Print it. Print it. Click for a printer friendly version.
Email This Job:



Text    HTML


Human Resources Portfolio Manager
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Oakville, ON, CANADA; Brampton, ON, CANADA; Mississauga, ON, CANADA; Toronto, ON, CANADA;
Job Category: Human Resources and Recruitment ; Human Resources Generalists, Training and Education ; Other Training and Education Jobs
Job Industry: Education
Job Career Level: Experienced
Year(s) of Experience: 7
Date Posted: Dec 20, 2012

Sheridan College is one of Canada's leading postsecondary institutions dedicated to the provision of outstanding academic programs and the support of student and graduate success. We deliver an exceptional educational experience in an environment renowned for innovation and creativity. Program options range from one-year certificates to four-year degrees in the arts, business, community service and technology fields. Sheridan serves 18,000 full-time and 35,000 continuing education students at our campuses in Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga.

Sheridan employees will enjoy:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Generous vacation entitlement
  • Excellent benefits package with Sun Life
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Employee assistance programs
  • On-site fitness facilities include: weight rooms, cardio rooms, and squash courts, as well as karate, yoga, pilates, rock climbing and other instructional activities.

In addition, we offer professional development opportunities to promote career development and success in the workplace, including:

  • Professional Development funding
  • Reduced fees for Continuing Education courses
  • Tuition Reimbursement


Please note Sheridan College only accepts applications using Resume Basic. Please refer to our online application guide and FAQ section to learn more about the application process. Sheridan's Online Application Guide & FAQs

Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit:
World Education Services

Reporting to the Director, Human Resource Services, the Human Resources Portfolio Manager provides a full range of proactive HR consulting/advising service to clients within the College, in support of Sheridan’s strategic plan. The HR Portfolio Manager is the primary HR consultant to a designated, internal client group. He/she provides proactive, current, strategic and operational HR expertise to client managers and staff in the following areas:  recruitment and selection, employee/labour relations, job evaluation and performance management, compensation and benefits, learning and development.    The HR Portfolio Manager is also the technical lead, and primary departmental contact for HR practitioners and peers, in all matters related to a particular employee group portfolio (Academic, Support Staff, Part Time or Administrative and Special Projects).  

The HR Portfolio Manager’s responsibilities include:
• As a trusted advisor and change agent, providing leadership to client groups, and other HR professionals, by taking a proactive and strategic role in the transformation of Sheridan, and contributing to the achievement of Sheridan’s mission, values and vision;
• Consulting with managers on a daily basis to encourage positive employee and labour relations for client groups;
• Providing advice to clients based on the interpretation of Collective Agreements,  policies, procedures and employment law (ESA, FOI, OH&S, Terms & Conditions for Administrative staff) and keeping abreast of current trends /changes in legislation;
• Coaching managers on leadership / management best practices, employee motivation, performance issues management, employee development, organizational development / restructuring, HR planning and deployment of HR programs;
• Advising on progressive discipline process including investigation, appropriate communication, documentation and attendance at meetings as management representative;
• Leading the termination process including:  investigation, consultation with legal counsel/union, document preparation, negotiation of final termination package;
• Providing consultation services to managers on job evaluation and acting as a member of the Support Staff Job Evaluation Committee;
• Managing and acting as advisor/consultant to all levels of college management for a number of college wide labour relations functions, including: proactively resolving issues and concerns; leading the development of solutions to issues raised by union representatives, investigating concerns, responding on behalf of the college, providing mediation services, representing management at all Step 1 Faculty union grievances and occasionally Step 1 Support Staff grievances;
• Acting as College representative and/or resource to legal counsel in grievance hearings and arbitration procedures;
• Managing recruitment related issues for faculty and senior administrative positions within their client group;
• Being the subject matter expert with regard to a particular employee group; including taking a leadership role amongst HR peers as the team’s first point of escalation for all matters related to the employee group portfolio; partnering with Director, Human Resource Services for strike contingency planning or renegotiating of terms and conditions of employment; identifying and implementing new initiatives, and process improvements; building plans for evolving HR practices across Sheridan to future state and creating and managing key performance metrics and goals; continually assessing total rewards, making recommendations and implementing strategy and program refinements;
• Other duties as assigned.


The successful candidate will possess a four year Bachelor’s degree or three year diploma/degree + post graduate diploma in Business, HR or related field along with at least seven years of progressive experience in an HR role including experience as a senior practitioner. An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.  Minimally, the successful candidate must have completed the required coursework and experience to qualify for the CHRP designation. Preference will be given to candidates who have: completed a Post-graduate Diploma Certificate in Human Resources Management, the CHRP designation and have training in conflict resolution, mediation and/or negotiation skills. Demonstrated expertise in understanding and working with Ontario’s workplace legislation (Employment Standards Act, Human Rights Code, Occupational Health & Safety Act, Labour Relations Act) and labour contract agreements is required. The successful candidate requires highly developed leadership, coaching and strategic advisory/consultative expertise and in-depth knowledge of recruitment and selection practices. The position requires an in-depth knowledge of labour/ employee relations trends, along with senior level experience in program planning / implementation and policy and procedure development. The incumbent must have demonstrated problem solving, negotiation, mediation dispute resolution, presentation/facilitation, investigation, team building and management skills. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills along with experience in interacting with clients in a tactful, diplomatic and confidential manner are essential for success in this role.

Appointment Details:
Employee Group: Administrative
Department: Human Resources
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
Reference #: 12/A/69
Payband: NM
Target Hiring Range: $83,160 - $88,357.50
Salary Range: $83,160 - $103,950
Reason for repost: Please note changes to the Payband, Target Hiring Range and Salary Range.  Previous applicants will be considered and need not apply.
Application Deadline: Position is open until filled.  Please note initial screening will take place as of January 7, 2013.

To be considered for this position, an on-line application is required. Please click on the "Apply for this job" button to proceed with your application. Please review Sheridan's Online Application Guide & FAQs; before you begin.

Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit:
World Education Services

Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Aboriginal People, and persons with disabilities.
follow us
facebook twitter

Need help? Click here
Your use of the information on this site
is subject to the terms
of Workopolis Legal and Privacy Notices.
Careers Section  Powered by