Director, Talent Management / Canada Job

LOCATION:     Toronto, ON


This role reports to the Chief Human Resources Officer, and participates as a member of the HR&E Leadership team, developing an institutional vision and strategies to support talent management for administrative staff at the University of Toronto.

Responsible for designing, developing and implementing an institutional talent acquisition, onboarding (including orientation) and succession planning strategy, including the development of supporting framework such as talent pipelines and knowledge transition management, that will be applied consistently in support of an exceptional employee experience for administrative staff. The Director is responsible for regularly monitoring, measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of talent management strategies and supporting frameworks, taking into consideration metrics, feedback from key stakeholder groups and changes to external factors (ie: economy, labour market), all of which will lead to regular change and ultimately influence how the University approaches talent management.

The Director is the leader of an integrated team of professionals who provide support across a number of HR specializations including: strategic recruitment and talent pipelines, succession planning, career pathing and casual staffing. The Director partners with the Director, Learning and Leadership Development to ensure development strategies support succession planning and processes. The Director oversees the ongoing growth of the University’s casual staffing service. The incumbent ensures that all talent management activities are undertaken in support of the achievement of the University’s mission, vision and strategic objectives.




University degree together with completion of a Certified HR professional designation (CHRL) and/or Master’s degree in Human Resources or a related field, or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.


Minimum of eight (8) years’ experience designing and implementing a full range of talent management programs across all levels of an organization. Minimum of five (5) years’ building and leading a talent management function within a complex business environment, preferably with experience in a decentralized public sector environment. Demonstrated knowledge of human resources best practices and employment legislation; Experience leading a talent management function within a unionized environment strongly preferred.


  • Proficiency in standard computer applications (MS Office Suite).


Demonstrated leadership, coaching, mentoring and team-building skills; Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, presentation and organizational skills; Strong research and analytical skills; Demonstrated skill working effectively with a diverse group of clients and experience fostering an inclusive environment; Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of equity in the workplace and an ability to work effectively with all constituents in a highly diverse community; Proven ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, diplomacy and persuasion; Demonstrated political acumen, ability to think strategically and to lead and champion institutional change; Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a consultative team environment.

Travel: Limited

Notes: Standard Office Hours – 8:45 am to 5:00 pm; will be required to work additional hours, including evenings and weekends, and to attend events.

Some travel will be required.

Please note that all applications submitted online will be forwarded to an external staffing agency.

Employee Group: Professional / Managerial

Appointment Type: Budget – Continuing

Schedule: Full-time

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, please forward your resume to: