Human Resources Consultant

Job description

Human Resources Consultant

Date Posted: 06/02/2021
Req ID: 4026
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: ARTSC: Ofc of the Dean - Administrative Human Resources
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

About us:

The Faculty of Arts & Science is the heart of Canada’s leading university and one of the most comprehensive and diverse academic divisions in the world. The strength of Arts & Science derives from our combined teaching and research excellence in the humanities, sciences and social sciences across 29 departments, seven colleges and 46 interdisciplinary centres, institutes and programs.

We can only realize our mission with the dedication and excellence of engaged staff and faculty. The diversity of opportunities and perspectives within the Faculty reflect the local and global landscape and the need for curiosity, innovative thinking and collaboration. At Arts & Science, we take pride in our legacy of innovation and discovery that has changed the way we think about the world.

Your Opportunity:

Under general direction, the HR Consultant will support the operational and strategic human resource needs of academic Departments, Centres, Institutes, Schools, Colleges and programs within the Faculty of Arts & Science portfolio. The incumbent will partner with clients to provide a full range of HR services; providing advice and support to departmental managers and administrators in regards to non-academic staff. Specifically, the HR Consultant will advise on all HR policies, practices and procedures related to the management of non-union and unionized administrative staff including recruitment and selection; organizational change; performance management; problem and conflict resolution; staff training and development; job design and job evaluation; and salary administration. Responsibilities also include interpretation, application and administration of the USW and CUPE 3261 Collective Agreements, PM, AP and SRA/RA employment policies and employment- legislation including the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Employment Standards Act; providing recruitment advice and assistance to clients; providing advice and guidance on complex organizational change and restructuring; reviewing client concerns and objectives, outlining options and approaches and partnering with clients to facilitate change processes; analyzing, evaluating and classifying positions; and contributing to attendance and disability management plans and processes as a member of a cross-functional team.

The incumbent will work closely with the Senior HR Consultant, to support new, creative strategic initiatives and special projects and to guide junior staff.

Please note: there are two vacancies available. Posting will remain open until positions are filled.

Essential Qualifications:


  • University degree in a relevant discipline and course work in the Human Resources field leading to the completion of the CHRL designation or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Minimum five (5) years progressively responsible and related human resource experience.
  • Demonstrated experience developing strategy, providing expertise and overall management to complex restructuring activities.
  • Experience with collective agreement and employment policy interpretation and application.
  • Demonstrated experience with unionized and non-unionized job evaluation, compensation and recruitment methodology and practices.
  • Sound knowledge of human resources best practices and employment related legislation.


  • Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet applications; familiarity with HRIS systems.


  • Proactive and energetic customer-service orientation with an awareness of and sensitivity to diversity.
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple and conflicting priorities within tight deadlines.
  • Superior verbal and written communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, demonstrated ability to identify, gather information and data, present options and partner with clients to effectively and creatively resolve complex human resource matters.
  • Excellent judgement; strong initiative and ability to work independently.
  • Tact, empathy and confidentiality in dealing with difficult or sensitive situations.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of the Faculty of Arts & Science, Human Resources Office.

Closing Date: 06/30/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Salaried
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: PM 3 -- Hiring Zone: $81,062 - $94,572 -- Broadband Salary Range: $81,062 - $135,103
Job Category: Human Resources & Equity

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
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, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/3/2021
Application Due: 9/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time