The organization

The Health Sciences Association of Alberta is a progressive union representing approximately 26,000 paramedical, professional and technical members. Our staff are committed to delivering high-quality services to our members.

The position

We are looking for a full time permanent Local Unit Advisor that will work out of the Edmonton office reporting to the Executive Liaison.  This in-scope position will be responsible for performing a variety of functions related to the implementation of HSAA’s strategic plan as it relates to the engagement and support of the membership at the Local Unit level.  The successful applicant will become a key team player that maintains effective communication between the Local Unit Executives and HSAA Head Office.

What you bring

You possess a post-secondary degree or diploma as well as three years’ experience actively working with a governance structure or organizing in a political or union environment.  Preferably, you have obtained additional training in labour relations, political science, project management or education. Equivalent education and work experience will be considered.

You are an energetic, self-motivated and organized individual with the ability to support and work collaboratively with many different stakeholders, both internal and external to HSAA. You possess excellent facilitation skills and provide information through your outstanding verbal and written communication.  You conduct first-rate research, have a wide-ranging knowledge of labour legislation and can apply it to strategic decisions.  You are familiar with the current federal and provincial political landscapes and can apply that knowledge to your work. You have a thorough understanding of and commitment to trade union values and public health care. Extensive travel throughout Alberta is required for this position so you have access to your own vehicle and the ability to work flexible hours.

Your core competencies

Creative problem solving. You identify and assess problems in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.
Agility. You anticipate and adapt to changing priorities and environments. You are resilient in times of uncertainty.
Develop networks. You build connections and trust in relationships.
Build collaboration. You lead and contribute to conditions that support teamwork, collaboration, consistency and excellence.
Drive for results. You maximize resources to achieve organization goals while maintaining accountability to members and stakeholders.

What we offer

Competitive compensation:  $103,067 – $137,956, plus overtime.
Top benefits:  100% employer paid benefits, flex spending account, and pension plan.
Work-life balance:  35-hour work week. Ability to flex schedule.
Learning & development:  Internal and external training support.

How to apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to Human Resources at recruitment@hsaa.ca. Tell us how your skills and experience align with this position.

Deadline for applications:  Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at midnight.

Health Sciences Association of Alberta is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those shortlisted for the position will be contacted.

Closing date: 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 14:15


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