Job Opportunity: MUNFA Executive Officer

The Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Association (MUNFA), which represents over 900 Academic Staff Members, seeks an energetic and self-directed person to fill the position of Executive Officer. Applicants should have knowledge of and experience in labour unions (including collective bargaining, labour-management relations and labour law). Excellent skills in dealing with people, research and writing, working in teams, and knowledge of the academic environment and communication strategies would be preferred. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the MUNFA President and: will provide general support to the MUNFA Executive; will take a key role in creating, implementing and maintaining MUNFA’s communication strategy with members, the university community and the public; will provide consultation to MUNFA members and university administration with regard to the terms of the Collective Agreement; will provide research support to MUNFA committees and serve as a member on MUNFA committees including Proposals, Negotiating, Benefits and Pensions Committees; and will organize events to increase membership knowledge and participation. The role includes administrative and organizational work. Click here to read the full position description: EO Position Description 2017.

The successful candidate should possess a graduate degree in a relevant field and have a record of increasingly responsible work experience leading to this key role in the organization. The candidate should also possess excellent oral and communication skills and be proficient in MS Office applications. Ability to work collegially is essential. Salary will be commensurate with experience. A benefit package is provided.

MUNFA is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applications must be received by March 17, 2017. Ideally the position will start in early April 2017. A letter of application, CV, and names of at least three references should be sent in confidence to:

Basil Kavanagh, President                  or         Basil Kavanagh, President
MUNFA, Room ER4047                                             email:
Memorial University                                                   Subject line:  MUNFA EO Search 2017
Alexander Murray Building
St. John’s NL A1B 3X5

NOTE: We cannot accept applications via telephone or fax. We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.