Associate Vice-President: People and Talent

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Brandon University

Brandon, Manitoba

Role Managed by:

Benjamin Crase

Research Associate

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 11/09/2020

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Brandon University is a people organization and we are seeking the right person to join us as Associate Vice-President: People and Talent.

With over 75% of our budget dedicated to salaries, BU places a strong emphasis on our employees. We are a people-centered organization that puts our students and employees first.  Managing wellness in the workplace is a high priority for the University and a key responsibility of the Associate Vice-President: People and Talent.

Reporting directly to the President and Vice-Chancellor of Brandon University, the Associate Vice-President is a member of the President’s Executive Committee and is involved in all key decisions of the institution.  The AVP provides oversight to the Human Resources Function including the management and development of HR policies and programs regarding employment, recruitment and retention, learning and development, labour/employee relations, diversity and human rights, employee wellness, compensation, benefits, job evaluation, payroll and employee services.  The AVP also serves as a resource person to the Board of Governors Human Resources Committee.

The ideal candidate will be an open-minded, active listener with a focus on mutual problem solving. They will have experience in a union environment (university experience would be a strong asset) with a track record of forging positive management/union relationships. The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of labour laws and regulations and an appreciation of the broadening understanding of workplace accommodation and accessibility. As a member of both the President’s Executive Committee and the larger President’s Advisory Committee, the Associate Vice-President: People and Talent must be an effective team player who can read group dynamics and actively strengthen the team.  The Associate Vice-President: People and Talent will be an active participant and lead in collective bargaining with the Brandon University Faculty Association and our support staff unions.  As a new Associate Vice-President: People and Talent, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to demonstrate transformative leadership both within the office and across the campus.

Brandon University highly values diversity, inclusion and equity. We are committed to redressing the wrongs of settler colonization inflicted upon Indigenous peoples, and we aim to implement strategies to eliminate educational gaps between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians, in line with the calls to action in the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We welcome diversity in all of its forms with the knowledge that more and different voices create a better community. 

Brandon University is committed to improving equity and diversity among University employees and particularly within leadership. In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan, preference will be given to those who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially those who are Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, women and non-binary gender expression individuals. Candidates from these groups are encouraged to self-identify.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Evidence of citizenship must be provided.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment.  This starts with the hiring process.  If you require an accommodation during any phase of the evaluation process, please indicate it in your cover letter.  All information received related to an accommodation is kept confidential.  To ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested individuals, this posting is available in an alternate format upon request.

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