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Senior HR and OD Consultant

York University
Toronto (City), Ontario,
FTE Annual Hiring Salary:$91,705
Closing date
Dec 28, 2020
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York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

The School of Continuing Studies (SCS) is a large and complex revenue-generating education enterprise designed to provide English language instruction and continuing professional education programs to students in the GTA, nationally and internationally. The School serves the diverse needs of international students seeking to obtain language and post-secondary education to excel in Canada. It also serves domestic students seeking to upgrade their professional education, change careers or obtain a Canadian education or credential. It is expected to generate revenue for York University and to generate a funnel of undergraduate as well as graduate students for York University in order to meet the enrolment targets. The School has two main divisions: (a) the English Language Institute (YUELI), and (b) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programs.

In this role you will be responsible for the leadership and facilitation of key HR strategies and support as well as developing a productive, diverse, and engaged workforce to enable the School to achieve its revenue and growth targets.  You will be a key member of the School’s management team providing advice and counsel to ensure alignment of HR and organizational strategies. You will also be responsible for leading and supporting a full range of human resources operations for the School, such as: workforce planning and organizational design including all aspects of job documentation for job evaluation purposes, talent management, employee & labour relations; occupational health and safety and HR reporting & analysis.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will bring the following:

A University degree with a focus in Business Administration, Human Resources, or Industrial Relations. A professional designation in HR is required (CHRP/CHRL). In addition, certification in Organizational Development and Change Management is required.  With seven(7) years' related experience in strategic human resources management in a complex, multi-union environment and five(5) years' experience in organizational design, employee engagement and workforce planning. Recent experience developing and implementing change management strategies. Recent experience designing and implementing competency frameworks, organizational learning, and development strategies. Experience in providing HR leadership in a revenue generating unit or organization. Desired: Previous HR experience working in an academic environment.

For full position details, including skills and knowledge requirements, and to apply to this exciting opportunity visit the External Career Portal ( and refer to posting 102085

We offer comprehensive benefits and access to superb educational and recreational facilities. For more information on what York has to offer U please visit:

York implemented a revised CPM Compensation Framework in 2019. The Framework is a salary grid consisting of 6 or 8 steps (depending on job grade) which is reviewed annually with possible adjustments, and a lump sum Merit Incentive Award. Employees will receive the grid adjustment and depending on performance, eligible permanent employees may move to the next step of the grid and may receive a performance lump sum Merit Incentive Award. Visit the CPM Compensation page on the HR Website to find out more about York's CPM Compensation Program.

The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), aboriginal (Indigenous) persons and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. York University is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment.

York University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by York University regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation.

We are committed to enhancing our environmentally and socially responsible practices for the benefit of all members of the York community. Our long-term perspective recognizes our responsibility to be innovators and to continually work as a community to reduce our ecological impact.



York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our 53,000 students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-discipline programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world’s most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 24 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide.

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