Regional Education Officer - Toronto

Salary: 
$97,763 to $110,035
Employment type: 
Indeterminate
Location: 
Toronto
Closing Date: 
Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:30 EDT
English requirements: 
Comprehension
Spoken
Written
Employment equity designation: 
Preferred
Target groups: 
Racialized persons
Search area: 
Employees of PSAC, Components, and PSAC Holdings Ltd
Members giving PSAC membership number
General public
Competition Number: 
5610-0009A-018
Branch/Section: 
Regional Offices Branch
Group: 
Unifor 2025
Classification: 
Band 12
Purpose of position: 

Under the direction of the Regional Coordinator and as part of a regional team that includes other regional office staff, the Regional Council, the Regional Education Committee, and other regional union bodies such as the Alliance Facilitators’ Network, the Regional Education Officer builds the union and fosters membership solidarity by coordinating the development and delivery of a quality program of membership education and empowerment in the region. The Regional Education Officer closely collaborates with other Regional Education Officers and with the staff of the Education Section in Ottawa to maintain a core Program of PSAC Membership Education that is relevant, comprehensive, innovative and dynamic.

Qualifications: 

Note to applicants:  

As a result of the PSAC Workforce and Availability Analysis and in accordance with the PSAC Employment Equity Plan, preference for this position will be given to a qualified racially visible person.

Long irregular hours and travel are sometimes required

Knowledge and experience:

  • The successful candidate is someone who brings to the job an active commitment to union and social justice principles, significant experience as a popular educator, creative writer, and program administrator;

  • Candidates are expected to demonstrate their knowledge of the labour movement, trade union practices and organization, principles of labour and human rights legislation, and the current social, political, and economic issues that affect PSAC members;

  • Candidates are also expected to demonstrate their ability to develop educational materials (including the ability to assess learning needs, formulate objectives, create innovative and participatory methodology, and write facilitators’ notes and participants’ handouts).

Abilities:

  • Ability to produce letters, reports, analyses within deadlines;

  • Ability to facilitate (including the ability to assess group process, to analyze individual behaviour and group dynamics, to synthesize group thoughts and opinions, to solve problems, build consensus and promote effective teamwork);

  • Ability to estimate costs, forecast expenditures, and develop/program budgets;

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing to a wide range of union members, and the ability to develop a plan and bring it to fruition.

    Personal Suitability:

    The successful candidate is someone who exhibit a:

  • High degree of initiative;

  • Tact and good judgment;

  • Works collaboratively and respectfully with others; and,

  • Copes well with stress.

    A detailed job description is available on our website:  http://psacunion.ca/jobs-psac or on the attached document below.

 

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.

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