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Director, Talent Management – University of Toronto


The University of Toronto is one of the finest institutions of higher learning in the world with renowned strengths in all branches of inquiry. Its mission is to rank among the top public universities internationally through excellence in research, education and public service.

The University is committed to providing an equitable and inclusive working and learning environment creating the conditions for its diverse staff and student body to maximize their creativity and their contributions, thereby supporting excellence in all dimensions of the institution.

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation. As one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, the University of Toronto is driven to invent and innovate. The ideas, innovations and actions of more than 560,000 graduates continue to have a positive impact on the world.

The University of Toronto has three campuses: Downtown Toronto (St. George), Mississauga and Scarborough with a total of 88,766 students; 60,595 at the St. George campus, 14,741 in Mississauga and 13,430 in Scarborough. There are 14,240 faculty members, 6,659 staff members, and 149 librarians.

The University of Toronto is committed to being an internationally significant research university and boasts undergraduate, graduate and professional programs of excellent quality. The University of Toronto is dedicated to fostering an academic community in which the learning and scholarship of every member may flourish, with vigilant protection for individual human rights, and a resolute commitment to the principles of equal opportunity, equity and justice.



Job Title: Director, Talent Management

Department: Human Resources and Equity

Reports to: Chief Human Resources Officer

Direct Reports: A team of 8-10 reporting through 2 direct reports

Location: St. George Campus (Downtown)



The HR function at U of T is undergoing a transformation designed to better serve the needs of the administrative staff on all three campuses. Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Director, Talent Management will be responsible for the creation and implementation of talent management processes and programs across the university.

Specifically, The Director, Talent Management will be responsible for designing, developing and implementing an institutional talent acquisition, onboarding (including orientation) and succession planning strategy, including the development of supporting framework such as talent pipelines and knowledge transition management, that will be applied consistently in support of an exceptional employee experience for administrative staff. The Director will also be responsible for regularly monitoring, measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of talent management strategies and supporting frameworks, taking into consideration metrics, feedback from key stakeholder groups and changes to external factors (ie: economy, labour market), all of which will lead to regular change and ultimately influence how the University approaches talent management.

The Director is the leader of an integrated team of professionals who provide support across a number of HR specializations including: strategic recruitment and talent pipelines, succession planning, career pathing and casual staffing. The Director will partner with the Director, Learning and Leadership Development to ensure development strategies support succession planning and processes. The Director oversees the ongoing growth of the University’s casual staffing service. The incumbent ensures that all talent management activities are undertaken in support of the achievement of the University’s mission, vision and strategic objectives.

Travel: Limited

Notes: Standard Office Hours – 8:45 am to 5:00 pm; will be required to work additional hours, including evenings and weekends, and to attend events.



The successful candidate will have the following:

Competencies and Attributes

  • Demonstrated leadership, coaching, mentoring and team-building skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, presentation and organizational skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated skill working effectively with a diverse group of clients and experience fostering an inclusive environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of equity in the workplace and an ability to work effectively with all constituents in a highly diverse community
  • Proven ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, diplomacy and persuasion
  • Demonstrated political acumen, ability to think strategically and to lead and champion institutional change
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a consultative team environment


University degree together with completion of a Certified HR professional designation (CHRL) and/or Master’s degree in Human Resources or a related field, or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Minimum of eight (8) years’ experience designing and implementing a full range of talent management programs across all levels of an organization
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ building and leading a talent management function within a complex business environment, preferably with experience in a decentralized public-sector environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of human resources best practices and employment legislation
  • Experience leading a talent management function within a unionized environment strongly preferred



A competitive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidate.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
ABNL-132434 Director, Talent Management – University of Toronto - ON - Toronto and GTA (OTIAPPLY)

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