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Associate Vice-President Human Resources

University of Ottawa

University of Ottawa

People & HR
Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

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Job Type:


Job Family:

Administrative Upper Management

Faculty/Service - Department:

Office of the Vice-President, Finance and Administration


Main Campus

Date Posted:

February 09, 2024

Closing Date:

March 11, 2024

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above

Our Human Resources team is recognized for its collaboration and service excellence. Through the development of strategic partnerships, our dynamic team supports uOttawa’s vision and strategic plan by creating and delivering high-quality, innovative, and client-centered HR programs and services. Our focus is to attract, develop, retain, and inspire a talented, diverse, healthy, and engaged workforce. If you want to be part of an impactful team, work in a rewarding and enriching environment and have an innovative mindset, our HR team is the place where you belong!

Salary Grade:


Salary Range:

$194,176 - $221,760

Associate Vice-President Human Resources

The University of Ottawa is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the best universities in Canada. It is the largest bilingual university (French-English) in the world. Located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, it contributes significantly to the economy, culture and quality of life of Canada’s capital.

The University of Ottawa has over 10,000 employees. Over 45,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in one of our 10 faculties.

The University is looking for a recognized leader in human resources with strong, broad experience as a senior executive in large, unionized organizations, in both the public and private sectors.

Reporting to the vice-president, finance and administration, the associate vice-president, human resources, should be known for achievements in labour relations, talent management, compensation and benefits, as well as change management. Teamwork and collective decision-making should be key elements in the AVP’s success.

The associate vice-president plays a key role in implementing the University’s Human Resources Service’s vision, mandate and direction, and must work closely with all managers as well as various stakeholders.

Applicants must have over 20 years’ experience as a senior human resources manager, and demonstrate a strong ability to develop and implement innovative strategies in order to achieve, and indeed surpass, expected results.

Applicants must have proven experience in managing large-scale organizational transformations in partnership with senior executives and the main social partners.

Applicants must have strong communication and interpersonal skills that allow them to function easily at all levels of the organization, and must be able to mobilize colleagues, business partners and own staff to achieve organizational objectives.

Applicants must have excellent critical thinking skills with a strong ability to manage conflict, as well as solid experience in implementing and managing HR enterprise resource planning (ERP).

Applicants must hold a graduate degree and an HR professional designation, and communicate effectively in both English and French.

This very exciting position is meant for a talented person with experience in human resources management ready to leave their mark on a major institute of higher learning.

If you’re interested in this challenge, contact Gabrielle Mutchmore at

As part of the application process for this position, we require interested candidates to submit a cover letter and resume.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However only those under consideration for the position will be contacted.

The University of Ottawa believe in equal opportunity. We strongly encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. In keeping with Citizenship and Immigration Canada requirements, all qualified persons are invited to apply. However, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, the University will offer adaptive measure on request during the recruitment, selection and evaluation processes for applicants with a disability.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its over 175-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides staff members and their spouses with the means to become bilingual.

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples in Canada, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse, and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada

The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations by email at Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language.

Prior to May 1, 2022, the University required all students, faculty, staff, and visitors (including contractors) to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as defined in Policy 129 – Covid-19 Vaccination. This policy was suspended effective May 1, 2022 but may be reinstated at any point in the future depending on public health guidelines and the recommendations of experts.