Assistant Vice-President, Human Resources

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 18,500 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, poised to celebrate 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.

Dalhousie students and faculty engage in learning and discovery across our 12 faculties — whether in the classroom or in the more than $135 million in research we conduct each year with hospitals, industry, governments, non-profit agencies and universities around the globe. Whether it’s our passion for teaching and learning, our commitment to the highest levels of research, our priority for diversity and inclusiveness, or our dedication to serving local, national and international needs, the Dalhousie community is united in our quest to make a lasting impact on our world.

Dalhousie’s Assistant Vice-President, Human Resources (AVP, HR) leads, plans and directs the full range of HR functions and services including HR information and analysis, payroll, insured benefits and pension administration, compensation, employee relations, academic staff relations, and talent management, including recruitment, organizational health, and training and development. Reporting to the Vice-President, Finance and Administration and a key member of the senior administrative team, the AVP, HR is a strategic HR advisor to leaders across the University and a role model for Dalhousie’s values. Accountable for ensuring that HR strategy and service is aligned with the University’s strategic objectives and supportive of the academic mission, the AVP, HR works in collaborative partnership with academic, administrative and HR leaders across the University. In pursuit of excellent customer service, efficiency and contemporary HR practice, the AVP, HR promotes the identification and supports the introduction of new and enhanced policies, systems and practices and fosters the development of capacity and capability of the HR team.

As the ideal candidate, you bring leadership experience and understanding of the broad range of HR functions, ideally from within a post-secondary or a similarly large, complex, unionized environment. You have a deep understanding and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. You are conversant in contemporary HR practices and trends and have led the introduction of new policies, systems and processes to support recruitment, engagement, development and performance of talent. You are a valued advisor, able to successfully build cooperative relationships with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and areas. You are a skilled mentor, coach and facilitator whose demeanor and attitude earn the respect and set the tone for those around you.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, contact Anna Stuart or Shauna Smith at 902-425-2148, or submit your application online at: 11368.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.