The Manitoba Teachers’ Society, as a union and professional organization, is dedicated to advancing and safeguarding the welfare of teachers, the status of the teaching profession, and the cause of public education in Manitoba.
This mission guides the leaders, members, and staff of The Manitoba Teachers’ Society in delivering high-quality programs and services to their members. The Society invites applications from strategic, visionary, collaborative, and involved leaders for the position of General Secretary.
The Society represents approximately 16,000 Manitoba educators in 40 Local Associations across the province. With a staff of 80 professional and support personnel, the Society provides membership services in the form of assistance in grievance proceedings, research and employment information, legal services, disciplinary procedures, consultation services for professional development, publications, conferences, and Special Area Groups of Educators.
Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and reporting directly to the elected Provincial Executive (Board), the General Secretary is responsible for the effective overall growth, strategic leadership, and operational management of the Society. The successful candidate will be accountable for achieving the vision, goals, and strategic plan of the Society, implementing the directions of the Provincial Executive, and directing and mentoring staff in effective operational business plan execution, policy application, and program delivery to ensure the needs of its members are met. The General Secretary must foster and maintain positive relationships, strategic partnerships, and alliances with external stakeholders to effectively advocate for the members of the Society. In addition, this person must also manage a staff under a number of separate collective agreements, and maintain a healthy, productive workplace.
Candidates must possess a post-secondary degree in Education with a minimum of five to seven years of progressive experience in a unionized environment; have superior verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, experience in conflict resolution and problem solving. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to handle multiple tasks in a demanding environment and have knowledge of professional topics and trends in education. Applicants must possess a proven track record in public relations, networking, strategic thinking, mentoring, and execution skills to provide competent leadership and have a deep understanding of unionized environments and government legislative processes. Experience functioning at strategic and operational levels with a collaborative leadership style and proven track record of delivering results are essential to success in this position. Experience in policy development and contract negotiations would be desirable. Fluency in French will be considered an asset.
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.
Due to an upcoming retirement, The Manitoba Teachers’ Society invites interested candidates with a strategic vision and passion for supporting the teaching profession, to electronically submit an application for the position of General Secretary. Closing date for consideration will be Saturday, November 30th, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m. and can be addressed to:
Human Resources Administrator
The Manitoba Teachers’ Society
191 Harcourt Street
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3H2
A transition period will commence early in 2020.