• Alberta
  • Type: Permanent
  • Edmonton

Website Health Sciences Association of Alberta

Researcher – HSAA

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 research and provide comparative, evidence based data and analysis on total compensation, working conditions, benefits, and other specific areas as it relates to collective bargaining and other Union activities; prepares, compiles and executes surveys, disclosure requests, FOIP requests, compulsory interest arbitration board submissions and other documents; carries out cross-jurisdictional research, research regarding legislation, government budgets and maintains a library on compulsory arbitration board submissions, decisions and labour documentation.

This is an in-scope position that reports to the Director, Negotiations and Policy. Our ideal candidate is ethical, strategic, well versed in labour and employment market trends, statistical information, qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and has significant experience working in a unionized environment. The position is responsible for high quality accurate analysis and reporting advice. Key efforts will include the improvement of existing programs and processes, maintaining compliance with collective agreements, and communication.

What You Bring:

You are an energetic, collaborative, values-driven individual with a minimum of three years’ experience at the intermediate level in Labour Relations, Industrial Relations, Human Resources, or a related background. You have obtained a university degree, in addition to specialized education directly related to statistical analysis and research methodology.  An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.

Preference will be given to individuals with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience with statistical and comparative analysis, development and implementation of surveys, and written reports. You have demonstrated ability to interpret, analyse and compare collective agreement language. Preference will also be given to candidates with the experience providing support for collective bargaining based on solid total compensation research.  You have a thorough understanding of and commitment to trade union philosophy and public health care. You are able to manage your time effectively, but occasionally work outside of regular business hours with the ability to travel throughout Alberta, as required. You possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle.

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: $56.63 – $75.80/hour; commensurate with experience.
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 e-mail to Human Resources at recruitment@hsaa.ca. A cover letter is required. Written communication skills, accuracy and attention to detail are essential to this position and your cover letter will be reviewed as part of the recruitment process. 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 suitable candidate has been found.

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

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 recruitment@hsaa.ca