URFA’s Executive Director works in collaborative partnership with an elected leadership to promote the welfare of members and to protect and enhance the freedom and quality of teaching, scholarship, debate, thought and research within the larger university community. The Executive Director ensures support and representation of members in matters of labour relations. The position has managerial responsibility for day-to-day operations, guidance and oversight of unionized staff, communication with the membership. The Executive Director shares with URFA’s elected leadership the responsibility in dealings with the employers, with legal counsel, and in collective bargaining.
Candidates will be self-directed, demonstrate strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills, and exhibit strength in oral and written communication. Knowledge of and experience with academic and unionized organizations are essential as is relevant experience with labour law and collective bargaining. Demonstrated financial acumen with experience in understanding finances and budgets and recognition of both financial opportunities and threats is required. In addition to the above, successful candidates will have a minimum of a university degree and preferably postgraduate training in a labour related area or a combination of education and experience in a post-secondary educational institution. We are looking for an Executive Director that can think strategically, but implement tactically with a passion for the URFA’s Mission. Additional requirements and potential assets are as follows:
Additional details on requirements and assets are available; please email URFA’s President, Dr. Britt Hall to obtain them.
How to apply
Applicants are requested to provide a statement of interest in a letter of application and a detailed curriculum vitae by December 31st, 2020 or until the position is filled. Applications should be sent to the attention of: Dr. Britt Hall, URFA President.