OCUFA hiring new Executive Director

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OCUFA will be hiring a new Executive Director. The job advertisement follows:

The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations is the voice of 17,000 university faculty and academic librarians in 29 member faculty associations across Ontario. OCUFA is a key force in the postsecondary education sector, advocating for quality university education and advancing the rights and aspirations of faculty. OCUFA is a progressive and dynamic, member-driven organization whose work combines service and support for individual faculty associations, with advocacy that brings faculty issues to government, the media and the public. This work supports the vision that OCUFA and its members have for the social and economic roles played by universities and faculty in Ontario.

The Executive Director will provide leadership in fulfilling and executing this vision for the future of Ontario universities and the advancement of faculty rights. The ED communicates regularly with member associations to ensure that they receive appropriate information, services and advice and works with the President, Executive and Board to ensure the smooth running of the organization. In addition, the ED responds to the ever-changing forces of government and labour trends across the province, maintains relationships with sector stakeholders, and works with partner organizations and allies to advocate for quality postsecondary education and promote faculty issues. The ED also coordinates a team of eleven unionized staff in a collaborative and self-directed working environment and is committed to ensuring a focus on equity at every level of the organization.

The ideal candidate is someone with demonstrated success in leading a political advocacy organization; knowledge of the postsecondary sector and an understanding of postsecondary policy issues; experience in advocacy work and government relations; an academic background; and experience in the labour movement. The person we are looking for is creative, dynamic, responsive, collaborative, and an excellent communicator. French-English bilingualism, experience working with a unionized staff, and experience in budget development and oversight would be assets.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. OCUFA welcomes and encourages applications from qualified individuals from equity-seeking groups, including women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

To receive full consideration, submit a letter of application, a CV, and the names of three references by June 29, 2018. Tentatively, interviews will be held the week of August 13-17, 2018. The position comes with a competitive salary and benefit package and starts October 1, 2018, subject to board approval.

Applications should be submitted as a single pdf document and directed to Gyllian Phillips, OCUFA President at application@ocufa.on.ca.

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