centres and institutes.

The successful candidate will have a post-secondary degree, preferably in Business with a specialization in Human Resources or a related discipline and significant progressively responsible experience in human resources.

Other qualifications include:

  • A minimum of 7-10 years of directly related HR experience, specifically in employee/labour relations, in a large, complex unionized environment
  • A CHRP designation is preferred
  • The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership having led a team along with the ability to accomplish objectives through innovative management techniques and teamwork
  • Proven methods and techniques for conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation, personnel selection, interview techniques, employee development, and performance management
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain high levels of reliability, credibility, integrity and tact
  • Excellent project planning and resource management principles, practices, techniques and tools; high problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment and establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation skills
  • Collaborative style and agile to adapt to changing needs and be responsive to supporting impacts in supporting our strategies

In accordance with the Handbook of Employment for Management and Professional Staff (Excluded), this position is a one-year appointment and offers a comprehensive benefits package found at Faculty & Staff Benefits with an annual salary range commensurate with qualifications.  If you have any questions related to this opportunity, you can contact the Human Resources team at (780) 492-8410.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.