Manager, Staff Human Resources

by Western University

Reference #: 21506
Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Feb 17, 2021
Experience: 5 Years
Education: University Degree
Western University

Job Description

About Western

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" – an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.
 
Unit overview
              
The Faculty of Engineering at Western University is a vibrant teaching and research centre that consists of six academic units including Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering, and the Thompson Centre for Engineering Leadership & Innovation. It is also home to several outstanding centres and research institutes including the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory (BLWTL), WindEEE (Wind Engineering, Energy and Environment Research Institute), the Institute for Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources (ICFAR), University Machine Services (UMS) and the Fraunhofer Project Centre (FPC). Approximately 2,400 undergraduate students are enrolled in one of our nine undergraduate programs and close to 800 graduate students are completing degrees at the master's or doctoral levels.
The Human Resources team at Western Engineering is a cohesive, collaborative team of professionals dedicated to supporting all programs, departments and units at Western Engineering. We strive to support, recruit and develop Western Engineering's most valuable resource - our employees. We do this with integrity, responsiveness and professionalism by adhering to Western Engineering's Values statements to provide the best service to our employees.
 
Responsibilities

The Manager, Staff Human Resources leads all staff-related functions within the human resources practice at Western Engineering. The Manager will provide strategic direction and advice to the Director of Administration in staff recruitment, job design and descriptions, on boarding and orientation, training, maintenance and development of policies and procedures, record management and reporting. The Manager contributes to the overall effectiveness of the Human Resources team by supporting managers on employee relations issues such as performance appraisals, vacation and attendance management, training and development, and mentorship. The Manager will also provide related advice, education and support to colleagues and leaders in regards to the rationale for the processes and practices, and interpret Western's collective and employee agreements, policies and procedures, as well as relevant legislation.  In addition, the Manager will be responsible for responding to inquiries and resolving issues independently.
 
Qualifications

Education:
-   Undergraduate Degree, preferably in Human Resources or Business Administration
-   Certificate or Diploma in Human Resources Management
-   Completion of Certified Human Resources Leader Designation

Experience:
-   5 years of progressive experience in human resources administration in a unionized environment with direct accountability for recruitment, training and development and performance management
-   Experience providing leadership to a team of professionals
-   Experience in an education or public sector environment would be an asset

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
-   In-depth knowledge of Human Resources statute, principles and practices, of the Employment Standards Act, and other relevant legislation
-   Knowledge of Western collective agreements and policies impacting staff preferred
-   Demonstrated ability in human resource planning
-   Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to coach team members as well as work in a respectful manner with a diverse community of faculty, staff, colleagues, and others
-   Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including proposal development and ability to provide presentations to senior management
-   Ability to translate information into easily understood terms, summarize information, and provide a rationale for action
-   Ability to ensure confidentiality and privacy is maintained through the appropriate retention and destruction of information
-   Ability to produce high-quality results and workable solutions that meet client needs
-   Detail-oriented with an ability to function and process information with high levels of accuracy
-   Ability and willingness to stay abreast of technological developments
-   Discretion, tact and maturity to deal with highly confidential subjects or issues
-   Ability to apply regulations or professional standards to own work
-   Ability to work independently and maintain direction and focus through proactive planning and organized approaches to work with superior multi-tasking skills
-   Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and with databases/applications (such as PeopleSoft)
-   Ability to create a positive impression while interacting with others and responding to inquiries, by telephone, in person or electronically
-   Ability to understand, interpret, and effectively communicate University guidelines, policies and practices to key stakeholders
-   Creative problem solving skills and sound professional judgment, with a consultative and collaborative approach to addressing issues and opportunities, especially regarding confidential/sensitive matters
-   Ability to make sound assessment of urgency and appropriate consultations for resolution
-   Ability to identify opportunities for improvement, while being open to trying new ideas and working methods
-   Proven ability to take initiative and champion a project from conception through implementation and evaluation
-   Ability to work independently and effectively as a member of the team to achieve department goals

 
Application process

Interested applicants are asked to visit: https://recruit.uwo.ca for further information and to apply online reference job #21506 by midnight on March 2, 2021.
 
Western values diversity
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwo.ca or phone 519-661-2194.
Please note:
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.