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Employment Opportunity

Human Resources Advisor

Competition Number: 13-1008
Appointment Type: Regular Full-time
Start: As soon possible
Workload: 35 hours per week
Employment Group: Admin 7
Position: 00213
Location: Nanaimo Campus
Duties: This position is accountable for and provides comprehensive human resource consulting services to an assigned client group. This position is specifically accountable for senior administrative and client operational/consultation activities related to core client service in HR management functions. Service objectives include relevant, timely client support, effective application of HR practices and options, and fostering fair management/employee practices and collegial relationships. The HR Advisor engages clients in practices that link employee and department needs to organizational direction, goals and objectives. This position problem-solves, works in a collaborative management team, and takes initiative to meet VIU and HR departmental goals and objectives.

Provides clients with advice to support and promote a collegial, productive work environment with regard to collective agreement and labour relations matters; guides problem-solving processes for immediate and emerging needs. In consultation with the HR team, advises on related complex employee/labour relations issues, often of a highly sensitive, contentious and controversial nature. Administers and interprets terms and conditions of various employment contracts, institutional policies, legislation and related labour law. Manages the initial grievance steps and may participate in subsequent grievance and arbitration matters. Advises clients on employee development and performance evaluation techniques; facilitates and assists employees to develop plans related to organizational learning and training as applicable and manages regularization, retirement and layoff protocols. Works closely with the HR Sprecialists in the areas of Job Evaluation, System Development and Redesign, Disability Claims Management and Accommodation. Participates in client projects and/or team support, including change management interventions as appropriate. Delivers HR services to regional campuses. Provides other related duties to HR team and the HR Managers, as required, and within the scope of the position.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from an appropriately accredited institution. Five to ten years recent human resources management experience in a unionized, diverse work environment. A equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Experience must include significant contract application and interpretation, including developing and implementing decisions, processes and strategies. 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. Must be able to effectively facilitate conflict resolution and group processes. Versatility and flexibility combined with attention to detail is required to successfully perform complex, shifting work assignments. Superior communication skills, initiative, resourcefulness, sound judgement, 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.
Preferred Qualifications: CHRP designation. Human Resources experience in a comparable sized post-secondary setting.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: May 06, 2013 - May 20, 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.