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URFA Exec­u­tive Director

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.

Addi­tion­al information

  • Salary: Com­men­su­rate with qual­i­fi­ca­tions and experience
  • Full-time
  • Edu­ca­tion: Uni­ver­si­ty Bach­e­lor’s Degree
  • Expe­ri­ence: 6 – 9 years

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.