Human Resources Advisor (Faculty of Science)

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This position is in the Faculty of Science. If the link does not work, it is because the application deadline has passed or the position has been filled.

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Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Senior HR Advisor, the HR Advisor is responsible for the effective HR management and provides a full range of human resources services for administrative and academic staff in support of the Faculty of Science’s mission and objectives. Main responsibilities include areas relating to staffing, compensation, benefits administration, organizational design and training and labour/employee relations. Act as a resource person and provides advice on the interpretation of collective agreements referring to unionized and non-unionized groups. Participate in the development and implementation of University’ personnel policies and new initiatives that support the strategic direction of the faculty/departments by keeping abreast of new developments and trends in the field of human resources management.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance to faculty members with respect to the day-to-day management of human resources policies and procedures, including academic, non-unionized and unionized groups, the managing of several collective agreements and identification of training and development needs.
  • Exercise leadership in directing and influencing faculty/department/unit members in the attainment of established goals and objectives and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Participate in the development of the University personnel policies and procedures and their dissemination throughout the faculty/department/unit.
  • Responsible for the recruitment of clerical, technical and management positions, including onboarding/offboarding. Perform needs analysis and identify appropriate training for staff and managers.
  • Explore and identify current and upcoming trends in recruitment, talent management/acquisition and recommend/implement processes to attract and retain top talent.
  • Provide guidance and coaching to managers on how to solve labor related issues. Assist managers with performance or disciplinary files when appropriate. Mediate disputes and facilitate conflict resolution as needed.
  • Manage grievances: investigate background, provide follow-up, and ensure the manager is informed on the evolution of the file. Liaise with the Central Labor and Employee Relations office vis-à-vis the handling of grievances and the arbitration process.
  • Ensure that equity is maintained by applying current compensation principles and techniques to make effective recommendations.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze information, solve problems, think creatively, provide recommendations and solutions.
  • Partner closely with other recruiters and HR Advisors to leverage internal pool of talent currently on career and employment transition.
  • Undertake job assessments and administer job abolition requests and recommend changes as appropriate. Propose and assist with implementation of structural changes as necessary. Negotiate relocation assignments with managers and researchers.
  • Advise managers on merit, performance, and salary issues. Ensure effective administration of performance management process, including how performance reviews are completed and their outcomes.
  • Look for parity and equity across groups; submit and evaluate anomaly requests.
  • Manage and prepare requests for match and rematch of positions.
  • Conduct exit interviews and gather data on turnover. Report on turnover patterns. Make recommendations to reduce turnover.
  • Represent faculty/department/unit at internal and/or external meetings.
  • Participate on special projects

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities

  • Five (5) plus years’ experience dealing with human resource-related issues in the various activities: compensation, recruitment and selection, labour relations, benefits administration, performance dialogue and organizational development.
  • Demonstrated experience applying collective agreements and University policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze information, solve problems, provide recommendations and solutions.
  • Proven ability to influence decisions in a professional and diplomatic manner.
  • Superior communication skills including writing and oral presentation.
  • Maintains composure under pressure and has the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Flexible in approach and proven experience as a change agent.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to represent and support management and staff.
  • Strong attention to detail. Must be self-directed and able to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Proven experience working within an educational and research environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a computerized environment, especially Microsoft Office, knowledge of WorkDay an asset.
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline – an HR Certificate/Diploma is a strong asset, CHRP/CRHA certification an asset.
  • French and English, spoken and written.

Minimum Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree 3 Years Related Experience /

Annual Salary: (MPEX Grade 05) $65,500.00 – $81,870.00 – $98,240.00

Hours per Week: 33.75 (Full time)

Supervisor: Senior Human Resources Advisor

Deadline to Apply: 2022-07-01

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence,

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