The Manitoba Teachers’ Society is dedicated to “safeguarding the welfare of teachers, the Status of the teaching profession and the cause of public education in Manitoba.”  MTS represents approximately 16,000 Manitoba Educators in 40 local Teacher Associations across the province.


Assistant General Secretary: Professional Status

The Manitoba Teachers’ Society, as a union and professional organization, is dedicated to advancing and safeguarding the welfare of teachers, the status of the teaching profession, and the cause of public education in Manitoba. The Society represents approximately 16,000 Manitoba educators in 40 Local Associations across the province. With a staff of 80 professional and support personnel, the Society provides membership services in the form of assistance in grievance proceedings, research and employment information, legal services, disciplinary procedures, professional learning and development, publications, conferences, and Special Area Groups of Educators.

The Manitoba Teachers’ Society invites applications from collaborative, passionate leaders who are dedicated to advocating for the professional rights of teachers for the position of Assistant General Secretary: Professional Status.

Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and reporting directly to the General Secretary, the Assistant General Secretary: Professional Status works as part of the Senior Management Team to implement the mission, goals and objects of the Society and provide leadership in operational planning, priorities, and management. This leader is a role model who supports a positive and collaborative culture focused on building strong teams that serve the membership. This position requires a high level of organizational leadership, managerial confidentiality, and professional judgment.

The successful candidate will provide decision-making support, strategic advice, and administrative oversight for matters pertaining to the status of the teaching profession and support for school leaders (professional learning and development, certification, teacher regulation, engagement and outreach). This position also provides leadership for internal policy and bylaw development and work and information flow within effective governance practices; department-specific support on goals, programs, policies, and resources; governance liaison with Éducatrices et éducateurs francophones du Manitoba (ÉFM), the Council of School Leaders of The Manitoba Teachers’ Society (COSL), and education partners and stakeholders; and coordination and oversight of specific programs, services, projects, and internal operating committees.

The Assistant General Secretary: Professional Status must foster positive relationships, maintain a healthy, productive workplace, and work with all departments and education partners to effectively advocate for the members of the Society. Applicants must have experience working in leadership roles; working in a unionized environment; managing conflict, risk, and change; and working with elected bodies. Candidates must also have knowledge of effective governance practices; Society activities and policies; the Manitoba educational system; and best practices in educational leadership and professional learning and development.

Candidates will possess demonstrated competency in the following skills and abilities:

• analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving;
• ability to concurrently coordinate day-to-day operations, respond to emergent issues, meet deadlines, and manage multiple, complex imperatives in a dynamic and fast-paced environment;
• priority and time-management;
• ability to function effectively as management in a unionized environment with experience in supporting, mentoring, and managing staff;
• attention to detail and accuracy;
• writing skills and experience in report writing;
• interpersonal communication;
• establishment and maintenance of effective working relationships;
• ability to lead a collaborative team;
• ability to apply legal concepts using judgment and discretion; and
• on-going professional learning and skill development.

Preference will be given to individuals with fluency in French and a graduate degree in education.
Terms and conditions of employment are outlined within a Collective Agreement. Start date to be determined.

Resumes, including three references will be accepted electronically until Thursday, April 9, 2020 @12:00 p.m. noon. Please include the title of the job position in the subject line of your email.

Human Resources Administrator
The Manitoba Teachers’ Society
191 Harcourt Street
Winnipeg, MB    R3J 3H2
Email: recruitment@mbteach.org


Assistant General Secretary: Labour Relations

The Manitoba Teachers’ Society, as a union and professional organization, is dedicated to advancing and safeguarding the welfare of teachers, the status of the teaching profession, and the cause of public education in Manitoba. The Society represents approximately 16,000 Manitoba educators in 40 Local Associations across the province. With a staff of 80 professional and support personnel, the Society provides membership services in the form of assistance in grievance proceedings, research and employment information, legal services, disciplinary procedures, professional learning and development, publications, conferences, and Special Area Groups of Educators.

The Manitoba Teachers’ Society invites applications from collaborative, passionate leaders who are dedicated to advocating for the professional rights of teachers for the position of Assistant General Secretary: Labour Relations.

Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and reporting directly to the General Secretary, the Assistant General Secretary: Labour Relations works as part of the Senior Management Team to implement the mission, goals and objects of the Society and provide leadership in operational planning, priorities, and management. This leader is a role model who supports a positive and collaborative culture focused on building strong teams that serve the membership. This position requires a high level of organizational leadership, managerial confidentiality, and professional judgment.

The successful candidate will provide decision-making support, strategic advice, and administrative oversight for matters pertaining to collective bargaining, interest arbitration, grievances, legal counsel, and Local governance and structures. This position also provides leadership for internal policy and bylaw development and work and information flow within effective governance practices; department-specific support on goals, programs, policies, and resources; governance liaison with education partners and stakeholders; and coordination and oversight of specific programs, services, projects, and internal operating committees.

The Assistant General Secretary: Labour Relations must foster positive relationships, maintain a healthy, productive workplace, and work with all departments and education partners to effectively advocate for the members of the Society. Applicants must have experience working in leadership roles; working in a unionized environment; managing conflict, risk, and change; and working with elected bodies. Candidates must also have knowledge of effective governance practices; Society activities and policies; the Manitoba educational system, collective agreements and collective bargaining, arbitration and grievance procedures, and employment legislation.

Candidates will possess demonstrated competency in the following skills and abilities:

• analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving;
• ability to concurrently coordinate day-to-day operations, respond to emergent issues, meet deadlines, and manage multiple, complex imperatives in a dynamic and fast-paced environment;
• priority and time-management;
• ability to function effectively as management in a unionized environment with experience in supporting, mentoring, and managing staff;
• attention to detail and accuracy;
• writing skills and experience in report writing;
• interpersonal communication;
• establishment and maintenance of effective working relationships;
• ability to lead a collaborative team;
• ability to apply legal concepts using judgment and discretion; and
• on-going professional learning and skill development.

Preference will be given to individuals with fluency in French and a graduate degree in education.
Terms and conditions of employment are outlined within a Collective Agreement. Start date to be determined.

Resumes, including three references will be accepted electronically until Thursday, April 9, 2020 @12:00 p.m. noon. Please include the title of the job position in the subject line of your email.

Human Resources Administrator
The Manitoba Teachers’ Society
191 Harcourt Street
Winnipeg, MB    R3J 3H2
Email: recruitment@mbteach.org


Consideration is given to the appointment of people in such a manner as to reflect the diversity of Manitoba’s population. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.