Director, Faculty Relations

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Date posted: 2013-07-09

Director, Faculty Relations

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 19,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John's, a safe friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.

Reporting to the Associate Vice-President Academic (Faculty Affairs), the Director, Faculty Relations will lead the Office of Faculty Relations in this multi-campus environment in the achievement of effective academic labour and employment relations for academic employees in four bargaining units: faculty, librarians, and cooperative education coordinators; course instructors; graduate teaching and research assistants; and post-doctoral fellows. Liaising with the President, Provost and Vice-Presidents, Deans and other members of the senior administration team, you will provide advice and leadership for faculty relations, collective bargaining, collective agreement administration, recruitment, orientation, compensation, immigration, grievance and arbitration, policy and new initiative development.

A highly motivated and experienced professional with a track record of success in labour and employment relations, you have the background to assume this important leadership role. You are a strategic leader with strong administrative and negotiating skills who embraces the diverse academic environment, solves problems, builds collaborations, and thinks progressively. Superior interpersonal and communication skills are essential in order to forge close relationships internal and external to the university. This professional challenge will require the application of intelligence, innovation, creativity and passion.

To find out more, please contact Dan Martin or Lloyd Powell at 709-722-6848 or submit your application online at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and especially welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities and members of sexual minorities.


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