Engagement Specialist - Human Resources - Regular full-time 2023-6707

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Date Posted: 11/24/2023

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Reference No.: 2023-6707

Position Type: Regular full-time

Department: Human Resources

FTE Status: 1.00

Hours of Work: 8 hrs

Campus Site: Bayview

Shifts Weekday Required: Days

Shifts Weekend Required: No Weekends

Statutory Holiday(s) Required: No

Reporting to the Manager, Compensation, Engagement and HR Strategy to provide people solutions and programs that will support and enhance employee retention, engagement and organization performance. This role must work effectively with all areas in the people portfolio, regularly collaborating with HR, and Organizational Development, in support of the Organization and HR Strategy.


Summary of Duties

  • Support the successful achievement of HR strategic goals to enhance organizational performance across all of Sunnybrook
  • Engage and collaborate with Leaders on various engagement, wellness and program development initiatives and improvements effectively aligning initiatives with HR strategic objectives
  • Monitor organization retention by staying informed of employee opinions, and recommend adjustments to employee engagement activities
  • Champion employee engagement surveys for the organization, ensuring meaningful feedback and metrics are in place to monitor initiatives
  • Work closely with the Manager, Compensation, Engagement and HR Strategy and other key stakeholders to explore and implement future enhancements to engagement and retention initiatives and programs
  • Track and prepare people related data and reports as required
  • Support the administration and maintenance of various engagement and retention initiatives including but not limited to; stay interviews, the performance management program, exit interviews and 120 day survey
  • Provide support to the career pathways program including working with leaders to create new career pathways, and working with teams to highlight stories of individual team Sunnybrook career pathway examples
  • Assist with coordinating HHR forums and other HHR meetings
  • Involved in HR corporate wide event planning, including but not limited to Annual Long Service Awards, Bertin Awards, Schulich Awards, Team Awards, Leadership Awards, Staff BBQ, Campus Holiday Celebrations




  • Bachelor’s degree required with preference given to Business Management or Human Resources majors
  • A post-graduate certificate Human Resources Management
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of progressive experience in a Human Resources department
  • Preference given to unionized and healthcare experience
  • Experience with HRIS and data management, ability to turn data into a story
  • Strong ethical principles and an understanding of confidentiality
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to analyze problems and provide solutions
  • Experience in leading HR programs and projects, including change management responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated independence and comfort in taking initiative on resolving issues within scope of responsibility
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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is an equal opportunity employer.