Human Resources Advisor (MR7548, PER2D, GR5)

Job Category: 
Developmental assignments for Management and Professionals


Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Human Resources Director, Faculty of Medicine, the HR Advisor manages of a variety of HR activities primarily relating to labor relations and organizational development for client groups within the Faculty of Medicine. The incumbent fosters excellent working relationships with stakeholders and provides guidance to these clients, including Chairs, Division Directors and faculty members, on HR matters. The HR Advisor brings expert knowledge to overseeing the application of human resources policies, ensuring consistency, equity and compliance, and ensures effective implementation of new initiatives, programs and policies introduced by central Human Resources.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance on interpretation and application of various collective agreements and labor laws to managerial and HR community within the faculty.
  • Provide guidance and coaching to supervisors on how to solve labor related issues. Assist supervisors with performance or disciplinary files when appropriate. Mediate disputes and facilitate conflict resolution as needed.
  • Manage grievances: investigate background, provide follow-up, and ensure the supervisor is informed on the evolution of the file. Liaise with the Central Employee and Labor Relations office vis-à-vis the handling of grievances and the arbitration process. May be called on to assist in arbitration.
  • Administer job abolition requests. Ensure they are sound and do not incur costs to the Faculty, and that management understand the impact. Submit requests to Central HR for approval. Negotiate relocation assignments with managers and researchers.
  • Work with client groups to determine organizational needs and concerns. Analyze problems to ensure structure promotes unit goals and objectives. Undertake job assessments and recommend changes as appropriate. Propose and assist with implementation of structural changes as necessary.
  • Collaborate with AEC HR staff to identify and implement best practices and provide standardized services across AECs, ensuring consistency, equity and compliance.
  • Identify and participate in continuous improvement initiatives to maximize unit effectiveness. Perform needs analysis and identify appropriate training for staff and managers.
  • Develop and participate in team building activities for Faculty HR team.
  • Report on HR activities. Research, analyze and present data as needed. Consult on data needs and data availability. Ensure reports and data are maintained and updated to improve the effectiveness of the unit. Meet with management to discuss and clarify requests for projects, highlight issues and make recommendations to address issues and priorities. Assist in the rollout and implementation of HR programs.
  • Develop and leads professional development activities.
  • Conduct exit interviews and gathers data on turnover. Report on turnover patterns. Make recommendations to reduce turnover.
  • Establish procedures to support leave management and maximize cost savings resulting from leaves.
  • Advise managers on merit, performance and salary issues. Ensure effective administration of performance management process, including how performance reviews are completed and their outcomes. Ensure timely submission Faculty HR office. Look for parity and equity across groups; submit and evaluate anomaly requests.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders in the preparation of succession plans.

Minimum Education & Experience:

Undergraduate degree

Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills And/Or Abilities:

CRHA designation is an asset. Experience in employee and labor relations in a unionized environment. Demonstrated creativity resolving problems and managing conflict. Ability to work within a matrix organization with multiple points of service. Ability to influence decisions, make and find solutions to complex problems. Works collaboratively, with a client-service focus. Ability to maintain composure under pressure and meet deadlines. Proven success facilitating and maintaining strong, consistent, and positive communications. Proven team-player. Demonstrated ability to work in a computerized environment using word-processing, databases, spreadsheets and presentation software, Banner (HRIS). Demonstrated oral and written communication skills in both English and French.

How To Apply:

Please submit your application online at

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The deadline to apply for this position is November 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, the Faculty of Medicine will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

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Faculty of Medicine
Salary Range: 
(Grade 05) $56,800 - $71,100 (midpoint) - $92,500
One (1) year
Reporting to: 
Human Resources Director
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