Regional Representative, Pacific Region

INTERNAL / EXTERNAL POSTING
Bulletin No. 2024-01
Regional Representative, Pacific Region
Vancouver, British Columbia

Internal Posting Deadline: April 16, 2024

External Posting Deadline: April 22, 2024

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is the largest labour organization in Canada, bringing together dozens of national and international unions, provincial and territorial federations of labour, and community-based labour councils to represent more than 3 million workers across the country.

Our team is a group of dynamic professionals dedicated to growing worker power and ensuring every working person has a voice on the job. At the CLC, you’re not just an employee – you’re a catalyst for change.

The Canadian Labour Congress has a vacancy for a Regional Representative in our Pacific Region office, based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The successful candidate will report to the Director, Pacific Region.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with labour councils and federations to support CLC programs, campaigns, and educational initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain CLC educational materials and modules related to service area and regional campaigns.
  • Manage media coordination to elevate the profile of the labour movement and foster community engagement.
  • Deliver educational programs within the region.
  • Provide CLC support for social justice initiatives at provincial and local levels, fostering coalition building and community engagement.
  • Implement programs to elevate the profile of the labour movement and cultivate community media relationships.
  • Manage media coordination for labour councils and the CLC.
  • Liaise with labour councils and federations to support CLC programs, campaigns, and educational initiatives, while coordinating municipal strategies and providing backing for social justice initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience working with labour councils and community groups to plan and deliver campaigns.
  • Knowledgeable of the Canadian labour movement and its pursuit of social and economic equality.
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in community organizing and engagement.
  • Demonstrated experience in adult education, specifically within the labour movement.
  • Proven ability to cultivate media relationships to ensure coverage of relevant issues and events.
  • Capacity to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • A sound understanding of CLC’s regional structure, including labour councils, educational programs, and other regionally delivered programs.
  • Proficient in MS OneDrive and Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), social media platforms and design software, with experience in newsletter creation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with demonstrated leadership qualities.
  • Commitment to integrating feminist and anti-racist perspectives into union activities.
  • Skilled in developing and maintaining educational resources.
  • Experience in collective bargaining and union representation.
  • Ability to travel frequently, including overnight stays within and outside the region.

The annual starting salary for this position is $98,649.38, along with comprehensive benefits under the IAMAW, Local Lodge 3111 CULR collective agreement. Benefits include health, vision, and dental coverage, group life insurance, LTD coverage, pension contributions, as well as a monthly vehicle allowance with coverage for fuel, internet, and cell phone expenses.

Please submit your application to the attention of Lori McCarthy, Director of Human Resources, via email: careers@clcctc.ca by April 16, 2024, for internal candidates, and April 22, 2024, for external candidates. Please quote Bulletin 2024-01 in your application.

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.