Executive Director Position

The Simon Fraser University Faculty Association (SFUFA) invites applications for the position of Executive Director

The Faculty Association of Simon Fraser University (SFUFA) represents more than 950 faculty, librarians and archivists located at all three campuses of the university.  The Executive Director reports to the SFUFA President and the Executive Committee of the Association and is responsible for managing the Association office and ensuring continuity of Association activities. The Executive Director  is a non-voting member of the Executive, standing committees, ad hoc committees, and all negotiating teams. They work with the committee to draft meeting agendas, alert the President and Executive to matters of concern to the Association, and implement decisions of the committee. They manage member services including providing strategic advice and counsel, acting as the official liaison with the SFU Vice-President Legal Affairs, and providing the Executive with information necessary to make decisions concerning members requests for legal assistance. They work with the SFUFA Treasurer to prepare budgets, monitor the financial situation of the organization, and to ensure financial resources are targeted to strategic priorities of the organization. The ED will maintain good working relationships with various levels of the SFU administration and other employee groups, including providing information to the media.

In addition to the above, candidates will have a minimum of a university degree and preferably postgraduate training in a labour related area. A combination of education and experience will be considered. While not required, legal qualifications are highly valued. Salary will be based on experience. Candidates are asked to state salary expectations in their cover letter.

SFUFA is committed to the principles of employment equity in hiring and in all of its employment practices and seeks to diversify its workforce. Members of underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, gender diversity, Aboriginal people and women are actively encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should submit their applications no later than 5:00 pm on March 1, 2013 by email to SFUFA President Glenn Chapman [email protected]Applications should include a cover letter and resume, including the names of three references. References will be contacted following the first interview.

All applications will be treated confidentially. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.