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Operations Manager (People and Administration)

Permanent - Full-time

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Deadline: 2021-09-30

Posted: 2021-07-19

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS) is the largest Faculty at York University with over 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and almost 100 programs delivered through 24 Departments, Schools and Colleges, plus the IBM Markham Learning Site. York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive excellence in promoting and enhancing, teaching, research and student success. Through innovative course design, diverse experiential education and learning opportunities, and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that have an impact on the world.

In this role you will be accountable for the effective management of staff in their provision of responsive support services to students, faculty and staff across their assigned Departments and/or Schools in LA&PS. You will also be responsible for overseeing financial, human resources, facilities and health and safety activities in the units. In leading your team, you will foster and support the vision, mission, values and strategic direction of LA&PS and York University, and contribute to a positive, supportive and student-focused team environment of high performance, respect, trust, collaboration and continuous improvement; embrace diversity and fosters inclusion.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will bring the following:

A University Degree in business, finance, human resources management, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. The Certified Human Resources Leader/Professional (CHRL/CHRP) professional designation is an asset. Minimum of 3 years' proven management experience fostering and leading inclusive, results-oriented teams, preferably within an academic environment or other comparable public sector unionized environment. Experience with strategic planning, budgeting and financial management, and development and streamlining of policies and procedures is required. Demonstrated experience managing within a unionized environment is required, with hands on experience administering a collective agreement related to managing unionized staff. Experience working with human resources management, labour relations, and policies and procedures within a Faculty and/or academic environment is preferred. Knowledge of academic processes (e.g. tenure and promotion, academic hiring, salary administration) would be an asset.

For full position details, including skills and knowledge requirements, and to apply to this exciting opportunity visit the External Career Portal ( and refer to posting 103639.

We offer comprehensive benefits and access to superb educational and recreational facilities. For more information on what York has to offer U please visit:

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.