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Memorial University of Newfoundland


Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador-ALL

St. John's1514318

Company Information

Memorial University is a progressive employer at the forefront of the university sector in Canada, with competitive compensation and wide range of benefit programs. The work environment is stimulating and dynamic and employees are encouraged to partake in the diverse intellectual, cultural, social and recreational offerings.

Job Description

Reporting to the Associate Vice-President Academic (Programs, Complement Planning and Development), the Director, Faculty Relations will lead the Office of Faculty Relations in the achievement of effective academic labour and employment relations, providing advice and leadership in a multi-campus environment on a variety of faculty relations matters. Responsibilities for academic employees include: faculty, librarians, and cooperative education coordinators, represented by the Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Association (MUNFA); per course instructors, represented by the Lecturers’ Union of Memorial University of Newfoundland (LUMUN); graduate teaching and research assistants, represented by the Teaching Assistants Union of Memorial University of Newfoundland (TAUMUN); and post-doctoral fellows, represented by LUMUN.

As Director in a multi-campus environment, you will liaise with the President, Provost and Vice-Presidents, Deans and other members of the senior administration team, providing services and professional advice on a broad range of issues in a challenging, dynamic and diverse environment. Areas of responsibility include faculty relations, collective bargaining, collective agreement administration, recruitment, orientation, compensation, immigration, grievance and arbitration, policy and new initiative development, and other related areas. As Director, you will act as lead negotiator for the University in collective bargaining for academic bargaining units, including conducting preparatory research and liaising with appropriate external organizations for the acquisition and provision of relevant information.

The ideal candidate will have a University degree, preferably at the graduate level in a relevant discipline (Business Administration, Labour or Employment Relations, Human Resource Management, Law) supplemented by extensive leadership experience within an institutional environment, preferably in a college or university setting. 

You are a highly motivated and experienced professional with a proven track record of success in labour and employment relations, preferably in an academic environment. You are a strategic leader with strong administrative and negotiating skills who embraces a diverse academic environment, solves problems, builds collaborations, and thinks progressively. Superior interpersonal and communication skills are essential in order to forge close relationships internal and external to the university.

To apply for this position, please visit us at www.mun.ca/careers and click the “APPLY ONLINE” button at the bottom of our ad.  Applications must be received by the end of the business day on the competition closing date.  For enquiries, contact the Department of Human Resources, 4th Floor, Arts & Administration Building, Elizabeth Avenue, St. John's, phone (709) 864-2434 or fax (709) 864-2700.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is strongly committed to employment equity and especially welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.

Please be advised that we are unable to provide updates on current competitions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Memorial University of Newfoundland
Posting Date: 02-Jun-2017Executive and General Management Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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