Manager, HR Systems & Strategy

Mount Royal University
February 22, 2024
Offerd Salary:$92,847 - $128,127
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Manager, HR Systems & Strategy

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Permanent (for any group)

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MRU Main Campus - Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA (Primary)


About MRU

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 15,000 credit students choose from 13 bachelor degrees and 36 majors.

Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is "Mohkinstsis," which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.

Mount Royal University is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.

About the Department of Human Resources

Mount Royal University's dedicated team of Human Resources professionals is here to provide a range of services for prospective and current employees including: professional development, talent acquisition, consultancy services, and information on policies, payroll, benefits, and more.

About the Role

The Manager, HR Systems and Strategy is responsible for the strategic development, integration and operationalization, continuous improvement and leadership of the HR Technology systems and processes. This position plays a critical role reviewing the current platform and liaising with stakeholders, to understand the structural, integration of current system, new requirements, policy, process and operational requirements to support the changing technical and business requirements for the department.

Reporting to the AVP, Human Resources this is a comprehensive leadership position that owns the current system, design and implementation, maintenance, as well as continuous improvement of the systems function to support the organizational goals.

  • Provide leadership by supporting and fostering an environment of continuous improvement by leading and enabling the HR staff through process mapping and process documentation, integrated, workflows, that provide efficiency, consistency and aligned with best practice.
  • Responsible, with the HR System Technology team for ensuring accurate and up-to-date employee data is stored in the system.
  • Plan and create comprehensive reporting solutions and data analytics to highlight useful information and support decision making.
  • Liaise with stakeholders to understand business needs and provide enabling technology and tools utilizing data for reporting and workforce analytics projects.
  • Continuously evaluate the performance and functionality of HR systems and recommend enhancements or replacements.
  • Recommend a comprehensive HR Systems integration strategy to enhance efficiency, data accuracy, and user experience across all HR applications.
  • Champion enterprise-wide solutions to enhance programs such as employee engagement, performance management, and learning and development.
  • Act as a subject matter expert in other functional areas and provide guidance to the HR team on system process, tools to increase and maintain efficiencies and improve effectiveness for services provided.
  • Collaborate with external and internal stakeholders to build and maintain the strategic roadmap for people and reporting technology.
  • Develop, design, and implement functional policies and programs that lead to overarching changes in overall HR system business practices.
  • Assess existing HR processes and workflows to identify areas for improvement in efficiency, data accuracy, and automation.
  • Liaise with Senior leadership to assist in the development of strategic goals and objectives and staffing to enable technological solutions.
  • Stay up to date with the latest HR technologies, trends, and best practices to recommend innovative solutions that improve HR processes.
  • Liaise with other functional areas to consult specialized system complexities for solutions that align with cultural requirements, potentially around metrics, data, and training records.
  • Qualifications
  • University Bachelor Degree in a related discipline such as Human Resource Management or Information Systems, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • The following will be considered an asset:
  • Training in Project Management or Lean Six Sigma
  • Certification in Data Analytics and Data visualization
  • Over 5 years of related Human Resources experience, including:
  • Demonstrated in-depth experience using an HRMS/HRIS.
  • Leading or supporting complex technology systems solutions from conception to implementation.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team, and to motivate and empower staff.
  • Experience in a post-secondary or professional services environment is an asset.
  • Demonstrated understanding of HR processes, reporting tools and dashboard metrics.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven track record of building relationships, excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Knowledge and ability to troubleshoot and resolve software, hardware and network problems.
  • Ability to write effective Standard Operating Procedures.
  • MRU Leadership Competencies
  • Have integrity and are inclusive
  • Empower others
  • Foster growth
  • Engage and support others
  • Take risks and are innovative
  • Strategic thinker
  • Results driven
  • What We Offer

    Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. We strive to be an employer of choice among Canadian post-secondary institutions.

    At Mount Royal University, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person, and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace.

    Investing in the learning and development of our employees benefits the individual and the University. A variety of services, resources and programs encourage a healthy, productive workplace. Mount Royal University offers a competitive total compensation package including health and dental benefits, pension, health and personal spending accounts, paid vacation, winter holiday closure, personal days and a free membership in our fully equipped recreation centre.

    Our campus offers the convenience of a medical clinic, dentist and pharmacy, as well as a variety of wellness services such as physiotherapists and massage therapists. Campus Recreation offers many activities, including personal training, climbing, aquatics, sports and certifications for students, employees and the public.

    Salary: $92,847 - $128,127 per annum

    Closing Date: February 22, 2024

    A cover letter and resume should be submitted in one .pdf document. Please title your .pdf document as follows: Last Name, Requisition Number, Document Title.pdf (ex. Smith, 999999, CV.pdf).

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and others currently eligible to work in Canada will be given priority.

    Recent Mount Royal graduates who are foreign nationals may be eligible to work on campus. Please refer to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website under Post-Graduation Employment athttps:// www.

    If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify [email protected] and we will work together on the accommodation request.

    We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.

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