York is a comprehensive, community-engaged university providing a broad sociodemographic of students access to a high-quality, research-intensive learning environment. York champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third-largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

The AVP, Labour Relations (AVPLR) is a new position. Reporting to the Vice-President, Equity, People & Culture (also a new role), the AVPLR will be part of a dedicated team supporting the York community and building a positive organizational culture. The AVPLR will work collaboratively with all University leaders to develop and implement progressive labour relations strategies and policies, and will build productive working rela­tionships with York’s 7 unions and 14 bargaining units. The AVPLR will be responsible for Academic and Staff Labour Relations, including collective bargaining, collective agreement administration, grievance resolution, training and labour relations support and advice.

With a pertinent degree and advanced credentials, you have led Labour Relations in a large, complex, multi-union organization, and have been a successful negotiator. You have worked in interdependent environments requiring excellent judgment in the presence of ambiguity, evolution and transition. Collegial, influential and fair, you apply an equity lens to your activities and have a profound respect for your colleagues as well as the discipline and emotional intelligence to listen carefully. This is an opportu­nity to motivate a team to advance organizational harmony and alignment, and to build a strategic, innovative and responsive Labour Relations function that supports the transformative power of a York University education.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The Affirmative Action Program can be found at http://yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. York University is committed to employment equity and diversity and a positive and supportive environment.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), accommoda­tion will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. All responses to Caldwell Partners are confidential. Please indicate your interest in Project 180923 at www.caldwellpartners.com/apply.php.


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