National Education Development Officer - PSAC

Salary: $97,763 – $110,035 plus $1,486.43 Bilingual Allowance (Expired salary)

Employment type: Term up to 18 months

Location: Ottawa Headquarters

Closing Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 15:30 EDT

Employment equity designation: Designated

Target groups: Aboriginal people, Racialized persons

Search area: Employees of PSAC, Components, and PSAC Holdings Ltd, Members giving PSAC membership number

Competition Number: 9520-0007A-020

Branch/Section: Regional Offices Branch

Group: Unifor 2025

Classification: Band 12


Purpose of position: 


  • The successful candidate for this appointment will be a qualified Indigenous or qualified racially visible person.
  • Position linguistic designation: Bilingual (French, English)  
  • Position global linguistic level: Second language CEFR level: C1
  • Long irregular hours and travel are sometimes required.

Under the general direction of the Director, Regional Offices Branch, in consultation with the Education Program Officer and as part of a larger education team that includes regional, national and component staff and elected officers, the National Education Development Officer builds the union and fosters membership solidarity and activism by conceptualizing, researching, developing, testing and updating and delivering national union education. The National Education Development Officer provides leadership and coordinates the development of core program(s) of PSAC education that is relevant, comprehensive, innovative and dynamic.

Principal collaborative development projects are: 

Renewal of the content of PSAC’s Union Leadership Development Program (ULDP), formerly the Union Development Program (UDP), according to the recommendations in the 2019-2020 UDP Review; updating national courses; developing online courses and modules.


Knowledge and experience:

  • Some program administration experience and are expected to demonstrate their knowledge of the labour movement, trade union practices and organization, principles of labour and human rights legislation, and the current social, political, and economic issues that affect PSAC members.


Candidates are expected to demonstrate:

  • ability to develop educational materials (including the ability to assess learning needs, formulate objectives, create innovative and participatory methodology, write facilitators’ notes and participants’ handouts);
  • ability to provide effective feedback and editorial comments on education materials with a focus on content, flow, techniques, format and accessibility;
  • ability to produce a course / kit framework, course materials, reports and analysis within prescribed deadlines;
  • ability to facilitate (including assessment of group process, analysis of individual behaviour, syntheses of group thoughts and opinions, problem solving, consensus building and promoting effective teamwork);
  • Second language skills as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level indicated above;
  • ability to communicate with workers in a variety of occupations and backgrounds and to a wide range of union members;
  • ability to develop a plan and bring it to fruition.

Personal Suitability:

  • Understanding of and commitment to trade union, equity principles and understanding of the sensitive political and social issues;
  • Exhibits a high degree of initiative, tact and good judgment, who works collaboratively and respectfully with others, and copes well with stress;
  • Brings to the job an active commitment to union, anti-oppression, equity and social justice principles, and significant experience as a course developer and popular educator;
  • Excellent judgment and demonstrated problem-solving, consultative, persuasive and conflict resolution skills to provide sound direction and advice on a variety of issues to educational program development.

A detailed job description is available on our website: or on the attached document below.


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The PSAC is committed to employment equity and is actively seeking to ensure a representative workforce. We encourage applications from members of equity seeking groups.

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Closing date: 

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 15:30


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