Senior Economist, Social and Economic Policy Department

Posted:  7 September 2018

Internal / External Posting 

Bulletin No. 2018-06 - Ottawa, Ontario

Application deadline: September 21, 2018

The Canadian Labour Congress has a vacancy for a Senior Economist based at CLC Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario. This position reports to the National Director, Social and Economic Policy.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • identifying, monitoring and analyzing economic trends and issues;
  • working on economic issues in close co-operation with the Social and Economic Policy Director and staff, as well as with other CLC departments, researchers from CLC affiliated unions, and researchers and advocates from the progressive policy community;
  • briefing CLC Officers and other labour leadership on economic issues;
  • preparing briefs, research and policy papers, and background materials and speaking notes for CLC Officers and other leadership;
  • preparing popular education materials;
  • in coordination with the Communications Department, conducting media interviews where technical and expert opinion is required;
  • representing the CLC in meetings with affiliated unions, industry and government representatives and in public forums.

Qualified candidates will have:

  • a graduate level degree in economics or political economy (or, as an exception, significant research and policy analysis experience as well as a publication record which clearly demonstrates a similar level of knowledge and expertise);
  • good quantitative skills including the ability to work with micro‑data files, knowledge of Excel and SPSS, and good knowledge of Statistics Canada economic and social surveys and databases;
  • a demonstrated understanding of economic policy issues from a critical, labour perspective, and a particular interest in international economic issues and in Canadian political economy;
  • an ability to communicate analysis and issues clearly in written form to a range of audiences, including public officials and policymakers, and union activists;
  • the ability to deliver accessible presentations and educational workshops to large groups, and speak to a wide array of audiences;
  • an ability to produce clear written work on complex issues to deadlines and to work cooperatively with colleagues;
  • the ability to integrate a feminist and anti-racist perspective into union work;
  • the ability to travel both domestically and internationally;
  • experience as a researcher/analyst in a union and/or progressive policy organization is an asset;
  • the ability to work in both English and French is an asset;
  • the ability to work with SPSD/M is an asset;
  • occasionally, weekend and evening work may be required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

The annual salary for this position is $95,480.16 (plus benefits) under the collective agreement IAMAW Local Lodge 3111 CULR (formerly with Unifor, Local CULR‑1).

Applications for this position will be accepted until September 21, 2018. Refer to the above bulletin number in the subject line of your message and send applications to the attention of Lori McCarthy, Director, Human Resources:

Note: The CLC will complete its internal hiring process prior to proceeding with external candidates. While we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Canadian Labour Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Members of equity seeking groups are encouraged to self-identify. Women, workers of colour, workers with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit, intersex and Indigenous workers are encouraged to apply for this position.

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