Posted on: August 1, 2018
Deadline: August 31, 2018
Repost. This is a five year full-time contract position.
Reporting to the Executive Director, Employee and Labour Relations, the incumbent will provide strategic, professional and functional support in the management of the University's labour relations. This includes the development of bargaining mandates; the negotiation of collective agreements as required; training in matters related to Labour Relations and Human Resources Management; advising regarding disciplinary or other issues related to Human Resources Management; ensuring liaison with the Office of General Counsel regarding preparation and presentation of any case referred to arbitration or to an administrative tribunal, such as the Commission des relations du travail or la Commission des normes du travail; integration of human resources strategies into policy and planning frameworks; and the provision of professional advice and guidance to support the University community. He/she supervises an Employee Relations Advisor.
- Act as a spokesperson at joint Labour Relations Committees, and during collective bargaining, as required. Ensure the maintenance of a professional relationship with Union representatives and work toward developing principle based problem-solving initiatives.
- Propose changes to the collective agreements; analyse, develop and recommend the financial mandates; prepare formal mandate documents for the senior management and the Board of Governors; and brief senior management on the status of negotiations.
- Investigate grievances or complaints; advise and recommend solutions; negotiate settlements within approved mandates; prepare grievance replies, and agreements for signature.
- Provide authoritative advice to management and senior management on various labour relations and human resources management issues, including the interpretation and application of the collective agreements, personnel policies and procedures, and pertinent legislation.
- Make recommendations on cases to proceed to arbitration/labour commission or settlement to be negotiated. Prepare files for hearings and attend hearings. Liaise with the Office of General Counsel regarding preparation and presentation of any case referred to arbitration or to an administrative tribunal.
- Conduct information and training sessions on a variety of labour relations issues. Draft and review special communiqués for distribution to the University community. Supervise and provide guidance to professional staff.
- Prepare policy papers and recommendations to the Director of Employee and Labour Relations and the Associate Vice-President, Human Resources.
- Support disciplinary meetings; assist in administrative re-organizations and with termination meetings, as required.
- Support and advice supervisors on all matters pertaining to Labour Relations.
- Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations or in a field pertinent to the primary responsibilities and over eight years of relevant experience in an advisory capacity in the labour relations field, with experience at a negotiating table. The eight years’ experience may be compensated by exceptionally formative experience in a similar position.
- Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation or Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA) or a Member of the Barreau du Quebec is highly desirable.
- Very good knowledge (Level 5) of spoken and written French and English.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work in a team environment using a collaborative approach.
- Excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to multi task in order to bring objectives and goals to a successful completion within stipulated deadlines.
- Critical thinker - ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Very good analytical and mathematical skills in order to provide accurate costing scenarios.
- Intermediate knowledge of MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, and Power point)
- Ability to deal with problems, and solve conflicts at a senior management level.
- Creativity, efficiency, flexibility and benevolence.
$85,532 $99,244 per annum
Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by August 31, 2018. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.
IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.
Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.