Vice President, Labour Relations

Job Posted: Monday, February 27, 2012
Company/University: Construction Labour Relations Association of British Columbia
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Vancouver, BC

Job Description

Acting on behalf of over 300 member contractors, the Construction Labour Relations Association of British Columbia (CLR) negotiates and administers over 55 individual collective agreements which govern more than 30,000 tradespersons working primarily within the industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors.  Based in Vancouver, the Association’s mission is to represent the interests of its signatory members and building trades contractors professionally and with integrity, in matters of labour relations, human resource management and government relations.  Established in 1969 with the objective of bringing stability and security to contractors in BC’s unionized construction sector, CLR is now the premier representative of BC’s signatory construction employers.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, the Vice President, Labour Relations will be responsible for representing the labour relations interests of a large and diverse group of employers within multiple senior trade assignments, including acting as chief spokesperson and lead advocate at numerous bargaining tables.  Through your responsibilities, you will retain significant autonomy for decision making within an overall team framework.  This position will provide excellent career advancement potential.

As a senior labour relations specialist, you will have demonstrated success in increasingly responsible positions in labour relations in a highly unionized environment.  Construction industry experience and exposure to a multi-employer/multi-union environment would both be an asset, although neither is required.  Experienced at the negotiation table, you have been responsible for labour relations strategy development, union negotiations and collective agreement interpretation. Critical thinking, accountability, team building, and superior judgment are integral characteristics for the ideal candidate.

For more information about this role please contact Jack Smith, Irene Hensel or Craig Hemer at (604) 685-0261.  To be considered for this opportunity please submit your resume and related information online at: www.odgersberndtson.ca/en/careers/10628.