Health and Well-Being Advisor (MP0194, PER2B, GR5)

Job Category: 
Developmental assignments for management and excludeds

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Manager Benefits, the incumbent is responsible for the effective delivery of HR services in the areas of Health and Well-Being. The incumbent will manage the University’s Health and Well-Being program and initiatives, and will develop related prevention actions and activities. Acts as an advisor to the University community with respect to the application and interpretation of policies, procedures and best practices. Works in close collaboration with Benefits Advisor and provides back up and support for the management of the University’s benefit programs. Performs related duties.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage McGill University’s Health and Well-Being program, which includes:
    • Develop monthly themes that are promoted through lunch time conferences, articles in McGill’s weekly newsletter and activities/challenges for the employees.
    • Organize the annual health fair promoting physical, mental and financial wellness.
    • Proactively improve the offering in accordance with new trends in wellness
  • Support the University’s project to become a Healthy workplace and to obtain Excellence Canada’s certification with respect to the Health and Well-Being portion.
  • Plan, organize and promote the flu vaccination campaign.
  • Working closely with the Manager Benefits and the Senior disability management advisor, develop prevention activities and actions by using analytics from the benefit plans and the disability plans.
  • Establish key indicators to evaluate the performance of the programs and the return on investment.
  • Responsible for the exchange of information with suppliers.
  • Works in close collaboration with Benefits Advisor and provides back up and support for the management of the University’s benefit programs.
  • Support the Manager Benefits with other related projects and tasks.


Undergraduate degree

Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:

Must have minimum 3 years of experience in managing Health and Well-Being programs or in a related position. Experienced in planning and organize events. Demonstrated ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems. Ability to persuade and influence in adverse situations. Proven ability to analyze HR data and develop strategies to improve programs and reduce costs. Experience working in a unionized environment an asset. Proven team-player with success in building and maintaining strong, consistent, and positive working relationships. Good communication and presentation skills. Ability to work in a computerized environment. Member of l’Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés is an asset. Written and spoken French and English

How to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Staffing:


McGill University, Human Resources (Staffing)

688 Sherbrooke Street West, suite 1520

Montreal, Quebec

H3A 3R1

Email [at]

The deadline to apply for this position is January 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, Staffing will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

Employment Equity:

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) at angela.campbell [at] or 514-398-1660

Human Resources
Salary Range: 
(Grade 05) $56,000 - $70000 (midpoint) - $91,000
One (1) year
Reporting to: 
Manager, Benefits
Reference no.: