Labour Relations Coordinator

Metro Vancouver

Labour Relations Coordinator

Full-Time Temporary (This position to last not later than June 5, 2020)
Location: 4730 Kingsway, Burnaby

Join us as we help shape the place people want to be – Metro Vancouver, one of the world’s most livable regions. The services and solutions we provide are the foundation of our region’s economic, ecological and social health.  This includes the areas of regional growth planning, air quality, water, liquid and solid waste management, regional parks, affordable housing and community engagement to over 2.5 million residents.  We don’t stop, we don’t close and we do what is right, for now and for future generations. 

We invite you to bring your skills, passion, and expertise to help us in our commitment to sustain and enhance our region’s livability. We offer competitive salaries; exceptional benefit packages with valuable pension plan; employee wellness and recognition programs; and many diverse opportunities for professional growth and development.

We deliver the exceptional services and solutions that have helped make this one of the most special, livable communities in the world, and we want you to join us.  Help us shape the future of the Metro Vancouver region, and shape the place people want to be.   

Our Regional Employers Services Department is seeking a Labour Relations Coordinator who will provide support for collective bargaining and participate as a member of the bargaining team. 

You are: Able to multi-task, are analytic and accurate, and ideally have some prior experience supporting collective bargaining.

In this role, you will:
  • Perform detailed technical work in support of the Collective Bargaining Division. Coordinate the collection of data and access information readily during and subsequent to bargaining. May respond to requests for information from client municipalities. Consult departmental staff to ensure accuracy and pertinence of the information to be provided.
  • Attend bargaining meetings and mediation sessions. Provide support to employer bargaining committees and may participate as a member of the bargaining team.Maintain an accurate record of proceedings including proposals, costing and other information. Review and revise minutes for accuracy and distribute to relevant parties.
  • Collect and provide clear, detailed, and relevant information to the bargaining team. Compile, manipulate, and evaluate simple bargaining and costing data. May develop costing methodology for routine bargaining proposals.
  • Under direction, prepare employer proposals and Memoranda of Agreement from verbal instructions, handwritten notes, and electronic documents. Interpret instructions and ensure the correct intent and consistency throughout documents.Identify and clarify apparent discrepancies, consulting bargaining team members for missing information or for direction.
  • Make amendments to documents at the bargaining table efficiently and accurately under significant time constraints.
  • Prepare collective agreements following the conclusion of bargaining.Identify areas requiring additional information and ensure the appropriate information or clarification is obtained. Track and follow up on outstanding questions.
  • Prioritize numerous tasks to complete work within specified timeframes.Prioritize work based on the bargaining schedule and ratification dates.Collaborate with other staff to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Carry out record management activities for the Collective Bargaining Division. Conduct research and gather information and resources on specified topics. Provide input for special projects.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

To be successful, you have:
  • 2-3 years of recent, related experience supplemented by a university degree or diploma in a relevant discipline such as human resources or business, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Previous experience supporting collective bargaining is an asset.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and acts such as the Labour Relations Code, Employment Standards, and the Human Rights Code.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of labour relations principles, especially as they pertain to collective bargaining processes, research, and preparation.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate the compilation of information from a variety of sources.Demonstrated ability to track revisions and approvals for complex and detailed contractual documents.
  • Numerical aptitude and demonstrated ability to analyze, compile, and manipulate data.
  • Ability to use judgment to evaluate, research, and resolve problems within established guidelines and procedures and to determine which methods are applicable in any given situation.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively listen and support the resolution of problems. Demonstrated writing skills and ability to draft complex documents from verbal instruction, handwritten notes, and electronic documents.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain effective and respectful working relationships. Team effectiveness skills and ability to contribute to the achievement of team goals.
  • Skill in dealing tactfully and sensitively in a variety of situations, including exercising substantial discretion with highly sensitive and confidential information.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet multiple time-based deliverables requiring a high level of detail and accuracy. Persistent in overcoming obstacles.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional is an asset.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License.

Our Vision: 
Metro Vancouver seeks to achieve what humanity aspires to on a global basis – the highest quality of life embracing cultural vitality, economic prosperity, social justice and compassion, all nurtured in and by a beautiful and healthy natural environment. 

Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application by November 26, 2018.

Organization: Metro Vancouver
Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Labour Relations
Posted: November 5, 2018, 9:41 am
Expires: November 26, 2018, 4:30 pm

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