Canadian Media Guild- Toronto, Canada
Full-time permanent position
Position Title: Executive Director
The position is in Toronto, Canada
Excluded from bargaining unit
- Hold a bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Management or Law
- Possess a minimum of five (5) years experience working in labour relations
- Proven skills in negotiating, interpreting and administering collective agreements.
- Proven experience managing grievance procedures and managing settlements
- Experience in conflict management, mediations and facilitation
- Experience advising others on the interpretation and application of collective agreements
- Has experience in administrating discipline, harassment and human rights, probationary reviews and performance development of staff
- Fluency French is an asset
- Has knowledge and experience of hiring, retaining and developing staff to meet strategic objectives and goals of an organization
The Executive Director is to manage and direct staff and work with the CMG president, management committee, the National executive Committee and the Branch Executive Committee for the strategic objectives of the CMG. The Executive Director reports directly to the NEC and works with the management committee and CMG president to suggest strategic objectives and goals of the CMG. Participates at all Management Committee and NEC meetings. The Executive director is responsible for day-to-day operations of the CMG. The executive director must also provide strategic advice to each branch regarding industrial relations matters. The Executive director is the day-to-day manager of the Canadian Media Guild. Has the ability to make final decisions on assigning all staff and establishing working procedures. Is also responsible for managing and providing directions to all staff who are employed by the Canadian media Guild. The Executive Director must participate at all management committee meetings and National Executive Committee as an advisor and consultant. Along with the CMG president, has a responsibility for developing strategy for future development of the union. The Executive Director, along with the CMG president is to lead and influence our organization towards favorable growth, and to design and direct strategies that support and enhance CMG’s organizational operations. This will also include optimizing financial operations, providing leadership to all staff, establishing business goals, overseeing and streamlining daily operations, and executing special business projects. The Executive Director will aid our organization in promoting our mission and objectives, maintaining positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, achieving organizational goals, and maintaining sound financial practices. The Executive Director reports directly to the National Executive Committee. Also, along with the CMG president and management committee, develops strategy for future development of the union.
Main functions of the Executive Director
The Executive Director reports directly to the National Executive Committee.
- Manage, supervise and direct all staff and responsible for day-to-day operations of the Canadian Media Guild
- Responsible for discipline, harassment policy, probationary reviews, performance development of staff, approving annual leave, overtime request, short term disability benefits, special leave requests and leave of absence.
- Oversee all labour relations operations at each branch and provide strategic advice and best practices to Branch presidents when needed. Participate in union pre-meetings or major union events to make sure that best practices in labour relations are followed
- Has the ability to make final decisions on assigning and establishing working procedures for both staff representatives and administrative staff
- Has the authority to make agreements binding to the union
- Works with the CMG president and management committee to create short- and long-term goals of the Guild. Then is responsible for implementing these goals by directing staff
- The Executive Director participates at all management committee meetings and National Executive meetings as an advisor.
- Responsibility for developing strategy for the future development of the union with the CMG president and Management Committee
- Optimizing financial operations, providing leadership to all staff, establishing business goals, overseeing and streamlining daily operations, and executing special business projects.
- Is Responsible for entering discussions with the employee bargaining unit such as responding to complaints, grievance hearings and collective bargaining.
- Tracking sick leave, special leave, overtime and annual leave
- Tracking monthly staff rep reports
- Assigning backfill as needed
- Setting up staff training/education sessions
- Organizing/reviewing administrative staff workflow
- Troubleshooting problems with staff workflow and finding solutions
- Approving all staff training requests
- Managing CMG policy processes, including: Updating by-laws-and any changes in dealings with the branch finances (i.e., per caps) and other formal notifications to branches
- Has the final authority for assigning and managing staff representatives regarding Industrial Relations matters.
- Has final authority for establishing working procedures for staff representatives on the following items: labour/management committees, communicating with legal, duty of fair representation, human rights complaints, how to handle member complaints and how to document case work of member inquiries or grievances
- Responsible for approving overtime, annual leave, and unpaid leave of absences
- Responsible for assessing medical leave and sick time of all staff
- Managing staff changes/additions when there is extra need (Conventions/presidents council) another major event
- If there is a dispute between the Branch President and a staff representative, has the authority to make a binding decision regarding industrial relation disputes
- Executive Director with the CMG president jointly responsible for professional development of staff
- Executive Director with the CMG president jointly responsible for coordinating and implementing membership education across the Canadian Media Guild.
- Participates at management committee and NEC as an advisor
- Acts as an advisor to the management committee with all intra staff issues: grievances, complaints, requests
- Assisting Management Committee with bargaining and handling all CUPE 1281 related issues
- Supervises staff dealing with legal and business, government regulations, ensuring proper storage of documents
- Ensure office procedures are followed: filing, archiving, correspondence and other
- Ensure crucial dates for complying with various regulations are met
- Ensure political decisions are properly documented, archived, and followed through on including updating CMG by-laws and other political assistance
- Assist in implementing NEC and political decisions
- Attend and assist with NEC meetings as needed
- Take a lead role in managing all events: Convention, Presidents council, including coordinating education as needed
- Advise the president and management committee on staff decisions as needed, and implement decisions that come out of these discussions
- At management committee meetings, provides strategic advice of organization and proposals for future projects in line with CMG core values and vision.
- The Executive Director is responsible to review all external contracts such as legal, travel agency, IT Firm, etc., and then prepares an assessment for the management committee
- Participates on all hiring boards
- Responsible for discipline, harassment policy, probationary reviews, performance and staffing in conjunction with the management committee. Basically, acts as an advisor to the committee and once a decision is made at management committee will implement agreed action plans at management committee.
- Reviews the budget and financial statements with the controller in order to provide strategic spending of the Canadian Media Guild to Management Committee and the National Grievance Committee
- Provides strategic advice to branches at the CMG based on labour relations matters
Posting Open Date: May 22, 2020
Posting Closing Date: June 1, 2020 at 5 p.m. ET.
Please send resumes and cover letter to Carmel@cmg.ca
Please put Executive Director – Toronto Job Application in the subject line.
While we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
CMG reserves the right to verify if a bachelor’s degree has been completed.