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HR Strategic Business Partner - Simon Fraser University

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Burnaby, BC
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Full Time
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Human Resources

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Over the past decade, SFU has grown to become one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. We are consistently ranked as Canada’s top Comprehensive University, and among the top 15 Canadian research universities by major international ranking systems. As Canada’s engaged University, we are consistently ranked in the top 5 Canadian universities in research impact and international outlook. We have developed core competencies in fundamental and applied research areas across eight Faculties, and established global excellence in several interdisciplinary areas. With three beautiful campuses in Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey, SFU has deep roots in partner communities throughout the province. SFU’s International footprint includes partnerships with other institutions in more than 110 countries.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Human Resources and a Faculty Dean, the HR Strategic Business Partner provides proactive, dynamic, strategic and operational support to a large Faculty within the University to recruit and retain highly capable staff and drive employee engagement. Drawing on the University’s Human Resources ‘people’ programs and services, you will provide leadership to faculty leaders to plan, advise on, and facilitate the delivery of these programs and services to help meet the faculty’s strategic and operational needs and achieve its goals.

The HR Strategic Business Partner is a highly motivated professional who brings experience, expertise and passion for delivering exemplary service and support to clients. The ideal candidate will have education gained through a business degree or diploma (with a focus in Human Resources) and over 10 years of human resources experience in a generalist role. The ideal candidate will have experience and understanding of HR best practices in a unionized environment with the ability to influence, inspire, persuade, coach and communicate with different stakeholders who have a wide variety of interests and needs.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.

Should you be interested in learning more about this unique leadership opportunity, please contact Carol Robinson at 604-998-4032 or forward your resumé, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three references, in confidence, to cleartalent@hwest.ca. We will respond to all who express interest.


Posted: May 22, 2018
Closes: July 21, 2018