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