The OPSEU Joint Trusteed Benefit Fund (OJTBF) is seeking OPSEU/SEFPO members to join the Board of Trustees

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The OPSEU Joint Trusteed Benefit Fund (OJTBF) is seeking OPSEU/SEFPO members to join the Board of Trustees.

OJTBF is a trust fund that provides insured benefits for employees who work for small to medium sized employers in the non-profit industry across Canada.

Trustees have 4-6 meetings per year usually lasting half a day. Time off (including appropriate travel time) will be provided and expenses are reimbursed according to OPSEU/SEFPO policy. Trustees are appointed for a two year term.

In order to be eligible, OPSEU/SEFPO members must have their benefits provided by OJTBF.

Who Should Apply?

Individuals with:

  • The ability to attend 4-6 board meetings per year;
  • An interest in benefits and a willingness to learn some fundamental knowledge of the benefits marketplace (supported by materials from the OJTBF);
  • Benefits that are provided by the OJTBF and are an OPSEU/SEFPO member;
  • A desire to serve in a manner that supports the broad interests of the OJTBF’s mission;
  • An understanding of OPSEU/SEFPO’s beliefs and policies;
  •  The ability to formulate and articulate positions clearly and to work in a cooperative “joint” environment.

Since OJTBF opened its’ doors back in 1996, it believes all plan members deserve access to the best benefits. That belief is still what drives them today. OPSEU/SEFPO sponsored the OJTBF as a means to ensure members had access to a trustworthy group insurance provider capable of delivering long-term affordable benefits. As a not for profit Benefits Trust, the OJTBF provides group benefit solutions to not for profit organizations.

We are looking for people who want to contribute to the success of an organization that really does care about the lives and families of all its members. As a Union Trustee, you will work alongside employer representatives on the Board to address organizational realities in a proactive and constructive joint effort.

Trustees play a crucial role in the oversight and growth of the OJTBF, and provide valuable input into assisting the organization meet its goals. The Trust structure, with an equal number of union and employer Trustees, recognizes the interdependence of union members and employers in delivering quality benefits as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Interviews with candidates will be conducted by a committee of the Board of Trustees before final names are submitted to the Plan Sponsor for consideration.

Please become a Trustee candidate by submitting a letter of interest and your resume by email to the attention of the Chair & Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, care of Tara Dunne, Coordinator of Operational Services at  Applications are actively being collected until November 15, 2022, however, should you be interested after this date, we encourage you to submit your interest.