Professional Officer (Research)
Canadian Association of University Teachers
Position Posting: Professional Officer (Research)
The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), a progressive labour organization representing more than 72,000 academic and general staff at colleges and universities across Canada, is seeking a dedicated and experienced individual to fill the position of Professional Officer (Research).
Working closely with senior management and staff, this position supports collective bargaining, policy development, government relations, and strategic campaigns.
Reporting to the Director of Research and Political Action, this position will be responsible for:
• Preparing timely analysis to advance advocacy and collective bargaining goals.
• Researching and writing reports, briefs, and analyses on a wide range of subjects, including: sector analysis, salary and compensation analysis, financial analysis, and collective bargaining trends and outcomes.
• Maintaining complex databases.
• Responding to information and data requests from CAUT staff and member associations.
• Liaising with other associations and organizations relevant to the research and data requirements of CAUT.
• Assisting with the planning, preparation, and delivery of CAUT committee meetings, conferences, and workshops.
• Undertaking other related duties as may be assigned.
Skills and Experience
• Previous experience with applied research in a trade union, government, or advocacy environment.
• Ability to synthesize and filter a large amount of quantitative and qualitative information in a succinct, timely and accessible manner.
• Advanced analytical skills.
• Proficiency in data management software.
• Thorough knowledge of policy development, collective bargaining and labour relations.
• Excellent writing skills and an ability to communicate clearly to a range of audiences.
• Understanding of and commitment to CAUT policies, practices, and procedures.
• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively as part of a team, and to manage complex assignments with minimal supervision.
• Strong time management skills and ability to work effectively under pressure, meet tight deadlines, prioritize and deal with proactive and reactive projects.
• Strong communications, interpersonal, problem-solving and project-management skills to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders and manage multiple priorities.
• University degree in industrial relations, economics, or a closely related discipline.
• The ability to work in both official languages is an asset.
This position has been classified as Category 4 in the Collective Agreement between CAUT and COPE Local 225. The current hire rate for this category is $110,979 per annum.
CAUT is committed to the principles of employment equity and seeks to diversify its workforce. Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQ2S, racialized people, and women are actively encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should submit their applications by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 27 by email to email@example.com. Applications should be addressed to the Executive Director and are to include a cover letter and resume. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications will be treated confidentially.