Human Resources Business Partner
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
5d ago

Position Purpose

Works with all levels of management as an HR consultant, to meet the objectives of each faculty, service and the research community.

Advances long-term integrated solutions to optimize productivity and create a positive work environment for designated clients.

Keeps abreast of faculty, service and research community operations; short, medium and long-term plans; culture; and talent needs, while promoting continuous improvement and service excellence.

Works with faculty and service HR managers to develop consistent approaches on common University priorities and problems, and consults subject matter experts across various human resources disciplines to offer value-

added holistic solutions to clients.

Essential Qualifications

Sound theoretical and procedural knowledge of human resources, normally acquired through a university degree in human resources management or a related field

Human resources designation or near completion (e.g., CHRP, CRHA)

Ten years’ experience in different human resources disciplines in a large and complex unionized organization, at least five in a progressive leadership capacity

Deep knowledge of labour relations and organizational development

Knowledge and expertise in organizational design and change management frameworks (e.g., Prosci)

Sound knowledge of current provincial legislation, best practices and employment standards in Ontario and across Canada

Ability to contribute to the team through a results-oriented approach and productive, trusting relationships

Knowledge and expertise in process improvement frameworks (e.g., Six Sigma)

Ability to influence, to be recognized and accepted by upper management for human resources expertise

Strong communications, interpersonal and organizational skills

Ability to propose creative solutions to complex human resources challenges

Bilingualism French and English (spoken and written)

Key Competencies

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa :

Planning : Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.

Initiative : Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-

starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.

Service Excellence : Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions.

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Teamwork and Cooperation : Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback.

Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

This position is excluded from all union accreditation units. All applications will be considered equally. Priority will be given to employees who have an entitlement as defined by their collective agreement or university policies.

Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies.

As positions become available, applicants who meet the essential qualifications and possess the required competencies may be contacted for further assessment.

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