The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Human Resources and Recruiting

Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The Department of Human Resources at Mount Saint Vincent University invites applications for a two-year term, contract position of Human Resources Advisor - Classification and Job Design.

Classification: 2-year, Full-time Term Contract Position
Starting Salary: $56,131 per annum
Starting Date: ASAP

If you require an accommodation at any time during the application process, please let us know. Applications should include a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin on May 19, 2023.

What you'll do


Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Human Resources Advisor provides support to the HR Department and other University departments, primarily with job evaluation and job classification (job design), and various HR related projects aimed to improve efficiency within the office.

This role is consultative to administrators, department heads, employees, and HR staff on matters relating to job design, job evaluation and classification. You will use our Modified Aiken Plan to work with employees and their supervisor to ensure position descriptions are up to date. You will help employees prepare for the job evaluation process in accordance with collective agreements, guidelines, and university policies as applicable. This position also advises on work organization, alternative structures, and implications of proposed job design changes; evaluates and analyzes jobs within the University employee groups; initiates reviews at appropriate times, assesses information, and seeks clarification as required. You will be collecting and interpreting data for position evaluation and classification purposes.

This role is designed to help build efficiencies within the department as we move to be a more data-driven team. You will have the initiative to participate and/or lead these projects and support the work from a research and reporting perspective.

What you'll need


The preferred candidate will have an undergraduate degree in a related field or a diploma in HR, plus at least two years' related experience in Human Resources. Previous experience working in an academic environment is considered an asset. Current knowledge of Job Design and Job Evaluation best practices is required. Previous experience in the design and delivery of Job Design and Classification, and demonstrated experience with data gathering and analysis would be ideal. The preferred candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills, presentation, and communication skills. Candidates should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), and have an aptitude for technology. The preferred candidate will be proactive, analytical, and an excellent relationship builder.

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Mount Saint Vincent University

Recognized as a leader in distance and experiential learning, and based on a strong tradition of social responsibility, Mount Saint Vincent University takes a personalized approach to education to nurture socially responsible global citizens. Founded in 1873, the Mount has been nationally recognized for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios, for providing students early access to valuable research opportunities, for its legacy in the advancement of women, and for facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, literacy, and childhood development. The Mount believes that our people are our foundation and our relationships are built on respect and accountability. Please visit to learn more about us.