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Job Posting: Union Research Officer Position Available

Job Posting – Research Officer

The Society of United Professionals, IFPTE Local 160, is seeking a Research Officer to support a broad range of union activities including collective bargaining, organizing, policy development, campaigns and strategic planning.

The successful applicant will have a minimum of:
A Bachelor’s degree in, or equivalent experience related to, economics, business, industrial relations, political science, public policy or equivalent; and,
Three years of related experience in such areas as financial analysis, advocacy/applied research and labour relations.

The successful applicant will also have:
Experience in quantitative research including the ability to interpret technical data and apply mathematical/statistical procedures;
The ability to perform applied research and critical policy analysis in an advocacy environment;
The ability to prepare detailed benchmarking and analysis for wages and other employment terms;
An understanding of basic accounting concepts, corporate finance, and economics;
The ability to research corporate structure and evaluate corporate financial reports and business plans;
An understanding of the existing labour relations framework and the collective bargaining process;
The ability to prepare and present briefs and reports based on a wide range of technical and policy-related research;
A highly developed writing and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate complex analyses and issues to a wide range of audiences;
The ability to organize and prioritize conflicting tasks and assignments independently and respect established timelines;
The ability to maintain confidentiality in dealing with sensitive industry and Society information; and
A commitment to the labour movement and/or other social and economic justice issues.

This permanent, unionized position, located in Toronto, comes with very competitive salary, pension and benefits. The job is based on a 35-hour week, Monday to Friday, with occasional requirement for travel and evening and weekend work.

Applications should include a cover letter, resume and references. Please submit applications by October 9, 2018 to David Empey, Staff Director at empeyd@thesociety.ca with the subject line “Research Officer Application”.