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.