Athabasca University – Director, Labour Relations (Remote)

ID# 23-2309 Location: Athabasca, AB

Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer, this senior leadership position is responsible for the development and implementation of Athabasca University’s long- and short-term Labour Relations strategy, framework and action plan by championing operational excellence and ensuring alignment with pertinent legislation, policies and procedures, collective agreements and AU’s mission, vision, and values, while managing risk and financial liability for the organization.

The Director will lead the University and oversee the collective bargaining process for all unions to ensure consistency and stability in delivering reasonable outcomes that are informed by the University’s strategy and the best interests of its employees.

The Director is responsible for developing collaborative strategic relationships with unions and AU leadership, advising on collective agreement administration, employee relations matters and providing training, education, and support to AU’s managers and supervisors.

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