Director, Leadership and Professional Development

HRHSE Leadership and Professional Development

Competition No.  -    A100146369
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s top research and teaching universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences. Consistently ranked among the top universities in the world, the University of Alberta is home to nearly 39,000 students from 147 countries and 15,000 faculty and staff. The University has over 260,000 alumni worldwide.

Reporting to the Associate Vice-President (Human Resources, Health, Safety & Environment) and as a member of the HRHSE Executive Leadership Team, the Director, Leadership and Professional Development (LAPD) leads and engages a centre of expertise and team of professionals responsible for thought leadership, strategy, frameworks, programs and services in leadership and professional development, succession, and performance development. The Director promotes and develops best practices and provides direction and guidance within the scope of this centre of expertise (CoE).

Key accountablities of this role include: providing strategic and operational leadership, direction, guidance, coaching and mentorship to the CoE portfolio, establishing annual unit goals and priorities aligned with the HRHSE strategic plan and institutional goals, ensuring that professional development, succession and performance strategies, frameworks, programs, and services promote and respect the diversity of the workforce, creating an environment where ideas and achievements are recognized, rewarded, and celebrated and working collaboratively with leaders, colleagues, and units responsible for implementation of strategies, policies, processes, practices, and initiatives.

Necessary knowledge, skills and abilities include: post-secondary degree in adult education or a related discipline such business administration, organizational development or organizational psychology, a minimum 10 years of progressively responsible leadership experience in human resource management in a post-secondary/university or other large, complex, unionized organizations, professional experience, knowledge and expertise in the theory and practice of leadership and professional development/adult education, best practice approaches to succession planning and performance development, experience in embedding equity, diversity and inclusion principles and practices in adult learning programs/courses and demonstrating persuasive, engaging, clear and credible communication to gain support and commitment in varied situations.

To explore this opportunity further, please contact Boyden’s Calgary office at 403-410-6700 or please submit your resume via the blue "Apply" button by visiting the Boyden Canada Opportunities website at https://www.boyden.ca/canada/opportunities/.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

COVID-19 Vaccination: Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in compliance with the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Directive. Fully Vaccinated means a status an individual achieves 14 days after having received the recommended number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization, and requires the individual to maintain the recommended number and type of vaccine doses as updated and required by Health Canada thereafter.

 

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The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.