MTS Job Postings

Labour, Economics, and Research Analyst

The Manitoba Teachers’ Society (MTS) is a proud union and professional organization 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 16,600 public education teachers and principal teachers across 40 Local associations.

The Society invites applications for a Labour, Economics, and Research Analyst who is a highly skilled professional with a keen interest in and support for union values, the teaching profession and publicly funded education.

The Role

The Labour, Economics, and Research Analyst conducts high-level monitoring, research, and analysis on a range of subjects including but not limited to the provincial and national landscapes in labour, collective bargaining and arbitration, public policy, and economics. This Analyst is also assigned tasks based on organizational priorities and emergent issues/projects.

As an Economic Analyst the successful candidate will have the skills and abilities requisite for providing analysis, evaluation, and consideration of published economic forecasts and the emerging economic landscape(s).

The Labour, Economics, and Research Analyst is part of a two-analyst team, collaborating with and supporting the work and projects of one another along with leading distinct portfolio responsibilities. MTS Analysts act as a direct resource to members, committees, and departments as well as representing the Society to outside groups. As a key member of the provincial bargaining team, the successful candidate will report to the MTS Lead Negotiator during the time periods when the process of collective bargaining is ongoing.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conducting secondary research and analysis to enhance the work of departments and committees, and to support positions, decision making, and strategic planning of the Provincial Executive (Board).
  • Monitoring the labour and economics landscape, provincially and nationally.
  • Researching, analyzing, and formulating economic briefs, arguments, and rebuttals to support collective bargaining and arbitration.
  • Identifying trends, risks, and research opportunities related to the Society goals and objects.
  • Preparing and presenting a variety of materials (reports, briefing notes, memoranda, infographics, actions plans, etc.).
  • Developing and maintaining historical records of MTS bargaining and arbitrations.
  • Responding to requests for information on a range of matters.
  • Contributing to various organizational projects, initiatives, and events.
  • Participating in national networks.
  • Working collaboratively across departments to inform recommendations and next steps.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate will have a university degree with expertise in any of the following areas: research and analysis, labour studies, public policy, or economics. Preference will be given to applicants who have any of the following:

  • 5+ years of experience in research and analysis and labour economics work
  • Graduate degree
  • French language proficiency
  • Strong working knowledge of public education.
  • Strong working knowledge of and commitment to labour organizations.

Skills and Abilities

The successful candidate will also have proficient skills in verbal and written communication, problem-solving, emotional intelligence, organizational and priority management, digital tools and presentation software, data orientation and statistical analysis.

The Labour, Economics, and Research Analyst will also have a demonstrated ability to distill complex and voluminous information into accessible materials, foster positive relationships, use research and analysis to inform strategic thinking, collaborate within a team environment, work independently and take initiative, handle multiple tasks in a demanding environment, work under demanding timelines, and work flex hours as required.

Compensation

The starting salary for this position is $112,672 and the terms and conditions of employment, including benefits, are covered by a Collective Agreement. The starting date for this position will be as soon as possible, as mutually agreed upon.

Application

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume along with the names and contact details of three references to HR-Recruitment@mbteach.org. Complete application packages must be received no later than noon (CST), Friday, March 22, 2024. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


The Manitoba Teachers’ Society is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility and values the identities and well-being of its employees. The Society is committed to building a skilled and diverse staffing complement from a broad range of communities and invites candidates to voluntarily identify themselves as a member of an equity deserving group in their application. Accommodation is available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you have questions or requests for accommodations, please email HR-Recruitment@mbteach.org.