The University of Lethbridge Faculty Association (ULFA) is seeking to hire a full-time, continuing position for a Professional Officer. The successful applicant will have duties related to supporting the ULFA membership in all labour relations matters arising from grievance and collective bargaining.

ULFA is the exclusive bargaining agent for 600 academic staff members at the University of Lethbridge. More information about ULFA can be found on the website at

Position Title: Professional Officer
Employment Definition: Permanent, full-time position (following 12 month probation)
Compensation: $62, 000 to $82, 000 FTE, based on experience, plus comprehensive benefits

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
1. Demonstrates a working knowledge of labour laws, grievance and collective bargaining
2. Demonstrates a good understanding of post-secondary labour relations environment;
3. Demonstrates strength and insight in dealing with constitutions, bylaws, and policies;
4. Supports the direction and initiatives of the elected body of ULFA;
5. Possesses an ability to work effectively with elected ULFA officers;
6. Is politically sensitive in dealing with the diverse membership of the Association, the
University delegates, and external contacts;
7. Possesses strong communication skills;
8. Possesses business acumen and solid organizational skills.

Summary of Responsibilities:
1. Responsible to the governing body of ULFA through the Executive Officer;
2. Meet with Members regarding all aspects of the Collective Agreement and related legislation;
3. Identify, track and ensure deadlines are met with all grievance related matters;
4. Identify areas in need of Member education and engagement
5. Responsible for processing, filing, and maintaining confidential records;
6. Provide staff support on committees and act as Executive officer as required

1. Experience preferred in labour relations, legal environments, collective bargaining and grievance
handling, or related fields;
2. Professional training or adequate relevant experience working within a constitution and bylaws
3. Strong interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to
exercise tact, judgement and diplomacy, and a high regard for confidentiality;
4. Excellent organizational, analytical, and planning skills;
5. Work independently with minimal supervision;
6. Minimum undergraduate degree required.

Application Deadline: November 13th, 2020 or until position is filled.
Start Date: Flexible upon availability of the successful candidate
To Apply: Please submit your application with resume and names of three references to:
Dr. Claudia Steinke
ULFA President

ULFA acknowledges that the land on which we typically gather is the traditional territory of the Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot).
ULFA is committed to the principle of employment equity, is an equal opportunity employer, and welcomes diversity in the workplace.