Job Opportunity: Supervisor (400-21), Communications Unit

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Title: Supervisor, Communications Unit
Location: OPSEU Head Office – 100 Lesmill Rd, North York, Ontario, M3B 3P8
Reporting To: Administrator, Communications Division
Start Date: To be determined
Salary: $2,115.00 to $2,431.00 per week 
Working Conditions: As provided in the ASU/OPSEU Collective Agreement

Applicants interested in applying must be able to fulfill the following qualifications listed below:

Principal Duties:

  • Responds to enquiries
  • Supporting, promoting and ensuring alignment with the Organization’s vision and values and exercising sound judgement to further OPSEU’s objectives
  • Implement the organization’s strategic plan, goals and objectives
  • Participate in strategic planning on issues associated with the unit(s)
  • Set goals and plans for the unit(s) and monitors activities to ensure objectives are met and reports on progress
  • Oversees, monitors and manages the staff of the unit(s) and ensures backup for all positions.
  • Delegates work; responsible for staff assignments; manages performance; fosters employee development and participates in recruitment
  • Develops operating policy and procedures for the unit(s)
  • Liaises with supervisors and staff from other areas of the Organization as required
  • Manages resources (human, physical and financial) to achieve goals of the Unit
  • Plans, establishes and monitors budgets for unit(s)
  • Prepares a variety of reports as required
  • Builds and manages on going relationships with internal and external contacts
  • Participates in activities of various committees
  • Evaluates ideas and researches industry best practices within area of expertise
  • Promotes and maintains a safe, secure and productive environment for employees
  • Plans and develops policy, procedures and processes related to the unit(s)
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Requires an undergraduate degree (or an equivalent combination of education and experience and five years of related work experience)
  • Requires computer literacy skills at an intermediate level and relevant software packages
  • Tact and Diplomacy skills
  • Understanding and commitment to Labour /Social Democratic Philosophy
  • Understanding of Economic, Social and Political issues
  • Knowledge of OPSEU Vision and Values
  • Knowledge of OPSEU organization, structure and policies
  • Knowledge of applicable legislations, regulations and policies
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices

OPSEU supports employment equity. Racialized workers, women, Indigenous  workers, LGBTQTS workers, young workers, Francophone workers, and workers with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  For the purpose of statistical data collection, applicants are strongly encouraged to voluntarily self-identify.

Expression of Interest:

Please send your letter of interest and resume:

By email: quoting: Supervisor (400-21) #17.031 - Head Office, no later than November 17, 2017

By mail:
Written applications, should be marked Employment Opportunities, and must be submitted to: Employee Relations, 100 Lesmill Road, Toronto, M3B 3P8.

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Publication Date: 

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 12:45pm