Human Resources Generalist

Sudbury, ON
May 4, 2018
June 29, 2018
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred


Competition Number:  2018-1176-AM

Position Title:   Human Resources Generalist

Unit:  Human Resources

Location:  Sudbury

Term:  One (1) year

Competition Closing Date:  Open until filled

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (or designate) and taking day-to-day direction and guidance from the Human Resources Consultants, the Human Resources (HR) Generalist will assist with the facilitation of all HR functions and programs. The HR Generalist will act as lead with the recruitment and orientation process and will provide support for human resources programs and initiatives such as, the administration of NOSM Collective Agreements, health and safety, compensation and employee relations. The HR Generalist will provide HR guidance and expertise to NOSM staff within the scope of this position, referring matters of a more complex nature to HR Consultants.


Tasks may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Leads the recruitment and selection of unionized and non-unionized, administrative and academic staff, ensuring HR policies and procedures are followed and in compliance with applicable legislation (i.e. Collective Agreement, Human Rights Code, Employment Standards Act, etc.), escalating to the HR Consultants as required
  • Drafts policies and procedures, prepares bargaining documents, grievance materials and tracking, conducts surveys and performing other research activities, as directed
  • Researches and provides analytical support on labour relations and human resources issues in preparation for situations such as grievances, bargaining, accommodation of disability, and in order to recommend and implement changes to human resources policies and processes.
  • Assist with management of NOSM’s Health and Safety program, including participating on the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees, participating in workplace inspections, recommending updates to H&S related policies and procedures
  • Provides research and recommendations to the HR Consultants on project-based work such as job evaluation process, employee recognition and years of service awards, performance excellence, training and development, policy re-fresh, etc.
  • Participates on various committees, as required
  • Assists with the maintenance of the HRIS system (inputs employee and position information) monitors and recommends changes, generates statistical data/reports and provides training to new hires
  • Provides research and support in the management of administrative functions of the Unit 1 Collective Agreement (Scholarship, PD Funds, Paramedical Claims, Annual Reports, Leaves, Salary Increases, Appointment Letters and Negotiation Preparations)
  • Coordinates and delivers the onboarding and orientation program for NOSM employees, in collaboration with hiring supervisors
  • Performs other duties as required



  • A University degree in a related discipline (HR, business administration) from a recognized university with Canadian accreditation or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • A CHRP designation from the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario is considered an asset

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A minimum of three (3) years of related experience in human resources
  • Previous experience in the public sector, in a medical or educational setting preferred.
  • Experience working in a unionized environment preferred
  • Joint Health and Safety Certification training is considered an asset
  • Relevant legislation and employment programs (i.e. Employment Standards, WSIB, EI, Labour Relations Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act)
  • Principles and practices of human resources management and of best practices and professional standards in the field of human resources, labour relations and organizational development
  • Health and safety and recruitment and selection process
  • HRIS programs (Colleague)
  • Interpret and apply applicable human resources policies, procedures, legislation and collective agreements
  • Proficiency in software programs with formatting/utility capabilities of word processing (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint)
  • Coordinate tasks under tight deadlines
  • Communicate effectively and to express oneself clearly verbally, in writing and a variety of media
  • Work within established organizational practices, protocols and policies


  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English (verbally, written, and comprehension)
  • French/Indigenous language skills would be considered an asset

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume along with verification of academic accomplishments quoting the competition number #2018-1176-AM to:

Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Attention:  Human Resources

935 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6


Fax:  (705) 671-3880

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, or require an accessible version this posting, please contact Human Resources via email at

 The Northern Ontario School of Medicine invites applications from all qualified individuals. NOSM is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

While all responses are appreciated and will be handled with the strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.