Position Title HR Business Partner
Department/Unit Human Resources
Posting Number S253-22
Employee Group DPMG
Position Type Term
Duration of Contract (if applicable) 2 years
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $52,669 - $71,260 per annum
This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Job Design Unit in approximately six months.
About Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our more than 20,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Reporting to the Employee Relations Consultant, the Human Resources Business Partner will act as a trusted advisor and first point of contact within Central Human Resources to work effectively with administrators and Leaders at the University, and with other HR practitioners to provide full-service human resources support within assigned departments.
Provide guidance and support to assigned departments on a variety of employee relations matters, such as managing performance, behavior, sick leave and other attendance concerns.
Advise managers in drafting correspondence from coaching counselling letters to disciplinary letters and advice on next steps in managing employees, while ensuring collective agreements, handbook rules are not being violated.
Provide ongoing HR advising services to employees and leaders within assigned departments on HR programs, practices, policies, legislation, and regulatory requirements including interpretation of policy, collective agreement interpretation, identification of risk, impact to the business and recommended solutions.
Provide thoughtful and effective coaching to leaders and support leaders within assigned departments on developing short- and longer-term people strategies.
In an advisory capacity, provide support to assigned departments on talent management activity, including succession planning, assessing candidates, and identification of university-wide talent.
Undertake special projects as assigned in relation to achieving HR strategic goals within assigned departments.
The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.
Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.
Undergraduate degree in a field such as business administration or public administration, plus approximately three to five years’ related human resource experience, preferably in a unionized environment (or an equivalent combination of training and experience) is required. Human resource management certificate or equivalent preferred. The ability to professionally manage and deliver priorities in a client focused environment with an appreciation and understanding of diversity and inclusivity is essential. The capacity to build effective working relationships and collaborate with individuals or groups in an advising capacity is critical. Demonstrated analytical skills and judgement is key, along with adaptive and effective written and verbal communication skills. Attention to detail, ability to manage multiple priorities, and problem-solving skills are essential.
The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (https://www.dal.ca/dept/leaders.html), in particular:
- Self Awareness and Professionalism
- Respect & Inclusion
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Applications from current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration.
We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 06/30/2022
Close Date 07/15/2022
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant