Associate Vice President Human Resources - Office of the Vice President Administration & Finance

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, August 25, 2014
Date of Posting: 
August 1, 2014
Office of the Vice President Administration & Finance
Associate Vice President Human Resources
Permanent Full Time
Hours of Work: 

37.5 Hours per week

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

The University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for the position of Associate Vice President Human Resources. The successful candidate will be responsible for setting the vision, strategy and long-term management approach for Human Resources at the University of Prince Edward Island. 

• Leads a team that provides a high level of customer service to all constituents in the university
• Provides strategic human resources advice to the senior leadership team
• Creates a strategic human resources plan that focuses on organizational effectiveness through policy development, workforce planning, cultural change management, organizational change processes, succession planning, talent acquisition and other key human resource services.
• Ensures the University operates within the appropriate legal governance framework and takes responsibility for the identification and management of legal risks associated with human resources.
• Leads collective bargaining as required.
• Represents the university in the provincial and national community of university HR professionals.
• Is active in the university’s engagement with the PEI community.

• Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline.  Postgraduate qualification is preferred either in Labour Relations or Law.
• A minimum of 7 years’ experience in human resource leadership and management positions at a senior level. Experience in post-secondary institutions is preferable.
• A thorough understanding of human resource issues within a post-secondary environment is an asset.  Senior level labour relations experience that includes negotiation of collective agreements, management of grievances and arbitration preparation. 
• Significant experience in the definition and implementation of governance structures, strategic plans and effective management structures.
• Effective organizational, problem-solving, planning and analytical skills.
• Strong communication skills, demonstrated in complex work environments, with a proven ability to hold dialogues with a wide variety of stakeholders on their terms, a proven ability to listen to needs and concerns and to build confidence through follow-up actions.
• Demonstrated ability to present to and converse with senior stakeholders, including discussions with the Board of Governors of an organization.
• Demonstrated ability and experience to work effectively with representatives from both the public and private sectors in senior positions. 

Additional Information may be found in the attached Job Description

Application Instructions: 

Applicants should include curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information for three referees.  Applications should be electronically directed to:

Ms. Jackie Podger

Vice-President Administration and Finance
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 4P3
E mail:

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.
Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

S. Connolly

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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