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Faculty Relations Advisor

by King's University College

Reference #: 202111-01
Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jan 04, 2022
Experience: 5 Years
Education: University Degree
King's University College

Job Description

DESCRIPTION:

Under the direction of the Director of Human Resources, the Faculty Relations Advisor supports King’s mission by providing expert, informed advice to academic leaders within King’s on matters relating to the employment of full time faculty. 

The Faculty Relations Advisor will:
  • Facilitate the resolution of labour and employment issues with faculty members, leaders and union representatives.
  • Utilize appropriate learning design and delivery pedagogy, they will collaborate with leaders to design and deliver programs and tools that enhance leadership and administrative skill. 
  • Ensure efficient and effective business process in supporting the administration of, and compliance with, collective agreements and policy.
  • Provide expert advice and support to faculty leaders on a diverse range of complex and often highly sensitive human resources matters including, but not limited to, equity diversity and inclusion priorities, recruitment, retention, performance, attendance management, conflict and dispute resolution, disability management, discipline, termination, workplace violence, bullying and harassment and King’s processes.
  • Provide interpretation and advice to administrators on collective agreements, policy and employment law. 
  • Manage King’s relationship with the union and advocates on King’s behalf in a manner which supports institutional goals and priorities.
  • Assist in the development of King’s labour relations strategy related to faculty.
  • Develop creative strategies for resolution of complex issues and disputes and facilitate resolution through investigation, consultation, analysis, mediation, negotiation and influence.
  • Assist with the negotiation process, drafting of collective agreements, letters of understanding and waivers.
  • Review and approve various administrative actions (postings, appointment letters, reduced workload agreements, phased retirements, overloads. etc.).
  • Work with Academic Dean’s Office and Departmental Chairs/School Directors to provide training with regards to duties and responsibilities within a collegial governance structure. 
  • Assist new and visiting faculty from outside of Canada to obtain Offer of Employment numbers. This can include oversight of LMIA and related work permits, and visiting scholar’s applications.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with King’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.
  • Hold a Bachelors/Honours Bachelor’s degree in Law, Human Resources or Labour Relations.
  • Minimum of five years of Faculty Relations experience or equivalent is required.
  • A Graduate degree in Industrial Relations or related field preferred.
  • Paralegal and/or Law experience is preferred.
  • Must have a Canadian Human Resources Leader (CHRL) Designation.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional problem-solving, conflict management and negotiation skills. 



TYPE OF JOB:

Full Time – 35 hours per week.
 
EFFECTIVE DATE:

As soon as possible.

SALARY RANGE:

PSG 15- $77,603 - $97,168 per annum, (dependant on experience)

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Submit a letter of application and resume. References required upon request. Please quote the Job Reference # in your application. Interested persons may apply to:  Human Resources, King’s University College, 266 Epworth Avenue, London, Ontario, N6A 2M3.  hr@kings.uwo.ca.

Job candidates will be asked to provide a satisfactory vulnerable persons police clearance within 3 months of hire date.
Job description available upon request.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:

Posted until Filled

The College is committed to advancing the Catholic intellectual tradition and welcomes faculty, staff and students from all faiths and backgrounds.

King’s University College is committed to Employment Equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. 

King’s University College is committed to recognizing the dignity and independence of all and seeks to ensure that persons with disabilities have genuine, open and unhindered access to the College’s employment opportunities.  If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at hr@kings.uwo.ca or 519-433-3491 for assistance.