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Cape Breton University

Director of Human Resources

Canada-Nova Scotia-ALL

Sydney Posted Jan 17HR1801-1556556

Company Information

CBU is one of Canada's youngest and most ambitious universities with a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 3400 students and 400 full- and part-time employees, CBU's vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations and consistently ranks highly in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction and employability.

CBU, an institution with extensive global connections, is located on world-renowned Cape Breton Island, a region highly regarded for creativity, diversity, innovation, and hospitality. CBU has a reputation for small class sizes, active community engagement, and strong internal support for faculty research.


Job Description

Cape Breton University (CBU) invites applications for the full-time position of Director of Human Resources.

The Director, as a member of the senior management team, will lead CBU in its efforts to achieve excellence and innovation in the delivery of human resource services for the University. Key departmental responsibilities include human resource planning and strategy development, employee and faculty relations, policy development and implementation, training and performance management, support for recruitment and retention initiatives, salary, benefit and pension administration, payroll services, compliance reporting, and occupational health and safety.

The Director leads a small team of professionals who support CBU in all aspects of human resources management. The Director will maintain key external relationships with university colleagues, advisors, and other human resources professionals in order to maintain CBU’s currency in responding to developing human resource practices and trends.

Please visit our website to learn more about CBU and to view the full job description – www.cbu.ca/hr.

Qualified candidates should send to the Human Resources Department (in PDF format):

  • a letter of application quoting the reference number (HR1801) and identifying your education and experience as it relates to this position;
  • a resume; and
  • complete contact information of three work related references.

Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. January 31, 2018. Applicants who apply by email will receive a return email confirming receipt.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Contact Information

Cape Breton University
http://www.cbu.ca