Labour Relations Coordinator

Job No: 135774
Location: Vancouver, BC

  • Finish each working day knowing you have truly made a difference in the lives of others
  • Work with an organization that has a wonderful culture and a rewarding mandate
  • Receive a competitive salary and excellent benefits

About the British Columbia Teachers' Federation

Founded in 1917, the British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) is a union of professionals representing over 45,000 public school teachers in the province of BC. As an organization, we are dedicated to advancing learning conditions for students concurrently with advocating for BC’s public school teachers and the teaching profession. We are also deeply committed to democratic decision-making and supporting the engagement of the teachers who make up our member base. Equally, we act on our belief in social justice in schools and the broader community, and actively support our members in striving to achieve equity, inclusion and a more just society for their students today and into the future.

At the BCTF, our team is made up of hardworking and passionate individuals that are eager to bring tangible improvements to teachers, students, the profession of teaching, and public education as mandated by our membership. We know we're only as strong as the incredible people that work with us and for us, as such the BCTF is eager to ensure that staff are supported in developing programs and services for members. If you feel you have the skills to help us continue to make a difference in the lives of others then we want to hear from you. 


About the Opportunity

The BCTF currently has an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced Labour Relations Coordinator to join us on a full-time, 1 year contract basis in Vancouver, BC. 

Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, this role provides support for labour relations and other as-needed confidential matters to an excluded management team which includes the Executive Director, Assistant to the Executive Director, General Counsel, Chief Financial Officer and the Director of Human Resources.

In providing support to the BCTF management team, this role maintains the highest level of confidentiality and diplomacy regarding all matters.

The individual in this role will be responsible for supporting the Director of Human Resources in all labour relations issues in the administration, enforcement and negotiation of staff collective agreements, the resolution of grievances, and preparation for and representation at arbitrations. 

This role is also responsible for supporting labour relations items as they pertain to recruitment, disability management, respectful workplace programs, investigations, and the ongoing development of human resources programs, policies and procedures. 

This role also provides support to the Executive Director, Assistant to the Executive Director, General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer in the administration of any confidential matters including drafting of communications, in-committee minute taking, and support to as-needed confidential governance items.

More About You

In order to qualify for this role, you will need to have a minimum of 3 years of Human Resource or related work experience, which includes at least 1-2 years of experience in Labour Relations within a unionized setting, along with a bachelor's degree.

The following qualifications are necessary for the position:

  • Experience applying employment law, current labour relations practices, issues and legislation. 
  • Experience providing advice and guidance regarding the interpretation, compliance, administration and implementation of collective agreement terms and conditions.
  • Experience supporting collective bargaining negotiations and implementing changes to agreements.
  • Experience implementing unionised job description and salary determination systems.
  • Experience resolving issues and disputes, conducting and overseeing investigations, understanding and evaluating legal implications in a range of situations.
  • Experience consulting with external labour legal counsel as directed regarding grievances or other labour relations issues.
  • Experience interfacing with Union Representatives on labour relations matters.

As our ideal candidate for this role, you'll be an individual with highly developed analytical skills, including critical thinking, problem solving, and the ability to facilitate the resolution of issues. Your excellent interpersonal skills will combine with your proven ability to balance multiple, competing demands while your commitment to facilitating a respectful, diverse, and inclusive work environment will drive us to success.

Your strong oral and written communication ability and your excellent organization and prioritization skills will ensure that you are continuously able to do your best as you contribute towards the mission of the Federation. The ability to maintain integrity of confidential information is highly important, along with the ability to work both independently and as a member of the team. You'll also join us with excellent ability to explain, summarize, synthesize and clarify information in a variety of written formats, along with a general understanding of the educational and professional issues facing teachers in B.C. and Canada as a whole.

Above all, you'll be an enthusiastic and strategically minded individual who is eager to use their skills to make a difference and provide value towards our clients, our community, and our greater team. 

About the Benefits

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. You will also be entitled to the following excellent benefits:

  • Extended health & dental
  • Long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Teachers' pension plan
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • Onsite parking or transit subsidy 
  • Employee appreciation and engagement events 

The BCTF has an affirmative action policy and is committed to diversity among its members and staff. We invite and encourage applications from people that self identify as a member of an equity-seeking group, which includes female, trans* (trans, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, two-spirit, transwoman, transman), visible minority or racialized people, Aboriginal (Indigenous) people, people with a disability, or lesbian, gay, or bisexual.

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About BCTF

The British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF), established in 1917, is the union of professionals representing 45,000 public school teachers in the province of British Columbia, Canada. All public school teachers belong to the BCTF and their local teachers' association. We acknowledge that the BC Teachers’ Federation and our 45,000 members’ workplaces are located on ancestral, traditional, and unceded territories belonging to the Indigenous peoples of what is now known as British Columbia. The provincial office of the BCTF stands on the lands of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nations.