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Vancouver Island University

Manager, HRIS, Analytics and Compensation

Posted 11 days ago

Job Description

The Manager, HR Systems, Analytics and Compensation provides leadership, direction, and support for HR systems and processes. Within an integrated HRIS/Payroll system and through the oversight and direction of HR Associates and the Payroll team, manages the overall general accountabilities fundamental to the employee/employment life cycle. Ensures optimal HRIS operations and services, providing technical expertise and oversight of HR team members training in HR business systems. Oversees all aspects of HR systems maintenance, administration, system security and access, and the delivery of integrated HRIS solutions to meet business needs. Oversees and administers the university’s compensation function, and job evaluation programs. Provides analysis and essential workforce data to HR, the University community, and external groups. Provides oversight and supervision of the areas of responsibilities of the Manager of Payroll, the HRIS Specialist, and the HR Associates.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from an appropriately accredited institution. Minimum five years' recent HRIS experience in a unionized, diverse work environment. A combination of education and experience equivalency may be considered.

Experience must include a sound working knowledge of the concepts, practices, standards, and capabilities of HRIS, including experience with systems design, configuration, and implementation.

Proven ability to influence and support change management interventions and strategies linked to organizational goals.

Advanced analytical skills with ability to assess system-based customer requirements, identify the root cause of system problems, and fully leverage HRIS capabilities.

Significant contract application and interpretation, to ensure adherence to Collective Agreement language.

Project management and planning skills, with ability to engage in HRIS strategic planning, and lead system-related projects for HRIS enhancements, upgrades, and implementations.

Versatility and flexibility combined with attention to detail is required to successfully perform complex, shifting work assignments.

Demonstrated knowledge of business process management and human resource planning and principles.

Superior communication skills, initiative, resourcefulness, sound judgment, discretion, and ability to work independently are crucial.

Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships and exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with confidential information.

Demonstrated ability to lead a team as well as motivate and empower reporting staff.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University is a comprehensive teaching university with 13,000 students across four campuses. VIU proudly fosters student success, strong community connections and meaningful collaborations by providing access to a wide range of programs, from academic undergraduate and master’s to industry-responsive trades and vocational training.

VIU is pleased to offer employees a comprehensive benefit plan; ample paid holiday time; professional development opportunities and a desirable pension plan that takes the worry out of retirement. As part of the VIU campus community, you will work with supportive colleagues within an encouraging environment and are provided with the tools and training that promote learning and development. The perks of VIU employment are multiple, and include well-being initiatives and services, strategic discounts, and flexible work opportunities. 

The VIU community acknowledges and thanks the Snuneymuxw, Quw’utsun, Tla’amin, Snaw-naw-as and Qualicum First Nation on whose traditional lands we teach, learn, research, live and share knowledge.

About Vancouver Island University

Work Where You Matter. We invite you to explore the possibilities of a career with Vancouver Island University. Known as a centre of excellence, Vancouver Island University (VIU) produces quality graduates who are in demand by employers across the country and around the world. VIU offers a supportive campus community focused on innovative teaching methods, undergraduate research opportunities and creating an exceptional learning experience for our students. VIU’s rich history and connection with its communities dates back to 1936 when Nanaimo’s first vocational training school opened its doors. Today, VIU offers an extensive range of programming, from industry-responsive trades and applied training to academic undergraduate and graduate degrees. VIU has evolved into a university that supports a student population of over 14,000 learners, including 2,100 international students, over 1,500 Indigenous students, and employs over 2,000 faculty and staff. Located in Nanaimo on British Columbia’s spectacular West Coast, VIU offers the opportunity to live and learn in one of the most beautiful university settings in Canada. VIU is one of BC's top Employers! VIU was named one of British Columbia's top 100 employers in 2023 for the fourth consecutive year by the Top Employers program. We are a proud recipient of this honour and all that it represents about the VIU employment experience.



Company Size

1001-5000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-06-26

Current Openings

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