January 26, 2016

Negotiator

The position of negotiator, as a member of the labour relations team, varies according to the different stages in the negotiation process, namely, the preparation, the negotiation sessions, and the application and interpretation of collective agreements between rounds.

At this stage of the negotiation process following the signing of the agreements in principle, the incumbent will draft the official text of the collective agreement in French in close collaboration with representatives of the Ministère de l’Éducation, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche (MEESR). The incumbent will also provide training sessions to school boards on the content of the collective agreement.

At the end of the negotiations round, the incumbent performs the following duties and responsibilities:

• Provide guidance in the interpretation and application of the collective agreement to the directors and coordinators of human resources of English-language school boards.

• Identify professional development needs of human resource teams and participate in the planning and organization of activities to meet those needs.

• Participate in meetings of the directors and coordinators of human resources of school boards.

• Be apprised of applicable arbitration decisions.

• Advise the Director of Labour Relations.

It is important to note that, while communications with unions, the MEESR and government agencies are conducted in French, meetings and communications with members of the human resources teams of school boards are usually in English.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

-Undergraduate degree in a related field

-Fluency in French and English

-Pertinent experience in the field of labour relations

OTHER ASSETS

  • Knowledge of education sector collective bargaining
  • Good analytical skills
  • Excellent French and English language skills (both oral and written)
  • Team player
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivation
  • Experience in the education sector

PLACE OF WORK

Offices are located in Montréal (occasional travel to Québec City)

WORKING CONDITIONS

Salary to be determined based on experience and professional qualifications

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Covering letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three references

Interested candidates should forward their application in French and in English no later than Thursday, February 4, 2016 (noon) to the attention of:

Joanne Simoneau-Polenz
Director of Labour Relations, QESBA
1410 Stanley St., Suite 900
Montréal, Québec H3A 1P8
joanne.simoneau-polenz@education.gouv.qc.ca

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

QESBA is an equal opportunity employer.

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