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Director, The Centre for Organizational and People Development
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Oakville, ON, CANADA; Brampton, ON, CANADA; Mississauga, ON, CANADA; Toronto, ON, CANADA;
Job Category: Human Resources and Recruitment ; Employee Relations, Training and Education ; Other Training and Education Jobs
Job Industry: Education
Job Career Level: Experienced , Executive
Date Posted: Jan 28, 2013

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 Vice President, HR & Organizational Development, the Director is a strategic business partner and HR advisor to the Sheridan community, and HR team. He/she helps advance the People Plan and Sheridan’s reputation as a leading employer.  The Director engages the business in deploying HR programs and services in the portfolio, enhances capacity to attract, develop, engage and retain top talent; aligns and strengthens talent at all levels, enables compliance with regulatory and contract terms, and facilitates transformation to deliver on Sheridan’s vision and strategic goals.  The Director leads and manages the Organizational and People Development team and has senior accountability for strategy, systems and resources in the following portfolio areas: Organizational Assessment, Design & Development, Employee Development and Career Planning, Change Leadership, Succession Planning and Competency Management, Leadership Effectiveness and Management Skills Development, Performance Management, Employee Engagement, and Legislative Learning Initiatives.
The Director, The Centre for Organizational and People Development’s responsibilities include:
• Leading a team of HR professionals who, as strategic business partners, provide HR technical advice, consultative support and other HR resources to internal clients on a broad range of portfolio issues;
• Leading and assessing organizational needs; designs, develops, implements and evaluates targeted organizational and employee learning and development plans;
• Leading efforts that enhance on-going learning and development within the organization;
• Establishing performance evaluation and feedback, talent development and career planning models across all levels and programs that develop needed skills across the organization;
• Assessing current performance management systems. Working with senior leaders to design and implement effective processes that align with organizational priorities;
• Partnering with client managers and other HR team members in implementation of change initiatives;
• Leading development of succession planning strategy, systems and processes(e.g., talent pipelines, career paths, preparation of successor candidates );
• Providing guidance to leaders on employee engagement issues  i.e. surveys and action plans;
• Developing and leading reward and recognition programs -  aligned with organizational objectives and  key drivers of employee engagement;
• Developing and implementing,  in collaboration with Corporate Communications and the HR leadership team, an employee communication  plan  that supports  corporate strategy and builds employee engagement;
• Providing leadership and direction to the  Organizational and People Development team and builds HR professional capacity;
• Developing and monitoring of operating budgets (including tuition and professional development);
• Working collaboratively as a key member of the HR Senior Management Team with a view to the effective overall service delivery model for the Human Resources function;
• External to HR, the Director sits on various committees that require expertise in his/her functional areas.
The successful candidate will possess 4 year Bachelor’s degree (or 3 year diploma/degree + post graduate certificate in related field) in Organizational Development, Adult Education, HR or related field.  Additional qualifications of a Master’s degree in Education, OD/HR or Adult Education, a Certified HR Professional (CHRP) or Certified Organizational Development Specialist (CODP) designation are preferred.  Additionally, the successful candidate will have a minimum of 9 years of progressive experience in Human Resources with a focus on development and delivery of significant organization development and change management programs and practices. An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be considered. The successful candidate will possess highly developed leadership experience formulating and implementing strategic OD functions including: individual and organizational assessment, change leadership, employee engagement, leadership effectiveness, management development strategies, succession and career planning, employee development, and performance management.  Previous experience working in a consulting environment, post-secondary setting and/or a unionized environment will be considered an asset.  Required for this position are excellent interpersonal and communication skills – including influencing, presentation, facilitation and process consultation strong analytical and problem solving skills, proven success at building professional credibility and reputation for results at all organizational levels, innovative thinking, change leadership skills and highly developed organizational skills.

Appointment Details:
Employee Group: Administrative
School/Department: Human Resources and Organizational Development
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
Reference #: 13/A/05
Payband: NP
Target Hiring Range: $134,400 - $142,800
Salary Range: $134,400 - $168,000
Application Deadline: Open until filled. Initial screening will take place as of February 20, 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.
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