HR Project Specialist Opportunity at UBC

For HR Practitioners at UBC

Animal Care Services is seeking a HR Project Specialist for a six-month period. UBC employees are asked to consider this as a potential  secondment  opportunity:

Job Summary

In support of the Animal Care Services (ACS) HR strategic goals the Project Specialist develops and implements new and/or existing HR initiatives, programs, processes such as employee engagement, performance management, professional development, employee recognition, recruitment, and compensation. Provides consultation, advice and support, in change management, communications, and organization effectiveness and project planning as it relates to assigned projects.

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About Animal Care Services

Animal Care Services (ACS), the largest animal care program in Western Canada and the second largest in Canada, is a centralized unit that oversees and is accountable for the University of British Columbia’s animal research facilities for both the Vancouver Campus and the Okanagan Campus including the Centre for Disease Modeling, Modified Barrier Facility, Centre for Comparative Medicine, Rederivation/Transgenics, and Facility for Infectious Disease & Epidemic Research.  ACS employs over 100 technical, administrative support, and management and professional staff, and has an annual operating budget of over 10 million dollars that provides comprehensive research support to all UBC researchers in multi-million dollar facilities.  In addition to the housing facilities and services for animals, it also provides veterinary and diagnostic services, as well as training and expertise in laboratory animal medicine, plus veterinary oversight of 23 animal facilities that must meet Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) guidelines regulating governance, facilities and operations, including facilities owned by VCHRI, PHSA, PCHRI and the Open Water Facility (Port Moody), and the Cultus Lake Aquatic Research Facility.  ACS is committed to providing excellence in research support to all UBC researchers.