Canadian Association of University Teacher, Association canadienne des professeures et professeurs d'universit�

Canadian Association of University Teachers
Association canadienne des professeures et professeurs d'université

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Director of Organizing and Collective Bargaining

Canadian Association of University Teachers

The Canadian Association of University Teachers is seeking to fill the position of Director of Organizing and Collective Bargaining.

CAUT is a progressive labour organization representing more than 72,000 faculty, librarians, researchers, academic professionals and general staff at over 120 universities and colleges. It promotes the economic and political interests of members, advances the standards of the profession, and seeks to improve the quality and accessibility of post-secondary education in Canada.

CAUT is looking for a dedicated individual to further develop and implement the Association’s organizing model of collective bargaining and membership support. This approach involves encouraging active participation of the membership, leveraging members’ skills, promoting aspirational bargaining gains, and building coalitions. This senior managerial position requires someone with superior verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated management skills and experience, expertise in organizing and collective bargaining, excellent political judgment, and a comprehensive knowledge of the Canadian labour relations environment. A minimum of five years’ experience in a similar senior role in a union setting is required, along with a university degree in a relevant field.

Supervising the work of a team of professional and administrative staff and reporting directly to the Executive Director, this position requires a candidate who can provide expertise and leadership in:

 Leading the Association’s organizing and collective bargaining team in providing specialized assistance and strategic advice for members regarding: contract campaigns and negotiations; proposal costings; job action preparation; membership education and training; collective bargaining agreement analysis and comparisons; salary and benefit comparisons; and, occupational health and safety advice
 Developing, administering and operating a comprehensive and proactive approach to labour relations that fosters a culture of organizing to support contract demands
 Directing the development of policies, establishing goals, and executing plans related to the Association’s organizing and collective bargaining program
 Coordinating and overseeing the provision of strategic and political advice to CAUT member associations regarding the development of collective bargaining campaigns, positions, proposals, strategies and tactics
 Supervising the preparation of briefs, reports, and advisories
 Managing the work of professional and administrative staff

CAUT is committed to the principles of employment equity in hiring and in all of its employment practices, and seeks to diversify its workforce. Indigenous People, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQ2S, racialized people, and women are actively encouraged to apply.

CAUT provides an inclusive and barrier free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process.

This position is based in Ottawa and involves some travel within Canada.

CAUT is a bilingual organization. Candidates who are able to work in Canada’s two official languages will be given preference.

Interested candidates should submit their applications by 5pm, Sunday March 1, 2020 to

Applications should be addressed to the Executive Director with a cover letter and resumé. References will be required following the first interview.

All applications will be treated confidentially. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.