Current job postings

1) Human Resources Specialist

Universities Canada is the voice of Canadian universities, at home and abroad. We are a membership organization providing university presidents with a unified voice for higher education, research and innovation. Universities Canada advances the mission of our member institutions to transform lives, strengthen communities and find solutions to the most pressing challenges facing our world.

We are currently looking for a bilingual HR Specialist to work under the supervision of the director, human resources. You will be responsible for supporting and assisting the human resources unit in delivering objectives related to HR policies and systems, employee relations, administering benefits including the group insurance, recruitment and performance development. In addition, you will research HR trends and propose new policies that reflect employment legislation and new initiatives to increase employee engagement and retention and to ensure Universities Canada remains an employer of choice in the National Capital Region.

As the HR Specialist, you will be working closely with the payroll officer who manages the payroll function for Universities Canada and more than 30 outside organizations for a total of approximately 500 employees and act as a back-up for the payroll officer.

We’re looking for a team player, someone who can delve into strategy and still flex your creative muscles while always being happy to roll up your sleeves and pitch in where help is needed. You will not be in this alone; you will draw on the strengths and expertise of the human resources team as well others throughout the organization who have contributed to the ongoing success as the voice for Canadian universities.

If you are right for this opportunity, you will possess the education and experience listed below:

Education, experience and knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, industrial relations, business administration or other related fields.
  • Five years of prior relevant experience in human resources.
  • Bilingualism is essential, including excellent English writing skills and verbal communication skills in both official languages.
  • Professional human resources designation (CHRL) or payroll compliance practitioner certification (PCP), an asset.
  • Very good knowledge of employment and human rights legislation.
  • Knowledge of job evaluation systems such as Korn Ferry, an asset.
  • Knowledge of a human resources management system such as Dayforce, an asset.
  • Prior experience working in a not-for-profit organization, an asset.

Responsibilities 

  • Contribute to continuous process improvement by assisting with development, implementation, and ongoing administration of HR programs and policies.
  • You will support a client group of professional employees.
  • You’ll work closely with our hiring managers to coach them through the recruitment process, understand their needs, and target your recruitment efforts.
  • Analyze and interpret policies, legislation, data and human resources practices and ensure compliance.

Abilities

  • You are a self starter, take initiative and have a ‘can do’ attitude’.
  • You have a high degree of tact and excellent networking, diplomacy and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and professionalism in handling sensitive situations and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other staff across the association.
  • Strong management/administration/organization skills.

The hiring salary range for this position is from $68,541 to $78,779 depending on experience.  Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an underfill capacity, in which case the candidate would be hired at a lower level than the position level.

Universities Canada is a National Capital Region Top Employer.  We offer a comprehensive benefit package which includes four weeks of vacation, an attractive pension plan, group insurance, free gym membership and scholarships for children of our employees.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their curriculum vitae and a cover letter to the human  resources service, Universities Canada, 1710-350 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1 by April 7, 2020. Email address: careers@univcan.ca.

While all responses will be appreciated and handled in strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged. 

Universities Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. All documents provided by Universities Canada can be provided in a format that takes into account the people’s varying abilities. 

If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise Universities Canada in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. If such accommodations are needed, please contact the human resources service. The information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially and will not affect the evaluation.

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2) Program Officer, Scholarship Partners Canada

(Two-year term position)

Universities Canada is the voice of Canadian universities, at home and abroad. We are a membership organization providing university presidents with a unified voice for higher education, research and innovation. Universities Canada advances the mission of our member institutions to transform lives, strengthen communities and find solutions to the most pressing challenges facing our world.

We are currently recruiting a program officer to be responsible for a full range of activities related to the administration of the suite of Weston Family Awards in Northern Research on behalf of the W. Garfield Weston Foundation. As program officer you will be the main point of contact for all dealings with the W. Garfield Weston Foundation, researchers, supervisors and the general public. If you are driven by a passion for Northern Research and are drawn to scientific discovery and innovation, you possess excellent analytical and communication skills and can work as well in a team as independently this role may be for you.

As the program officer, you have the ability to modernize and raise the profile of the current program. You will bring creative and innovative ways of dealing with the uniqueness of the program and its researchers.

As program officer you will possess the education, experience, and knowledge listed below:

Education and experience

  • University degree preferably in natural sciences; a master’s degree would be an asset
  • One to two years of experience in natural sciences research or in a similar environment
  • Project or program management experience
  • Prior experience with the northern research community would be an asset
  • Building and maintaining positive relationships with various stakeholders
  • Experience collaboratively implementing communication strategies including social media, web based and print materials

Knowledge

  • Advanced knowledge of various software packages, including Office 365 and CRM
  • Knowledge of the Canadian higher education system
  • Strong financial management and reporting skills
  • Written and oral proficiency in both official languages

Abilities/Qualities

  • Translating program recipients’ research for storytelling used to promote program objectives
  • Taking initiative and working independently
  • Judgement, tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities.
  • Strong management/administration/organization skills

The hiring salary range for this position is from $68,541 to $78,779 depending on experience. Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an underfill capacity, in which case the candidate would be hired at a lower level than the position level.

Universities Canada is a National Capital Region Top Employer. We offer a comprehensive benefit package which includes four weeks of vacation, an attractive pension plan, group insurance, free gym membership and scholarships for children of our employees.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their curriculum vitae and a cover letter to the human resources service, Universities Canada, 1710-350 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1 by April 7, 2020. Email address: careers@univcan.ca.

While all responses will be appreciated and handled in strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.

Universities Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. All documents provided by Universities Canada can be provided in a format that takes into account the person’s disability.

If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise Universities Canada in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. If such accommodations are needed, please contact the human resources service. The information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially and will not affect the evaluation.

For more information, contact Human Resources Service Universities Canada 1710-350 Albert Street Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1 Fax number: (613) 563-9745 careers@univcan.ca

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