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Manager, Talent Acquisition and People & Culture

KBRS - Natalie
Brampton, Ontario (CA)
$83, 610 - $99, 086
Closing date
Apr 12, 2023

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Human Resources / Recruitment
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Manager, Talent Acquisition and People & Culture

Algoma University

Location: Brampton, ON  

Department: People & Culture (P&C)

Reference # MG- 16989

About Algoma University

Since its establishment in 1965 as Algoma University College in Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma University has increasingly assumed a national leadership role in supporting the university sector’s response to Truth, Healing and Reconciliation. Algoma’s Special Mission is guided by the 7 Grandfather Teachings and Honouring Commitments, and is twofold in nature:

to be a teaching-oriented university that provides programs in liberal arts and sciences and professional programs, primarily at the undergraduate level, with a focus on the needs of Northern Ontario; and to cultivate cross-cultural learning between Indigenous communities and other communities in keeping with the history of Algoma University and its geographic site. With campuses located in Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton and Timmins, the tri-campus model that has emerged at Algoma University leverages the unique strengths, opportunities and broader community needs of each geographic location. Through this model, Algoma provides students with rich experiential learning experiences and research opportunities across liberal arts, sciences, and professional disciplines.

Algoma University is committed to being a welcoming, inclusive, safe, and respectful learning community; one that values the opportunities to learn from and with students, staff, and visitors from all parts of the world. Currently, Algoma University is home to over 5,000 students representing over 50 different countries, more than 430 full-time and part-time faculty and over 150 support staff and administrative personnel.

Manager, Talent Acquisition and People & Culture Opportunity

The Manager, Talent Acquisition and People & Culture, Brampton is a key member of the People & Culture team and plays a leadership role in the University’s goal of creating a positive work environment for all employees.  

Reporting to the Director, People and Culture, the Manager, Talent Acquisition and People & Culture, Brampton will lead recruitment and selection of administration and support staff positions for all campuses and be the primary leader on site in Brampton to support the campus’ employee needs, development and people and culture related inquiries.  The position will be responsible for Brampton campus-specific orientation programs, while ensuring Algoma’s commitment to Decolonization, Indigenization, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is at the forefront of work performed.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the recruitment and selection process for all three campuses for administration and support staff positions ensuring compliance with relevant legislation (Employment Standards [ESA], Human Rights Code, Pay Equity, etc.) and ensuring an unparalleled, end-to-end candidate experience from the job posting through to onboarding.
  • Ensure the recruitment and selection process is linked closely with the institution’s Indigenization, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and decolonization goals. Oversee, assign, and monitor the workload and performance of the Coordinator, People & Culture, Brampton.
  • Oversee job postings (both internal and external) for all non-teaching staff positions to ensure compliance with hiring practices and collective agreements.
  • Develop and review all non-teaching staff and administration contracts (Offer of Employment, Appointments, etc) to ensure compliance with the collective agreement, if applicable, as well as consistency, equity and note any special arrangements.
  • Oversee the development and execution of all employee orientation and onboarding programs for all campuses with support provided by P&C coordinators.
  • Make recommendations to the Director, People & Culture around strategy regarding postings and referrals, which includes analyzing current structures and researching opportunities to enhance current practices.
  • Oversee all student hiring, including working closely with the applicable Dean's Office, the Office of Research, Payroll, and the Student Hiring Committee.
  • Act as lead for the People & Culture team on the OSSTF Joint Job Classification Committee (JJCC) and Joint Job Classification Appeals Committee (JJCAC) including:
    • Ensuring consistency across all staff positions (appropriate sore thumbing).
    • Ensuring all applicable collective agreement requirements are met throughout the process.
  • Support relationship building with all administrative and non-administrative groups at the Brampton campus, as well as assisting with the development and implementation of policies and programs to meet the needs of the campus environment.
  • In conjunction with the Manager, Labour & Workplace Experience, support employee and labour relations matters at the Brampton campus including workplace investigations as needed.
  • Utilize all collective agreements, policies, procedures, regulations and initiatives, and legislative requirements to support effective people management.  

Manager, Talent Acquisition and People & Culture Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or a related discipline,
  • A Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in increasingly responsible positions in the Human Resources field, including a minimum of two (2) years in a supervisor/management role in a complex unionized environment, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience is required.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience as a member of an HR team in a diverse, multicultural workforce, within a complex public sector environment (preferably in post-secondary education) including, but not limited to, service-based organizations.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Sound understanding of leadership and people management.
  • Demonstrated experience using a consultative and collaborative approach in building relationships.
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities, with demonstrated knowledge of Indigenous ways of knowing, understanding, and being is considered an asset.
  • Critical thinking, conflict management, and project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to deal with a myriad of individuals and organizations.
  • Ability to maintain privileged and confidential information.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and prioritize activities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient in the use of computer applications, including ADP and Google Suite.
  • Commitment to understanding Algoma University’s Special Mission and the Seven Grandfather Teachings.

How To Apply  

To express interest in this opportunity please apply online by clicking:

For more information about this exciting opportunity please contact Mark Gillis, Senior Consultant, at or Natalie Lagace, Recruitment Specialist, at If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please let Mark know.

Algoma University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our community and is an equal opportunity employer. The university invites and encourages applications from all qualified candidates from equity-seeking groups, (Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQQIPA+ persons) who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by Algoma University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. The successful candidate, as a condition of employment, will be required to provide a Police Vulnerable Sector Check.

Algoma University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation in order to participate as a candidate in the recruitment process, please contact or Mark Gillis, Senior Consultant, at or Natalie Lagace, Recruitment Specialist, at

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