• Alberta
  • Type: Full Time
  • Calgary

Website Health Sciences Association of Alberta

Director, Labour Relations

HSAA is seeking a knowledgeable and reputable professional with strong union values to oversee and provide leadership to our Labour Relations team. This is an out-of-scope position that reports to the Executive Director. Our ideal candidate is ethical, strategic, well versed in mediation and negotiation techniques and has significant experience working in a unionized environment. This position provides leadership to our labour relations team, to develop and grow their technical and related skills. Additionally, the successful candidate will make recommendations, coordinate workflow and workloads, review work to ensure consistency of practice. The position is responsible for high quality accurate labour relations advice. Key efforts will include the improvement of existing programs and processes, maintaining compliance with collective agreements, and communication.

THE ORGANIZATION

The Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) is a progressive union representing approximately 27,000 paramedical, professional, and technical members. Our staff are committed to delivering high-quality services to our members. HSAA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

THE POSITION

HSAA is seeking a knowledgeable and reputable professional with strong union values to oversee and provide leadership to our Labour Relations team. This is an out-of-scope position that reports to the Executive Director. Our ideal candidate is ethical, strategic, well versed in mediation and negotiation techniques and has significant experience working in a unionized environment. This position provides leadership to our labour relations team, to develop and grow their technical and related skills. Additionally, the successful candidate will make recommendations, coordinate workflow and workloads, review work to ensure consistency of practice. The position is responsible for high quality accurate labour relations advice. Key efforts will include the improvement of existing programs and processes, maintaining compliance with collective agreements, and communication.

WHAT YOU BRING

You are a motivated, collaborative, values-driven leader with a minimum of ten years’ experience at a management or director level. Your success in this position will be enhanced by your degree in law, business, labour relations, human resources or a related field and by your collaborative approach to problem solving. Equivalencies may be considered. Preference will be given to individuals with a minimum of 3-5 years of managerial experience. Experience in grievances, arbitration, collective bargaining, quasi-judicial boards including the Alberta Labour Relations Board, is required, along with the ability to occasionally work outside of regular business hours and travel.

You are a strong and effective manager and can provide expert advice to staff navigating complex labour relations and collective bargaining issues. You are an authentic and supportive leader who is committed to growing, challenging and supporting your team. You enjoy the challenges of achieving the strategic goals of your organization and approach your objectives with enthusiasm and tact. You have a thorough understanding of and commitment to trade union philosophy and public healthcare.

YOUR CORE COMPETENCIES

Creative problem solving. You assess problems in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.
Drive for results. You maximize resources to achieve organization goals while maintaining accountability to each other and stakeholders.
Systems thinking. You understand broad perspectives, set goals to meet long-term outcomes, and help others to see their role in achieving results.
Develop self and others. You are committed to learning and understand the strategic importance of ongoing team development.
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.

WHAT WE OFFER

Competitive compensation: Negotiable. Commensurate with experience
Top benefits: 100% employer-paid benefits, flex spending account and contribution in lieu of pension.
Work-life balance: 35-hour work week
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. In your cover letter, please tell us how your skills and experience align with this position. Applications may be used to fill other current and future opportunities.

Deadline for applications: Open until a suitable candidate has been found.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those shortlisted for the position will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@hsaa.ca