National Representative, Domestic Violence at Work Initiative - CLC

National Representative, Domestic Violence at Work Initiative

Temporary Contract – 2.5 Years

Ottawa, Ontario

Deadline: April 3, 2019

The Canadian Labour Congress is hiring for a contract position ‒ National Representative, Domestic Violence at Work Initiative, based at CLC Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario. This is a temporary contract of 2.5 years ending fall 2021 and is contingent on funding being renewed on an annual basis. This position reports to the National Director, Women’s and Human Rights Department.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Coordinate the labour component of a partnership to develop and provide labour-management training and resources on domestic violence at work for federal sector workplaces;
  • Conduct research on practices to address domestic violence at work;
  • Develop tools for union representatives to recognize and respond to domestic violence in their workplace;
  • Develop learning materials and/or programs on domestic violence at work for various learners, across a variety of education formats (online and face-to-face);
  • Assist in piloting new course material and the planning and delivery of train-the trainer courses;
  • Evaluate the success of individual learning and educational platforms/techniques;
  • Coordinate a community of practice for union representatives, facilitators and leaders engaged in the CLC domestic violence initiative;
  • Encourage and assist affiliates, federations of labour and labour councils to participate in activities and engage employers to address domestic violence at work;
  • Maintain relations with external partners and other allied organizations involved in related work;
  • Work with other CLC departments and with our regional offices to advance the domestic violence initiative;
  • Help promote a greater understanding of domestic violence at work within the labour movement and in the community.


The successful applicant will have:

  • sound knowledge of the Canadian labour movement and our social and economic equality goals;
  • an understanding of issues related to gender-based violence, occupational health and safety, and women’s and human rights;
  • strong understanding of labour education and adult education practices that foster learning and social change;
  • experience developing learning materials for adults in a workplace or union context;
  • demonstrated ability to plan, develop and facilitate courses for a diversity of adult learners, formats and learning environments;
  • demonstrated experience working in teams in a collegial context;
  • excellent analytical, writing and presentation skills, including the ability to operate in a clear language environment;
  • working knowledge of learning management systems (LMS) is an asset;
  • demonstrated ability to work with other organizations inside the labour movement (e.g., federations of labour, labour councils and affiliates) and outside the labour movement, in a cooperative environment;
  • ability to integrate a feminist and anti-racist perspective into union work;
  • successful experience in program and project development demonstrated over a number of years, including implementation and reporting, and the demonstrated ability to organize and carry out several projects concurrently;
  • effectively work as part of a team and independently;
  • administrative and budgeting skills;
  • proficiency in MS Office, and strong computer skills;
  • the ability to travel within Canada;
  • the ability to work in Canada’s two official languages is an asset.

The starting salary for this position is $83,166.90 (plus benefits) under the collective agreement IAMAW Local Lodge 3111 CULR (formerly with Unifor, Local CULR 1).

Please submit your resume and covering letter to the attention of Lori McCarthy, Director of Human Resources, via email: by April 3, 2019. Quote Bulletin 2019-01 in your application.

Note: The CLC will complete its internal hiring process prior to proceeding with external candidates. While we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Canadian Labour Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Members of equity seeking groups are encouraged to self-identify. Women, workers of colour, workers with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit, intersex and Indigenous workers are encouraged to apply for this position.


Closing date: 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 14:45


Please indicate on your cover letter that you saw this job posting at the CALM Job Board.