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Employment Opportunity

Human Resources Advisor, Recruitment and Employee Development

Human Resources
Competition Number: 13-1001
Appointment Type: Regular Full-time
Start: As soon as possible
Workload: 35 hours per week
Employment Group: Admin 7
Position: 00680
Location: Nanaimo Campus
Duties: Reporting to the Manager of Human Resources, this position is accountable for and provides comprehensive expert advice on institutional human resource recruitment, retention and job evaluation systems. Core service is in the areas of managing system processes in selection, recruitment, job design, evaluation and employee development. Work with administrators and Human Resources Advisors, and participate in institutional committees to guide, develop and implement best practices in the areas of employee recruitment, retention, training, organizational change and employee development. Design and document institutional practices on recruitment and employee development; work in a collaborative management team and take initiative to meet HR departmental goals and objectives.

The Human Resources Advisor, Recruitment and Employee Development functions in a fast-paced environment where staffing needs, relationships and service expectations are under continual change. Recruitment and retention priorities are key support functions to our institutional clients. This position provides human resource expertise, advice and direction to employees at all levels of the University as a whole and the general public on a wide variety of situations related to the recruitment, job evaluation and employee development functions; links individual and department needs to organizational development in order to integrate institutional goals and sector approaches in recruitment, selection and retention activities; develops and implements procedures, and manages and monitors short and long term job design plans to support administrators and ensure relevant job design and compensation consistency; implements proactive retention programs; identifies relevant staff development and training opportunities; directly supports employee retention and develops existing employee talent; communicates with the HR Manager, LR Manager and HR team members on a regular basis to stay current on sensitive matters and resolutions, field practices and operational needs. This position is responsible to the HR team in its achievement of department goals and maintaining high quality service.

Manages recruitment functions and advises Administrators and HR Advisors on appropriate recruitment practices in keeping with various employment contracts, legislative and related labour law and institutional policies. Acts as an expert resource for the recruitment activities such as interview training and making recommendations related to a variety of advertising campaigns. Develops orientation practices, procedures and information for new employees and manages the orientation program. Analyses recruitment including potential sources, selection procedures, testing methods, training and performance assessments to measure effectiveness of current practices. Analyses position requirements, and employee status and credentials as required, to establish selection criteria and ensures proper posting/selection procedures are followed. Provides direction and input into the development of employee job evaluations and performance feedback systems that support the organizational directions and culture. Implements and maintains quality management practices on related administrative functions and HRIS data control and reports in consultation with the HRIS Specialist. Facilitates and participates in institutional standing committees and ad-hoc committees related to job evaluation, recruitment, orientation, training and development.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline from an appropriately accredited institution. Five to ten years recent human resources management experience in a unionized, diverse work environment including recent, strong background and involvement with recruitment, orientation, job evaluation systems and employee development processes, combined with applicable contract application and interpretation, including developing and implementing decisions, processes and strategies that impact institutional practices. A combination of education and experience equivalency may be considered.

Proven ability to establish and maintain a client service orientation that fosters strong collegial relationships which, at times, involve controversial or novel situations. Demonstrated ability to independently organize workload and apply knowledge of trends and HR practices in a manner that is results oriented. Proven ability to influence and support change management interventions and strategies linked to organizational goals. Skills include project management, including planning, identifying short/long term solutions and collaboration with various leaders at all levels.

Versatility and flexibility combined with attention to detail is required to successfully perform complex, shifting work assignments. Superior written and communication skills, initiative, resourcefulness, sound judgment, discretion and ability to work independently are crucial. A sound working knowledge of computerized information systems, including a proven ability for costing payroll data and compiling statistical information. Provides other related duties to the HR team and the HR/LR Manager as required and within the scope of the position. Provides backup coverage for vacation and leaves to the HR Advisor Information Systems and Projects as needed.
Preferred Qualifications: CHRP designation. Public sector experience in a comparable sized institution. Certificates in facilitation and system design processes. Project management and/or project planning.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: February 07, 2013 - February 21, 2013
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.