Director, HR Services

University of Toronto Mississauga. Toronto, ON

Closing Date Early October, 2018 Location Mississauga, ON
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Job Description

The University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) seeks a highly-effective leader for the position of Director, HR Services. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), and with an indirect reporting relationship to the University of Toronto’s Chief Human Resources Officer, the Director leads the full range of non-academic HR services for UTM.

Having just celebrated its 50th anniversary in the 2017 calendar year, UTM has an illustrious history to reflect upon. Over that time, it has emerged as a world-class institution with more than 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 2,300 faculty and members of staff, and has built first-rate educational facilities, including an impressive library offering 400,000 volumes, an academic learning centre, and a recreation, athletics, and wellness complex. A catalogue of exciting programs has been developed in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and business. One of three campuses of the University of Toronto, UTM is known for its idyllic surroundings, its exceptional partnership with the City of Mississauga, and its genuine commitment to interdisciplinarity in teaching and research. For more information about UTM, visit

The Director, HR Services will join UTM at a propitious time. They will provide leadership to non-academic staff and their managers, across a range of functional areas including, but not limited to: recruitment and retention, job evaluation, on-boarding and orientation, performance management, organizational design, succession planning, training and development, health and safety, workplace accommodation, workplace investigations, labour and employee relations, payroll, benefits, and employee engagement and rewards. Working in collaboration with the UTM management team and with central HR staff, the Director ensures that all human resource policies, strategies and programs are aligned with the strategic goals of the campus, and that the goals and objectives of individual business units are implemented within that context. 

For the role of Director, HR Services a University degree together with completion of a Certified HR professional designation (CHRP) and/or Master’s degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations or a related field, or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred. The ideal candidate has deep knowledge of human resources best practices, labour relations, collective agreements, and related employment legislation; demonstrated managerial, coaching, consulting, mentoring and team-building skills; strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills; strong research and analytical skills; demonstrated skill working effectively with a diverse group of clients and experience fostering an inclusive environment; demonstrated commitment to the promotion of equity in the workplace and an ability to work effectively with all constituents in a highly diverse, unionized environment; proven ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, diplomacy and persuasion; demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as the ability to make independent decisions and direct others in critical situations; ability to effectively manage complex or sensitive situations; skill in managing conflict; good mediation skills; and, an ability to manage multiple, competing and frequently changing priorities. 

Established by royal charter in 1827, the University of Toronto is consistently ranked among the world’s top universities. The University encompasses 18 Faculties and Schools, more than 100 departments, and 170 research centres and institutes. Its teaching programs are delivered on the historic St. George campus in the heart of Toronto, on campuses in Mississauga and Scarborough, and in nine fully affiliated teaching hospitals. With approximately 20,000 faculty and staff, some 90,000 students, and an annual operating budget of $2.7 billion, the University contributes $15.7 billion to the Canadian economy each year. Additional information can be found on the University’s website:

How to Apply

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. In accordance with the AODA Act, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities.

Consideration of candidates will commence early October 2018. Nominations and/or applications should be submitted, in confidence, to Jason Murray or Dania Zargaran at