BRITISH COLUMBIA TEACHERS’ FEDERATION
The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF), established in 1917, is the union of professionals representing 41,000 public school teachers in the province of British Columbia, Canada. On behalf of these members, the Federation negotiates provincial collective agreements, advocates for a strong public education system, promotes social justice, co-ordinates a variety of conferences and delivers a diverse set of services and programs. The Federation is supported in these goals by a highly skilled and professional staff. Housed in a modern, well-maintained office setting, located close to the Canada Line and other major transit routes in Vancouver, the Federation provides an exceptional working environment where respect, professional growth, diversity and social justice are championed and valued.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director – Executive Offices is a member of a five person management team and in this role collaborates with and supports the Executive Director on the implementation of governance decisions, the preparation of reports to governance bodies, and the co-ordination of Executive Committee member orientations and leaves of absence.
The Director – Executive Offices also works collaboratively with the Director – Human Resources to provide general assistance in all aspects of the HR functions with specific emphasis on the job reclassification and job evaluation process, orientation of new staff, and the monitoring and authorization of overtime and bonusing provisions.
Additionally, this position manages health and safety requirements and claims, provides guidance and advice to supervisors on personnel matters and operational imperatives, and represents the Federation on a variety of internal committees.
For this leadership role, the Federation is seeking an individual with over seven years experience in management demonstrating:
- thorough understanding and knowledge of employment and labour relations legislation.
- experience applying and interpreting OHS regulations and ensuring compliance.
- management of WorkSafeBC claims and workplace accident investigations.
- experience writing and presenting reports to a variety of audiences.
- experience coaching for growth, leading change management, resolving conflict and promoting respectful and collaborative teams.
- supervisory and management experience in a unionized environment.
- advanced proficiency of standard computer applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Such experience will be supported and strengthened by the following knowledge, attributes, and skills:
- excellent oral, written, presentation, communication and interpersonal skills
- proven ability to lead through inquiry, respect, and openness
- strong coaching and conflict resolution skills
- a commitment to team development, professional growth, and a respectful and inclusive work environment
- excellent ability to explain, summarize, synthesize and clarify information in a variety of written formats
- proven ability to balance multiple, competing demands on resources and time
- ability to exercise independent judgment with decision making skills
- ability to maintain integrity of confidential information
- ability to define and implement operational change and to manage impacts
- ability to support and implement the decisions of governance bodies
- general understanding of and interest in the educational and professional issues facing teachers in BC and Canada.
The successful candidate will possess a university degree in a relevant area, supplemented by on-going professional development in relevant areas.
A competitive compensation package will be provided including an attractive base salary, excellent benefits and enrollment in a defined benefit pension plan.