The University of New Brunswick welcomes applications for the position of Labour Relations Specialist with People & Culture. This is a continuing full-time (36.25 hours per week) position with the APT employee group. The position is funded by the University budget. This position will be commensurate with qualifications & experience.
The primary role of a Labour Relations Specialist is to provide employee and labour relations expertise for administrative leaders (Deans, Directors and above) at the University, particularly with regards to the terms of employment and collective agreements that cover staff and academic appointments at the University.
- Advise managers on the Interpretation, application, and implementation of collective agreements and policies, both through informal and formal processes including attendance at and advice regarding grievance and arbitration hearings.
- Foster positive and productive relations within the University.
- Conduct preparatory research, benchmarking, and costings.
- Activities related to negotiation of collective agreements, from preparatory information gathering, developing collective bargaining proposals, communications during bargaining, participating at bargaining (as chief spokesperson and/or member of negotiation teams), and post-bargaining implementation.
- Development, revision, and advice regarding policies and guidelines.
- Participation on joint union-management committees.
- Draft advice memorandums related to the above issues as required.
- Research and provide opinions on labour relations issues as they arise.
- As part of the People & Culture team, support other aspects of human resources.
- Other assignments as required.
- A degree in a related field is required. An advanced degree and/or professional qualification in a directly related field (preferably Industrial Relations (MIR) or Law (LLB/JD)) would be an asset.
- Experience (5-10 years) in labour relations/negotiations is required.
- Prior experience in the public or university sector would be an asset.
- Planning and creative problem-solving skills will be very important.
- Familiarity with and respect for collegial organizational cultures is critical, as is the demonstrated ability to lead in an inclusive, collaborative and consensus-building style.
- CPHR or equivalent designation is an asset.
- Inter-campus travel is required, as this position will assist with labour relations on both campuses.
Closing date for applications is August 16, 2021 4:00PM. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.