Staff Representative

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
CUPE 3902
  • Employment Counseling
  • Human Resources
  • Legal: Other Services
  • Member Relations
Contract - Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Experienced (Non-manager)$80,000 - 90,0002019-07-122019-07-26

Position Title: Staff Representative
Position Type: Full-time, 8-month term replacement
Workplace Environment: Unionised, CUPE 1281
Workplace Location: 208 Bloor Street West with occasional location work at the St. George, Scarborough and Mississauga campuses of the University of Toronto
Job Starts: August-September 2019

About CUPE 3902

CUPE 3902 is the trade union representing more than 9,500 contract-academic workers at the University of Toronto (primarily teaching assistants, sessional lecturers and post-doctoral fellows). We are looking for someone willing to commit to a democratic union culture while working under the direction of the Executive Director and in close collaboration with a diverse membership and an annually-elected Executive Committee.


  • 1-2 years’ experience interpreting collecting agreements and handling, processing and filing of grievances
  • Experience interpreting and enforcing standards of relevant labour legislation
  • Negotiation experience
  • Research skills in labour law, university governance and bargaining
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (media relations, web and graphic design)
  • Understanding of organisational procedure
  • Experience with union training and education
  • Familiarity with University issues
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills and the ability to work both collectively and independently
  • Post-secondary education


  • Filing and processing of grievances; assisting with arbitration process; assisting/training stewards in grievance filing and processing
  • Act as co-chief negotiator during collective bargaining; assist in tasks associated with negotiations
  • Membership Service: advise members with resolving work-related problems
  • Act as resource and advisor to local executive and assist in carrying out of its duties
  • Assist with the production of Local publications
  • Assist in planning and implementation of union campaigns and mobilisation
  • Act as liaison between other campus groups and labour organisations

CUPE 3902 is an equal-opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals without discrimination. We are committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to an employment opportunity, accommodations which would enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner are available on request. Information relating to accommodations will be addressed confidentially.

CUPE 3902 is a unionised employer with a competitive wage and benefit package. This position is salaried and pays $82,294.07/annum, with a contracted raise upon completion of the probationary period.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume as a single .pdf file by 5:00pm, 26 July 2019 to The .pdf should be titled in the following format: "Surname_GivenName_staffrep application". Applications that do not follow this format will not be considered.

We thank all applicants, but only those considered for the position will be contacted.