Apply By: Friday, July 29, 2022 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 33 individuals applied for this opportunity.

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Human Resources Business Advisor

Ontario Science Centre
Corporate Services - Human Resources
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
2 Temporary (18 months, with possible extension)
Job Code:
I0902A - Human Resources42
$76,382.00 - $112,555.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
Are you an experienced and strategic Human Resources professional? Do you have a proven record of leading HR business transformations, building effective partnerships with executives, and the confidence to influence and impact the status quo? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to handle multiple priorities at the same time?

If so, consider joining the Ontario Science Centre (OSC) - one of Canada's most visited cultural attractions and a world-renowned educational institution - and contribute to both the organization's success and the growth of your skillset by serving as a trusted business advisor and providing strategic human resources planning, advice and analytics to senior leaders and management.

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We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

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We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

The HR Business Advisor provides HR strategic support and advice to enable clients to make informed decisions in a wide variety of HR areas. You will collaborate with executives and senior leaders to gain an understanding of their business plans, operational needs and challenges and to ensure people strategies are in place to support the business strategies and goals.

This involves providing services related to talent and performance management, workforce planning, organizational capacity, diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, health, safety and wellness and strategic labour relations in a unionized environment. The HR department is also responsible for leading and supporting a wide range of HR initiatives including youth employment programs, accessibility, and organizational development and learning.

How do I qualify?

Strategic Human Resources Knowledge

• You have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of strategic HR management issues and human capital initiatives and their impact on organizational performance and business effectiveness
• You have advanced knowledge and understanding of concepts and methodologies to identify, guide and direct strategies for organizational development, transformation, culture change, capacity identification, gap analysis, change management and labour relations
• You have knowledge of the theories, practices, and trends related to organizational design and development, including change management, group dynamics, team development, competency-based performance models, leadership development, and employee motivation
• You have applied knowledge of relevant legislation as well as experience interpreting collective agreements and case law, and applying policies, directives and guidelines, prior experience in the broader public sector would be an asset.

Communication, Relationship Management, and Consultation Skills:

• You have a demonstrated ability to synthesize and convey complicated issues with a high-level of accuracy and recommend courses of action to decision-makers
• You have superior consultative and interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective business relationships with senior executives and other stakeholders, gather organizational information and provide strategic advice, and work collaboratively across organizational boundaries
• You display strong political acuity to recognize and deal with sensitive situations and develop appropriate responses for clients
• You have written communication, presentation and facilitation skills to prepare and communicate human resources strategies, policies, practices and legislation in a clear, concise and meaningful way

Strategic Planning and Analytical Skills

• You have well-developed conceptual and analytical skills to identify and assess business requirements, organizational issues, and strategies, conduct best practice analysis on human resource issues and to develop strategic HR responses, innovative options and solutions for leaders
• You have proven experience as a detail-oriented, conceptual thinker with strong research skills to understand and analyze complicated issues in view of applicable legislation, directives, policies, and guidelines
• You have demonstrated resourcefulness and research/analytical skills to independently identify, analyze and resolve a range of complex and sensitive issues

Project Management Skills

• You have strong project management skills to lead and/or participate in projects for the development and implementation of corporate initiatives and experience managing a high volume of work with competing priorities and deadlines.
• You have advanced project management and strategic planning skills to lead, oversee, and coordinate cultural transformation and change initiatives, and key projects, activities, and services to support a high-performing organization
• You can effectively lead the full program cycle of projects from conceptualization to development, implementation and evaluation
• You have experience in project methodology and frameworks to support a range of concurrent initiatives, activities and events

Additional Information:

  • 2 English Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Human Resources
Posted on:
Friday, July 15, 2022
  • T-SC-184901/22
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, July 29, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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