MANAGER, HUMAN RESOURCES- Faculty of Medicine [Permanent Position], Apply Now


The Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland is dedicated to providing comprehensive excellence in education, research, and evidence-based healthcare. It aims to address the distinct health requirements of rural, remote, and urban communities, while also advocating for health, equity, Indigenous health, and the well-being of healthy populations. This commitment is rooted in a spirit of partnership and respect. In addition to graduate programs, the Faculty provides degree programs in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Yukon, and Nunavut are among the regions where distributed learning locations are situated. Memorial University is a well regarded institution that offers a forward-thinking and vibrant work atmosphere, conducive to the cultivation of innovation and creativity.

The chance


The individual will be situated within the Faculty of Medicine at St. John’s University. They will be accountable to the Chief Operating Officer of the Faculty of Medicine for managing operational human resource matters. Additionally, they will report to the Associate Director of Human Resources to ensure adherence to the University’s human resources policy and procedures. This role will involve working closely with the leadership team at the Faculty of Medicine and the department of Human Resources to oversee all human resources initiatives and services for the Faculty of Medicine. The primary objective of this role is to ensure that the objectives of the Faculty are met while also adhering to the University’s human resources policy and procedures. The role encompasses a wide array of human resource responsibilities, such as overseeing employee and labor relations, designing and evaluating job roles, classifying non-academic staff, recruiting and selecting candidates, managing attendance and leave, resolving conflicts and mediating disputes, facilitating return-to-work and accommodation arrangements, providing advice and guidance on human resources programs, policies, and procedures, budgeting salaries, organizing professional development and learning activities, and offering support for various special projects.

The candidate

The preferred applicant should possess a substantial level of expertise and practical experience (5-8 years) in increasingly accountable positions within the field of human resources management. Additionally, they should possess a postgraduate degree in human resources, employment relations, or business, and ideally hold a Human Resources designation. Proficiency in creating and overseeing human resources services and programs, negotiating and resolving disputes, and offering advisory human resources services in a sizable unionized setting is necessary. The ideal applicant will possess exceptional communication skills, demonstrating a robust capacity to attentively listen and persuasively advocate, innovatively resolve problems, and adeptly navigate challenging interactions. Additional capabilities that are necessary encompass exceptional facilitation and presentation abilities, adeptness in dispute resolution, proficiency in change management, and a background in workforce planning and project management. The capacity to establish and sustain robust connections, as well as provide high-quality service to diverse client segments, is of utmost importance in this position. A comparable amalgamation of experience and training can be taken into account.

The incentives

Memorial University is a forward-thinking employer that is leading the way in the Canadian university industry, offering competitive remuneration and an extensive array of benefit initiatives. The work atmosphere is characterized by its exciting and dynamic nature, that fosters employee engagement in a wide range of academic, cultural, social, and recreational activities.

Salary is subject to categorization review.

CLOSING DATE: April 2, 2024

The competition being referred to is MUN02716.

It is important to acknowledge that applications for this position will exclusively be accepted via our official website, Applications must be submitted by the conclusion of the business day on the closing date of the competition. Individuals have the option to submit a physical application to the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University, specifically at the Medical Education Centre located in St. John’s, Room M2M229. Alternatively, they may choose to fax their résumé to (709) 864-6344. For assistance, please contact us at (709) 864-6404.

All eligible individuals are strongly urged to submit their applications; although, priority will be given to applicants who possess the legal entitlement to work in Canada. Memorial University demonstrates a strong dedication to job fairness and inclusivity, actively promoting the submission of applications from individuals who meet the necessary qualifications. This includes women, individuals of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities and racialized individuals; as well as individuals with disabilities.

The collection of personal information in your application is conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Memorial University Act (RSNL 1990 c M-7). This collection is designed to facilitate the identification and recruitment of potential candidates, evaluate the qualifications of applicants, and maintain records related to the management of employment at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

If the candidate is deemed successful, this information will be incorporated into their permanent employment record and will be utilized for additional job-related activities. It is possible for this information to be shared with government departments and agencies in accordance with legal obligations, as well as with third-party service providers where it is deemed necessary for the administration of programs and activities.

For any inquiries regarding this position, please contact the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University, specifically the Medical Education Centre located in St. John’s. The contact information for this opportunity is Room M2M229 or by telephone at (709) 864-6404.