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Université d'Ottawa | University of Ottawa

Human Resources Business Partner


Ottawa Posted 19 Days Ago1559236

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The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual university in the world, where it is possible for students to study in English, in French, or in both languages. Located in the capital of Canada, a G8 nation, we have ready access to the great institutions of our country.

Our breakthroughs in health, science, social sciences and the humanities attract global attention, reflecting our ranking among Canada’s top 10 research universities and our ongoing drive to discover.

Job Description

Position Purpose

Works with all levels of management as an HR consultant, to meet the objectives of each faculty, service and the research community objectives. Advances long-term integrated solutions to optimize productivity and create a positive work environment for designated clients. Keeps abreast of faculty, service and research community operations; short, medium and long-term plans; culture; and talent needs, while promoting continuous improvement and service excellence. Works with faculty and service HR managers to develop consistent approaches on common University priorities and problems, and consults subject matter experts across various human resources disciplines to offer value-added holistic solutions to clients.


Essential Qualifications

  • Sound theoretical and procedural knowledge of human resources, normally acquired through a university degree in human resources management or a related field
  • Human resources designation or near completion (e.g., CHRP, CRHA)
  • Ten years’ experience in different human resources disciplines in a large and complex unionized organization, at least five in a progressive leadership capacity
  • Deep knowledge of labour relations and organizational development
  • Knowledge and expertise in organizational design and change management frameworks (e.g., Prosci)
  • Sound knowledge of current provincial legislation, best practices and employment standards in Ontario and across Canada
  • Ability to contribute to the team through a results-oriented approach and productive, trusting relationships
  • Knowledge and expertise in process improvement frameworks (e.g., Six Sigma)
  • Ability to influence, to be recognized and accepted by upper management for human resources expertise
  • Strong communications, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to propose creative solutions to complex human resources challenges
  • Bilingualism – French and English (spoken and written)


Position Reports to: Senior HR Director and Strategic Initiatives

Competition Number: J0118-1093

Closing Date: March 3rd, 2018


Please apply on our website: http://www.uottawa.ca/human-resources/jobs

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Université d'Ottawa | University of Ottawa