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Posted on: October 7, 2019
Deadline: October 21, 2019
Grade: N/A


This posting represents a maternity leave replacement effective until February 1, 2021.


Reporting to the Executive Director, Labour Relations, the incumbent assists in fostering and maintaining harmonious Employee and Labour Relations (ELR) with respect to the University’s bargaining units.

Primary responsibilities

  • Support negotiations and other ELR projects; collect, document, analyze, verify and manage data from or outside the University on collective agreements, salaries, contracts and other Labour relations’ topics.
  • Support disciplinary cases, investigations, grievances management, requests for information external to the team and court cases by building timelines, documenting, comparing, researching and developing a rational point of view aligned with the collective agreements, different Labour and charter provisions and Labour standards, decisions and jurisprudence.
  • Provide advice on the interpretation and application of collective agreements and on various employee labour relations issues.
  • Collect, analyze, evaluate relevant facts and provide guidance and advice on issues respecting human resources and employee relations management, best practices and trends, collective agreements, disciplinary matters, grievance and arbitration matters, and applicable Labour legislation and regulation.
  • Translate official documents and support archiving in ELR shared drive.
  • Assist in preparing goals and strategies related to negotiations and documents meetings and files.
  • Assist and writes recommendations and reports pertaining to employee and Labour relations issues.
  • Assist in line management in developing employee relations’ skills.
  • Ensure implementation of decisions, agreed-upon settlements, negotiate and draft grievance settlements and letters of agreements.
  • Work with the University community to foster a climate of cooperation and joint responsibility towards grievance resolution and represents the community at labor-management committees, arbitration hearings, and cases before le Tribunal Administratif du travail and/or other tribunals.
  • Develop and deliver training on Human Resources and Employee Relations Management issues.
  • Represent the ELR team and support the HIRS team in providing requested advice and documentation.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Management of Human Resources or Labour Relations and two to four years of related work experience.
  • Graduate degree in a relevant field desirable.
  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) Designation or Canadian Industrial Relations Association (C.I.R.A) is highly desirable or Member of the Barreau du Quebec is highly desirable.
  • Rigorous, accurate and detail oriented.
  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Very good knowledge (Level 5) of spoken and written English and French in order to write and translate documentation in both languages, give clear and sound advice to the University community, deliver training, analyze grievances and represent the University during meetings and at hearings.
  • Excellent organizational skills to bring projects to successful completion within stipulated deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proven ability to work in a team environment, using a collaborative approach.


$72,950.00 - $84,595.00 per annum



Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by October 21, 2019. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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