AUNBT seeks new

Professional Officer

As members may have heard, Matt Hiltz, our professional officer since last August, will be leaving us at the end of this month. We invite you to circulate the following advertisement [PDF] to anyone you know who might be interested:

Professional Officer
Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT)

The Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT) invites applications for the position of Professional Officer.  AUNBT (a union under the NB Industrial Relations Act) represents approximately 600 full-time and 350 contract academic staff located primarily on UNB’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses.

Subject to the direction of the President and Executive Committee, the Professional Officer will perform the following representative duties:

    • Provide substantial professional support to the Grievance Committee in all aspects of the grievance process, including case management, grievance hearings and arbitrations, and research
    • Assist the President, Treasurer and various AUNBT committees
    • Support negotiation teams in the collective bargaining process
    • Be involved in communicating with and offering support services to AUNBT members
    • Promote good working relations with various levels of UNB’s administration and with other UNB employee groups.  S/he may have a role in relations with other local, provincial and national associations with similar interests.
    • Act as the Association’s Privacy Officer as per PIPEDA requirements


Applicants will have a university degree and preferably postgraduate training in a labour-related area.  The successful candidate will have substantial experience working in academic and/or unionized environments. Experience with interpreting collective agreements, the grievance and arbitration processes, and facility with legal/contract drafting is essential.  The successful applicant must possess strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills. S/he must be flexible and able to work collegially. S/he will work from UNB’s Fredericton campus and must be able to travel to the Saint John (and, occasionally, Moncton & Bathurst) campus as needed.  Salary (subject to negotiation) is competitive and based on qualifications and experience.  AUNBT is an equal opportunity employer, committed to principles of equity and diversity in the workplace. The applications of Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Review of applications will begin Feb 28, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  Please submit a letter of application, a detailed résumé and the names of three references to Miriam Jones, President, AUNBT at


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