Manager People Partnerships

  • Full Time
  • Toronto
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Website York University

York University


Manager People Partnerships

Reference: 109407

Duration: Permanent Full Time

Location: 4700 Keele Street, Toronto



The Manager, People Partners leads a team of People Partners, within the Division of Equity, People and Culture providing strategic HR advice and support to York community members through the lenses of equity, diversity, and inclusion, service excellence, and continuous improvement. The Manager champions programs that nurture the employee experience, learning and development and workforce management strategies to achieve University Academic Priorities. Further, the Manager supports the implementation of strategic HR initiatives that enable transformation, culture change efforts, the building of workforce capacity, talent management and people focused solutions within and across Departments, Faculties, Divisions.



·         University undergraduate degree in Human Resources, Business or related field.

·         Human Resources Professional Certification.



·         A minimum of 5 years human resource experience including 3 years leadership of a team of client-facing staff.

·         Demonstrated experience working in organizations with unionized and non- unionized staff.

·         Experience in several of the following strategic HR knowledge areas: HR planning, change management, job design, compensation, talent and performance management, gap analysis, workforce analytics, labour relations, equity, diversity and inclusion practice.



·         Detailed knowledge of human resources management and organizational development principles and best practices.

·         Knowledge of York HR policies and application governing legislation.

·         Knowledge of York collective agreements, employment law, statutes and regulatory frameworks.



·         Demonstrated transformative, service minded leadership that fosters innovative and engaged thinking and generation of ideas.

·         Champion the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion to advance York’s EDI Strategy by establishing credibility and instilling confidence with stakeholders with implementation of local action plans.

·         Ability to model problem solving which supports resolution to complex and multifaceted challenges.

·         Relationship management, interpersonal and political acuity skills, and the ability to work with senior management and clients to build professional partnerships.

·         Exceptional written and verbal communication and presentation skills with experience in presenting to a wide range of audiences.

·         Demonstrated project management skills through experience delivering large scale HR programs.

·         Well-developed analytical skills and experience in the application of HR data to support strategic analysis, executive decision-making and successful HR program delivery

·         Highly developed labour relations skills achieved through experience working in unionized environments.


Additional Notes:

Please note: This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credential(s), or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.

Primarily work in an office environment.



York’s CPM Compensation Framework has a salary grid consisting of 6 or 8 steps (depending on job grade) which is reviewed annually with possible adjustments, and a lump sum Performance Based Recognition Award. Employees will receive the grid adjustment and depending on performance, eligible permanent employees may move to the next step of the grid and may receive a lump sum Performance Based Recognition Award.Visit the CPM Compensation page on the HR Website to find out more about York’s CPM Compensation Program.


York is committed to ensuring the way we work serves our diverse community and advances our commmitment to Living Well Together, one of the Six Priorities for Action in the University Academic Plan. As part of this commitment the University has implemented a Hybrid Work Policy.


The selected incumbent for this role is eligible for a hyrbid work arrangement which will be confirmed based on operational requirements.


The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), Indigenous Peoples and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. York University is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment.


York University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by York University regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation.


We are committed to enhancing our environmentally and socially responsible practices for the benefit of all members of the York community. Our long term perspective recognizes our responsibility to be innovators and to continually work as a community to reduce our ecological impact.


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PLEASE NOTE: Applications must be received by 11:55 pm EST on the posted deadline date, if applicable.


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