Human Resources Specialist (Staff)

London, Ontario
SG 14
February 27, 2019
March 20, 2019
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth.  We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry provides outstanding education within a research-intensive, distributed learning environment, where tomorrow’s physicians, dentists and health researchers and other scholars learn to be socially responsible leaders in the advancement of human health.  The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is the largest Faculty on campus and employs over 2,000 part-time and full-time faculty and over 1,500 staff.

The Human Resources team is recognized as leaders in human resource practices contributing to the success of Schulich, Western, and its community, which includes Hospital and Research Partnerships.  We add value by developing proactive human resource strategies and delivering exemplary employment related services.  As a team of innovative professionals, we encourage a productive and respectful work environment through collaboration, partnership and technology.

The Human Resources Specialist (Staff) is responsible for carrying out a variety of human resources related activities, with a specific focus on staff recruitment.  The incumbent will be responsible for facilitating the implementation of human resources policies and processes; providing related advice and guidance to colleagues and leaders; and for interpreting Western's collective and employee agreements, policies and procedures, as well as relevant legislation.  The Human Resources Specialist (Staff) acts as a leader in the recruitment process, overseeing all payroll and HR documentation and participating in interview processes.



-   Undergraduate Degree; preferably in Human Resources, Industrial Relations or related field

-   Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) completed or in progress


-   Progressive experience of at least 5 years’ in Human Resources administration

-   Experience supporting the Human Resource function in a unionized environment

-   Experience working in the health, education or public sector preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

-   Knowledge of human resource principles and practices

-   Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to work in a respectful manner with a diverse community of faculty, staff, co-workers, and others

-   Excellent verbal and written communication skills and confidence dealing with all levels of an organization

-   Strong customer service skills to handle enquiries and resolve issues in a professional and timely manner

-   Extremely organized and detail-oriented, with superior multi-tasking skills

-   Ability to work in a fluid and challenging work environment with changing deadlines

-   A strong record of teamwork with the motivation and ability to work independently with little supervision

-   Possesses a reputation for resourcefulness with a strong sense of accountability and initiative

-   Proven ability and natural inclination to interact with people at all levels of an organization in a professional, respectful, and diplomatic manner

-   Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions

-   Creative problem-solving skills and sound professional judgment, especially regarding confidential/sensitive matters

-   Intermediate computer skills in Word, Excel, data management, and familiarity with PeopleSoft HR

-   Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and professional development

Interested applicants are asked to visit: to apply online to job reference 15396 by midnight on March 20th, 2019.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. 

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.