ID# 22-1523 Location: Calgary, Alberta
The HR Partner owns the end-to-end service delivery of all HR programs, policies, systems and services and acts as the main point of contact for academic, operational and support staff for their assigned portfolio. They are supported by an HR Advisor(s) in obtaining information related to performance management, compensation, interpretations of the collective agreement, etc. In order to excel in this fast-paced, demanding and diverse environment, the HR Partner must manage multiple deadlines, complex and confidential issues and in some cases, conflicts that require direct involvement and resolution. The work is sensitive and impacts numerous stakeholders and multiple and/or creative solutions.
The HR Partner operates in an environment where there is often ambiguity, continuous change and shifting priorities, and is required to deal with high volumes of work. This position will have a direct impact on Faculty/Unit senior leadership and staff decision making in order to achieve their strategic business goals. This position will also have an impact on University wide HR policies, practices and project initiatives. This position is assigned a portfolio however, is expected to have a broad organizational understanding that is obtained by working closely with their HR Partner colleagues as well as the Senior HR Partner.
Clients are predominantly senior leaders of Faculties/Units and this role provides credible, expert strategic advice, applies sound judgment, builds relationships and resolves complex issues and conflicts regarding HR issues. Other key relationships include central HR Centres of Expertise (COEs) and other Shared Services Partners, such as Finance. This position works with Deans, Vice-Provosts, Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, Department Heads and Department Managers within the Faculties, and with the university Administration’s Senior Leadership, VPs, AVPs, Directors and Managers. This position also provides proactive guidance to management in maintaining a positive relationship with all unions.
As part of the Management and Professional Staff (MaPS) employee group, HR Partners experience peak periods of high-volume workload where additional hours will be required. While most work is conducted during business hours, some availability outside of work hours, for consultation, is possible.
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