Career Opportunities - CPHR NL

Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), the Deputy Chief Human Resource Officer (DCHRO) is a member of the Senior Human Resources Leadership Team. The DCHRO is responsible for providing leadership, direction and coaching to the HR Transactions and Strategic HR Service teams and for advising stakeholders on strategic and operational Human Resources and Labour Relations matters.

The Deputy, CHRO supports the development and execution of University wide human resources and labour relations strategies consistent with, and in support of, the University’s Strategic plan and mandate. In cooperation with the Managers and HR Client Services Team, the Deputy, CHRO is responsible for the effective leadership, direction and management of the HR Client Services Team including recruitment; employee engagement; salary and benefit administration; labour relations; occupational health and safety; and employee wellness.

Please note that Edmonton, AB may be a negotiable location for the right candidate.


Degree in Human Resources and/or Labour Relations plus 10 to 15 years of related experience, of which 5 years’ should be senior leadership experience, preferably in a unionized environment, and designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional (CPHR). Master’s Degree in Human Resources and/or Labour Relations preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


Expert knowledge of human resource practices in all areas, with the proven ability to meet the needs and challenges of the University. Experience with recruitment, employment standards, compensation and benefits, collective agreements, employee development, performance management, employee recognition, attraction/retention, occupational health and safety, organizational planning and communication are necessary. Experience in change management, including support of initiatives and programs, negotiation and problem resolution skills, relationship influence and innovation is also essential.

Skills and Abilities:

Visionary: Understands and interprets human resource trends and addresses issues and university challenges with clarity, energy and confidence. Has the ability to adapt to new and changing situations through the adoption of “best practices”.
Professional: Acts as both a leader and is an integral part of several teams. Possesses high ethical standards and an honest, open, and consistent approach to working with peers, employees, Executive, and the Board.
Leadership: Acts as a leader, coach, mentor and positive role model with the ability to initiate, motivate and delegate.
Service-orientated: Exhibits an engaging personal style that builds a service-orientated, value-added human resources culture.
Pragmatic decision maker: Recognizes priorities and changing approaches. Shows common sense and intuitive judgment. Able to make, implement and act upon operational decisions.
Negotiation skills: Is a diplomatic and effective negotiator who works systematically towards solutions.
Communications: Exhibits strong written, verbal and presentation skills and is an active listener. Builds trust through demonstrated objectivity and consistency. Gains commitment of staff.
Systems: Intermediate knowledge of human resource integrated systems (HRIS) and information technology in general. Working functionality of common word-processing, spreadsheet, and database computer programs.

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For further information regarding this position, contact Seona Noseworthy at 1-403-298-2913 or via email at

All educational credentials must be recognized in Canada.  We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens, Permanent   Residents, and Landed Immigrants will be given priority. 

Please note that only applications received through our online recruitment system will be accepted through

You must include your resume and letter of application when applying, along with the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references.

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