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Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.

Associate Vice-President, Human Resources


Thunder Bay17-08-1509006

Company Information

Lakehead University is conducting an extensive search for an Associate Vice-President, Human Resources and invites expressions of interest, applications and nominations. This is an outstanding opportunity to provide collaborative and strategic leadership in a creative, intellectual and multi-faceted environment.


Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Lakehead has approximately 10,000 students and 2,160 faculty and staff.  Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its ten faculties and has annual expenditures of $164 million, with an annual economic impact on the cities of Thunder Bay and Orillia of $311 million and $41 million respectively. Located at the head of Lake Superior, Lakehead’s Thunder Bay campus is one of the most beautiful in Canada, with many of its programs complemented by fieldwork and a focus on northern socio-economic issues. Further information is available at


Job Description

Reporting to the Vice-President of Administration & Finance, the Associate Vice-President, Human Resources (AVPHR) provides strategic leadership, planning, implementation, and operational excellence for all human resources services that support and align with the University’s values, mission, vision, and goals. The AVPHR will lead a talented team of generalists and specialists in areas that include labour and employee relations, talent acquisition and workforce planning, job evaluation and compensation, training and development, and HRIS.


The AVPHR will be a successful leader with excellent managerial and interpersonal skills and a substantial record of executive-level human resources experience in a complex, collegial, and multi-union organization, ideally within the public sector. A proven record of leading and building high performance teams, developing and retaining a diverse workforce, fostering a productive and positive relationship with organized labour, and ensuring excellence in all aspects of human resources practices and services is essential. Candidates will display strong conflict management, negotiation, problem solving and planning skills.


Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities.


The Search Committee will begin considering potential candidates immediately and will continue until the position is successfully filled with an anticipated start date of July 2017 or as soon thereafter as possible. Applications, including a letter of interest, resume, and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without consent of the applicant), should be submitted in confidence, electronically, to the University’s executive search consultants:


Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.

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Posting Date: 27-Apr-2017Human Resources Permanent, Full-Time Open 103-Jul-2017
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