University of Alberta

HR Partner

Human Resource Services - HR Partnerships, Integrated HR Client Services

Competition No.  -    A102837670
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

We are looking for an energetic, client-oriented professional to work in a dynamic and challenging environment.  The HR Partnerships team focuses on building an effective institution-wide human resource community that fosters best practices and integrated, responsive, client-focused services. The role is the main contact for clients in areas including strategic human resources management, employee and labour relations issue management, collective agreement interpretation, performance management, and dispute resolution including formal complaints and grievances. 

Focusing on the specific requirements and objectives of the client unit, the HR Partner will provide service to clients such as helping to identify and facilitate strategic training and development needs for staff,  participating in staff and organizational change, providing support in talent management and retention strategies, and assisting in return to work arrangements to facilitate healthy and safe recovery from disability and illness. The HR Partner will also participate in the development and facilitation of institution wide HR strategies, programs, policies, procedures and services.

The HR Partner must possess strong labour/employee relations, critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills to provide advice and guidance to leaders and staff on a broad set of human resources matters across the University. For more information on Integrated HR Client Services, visit our website here (

To fill this position, we are seeking a professional who has the following:

  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in HR or a related field; consideration may be given to other combinations of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years of progressively responsible experience as a Human Resources generalist, preferably with a focus on employee and labour relations in a large, complex environment dealing with multiple labour associations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience in employee and labour relations, contract interpretation, recruitment and workforce planning, human rights, dispute prevention/resolution, and applicable employment legislation.
  • Demonstrated excellence in internal HR consulting; high level of strategic thinking and problem solving skills to analyze problems and identify alternate solutions.
  • Strong organizational, communication and teamwork skills; ability to foster cooperative working relationships with internal stakeholders, colleagues, staff, and labour associations.
  • A CPHR designation and post-secondary or public sector experience are assets.

In accordance with the Management and Professional Staff Agreement, this full-time continuing position offers a comprehensive benefits package found at Faculty & Staff Benefits.

Along with your resume, please submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications.  The review of applications will start on December 1, 2018; however, the competition will remain open until filled.

We thank applicants in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

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.