Hiring – 6 month Staff Representative Position

CUPE 3903 Staff Representative Job Posting

Employer: CUPE 3903
Position: Staff Representative
Website: https://3903.cupe.ca/

Position Type: Term replacement position for 6 months.  This is a term replacement for a Staff Representative on leave. At least 6 weeks notice will be given for any extension or termination of the contract.

Equity Commitment
CUPE 3903 is strongly committed to employment equity within our workplace, work environment, and broader community. We particularly encourage applications from persons with one or more disabilities, LGBTTQ persons, persons from racialized groups, Indigenous persons and women.

Location: York University Campus (Keele Campus), Toronto, Ontario

Salary: $94,203.20 plus benefits/pension plan (pro-rated)

Posting Date:
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Closing Date: Friday, December 11, 2015
Start Date: January 4, 2016 (or soon thereafter)
Interviews: Monday, December 21, 2015

CUPE 3903 is a radical democratic union at the forefront of the labour movement in Canada, with a commitment to anti-oppression politics, diversity and equity, and supporting our members in achieving some of the best Collective Agreements in the country. Our workplace includes two full-time Staff Representatives, a part-time Equity Officer, a part-time Administrative Coordinator, a 13-person elected Executive Committee, other elected committee members, and an active membership. Our membership is comprised of approximately 3500 contract faculty, teaching assistants, research assistants, graduate assistants, and part-time & casual library workers at York University.

The responsibilities of the Staff Representative are governed by the CUPE 1281 Collective Agreement, and include:

  • being a resource person for the local’s Executive Committee
  • being a resource person for members with work-related problems
  • assisting with grievances, preparing and possibly presenting arbitrations and working with legal counsel
  • advising members of their rights and responsibilities under the collective agreement, by-laws and constitution, integrating equity into CA interpretation
  • working with the steward’s council and other elected committees of the union
  • acting as a resource person during bargaining for the elected bargaining team; assisting with contract negotiations, drafting of contract proposals, organizing around the bargaining process, conciliation, mediation and preparation for job action (strike)
  • liaising with campus groups including other unions, student groups, associations, etc.
  • assisting with production of local newsletters, posters, ads, bulletins and pamphlets
  • assisting with the efficient operation of the local’s office

Required Skills and Experience

  • union experience, either as an active union member, or as a union staff
  • understanding of and commitment to social movement unionism
  • ability to interpret complex Collective Agreement language
  • ability to prepare and follow grievances through the grievance process
  • collective bargaining experience and strategic negotiating skills
  • experience with grassroots political mobilization
  • self-motivated with strong organizational, administration and multi-tasking skills
  • ability to work with a diverse membership in a dynamic work environment
  • ability to take direction from a diverse range of members and committees
  • analytical, problem-solving, conflict resolution and communication skills
  • commitment to and analysis of anti-oppression/equity work and issues
  • experience working with socially marginalized individuals and groups
  • capacity to inter-relate and integrate equity, anti-oppression and union work
  • inter-personal skills

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • experience in an academic union
  • arbitration preparation and presentation
  • knowledge of appropriate services to refer members to for support with immigration, Employment Insurance, health, and other issues

How to Apply
Please submit (via mail or email) a cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference by 4:00 p.m., Friday, December 11, 2015 to:

CUPE 3903
Email address: hiringCUPE3903@gmail.com

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.