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Human Resources Advisor – Job Analysis & Recruitment


The Opportunity

  • Halifax, NS
  • Human Resources and Recruiting
  • Entry Level
  • Temporary

Recognized as a leader in distance and experiential learning, and based on a strong tradition of social responsibility, Mount Saint Vincent University takes a personalized approach to education to nurture socially responsible global citizens. Founded in 1873, the Mount has been nationally recognized for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios, for providing students early access to valuable research opportunities, for its legacy in the advancement of women, and for facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, literacy, and childhood development. The Mount believes that our people are our foundation and our relationships are built on respect and accountability. Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) is strongly committed to fostering equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA). MSVU is an institution that was established by women for the advancement of women with social responsibility and social justice at its core. We embrace the diversity of our community and are committed to enhancing equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility across all facets of our university, within our local community, and in society at large. Please visit to learn more about us.

Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The Department of Human Resources at Mount Saint Vincent University invites applications for the term contract position of Human Resources Advisor – Job Analysis & Recruitment.


Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Human Resources Advisor provides support to the HR Department and other University departments, primarily with job evaluation and job classification (job design), and recruitment activities.

This role is consultative to administrators, department heads, employees, and HR staff on matters relating to job design, job evaluation and classification. This position has a broad range of contact throughout the university and represents the HR department in a positive and proactive manner, while demonstrating HR’s commitment to a high level of service. You will work with contacts across the university and provide support in updating job descriptions in preparation for the job evaluation process in accordance with collective agreements, guidelines, and university policies as applicable.

The Human Resources Advisor will support the Human Resources & Diversity Advisor with full-cycle recruitment. You will assist with posting jobs, screening applications, setting up interviews, and conducting reference checks.


The preferred candidate will have a post-secondary education in a related field, preferably in the field of Human Resources. Previous experience working in an academic environment is considered an asset. Current knowledge of Job Design and Job Evaluation best practices is desired. The preferred candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills, technical abilities, and communication skills. Candidates should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), and have an aptitude for, or previous experience, using business enterprise systems such as Colleague and SharePoint.

Work With Us

Classification: 6 month, Full-time Contract Position
Starting Salary: $45,000 per annum, pro-rated
Starting Date: ASAP

Application Process: Applications should include a cover letter and resume. To apply for this position, go to and follow the online application system. This competition closes August 14, 2022.

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