Director of Human Resources

Date Posted: Jul 21, 2021
Application Deadline: Aug 13, 2021
Start Date: Sep 15, 2021

Salary From: 65K To 75K
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Part-time
Career Level: Upper management

Organization Description

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1922, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s major cultural institutions and among the top orchestras in the world. Under the leadership of Music Director Gustavo Gimeno, the TSO is committed to innovative programming and showcases a roster of distinguished guest artists and conductors. In addition to performances, the TSO serves the community with one of the largest music education and engagement programs in Canada, connecting students throughout Ontario with curriculum-based programming.



Job Description

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) seeks an experienced Human Resources professional for a part-time position (4 days/week). This newly created role is an opportunity to refine and reshape a portfolio that supports approximately 65 employees in their commitment to bringing extraordinary orchestral music to our audiences.  The Director of Human Resources will  oversee the creation, updating, implementation, and ongoing delivery of HR policies and procedures that will ensure that all employees are contributing to their fullest potential in a supportive professional environment.   Additionally, the Director of HR will provide some support to the TSO musicians, who are members of the Toronto Musicians’ Association, local 149.  This position reports to the Vice-President & Chief of Staff.

Responsibilities
  • Oversees the fair and consistent development and deployment of human resources policies and procedures in order to foster and maintain a productive, diverse, equitable and engaged workforce.  
  • Serves as the first point of contact for all HR enquiries from staff.
  • Leads HR initiatives, such as employee engagement and recognition.
  • Serves as the key point person for all recruitment activities including job postings, resume screening, interviewing, reference checks, preparation of employment agreements, and onboarding new employees.
  • Facilitates the annual performance review process, including updating the performance review template, when needed; assists with employee development plans, when appropriate.
  • Delivers and/or arranges for staff or musician training, as required.
  • Manages any cases of short term or long term disability through third party case management, including return to work plans and workplace accommodations.
  • Leads investigations into employee issues including corrective action and performance management; oversees employee relations, up to and including termination.
  • Provides advice and support on HR matters to the Personnel Office for the TSO’s musicians, who are members of the Toronto Musicians’ Association, local 149, on an as needed basis.
  • Promptly investigates workplace incidents and/or complaints, working towards a prompt and safe resolution.
  • Regularly reviews and updates the Employee Manual.
  • Ensures that all employee job descriptions are current and accurate.
  • Responsible for maintaining an updated organizational chart.
  • Analyzes group benefit options and plans, communicating key components to staff, and presenting recommendations for change, as appropriate.
  • Participates in all HR related meetings, including Joint Health & Safety, Fire Warden, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, etc.
  • Remains current with provincial Employment Standards legislation, Ontario Human Rights Legislation, AODA, and all other employment regulations, developing new policies and procedures, where required, to ensure compliance.
  • Oversees or assists with larger scale and/or occasional HR initiatives (e.g., compensation review, return to work plans, work from home policies, COVID best practices and policies).
  • Maintains key HR metrics, preparing regular reports, as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.


Requirements:

Qualifications
  • Minimum five (5) years of progressive HR generalist experience, with demonstrated experience working in a non-profit environment.
  • CHRP/CHRL designation, or equivalent education and experience.
  • Experience with HRIS systems, preferably ADP’s WorkForce Now.
  • An excellent working knowledge of provincial employment legislation, including the ESA, the Ontario Human Rights Code, AODA, Occupational Health & Safety, and other pertinent employment regulations.
  • Deep knowledge of general human resources best practices.
  • Ability to maintain excellent and detailed records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, senior management, and musicians, both individually and in large and small group settings.
  • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality and security in correspondence and documentation.
  • Excellent listening skills, empathy and understanding of personal issues of employees at all levels while demonstrating fairness and firmness in resolutions.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as within a team setting.
  • Driven to achieve measurable positive outcomes, process improvement and growth. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Google Suite, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Previous experience working in the performing arts and an appreciation of orchestral music may be an asset.


How to Apply:

This position is four days/week and commences in September 2021. 
 
Please email your resume and cover letter to:
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Emailhr-employment@tso.ca 
Subject line of emailed applications must contain: Director, Human Resources Application

Applications must arrive by noon on Friday, August 13, 2021.  The TSO thanks all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Selected applicants can expect to hear from the TSO by Friday, August 20, 2021. Please note that first-round interviews will be conducted via Zoom during the week of August 23.

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. In keeping with the TSO’s continuing efforts towards greater representation, we strongly encourage persons of diverse backgrounds (i.e., Indigenous, persons of colour, different abilities, 2SLGTBQ, etc.) to apply.
 
The TSO is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation, the TSO will work with you to meet your needs. While the TSO thanks all applicants for their interest, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.  
 
Founded in 1922, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s major cultural institutions and among the top orchestras in the world. Under the leadership of Music Director Gustavo Gimeno, the TSO is committed to innovative programming and showcases a roster of distinguished guest artists and conductors. In addition to performances, the TSO serves the community with one of the largest music education and engagement programs in Canada, connecting students throughout Ontario with curriculum-based programming. 
 
 

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