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Director, Talent Management

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Seneca College is actively seeking its next Director, Talent Management. We are a leading postsecondary educational institution with a stellar reputation for offering high quality programs at the baccalaureate, graduate, diploma and certificate level. Seneca has an annual enrollment of 26,000 full time and over 70,000 part-time students including 10,000 international students from over 170 countries. With over 180 programs offered, including 17-degree programs, students are exposed to more than 500 career options. With campuses throughout the Greater Toronto Area, Seneca’s size and diversity give students the advantage of partnerships with industry leaders, the latest in educational technologies, and full-time, part-time and continuing education options. Seneca’s renewed mission focuses on delivering great polytechnic education that combines rigorous academics and practical training across a huge range of careers and professions. To deliver on this mission, developing and supporting a highly engaged community of faculty and staff is necessary.

Reporting to the Vice-President, Human Resources, the Director, Talent Management is responsible for providing strategic leadership in talent management, learning and development, and talent acquisition. The Director will engage in the development of leading-edge talent strategies, programming and assessments (e.g., performance management, leader/core competency development, succession and career development, and engagement strategies); and lead the renewal of the talent acquisition team, including the development of an employee value proposition and corresponding employer branding strategy, innovative sourcing strategies for critical talent segments, and leading the development of a robust talent acquisition strategy, policies and process. As a proactively inclusive leader, the Director will apply an inclusion and diversity lens in the development of talent strategies, processes, policies, and programs; and will serve as a role model in the development of an organizational culture that embeds equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) principles in all strategic and operational activities. The incumbent will apply an anti-racist, anti-colonial approach to talent management and will ensure that decision-making reflects EDI considerations.

The Director will provide senior level management direction and expertise while focusing on supporting the development of Seneca’s community of faculty and staff. The Director will provide appropriate learning and development supports and resources at each stage of the employee life cycle, from talent attraction and acquisition to retention. The role has a key focus on accelerating the progression of high-potential employees, ensuring a consistent leadership pipeline, building internal capacity and fostering a diverse, respectful, healthy and inspired workforce. The Director, Talent Management may be required to act on behalf of the Vice President, Human Resources in their absence.

ShapeAs the ideal candidate, you are a strategic and innovative thinker with a minimum of eleven (11) years of directly-related, progressive leadership experience. You are able to coach and lead organizational teams in the development of talent strategies that result in effective and high impact performance. You have a Master’s degree in Organizational Development, Industrial or Organizational Psychology, Education, Human Resources or an MBA or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Chartered Human Resource Leader (CHRL) designation is preferred.

You foster individual and team development, developing and mentoring others to their highest potential. As a team player and collaborator, you easily build consensus, and generate trust and cooperation among others. You are respectful and demonstrate ethical behaviour in all you do. You are resourceful and organized. You delegate duties responsibly and effectively, thereby achieving high-quality results.

You have experience in organizational and leadership development, succession planning, and talent management, including strategic recruiting. You have exceptional communication skills, are knowledgeable about current principles, practices and trends in talent acquisition and talent management; and have experience developing talent strategies, selecting and implementing performance management systems, succession planning programs and competency models that embed equity, diversity and inclusion.

In keeping with our commitment to diversity (View Seneca’s Diversity Policy.), Seneca will give preference to members from communities who have experienced barriers or reduced access to opportunities. We encourage applications from:

  • Members of Aboriginal (Indigenous) communities;
  • Those who come from visible minority (racialized) communities;
  • Persons with disabilities (e.g., physical, mental, cognitive);  

Applicants from these communities who wish to be given preferential consideration are invited to self-identify in their application.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, contact Amorell Saunders N’Daw at asaundersndaw@kbrs.ca, or Bola Moradeyo at bmoradeyo@kbrs.ca, or submit your application online at: www.kbrs.ca/Career/16292.

Seneca College will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact KBRS.

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