Alberta Federation of Labour
Position: Director of Outreach, term position
Posting Closed: April 24, 2016 or until filled
Start Date: May 2016
Term: 2 years from date of hire
About the AFL
For more than 100 years, unions all over Alberta have worked together under the umbrella of the Alberta Federation of Labour.
The AFL currently has 28 member unions representing more than 170,000 workers in a wide range of occupations all over the province.
Through research, advocacy, lobbying and direct action, the Federation has improved working conditions, protected human rights, and helped make Alberta a better place to live, work, and play.
The AFL seeks a Director of Outreach to develop, recommend and implement strategies and plans for affiliate, community and ally outreach for a term of two years.
We are looking for someone who can think critically and strategically and can function both independently and as part of a team in a fast paced and changing environment. Ideal candidates have the following skills.
Knowledge of and experience in the labour movement;
Strong interpersonal skills;
Strong personal planning, motivation, and time management skills and attention to detail;
Strong written and verbal communication skills;
Ability to identify like-minded groups and organizations;
Ability to prioritize and manage a range of activities;
The ability to demonstrate diplomacy, tact and a professional demeanour;
Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment;
Adequate research and communication skills to be able to assist with preparation of reports, publications and other materials;
Ability to work well with a broad range of people and entities;
Motivation and drive to excel in this position;
The Director of Outreach will report to the President, serve as a member of our executive staff and interact with our affiliate unions and partners.
Requirements and Qualifications
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and several years experience in social and community activism, or have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. A commitment to the goals and objectives of the trade union movement is essential and must be demonstrated.
Compensation and Benefits
This position is a member of Unifor 445. A competitive salary and benefits are attached pursuant to the collective agreement.
Please submit your resume along with a cover letter and the names of references to:
Alberta Federation of Labour Human Resources Committee
c/o Siobhán Vipond, Secretary Treasurer
Subject: HR: Director of Outreach Job Application
Note: Only those candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted.
The AFL is committed to considering applicants who identify as part of an equity group including workers of colour, aboriginal workers, LGBT workers, woman workers, young workers and workers with disabilities. We urge members within an equity group, experienced activists, organizers and labour representatives of all backgrounds, to apply.