Employee Relations Officer, Support Staff

$92,892 - $111,471 yearly
  • Toronto District School Board
  • 5050 Yonge Street, North York, ON, Canada
  • Mar 16, 2023
Full-Time Administrative Support Jobs

Job Description

No.: SCH II-23-0069NTE
POSTED: March 16, 2023
DEADLINE: 12:00 noon: March 24, 2023

Employee Relations Officer, Support Staff
1 - Term Position
Staffing, Recruitment and Contract Services, Support Staff
Employee Services
Schedule II, Level 8
(Non-Union – 12 Month)
$92,892 - $111,471

(This is a 1 year Term position)

The Toronto District School Board adheres to equitable hiring, employment and promotion practices
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Staffing, Recruitment and Contract Services, the Employee Relations Officer, Support Staff will provide professional advice and assistance with respect to employee relations matters for support staff bargaining units.

The Employee Relations Officer, Support Staff will:
• Provide advice, guidance and counsel to Principals, Vice-Principals, Senior Staff, Managers on the interpretation and implementation of support staff collective agreements including grievance preparation and handling;
• Lead negotiations with designated support staff bargaining unit(s) on local/operational issues and provide support to the central bargaining team; and
• Represent the Board at grievance and Labour/Management meetings;

Summary of Duties:
➢ Foster positive relations with stakeholders on employee relations matters;
➢ Act as a resource and provide expert advice and counsel to stakeholders on progressive discipline, collective agreement interpretation and/or implementation issues;
➢ Provide input and/or collaborate on the development of various policies, procedures and protocols on support staff collective agreement and employment related matters;
➢ Consult with stakeholders in research of the facts regarding complaints and grievances;
➢ Make decisions on settlement matters pertaining to grievances;
➢ Coordinate and ensure proper implementation of settlements and resolutions of grievances;
➢ Represent the Board at grievance and Labour/Management meetings;
➢ Research and develop bargaining proposals and act as lead negotiator on local/operational bargaining issues;
➢ Identify, track and analyze employee relations trends using a variety of primary and secondary research methods and tools to recommend actions as required;
➢ Work closely and collaborate with other Employee Services team members on support staff collective agreement and employment-related issues;
➢ Provide functional guidance to the Employee Relations Assistant to ensure effective delivery of quality customer service and support for the unit;
➢ Provide in-service for staff as required;
➢ Provide leadership in fostering equity and inclusiveness in the development and implementation of programs and services; and
➢ Other related duties as assigned.

➢ University degree in related field (e.g. Human Resources and Labour Relations) with four years progressively responsible related labour relations experience in a large multi-site, multi-union environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
➢ Successful labour relations experience including collective bargaining, grievance/arbitration process, interpreting and administering collective agreement provisions, issue resolution and mediation;
➢ Demonstrated knowledge of various employment/labour legislation and dispute resolution processes;
➢ Proven ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with staff and internal/external organizations in a clear, tactful, diplomatic and confidential manner;
➢ Strong presentation and facilitation skills;
➢ Strong leadership and team building skills;
➢ Excellent research, analytical and problem solving skills;
➢ Excellent project management skills and time management skills;
➢ Proven ability to prepare accurate reports and summaries;
➢ Proven ability in promoting equitable practices which value inclusiveness and diversity; and
➢ Computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet, and employee information systems;

Special Requirements:
➢ Travel to TDSB sites to attend various meetings.
➢ Access to a vehicle is required.
➢ May be required to work evenings and weekends on urgent issues or during bargaining.

➢ Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)

Location: 5050 Yonge Street
Work Year: 12 months

Please note:
Applications must be submitted:
1. in résumé form with a covering letter to: application.submission@tdsb.on.ca
2. with competition # SCH II-23-0069NTE in the subject line
3. Apply no later than 12:00 noon on March 24, 2023.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will not be acknowledged in writing.

The Toronto District School Board is deeply committed to promoting Truth, Reconciliation and the rights of Indigenous peoples, Human Rights, Equity and Anti-Racism, and the elimination of Oppressive Practices, in our schools, our workplace and in the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from all individuals including those with varied lived experiences that can contribute to the diversification of the workforce at TDSB.

We strive to meet the accommodation needs of persons with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs for accommodation known in advance during the application process.