Overview

Company Overview:

ACCES Employment is a leader in connecting employers with qualified employees from diverse backgrounds. More than 20,000 job seekers are served annually at five locations across the Greater Toronto Area. As a not-for-profit corporation, ACCES receives funding from all levels of government, corporate sponsors, various supporters and the United Way Toronto.

Role Overview:

Reporting to the COO, the VP will primarily be responsible to direct the overall daily office operations of the company including office management, technology, human resources, health and safety, contracts, and administrative staff. This position will create and/or approve company-wide policies and procedures. This role will also develop and implement both short and long-term tactical and strategic plans in accordance with business goals and objectives. The VP must a clear and solid understanding of the issues faced by the organization and the industry and ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with key external stakeholders.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Direct the overall daily office operations of the company including office management, technology, human resources, health and safety, contracts, and administrative staff
  • Develop and implement both short and long-term tactical and strategic plans in accordance with business goals and objectives
  • Oversee Procurement of Goods and Services, in accordance to Broader Public Sector Act, 2010
  • Negotiate contracts and manage vendor relationships
  • Coordinate long-term organizational planning
  • Administer the organization’s funds according to the approved budget, and monitor its financial expenditures
  • Evaluate current business strategies, determining viability of changing management initiatives
  • Manage a workplace succession plan to determine potential areas for employee promotion
  • Manage the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization’s daily operations
  • Conduct organization-wide culture and morale analysis in reference to organizations performance
  • Negotiate collective agreements on behalf of employers or workers, mediate labour disputes and grievances, and provide advice on employee and labour relations
  • Research any new developments within the human resources field and implement changes where needed
  • Anticipate and identify emerging issues, trends and problems that affect organizational policies and programs
  • Identify and address issues that affect the overall health of the organization: morale, effectiveness, turnover, absenteeism and productivity
  • Assist in the development of predictive models to assist with the evaluation of potential business decisions
  • Create human resources forecasts for future organizational changes and needs that are based on internal and external research
  • Develop company wide compensation programs, taking into account vendor selection, market analysis and organizational fiscal realities
  • Work with other senior management members to determine internal communication strategies for large company changes
  • Execute human resources programs such as training, innovation, employee recognition, activities and recreational programs in a way that supports internal equity and the organization’s competitiveness
  • Contribute to the development of leadership through focused development strategies including talent and performance management
  • Develop and analyze measurable reports providing fiscal justification for personnel activities in regards to benefit costs, staffing levels/deployment, turnover, absenteeism, recruitment, applicant tracking, compensation, promotions and employee productivity
  • Develop and implement labour or industrial relations policies and procedures and negotiate collective agreements
  • Develop and implement new and effective training methods, tools, and materials such as manuals, demonstration models, multimedia visual aids, computer tutorials, and reference works
  • Develop and manage the human resources budget
  • Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate human resources and labour relations strategies, including policies, programs, and procedures to address an organization’s human resource requirements
  • Establish and maintain relationships with strategic business partners and key stakeholders

Competencies and Requirements:

  • Ten years of progressive experience including experience in a nonprofit organization
  • Advanced degree in a related field; preferably MBA and/or Supply Chain
  • Certification(s) and/or licence(s) appropriate to industry
  • Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with key external stakeholders
  • Ability to delegate, set expectations, and monitor progress of all direct reports
  • Ability to initiate and model positive change
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating strategic and engagement-planning initiatives
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills
  • Sound understanding of risk management
  • Experience with budget preparation and management
  • Strong business acumen
  • Proven experience in collective bargaining
  • Experience in change management
  • Experience working in a unionized environment
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Experience in employment grievance resolution

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How to Apply

If this role speaks to you and you’re interested in being considered for this unique opportunity, please email your resume to Meaghan MacLeod, Partner at LHH Knightsbridge at meaghan.macleod@LHHknightsbridge.com Thank you for your interest in this position, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.