Vice-President, Human Resources

Seneca is taking on the great challenges of our time – equity, sustainability and rebuilding the economy – while navigating through the pandemic safely. Seneca delivers great polytechnic education that combines rigorous academics with practical training. From health care to technology, business to creative arts, community services to arts and sciences, students get ready to make their mark in the world.

Seneca’s expert faculty, excellent staff and outstanding facilities help create an environment for student success. Deep connections with industry provide thousands of co-op and work placements to get graduates job-ready. With campuses across the Greater Toronto Area and in Peterborough, Seneca is Canada’s largest college. It draws students provincially, nationally and from around the world, while locally serving one of the fastest growing and culturally diverse regions in the country. Offering more than 500 career options, Seneca welcomes 35,000 full-time students and 60,000 part-time registrations each year.

Reporting to the President, the Vice-President, Human Resources (VPHR) provides strategic leadership, planning, implementation and operational excellence for all Human Resources services that support and align with Seneca’s vision, mission and goals. The VPHR is a strategic HR advisor to leaders across the institution and a role model for Seneca’s values. Accountable for ensuring that HR strategy and service is aligned with the strategic objectives and supportive of the academic mission, the VPHR works in collaborative partnership with academic and administrative leaders across Seneca. In pursuit of excellence in engagement, customer service, efficiency and contemporary HR practice, the VPHR promotes and exemplifies a culture of respect and collegiality in support of a positive work and learning environment for all.

As the ideal candidate, you are a seasoned human resources leader with proven leadership experience and understanding of the broad range of HR functions within a complex, unionized environment. You are knowledgeable in contemporary HR practices and trends and have led the introduction of new policies, systems and processes to support recruitment, retention, engagement, professional development and performance. You are a valued strategic advisor, able to successfully build cooperative relationships with colleagues across Seneca. You have the credentials, reputation, experience and confidence to work seamlessly with Seneca’s senior leaders to strategically enhance the human resource function within the institution.

As the ideal candidate, you possess a postsecondary degree, ideally at the graduate level, accompanied by an industry recognized designation and/or relevant qualifications, demonstrated accomplishments in a senior organizational role, with advanced leadership and team-building skills, as well as experience working collaboratively in a unionized environment, ideally with knowledge of collective agreement administration.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, contact Amorell Saunders N’Daw at or Claire Holt at, or submit your application online at:

Seneca is committed to diversity and encourages applications from qualified candidates, especially Indigenous persons, members of sexual minority groups, visible minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. View Seneca’s  Diversity Policy. Seneca College will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact KBRS.