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Director, Labour Relations

General Management, Human Resources

New Brunswick Community College

Fredericton, New Brunswick

Community College
Director, Labour Relations
Competition #17-6860-020
Corporate Office

NBCC is currently seeking a dynamic and competent individual for the position of Director, Labour Relations.  Our College is committed to transforming lives and communities. When you work at NBCC, you are a valued member of a team of leaders who are driven by learning excellence and by our important role in social and economic development.

Reporting to the Vice President Employee and Student Development, the Director of Labour Relations is responsible for the delivery of expert advice to managers and supervisors across the College. Services provided include: collective bargaining, grievance management, union-management relations, progressive discipline, collective agreement administration, training and education, human rights and other applicable legal legislations. This role has overall responsibility for NBCC’s relationship with unions.

The successful candidate will provide expertise, support and guidance on the delivery of labour relations services in consultation with senior management.  Acts as key resource in the interpretation and administration of collective agreements. Negotiate and conclude collective agreements while building relationships with the unions.  Manage the grievance and adjudication processes and seek legal counsel when appropriate.  Provide coaching to management in the areas of human rights, employment standards, progressive discipline and termination of employment.  Facilitate training on Managing in a Unionized Environment, conflict resolution, Human Rights legislation and relevant policies such as Maintaining a Respectful Workplace and Employee Code of Conduct.  Respond to Access to Information requests as per Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and when required participate in reviews conducted by the Privacy Commissioner.  Maintain current knowledge and awareness of employment law, labour relations best practices, and associated legislative changes.

The successful incumbent will be a highly collaborative team member who is able to build relationships with various stakeholders in a diverse and multi-union environment and foster effective union-management relationships.  The director must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively coach and have an in-depth knowledge of labour and employment legislation.

Required qualifications for this opportunity include a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Human Resource Management with eight (8) years of recent and progressive experience in labour relations and collective bargaining; OR a graduate degree in Labour and Industrial Relations with five (5) years of recent and progressive experience in labour relations and collective bargaining.Experience in alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, mediation and/or conflict management will be considered an asset.  Candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet these qualifications on their resumes.

Written and spoken competence in English is required.

Preference may be given to candidates who have experience working in a post-secondary environment.

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered as equivalent. Subject to competition response, the minimum qualifications may be raised.

NBCC offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that includes a competitive salary for this position ranging from $76,414 to $92,430.

All applicants must be eligible to work in Canada at the time of application. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level. We promote an equal opportunity work environment.

Interested candidates must submit a detailed resume by October 19, 2017 via e-mail to or by mail to the following address: Human Resources, NBCC, 284 Smythe St., Fredericton, NB, E3B 3C9. Applications must reference the competition number and position. All applications will be acknowledged upon receipt.

Across our six unique campuses, NBCC creates and sustains the highest quality learning environments for developing career-ready graduates who become engaged citizens of New Brunswick and beyond. We fuse innovative and diverse strategies to increase accessibility for all learners in our communities while meeting and leading the growing demands of industry and applied research. NBCC plays a meaningful role in the post-secondary education sector. To read more about this exciting time in our history, and about why you will want to join the NBCC team, visit

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