Job posting: Director of Collective Bargaining Services

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The Director of Collective Bargaining Services is part of a team of policy staff who work collaboratively to deliver the services required to meet OCUFA’s mandate.  As a senior staff in the OCUFA office, this position involves team leadership of specific projects.

 Areas of Responsibility

  •  Working under the supervision of the Executive Director, the successful candidate for the Collective Bargaining Services Director will provide tactical and strategic leadership to OCUFA member associations in collective bargaining, provide leadership in collecting and disseminating bargaining research, and lead bargaining training for OCUFA member associations as needed.
  • Provide tactical and strategic support to member associations throughout the lifecycle of bargaining, including when they are at the table.
  • Provide training in collective bargaining to member associations when requested.
  • Critically analyze salaries, pensions, benefits and other terms and conditions and policies within an advocacy and collective bargaining framework.
  • Support faculty associations’ contract negotiation requests with required data, analysis, research, language development, and strategy.
  • Assist faculty associations to access and achieve desired outcomes through third party processes.
  • Analyze and advise on legislation and government policy affecting collective bargaining and faculty working conditions.
  • Assist faculty associations in developing effective association structures and processes related to bargaining and member mobilization.
  • Write reports, speeches, letters for the OCUFA President, Executive Director, and Executive members and relevant committees.
  • Staff support to the OCUFA Board, assigned committees, workshops and conferences.
  • Other duties may be assigned from time to time as the needs of OCUFA, or its circumstances, change.  Such duties shall be discussed prior to assignment to ensure compatibility with workload and area of expertise.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • 10 years’ experience in collective bargaining and labour relations
  • A high level of demonstrated research and analytical skills
  • Extensive background in collective bargaining and labour relations in higher education
  • An in-depth understanding of advocacy research, critical policy analysis, and effective collective bargaining negotiation and strategy
  • Demonstrated record of providing strategic advice and research under pressure
  • Ability to synthesize and filter a large amount of information in a succinct manner and write accessible reports for a wide range of audiences
  • A minimum of a graduate degree and experience in public policy research (or the equivalent combination of education and work experience)
  • Ability to work collegially when leading large projects
  • Proven track record of working collaboratively while taking the lead or playing a support role as necessary

 This is a regular, full-time position at the Policy B level. The salary range for this position is $104,256.52 – $130, 337.23 plus a generous benefit plan fully paid for by OCUFA and a generous pension plan. The terms and conditions of employment are governed by the collective agreement between OCUFA and CUPE 1281.

The successful applicant shall acknowledge that a temporary work from home arrangement will be in place at the commencement of employment with OCUFA and that this arrangement is subject to amendment.

OCUFA is committed to the principle of employment equity, is a unionized and equal opportunity employer, and welcomes diversity in the workplace.

When submitting your application please include your resume along with the names of three references by January 15th, 2021 at 4 pm to Jenny Ahn, Executive Director at

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