Representative, Domestic Violence at Work Initiative (Temporary Contract)

Bulletin No. 2021-02
Representative, Domestic Violence at Work Initiative
Human Rights Department
Temporary Contract until March 31, 2022
Deadline: June 11, 2021

Deadline: June 11, 2021

The Canadian Labour Congress is hiring for a contract position — Representative, Domestic Violence at Work Initiative. This is a temporary contract until March 31, 2022. The successful candidate will work closely with and report to the Director of the Human Rights Department.

This position is based at our Headquarters office in Ottawa, Ontario; however, due to COVID‑19, this work will be performed via a combination of working remotely and accessing the office on a pre-scheduled and rotational basis, as required.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • coordinate the labour component of a partnership to develop and provide labour-management training and resources on domestic violence at work for federal sector workplaces;
  • conduct research on practices to address domestic violence at work;
  • develop tools for union representatives to recognize and respond to domestic violence in their workplace;
  • develop learning materials and/or programs on domestic violence at work for various learners, across a variety of education formats (online and face-to-face);
  • assist in piloting new course material and the planning and delivery of train-the trainer courses;
  • evaluate the success of individual learning and educational platforms/techniques;
  • coordinate a community of practice for union representatives, facilitators and leaders engaged in the CLC domestic violence initiative;
  • encourage and assist affiliates, federations of labour and labour councils to participate in activities and engage employers to address domestic violence at work;
  • maintain relations with external partners and other allied organizations involved in related work;
  • work with other CLC departments and with our regional offices to advance the domestic violence initiative;
  • help promote a greater understanding of domestic violence at work within the labour movement and in the community.


The successful applicant will have:

  • sound knowledge of the Canadian labour movement and our social and economic equality goals;
  • an understanding of issues related to gender-based violence, occupational health and safety, and women’s and human rights;
  • strong understanding of labour education and adult education practices that foster learning and social change;
  • experience developing learning materials for adults in a workplace or union context;
  • demonstrated ability to plan, develop and facilitate courses for a diversity of adult learners, formats and learning environments;
  • demonstrated experience working in teams in a collegial context;
  • excellent analytical, writing and presentation skills, including the ability to operate in a clear language environment;
  • working knowledge of learning management systems (LMS) is an asset;
  • demonstrated ability to work with other organizations inside the labour movement (e.g., federations of labour, labour councils and affiliates) and outside the labour movement, in a cooperative environment;
  • ability to integrate a feminist and anti-racist perspective into union work;
  • successful experience in program and project development demonstrated over a number of years, including implementation and reporting, and the demonstrated ability to organize and carry out several projects concurrently;
  • effectively work as part of a team and independently;
  • administrative and budgeting skills;
  • proficiency in MS Office, and strong computer skills;
  • the ability to travel within Canada; and
  • the ability to work in Canada’s two official languages is an asset.

The starting salary for this position is $88,558.58 (plus benefits) under the IAMAW Local Lodge 3111 CULR collective agreement.

Please submit your resume and covering letter to the attention of Lori McCarthy, Director of Human Resources by June 11, 2021. Quote Bulletin No. 2021-02 in your application.

Please 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.