JOB POSTING: Executive Director – University of Manitoba Faculty Association

The University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) is seeking applications for the position of Executive Director. The Association which represents over 1250 full-time academic staff has been a certified union since 1974.umfa_banner_large

Reporting to the Executive Council, the Executive Director acts as policy advisor, consultant, and resource person to the president and other association officers. He or she is responsible for managing the day-to- day operations of the Association, and for communication with Association Members. In addition, the Executive Director deals with the university administration, legal counsel, and collective bargaining. A full job description is available at

The successful candidate will have a university degree, outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form, an understanding of the academic environment, and a commitment to the principles of equity and fairness in a unionized environment. Candidates should have the ability to work successfully under stress and under externally imposed deadlines, and the characteristics necessary to facilitate a team-based approach.

Experience and ability in some of the following areas is essential: a strong understanding of the academic environment and the role of faculty within the university, teaching experience in the post-secondary environment, leadership experience in a unionized workplace, experience in collective bargaining and/or collective agreement administration, a demonstrated knowledge of union and board governance, and an ability to facilitate partnerships and collaboration to build consensus on complex issues.

The appointment will commence on July 2, 2015, or as soon thereafter as possible. Applications, in confidence, including a complete curriculum vitae together with the names of three references, are requested by May 29, 2015, but will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be sent by mail or email to:

Chair, Executive Director Search Committee
University of Manitoba Faculty Association
100-29 Dysart Rd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3T 2M7

The University of Manitoba Faculty Association offers a comprehensive and competitive salary and benefits package with annual career progress increments. The salary range for this position is $80,000– $130,000. The starting salary is subject to negotiation, and is dependent upon the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications. The University of Manitoba Faculty Association is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified men and women, including indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

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