Academic Labour Relations Advisor

  • CompanyUniversity of Windsor
  • Job TypeEducation
  • Required ExperienceMid-Level
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Education / CredentialsPost-Secondary Degree or Diploma
  • ResumeRequired
  • Cover LetterRequired
  • Application Deadline01/15/2023

Job Description

UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

NOTICE OF VACANCY

Managerial & Professional

POSITION TITLE: Academic Labour Relations Advisor

DEPARTMENT: Office of the Provost and Vice President Academic

The University of Windsor is situated on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations: the Ojibwa, the Odawa, and the Potawatomie.

Who We Are:

The University of Windsor (the University or UWindsor) is a globally relevant, regionally focused University that welcomes over 16,000 students in a range of comprehensive and research-intensive graduate and undergraduate programs. The University consists of eight academic faculties, which include Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Human Kinetics; Education; Law; Engineering; Nursing; and Business. The UWindsor campus is home to a medical program offered by Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. The University employs a passionate and dedicated faculty and staff, numbering approximately 2,500, of whom approximately 600 are tenured or tenure-track faculty.

The University’s unique position on an international border between Canada and the United States has contributed to its identity as a diverse university community providing rich cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities for faculty and students. The University is a key player in a wide range of distinctive industrial, entrepreneurial, and cultural activities throughout the City of Windsor and Essex County, and in an evolving network of international academic and industrial partnerships, particularly with leading American universities in Michigan.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the Executive Director, Academic Labour Relations, the Academic Labour Relations Advisor will act as the liaison between the Executive Director, Academic Labour Relations and the various members of the University of Windsor’s campus community, including faculty, staff, students, academic leadership, the Windsor University Faculty Association (WUFA) and CUPE Local 4580 in ensuring smooth communication and prompt resolution of all queries. The Academic Labour Relations Advisor will provide advice, as well as day-to-day support and coordinate the labour-related activities with respect to WUFA, CUPE 4580 and student academic-related concerns, along with coordinating the processes and relevant documents that arise from these activities. The Academic Labour Relations Advisor will also provide support to collective bargaining processes for WUFA and CUPE 4580.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Postsecondary diploma or degree in a relevant field along with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience within human resources/administrative position
  • Working knowledge of HR directives, guidelines, and employment legislation to provide assistance with HR issues
  • Proficiency with Windows-based software applications, especially MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and advanced knowledge of Human Resource Information Systems

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to problem-solve, including being able to identify issues and resolve in a timely manner
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to recognize, respect and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships and engage in workplace culture
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both written and orally
  • Ability to effectively read and interpret information, present numerical data in a resourceful manner, and skillfully gather and analyze information
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to independently prioritize and plan work activities as to use time efficiently and within tight deadlines
  • Ability to be organized, accurate, thorough, and able to monitor work for quality
  • Dependable and able to follow instructions
  • Ability to exercise tact, discretion, and to maintain strict confidentiality.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Familiarity with the university sector would be an asset, along with knowledge of University policies and procedures
  • Diploma or degree in Human Resources would be preferred.

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY STATEMENT:

In pursuit of the University of Windsor’s employment policy as well as its equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization commitments, members from the designated groups (Female identified persons, Indigenous Peoples, ​Racialize Persons, Persons with Disabilities, and those that identify as 2SLGBTQIA+) are encouraged to apply and may self-identify if they choose to do so.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.   If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify employment@uwindsor.ca.