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Employee and Labour Relations Advisor

Contract Type: 

Human Resources

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.

Reporting to the Director, Employee and Labour Relations, the Employee and Labour Relations Advisor works within a designated portfolio and is responsible for providing generalist human resources services with an emphasis on employee and labour relations resolutions. The ELR Advisor is responsible for union relations and grievance handling, general issues management, job evaluation and classification, performance management advice for managers, learning and development, return to work and duty to accommodate, recruitment support, as well as, project work, as assigned.

Education, Training, and Certification
• Minimum of a university degree in Human Resources or a related discipline
• Demonstrated ongoing related professional development and certification, where appropriate, in: conflict resolution; investigations; collective agreement interpretation and grievance handling; the duty to accommodate; meeting facilitation; and job evaluation and classification (certified training in the Hay system).
• CPHR or other recognized designation is an asset

• Five (5) to seven (7) years of experience in a unionized work place with multiple collective agreements
• Two (2) to three (3) years of experience in resolving labour relations issues and formal grievance handling
• Two (2) years of experience completing workplace investigations and preparing recommendations and reports
• One (1) year of experience in job evaluation/classification in a unionized environment, specifically with the Hay system of evaluation
• Extensive recruitment and staffing experience
• Previous experience in learning and development, disability management, compensation, workforce restructuring, and organizational change management
• Knowledge of PeopleSoft Human Resources Information System is an asset
The successful candidate will manage multiple priorities; build collaborative relationships; work effectively in difficult or sensitive situations; have strong interpersonal and communication skills; and have established skills in conflict resolution, mediation, facilitation and/or consulting.


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

• Competitive base pay
• Generous vacation time
• Secure pension plan
• Excellent benefits package
• Effective recognition and retention programs
• Continuous learning culture
• Opportunities for career growth

How to Apply:

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

This position is included under the Out of Scope employee policy (D1015).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Category     Full-Time Continuing
Salary     Commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date     Friday, June 30, 2017
Competition No.     17.06.113
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Personal Information Collection Notification
Personal information is being collected to determine your qualifications for employment. This information is collected, used and protected under the authority of and in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. It may be provided to non-HR members of a hiring and interview panel if your application advances to that stage of the hiring process. If you have any questions about these arrangements, please contact: Human Resources, University Services Centre, Rm. 10-600, 10700-104 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 4S2 or phone (780) 497-5434.

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MacEwan University

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