This Director position is one of six senior manager positions reporting to the National President and the Alliance Executive Committee (AEC). Together with the Political Assistants, they form the Directors Team; Under the general guidance of the National President and the AEC, the Directors Team constitutes the core team responsible for the strategic planning, development and direction of the work of the organization, ensuring the effective, efficient and economic management of resources and supporting the goals of the PSAC. The emphasis of the position is on creating a more comprehensive and integrated approach to increase union membership engagement and to increase the capacity of PSAC units in its entirety to represent members and other workers through internal and external organizing. This will require putting in place strong managerial strategies, practices and policies.
The Director of Regional Offices Branch is responsible for the management, administration and operational integrity of the Branch. Working closely with Regional Coordinators, the Director oversees the activities of Branch employees across the 24 regional offices and headquarters in their delivery of national and regional PSAC programs, membership mobilization, education, organizing, health and safety, equity, political action and local development.
• University degree in labour relations, social policy, economics or public administration or a related field and experience in these or related fields preferred, or more than 10 years of relevant experience in place of a degree.
• Extensive experience in fields of expertise related to the scope of work undertaken by PSAC’s regional offices, i.e.: labour relations, negotiations, organizing, strike mobilization, education, health and safety, political action, strategic planning, organizational change, and membership development;
• Extensive experience in managing a team of at least 20 employees;
• Extensive experience working in a complex political organization;
• Experience in leading organizational change
• Candidates should have a general knowledge of the work in all of the areas listed in the experience section;
• Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of staff relations and pertinent acts and regulations;
• Good knowledge of the organization and structure of the federal public service, and the Canadian Parliamentary system;
• Knowledge of the organizational structures of other employers for whom the PSAC is the bargaining agent.
• Knowledge of union-building techniques and strategies.
• Demonstrated ability to lead a team of skilled practitioners in a variety of pressure situations;
• Ability to provide the PSAC leadership with sound counsel on matters relating to the organization’s strategic planning and program evaluation;
• Ability to develop, monitor and manage large operational budgets;
• Second language skills as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level indicated;
• Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to trade union and equity principles and social justice objectives.
The PSAC is committed to employment equity and is actively seeking to ensure a representative workforce. We encourage applications from members of equity seeking groups.