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Interested candidates are required to complete the following on-line application to the attention of: The Recruitment Team. This permanent position is effectively immediately.

We have a lot to offer our employees and here is why you should consider working at YRDSB

1) A great place to live and work

2) Our commitment to Equity, Accommodation, and Accessibility

3) Excellent salary and benefits

Total Rewards Include but are not limited to:

Defined benefit pension plan

Short Term Disability Plan 3 days paid religious holidays Summer Hours (Fridays off in July/August)

A wide array of Benefits through Trust Plans Professional development and career growth, etc.

Sabbatical and other leaves of absence

Participation in Deferred Salary Plan Secondment opportunities Managers and Support Staff Educational Trust Fund (reimbursement of courses/education related to role)

In compliance with Board policies and procedures, is responsible for supporting the labour relation matters within any assigned bargaining units. The Employee Relations Officer also participates in the administration of collective agreements and Board policies and procedures; assists in the research, development and implementation of human resources policies, procedures and programs.

The York Region District School Board (YRDSB) supports a flexible working culture and currently provides the opportunity for employees to work from home in addition to working in the office for some positions. The YRDSB implemented Working From Home Guidelines to facilitate this work option. Please note, this does not apply for school based positions.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES : To provide consultative services and support to line managers and other staff on a wide variety of human resources issues and processes while ensuring compliance of governing agency regulations, legislation, system and contractual obligations and expectations.

To build and maintain a professional and effective Labour/Management relationship through the regular contact with Union Leaders and Representatives and negotiating in house settlements to disputes.

To formulate relevant correspondence related to employee relations and human resources, such as correspondence to Managers, Administrators, employees, legal representatives and union representatives etc.

To provide advice and guidance to ensure collective agreements and Board Policies and Procedures are correctly interpreted and adhered to.

To support the grievance process, including preparing and presenting at Step 3 grievances and participating in arbitration and Human Rights Litigations.

To conduct investigations and in consultation with Managers and Administrators issue findings including issuing discipline and resolving employee issues, concerns and complaints.

To research, review, recommend and implementation of Human Resources related policies, procedures and programs.

To research and manage legal, legislative, operational requirements, best practices and client needs in order to provide appropriate and timely human resources related services to the system.

To provide support during the collective bargaining process as required

To coordinate and develop reports, presentations, briefings, etc. as required.

To lead, attend and participate in meetings and/or committees as requested.

To perform other duties as assigned.EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: A three year university degree or college diploma in human resources management or equivalent experience, as approved by the Board, is required.

Minimum five years in human resources is required which must include a minimum of one year direct labour relations experience in the duties outlined above in a unionized environment.

Effective verbal and written communication, interpersonal and computer skills are required.

Ability to deal effectively with a variety of individuals and groups both within and outside the Board is required.

Must possess a valid Ontario Drivers License and have access to own transportation.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The York Region District School Board (YRDSB) believes in giving each and every applicant an equal opportunity to succeed on their own merit and we strive to hire staff that reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of students and communities. We remain committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive Board-community.

Therefore, in pursuit of the Boards values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across the organizational hierarchy in actualizing the Boards priorities, goals and principles outlined in the Directors Action Plan. Candidates who have strong racial literacy practices and a commitment to dismantling anti-racism, anti-oppression, and creating identity-affirming spaces, in order to intentionally disrupt racist and hateful acts.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to sovereignty, equity, including, but not limited to:

First Nations, Mtis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;

African, Black and Black Caribbean peoples (in alignment with Anti-Black Racism Strategy);

South Asian, East Asian, Southeast Asian, Middle East/West Asian, Latino/Hispanic (in alignment with YRDSB Workforce Census to address disproportionalities identified).

members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;

persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;

persons who identify as women; and

persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

At YRDSB, we recognize that many of these identities intersect and therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value and respect the contributions that each person brings to enriching the Board and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in the communities that we serve.

Accessibility and Accommodation Statement

We also recognize the duty to accommodate and foster a culture of inclusion. Consistent with the principles of dignity, individualization and inclusion, we will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the protected grounds in the Human Rights Code to support candidate participation in the hiring process. When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the hiring process, such as skills assessments, written practicum, presentation, interview, etc. If an accommodation is required, requests can be made in advance of any stage of the recruitment process. All information received relating to a candidates required accommodation will be addressed confidentially by the Recruitment and Retention Team. Please make this request to or a member of the Recruitment Team. If this position is a school based LTO/Contract Teaching position, please email the Principal directly to request the accommodation to be made at the school in collaboration with Human Resource Services, Disability Management Team.

Important Note for YRDSB Employees: If you have a current accommodation in place through Disability Management, it is advised that you contact your Case Manager prior to moving forward in the hiring process to review your accommodation requirements. If invited to participate in the hiring process, and you are unable to perform the essential/bona fide requirements (e.g. physical, cognitive requirements), please notify the Recruitment Team by emailing to review next steps (in the email please reference the job title you are applying to).

Additional Information for CUPE 1734 Employees:

Applicants will be deemed to have the educational qualifications, according to the job description for the classification they are currently in, as per the terms of the current CUPE Local 1734 Collective Agreement.

As per the Collective Agreement (A.11.7 and A.11.8), those twelve month employees filling vacancies as a result of a job posting are to remain twelve months at their positions. Ten month employees are to remain in their position until the end of the school year. Each application submitted for a job posting will be reviewed, although consideration may be impacted by Articles A.11.7 and A.11.8.Online applications are collected centrally at the Education Centre - Aurora and are monitored by Human Resource Services. All applications will be screened based on the required education, experience and qualifications as noted in the posting and job description and as reflected in the application. Only those candidates meeting these criteria will be eligible to participate in the selection process and only qualified candidates will be contacted.

The personnel file of all internal applicants will be reviewed as part of the selection process.