• British Columbia
  • Type: Full Time
  • New Westminister

Website UFCW 1518

Overview: Member Engagement and Representation is a top priority of UFCW 1518, and as such, the Director overseeing this area will have a very important role in overseeing the execution of this through their leadership, mentorship, and supervision of their direct reports, and will work collaboratively with other Directors and departments within the organization.
As a UFCW 1518 Director, your main role is to work with UFCW management to establish and execute deliverables in member representation by overseeing your assigned team of staff including Union Representatives and Administrative Staff.
The successful applicant will have extensive experience in professional labour relations and will work effectively to build a strong and positive work culture among their team, motivating high achievements, effectiveness and confidence in their direct reports. They will have applied experience and strong understanding of the BC Labour Code, the preparation and presentation of arbitrations, experience in negotiations and interpreting contract language, and will have proven ability to assist in guiding their team in these areas as they perform the important work of representing our union members.
The successful applicant will advise and support your assigned staff and the organization on labour board and related hearings with confidence depending on your many appearances at arbitrations and fact-finding investigations.
You will work closely with excluded management at UFCW to ensure the assigned employees are following their mandate letters and performing their work under the practices and policies of the employer including:
• performing quality control oversite and writing performance assessments
• performance issues or conduct management
• providing on-the-job detailed training and identifying training and areas of support
• managing budgets under financial policies and practices and participating in the employer’s planning processes
• scheduling assignments
• managing and scheduling the time off of direct reports to ensure work-life balance is a priority and contributes to a positive work culture
• ensuring all work is assigned and completed
• relaying instructions of management

The nature of work representing members means sometimes performing duties largely similar to those whose you direct or perform duties related to the work, but at a higher level than those you would direct, including:
• maintaining positive working relationships with elected officers, committees, board, as well as stewards and members
• researching, arguing, and presenting arbitration cases, and cases at Labour Board hearings, Human Rights Commission, and other labour relations duties.
• Interpreting collective agreements
• representing membership and ensuring the employer’s standards and policies are being upheld
• managing labour relations with a variety of employers including with senior company representatives.
Skills and Qualifications
Bachelor degree in a related field with advanced studies in labour law; labour/industrial relations; arbitrations and negotiations; employment law and human resources.
7-10 years experience in a related supervisory role and a minimum of five years working as a union representative or similar role with demonstrated labour board hearings and arbitrations and/or tribunals.
Specific and detailed knowledge of the BC and Canadian Labour Relations Code, regulations, and other labour legislation with published decisions as counsel.
Proficiency in computers and related Microsoft software, CRMs and record management
Politically savvy and understands the importance of engaging members and deploying effective communications and modern communication tools and platforms
Must hold a valid driver’s license
Proficiency in languages in addition to English

Applicants should be prepared to provide a portfolio summarizing negotiation experience
and a list of their adjudicated decisions
Posting Closes October 31, 2022 at 5PM
Applications to hr@ufcw1518.com
UFCW 1518 Directors Summary of Compensation
Starting rate as of October 1, 2022: $115,987
After 12 months $118,200
Allowances $1500 paid quarterly
Statutory holidays:
• All provincial and federal stats
3 weeks to start progression up to 7 weeks
Accumulated time off:
4 hours accrued every week worked (a day off every two weeks)
Sick bank credits:
4 hours accrued every month worked to a maximum of 48 hours.
Benefits (very competitive)
• Dental plan
• Extended health benefits
• Pension plan – 4% employee contributions (no employer match)
• Group life insurance
• Eligible employees:
o Access to a retirement fund
o Life insurance
o Retirement bonus

If you apply to this post because you saw it here, please mention that you saw the notice at the CALM Job Board on your cover letter.

To apply for this job email your details to hr@ufcw1518.com