Director, Talent Management

The University of Toronto (U of T) seeks a forward-thinking leader for the position of Director, Talent Management. Having been identified as one of the top two places to work in Canada by Forbes magazine earlier this calendar year, and with ongoing recognitions from national surveys including Canada’s Top 100 Employers and Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, U of T offers a wonderful environment for an experienced talent specialist to continue their impactful work. Reporting to the University’s Chief Human Resources Officer, the Director, Talent Management is a member of the Division of Human Resources & Equity (HR&E) leadership team.

The Director is responsible for: designing, developing and implementing an institutional talent acquisition; onboarding (including orientation); and, succession planning strategy (including the development of supporting frameworks, such as talent pipelines and knowledge transition management). The Director regularly monitors, measures, and evaluates the effectiveness of talent management strategies and supporting frameworks, taking into consideration metrics, stakeholder feedback, and changes to external factors (i.e. the economy, labour market, etc.) to inform new approaches to talent management. The Director leads an integrated team of professionals who provide support across a number of HR specializations.

For the role of Director, Talent Management a 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 is required. The ideal candidate has experience leading, designing, and implementing a full range of talent management programs across all levels of an organization, preferably in a complex, decentralized environment. The successful candidate has strong oral, written, interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills; experience working with a diverse group of clients and staff, ideally within a unionized setting; a deep and abiding commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, with a solid record of promoting a pluralistic workplace environment; the ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy; demonstrated political acumen, and a track record of leading institutional change; and, an ability to manage multiple, competing, and frequently changing priorities.

Established by royal charter in 1827, the University of Toronto is consistently ranked among the world’s top universities. The University encompasses 18 Faculties and Schools, more than 100 departments, and 170 research centres and institutes. Its teaching programs are delivered on the historic St. George campus in the heart of Toronto, on campuses in Mississauga and Scarborough, and in nine fully affiliated teaching hospitals. With approximately 20,000 faculty and staff, some 90,000 students, and an annual operating budget of $2.7 billion, the University contributes $15.7 billion to the Canadian economy each year. Additional information can be found on the University’s website:

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. In accordance with the AODA Act, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities.

Consideration of candidates will commence July 2019. Nominations and/or applications should be submitted, in confidence online at or to Jason Murray or Laura Brannan at