Human Resources Advisor
Calgary, AB
At the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), we are the shapers. The makers. The originals, driven by a passion for excellence and results that count. We offer action-based learning, solution-focused research and enterprising collaborations with partners from around the world. We are a global leader in applied education, an Alberta Top Employer and a destination workplace empowering people to make a difference in the lives of students. Now is an exciting time to join this one-of-a-kind place … SAIT.

Employee Services provides strategic leadership in the areas of Human Resources, Total Compensation, Talent Management and Organizational Development. The fundamental core of SAIT’s vision to be a global leader in applied education is rooted in our people. SAIT employees transform the lives of our students and help coworkers make the most of their careers. Employee Services focuses on the people - valuing innovation, teamwork, a strong work ethic and a positive attitude.

As the Human Resources Advisor you will provide value-added HR services that support the strategic direction of the organization and will assist in positioning SAIT as an employer of choice. Reporting to the Manager, Human Resources and Talent Acquisition, you will take a multi-disciplinary approach when advising, developing, and delivering HR strategies and projects to an assigned client portfolio. Through the lens of talent management, you will partner with client groups to implement and promote initiatives related to engagement, organizational effectiveness, employee and labour relations, performance management, learning and development, and well-being. This is your opportunity to be a part of culture-shifting initiatives that positively influence the organization and build a foundation for employees, managers, and leaders.

Job Description

Partner with clients to achieve business objectives by identifying, leveraging, and working to resolve human resources and organizational development issues and opportunities.
Help clients foster a culture of engagement and create an environment where every employee contributes to SAIT’s strategic plan.
Ensure talent management drives the achievement of business goals through performance objective and development planning, performance calibration, and talent development.
Partner with leaders in shifting culture, driving change, enhancing organizational effectiveness, and developing change management capability.
Assist leaders and staff with resolving employee and labour relations concerns relating to areas including conflict resolution, and the performance management and grievance processes.
Provide leadership and training to client groups for all Employee Services programs and initiatives.
Participate in the development, maintenance, and utilization of job evaluation systems.
Continue to develop professionally and remain current in HR trends, legislation, and best practices to ensure continued delivery of exceptional advice and counsel to clients and continued support of the evolution of Employee Services programs and services.
Special Projects: accountabilities will include researching, creating, updating, communicating and managing programs or procedures associated with the special project.

Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Industrial Relations or a related field required.
Minimum 3-7 years’ related HR Generalist or HR Business Partner experience.
Chartered Professional in Human Resources designation (CPHR) — completed or in progress — is required.
Must possess extensive knowledge in: HR and Talent Management best practices, labour and employee relations, HR policy development, employment legislation and regulations.
Experience in a complex unionized environment.

Key Attributes:
Ability to be agile and resilient in an ever-changing work environment
Demonstrated leadership in change management.
Experience implementing HR programs in a complex organizational environment.
Proven ability to coach, partner, and influence leaders and staff.
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective interpersonal relationships across all levels of the organization.
Possesses superior communication skills both written and verbal, as well as strong facilitation skills.
Demonstrated ability to define problems, establish alternatives, and determine the optimal course of action in the context of broader business strategies and objectives.
Excellent decision-making ability with demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
Ability to take initiative and work independently when necessary but also able to work collaboratively within the team.

Why Work at SAIT

Enjoy a stimulating work environment, a beautiful campus overlooking downtown Calgary and a great benefits package including: comprehensive health and dental coverage, a defined benefit pension plan, professional development programs, generous paid time off, free access to our Wellness Centre, transit subsidies and more.

Why Work at SAIT


All applications should be made through our online system.

SAIT is committed to equity and diversity within its community and invites applications from all qualified applicants.

APT: This position is union exempt in our Administration, Professional and Technical group

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Conditions of Employment
In order to ensure and maintain a safe and secure working and learning environment, all applicants to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology must complete and pass a police security clearance before employment is confirmed. Employment is conditional until a satisfactory police security clearance is obtained and confirmed. Employment with SAIT will not commence until the results have been provided and confirmed.

SAIT’s vision is to be a global leader in applied education