The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF/FCE) is seeking a Director of Teacher Welfare and Collective Bargaining. Reporting to the Secretary General, the Director will be a member of the CTF/FCE staff leadership team. The Director will lead the planning and delivery of support to CTF/FCE Member Organizations related to Teacher Welfare and Collective Bargaining, in alignment with broader organizational objectives and strategic priorities. The Director will also contribute to broader CTF/FCE priorities and initiatives.
The ideal candidate will be a bilingual professional, with a commitment to quality publicly funded public education, trade unions, and social justice, who has the following knowledge, experience, and abilities:
- Minimum of 10 years experience in labour relations, teacher unions, or collective bargaining in Canada;
- Deep understanding of teacher welfare and collective bargaining issues, including challenges and opportunities, across Canada;
- Proven track record of effective collective bargaining;
- Strong understanding of the education sector; the teaching profession; education unions; labour relations, teacher welfare and collective bargaining in Canada;
- Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to develop and maintain positive and effective relationships with colleagues and Member Organizations;
- Experience supervising others;
- Demonstrated ability to translate strategy into action; excellent analytical skills; and ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way;
- Effective presenter and facilitator of meetings and workshops;
- Highly effective communication skills, both in writing and orally;
- Resourceful, creative, and strategic thinker, able to make sound decisions under pressure.
Special consideration may be given to candidates who are accredited teachers or possess a relevant graduate degree.
Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
- Leading the development and implementation of renewed support for CTF/FCE Member Organizations related to teacher welfare and collective bargaining;
- Conducting research related to teacher welfare, collective agreement comparisons, pensions, and benefits;
- Overseeing the improvement and maintenance of relevant information in a Members’ Only website maintained by the Federation;
- Convening and supporting colleagues working in teacher welfare and collective bargaining across the membership of the Federation;
- Responding to relevant requests from Member Organizations, including generating relevant statistics, comparative tables, and written reports;
- Analysis of current trends in, opportunity and threats to collective bargaining in Canada;
- Monitors updates in collective bargaining and agreements in education in Canada, including pension and benefits;
- Contributing to CTF/FCE advocacy for labour rights;
- Leading and supervising a small team of staff members (including a researcher, administrative staff, and other staff members as needed);
- Contributing positively to the staff leadership team;
- Providing sound timely information and advice to the Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General, Program Directors, and Board of Directors regarding the overall direction of the CTF/FCE and its initiatives;
- Contributing to the planning of Federation events and initiatives such as conferences, symposia, webinars, and campaigns;
- Representing the CTF/FCE at internal and external meetings and events as appropriate.
The CTF/FCE offices are located in Ottawa. Therefore, the successful candidate must work in Ottawa.
Full job description can be found on the CTF/FCE website.