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Executive Director - UPSE (Filled)

Executive Director

The PEI Union of Public Sector Employees (UPSE) proudly unites employees in the Province of Prince Edward Island from both the public and private sector, as a democratic organization capable of acting on their behalf.

Reporting to the President, the Executive Director provides leadership and accountability for the staff of UPSE and ensures the organization is effectively servicing its membership. They will be a collaborative leader with a passion for mentorship, relationship building, and trade unionism. They are knowledgeable of labour law, can provide expert advice in collective bargaining and mediation, and have a proven track record as a leader within a unionized environment.

The successful candidate has a post-secondary degree in a relevant field coupled with unionized leadership and teambuilding experience. They have experience interpreting collective agreements and leading or participating in union negotiations and collective bargaining. An understanding and knowledge of the collective bargaining process, collective agreements, relevant acts and regulations, and current issues related to health care and the public sector is required. The Executive Director has superior EQ and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated experience cultivating and building strong relationships and motivating others to achieve a shared vision. The successful candidate has strong problem solving, conflict management, and facilitation skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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Royer Thompson is committed to presenting a diverse and inclusive roster of candidates to our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from the following under-represented groups: Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, persons with a disability, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. If you are a member of one of these under-represented groups, we invite you to self-identify on your cover letter, or resume.

Should this opportunity interest you, please submit your resume and cover letter online by clicking “Apply.” For further information about this opportunity, please contact Aimee White in confidence at or 902-200-8561 or Judith Sullivan-Corney at 902-999-2131.

Royer Thompson Management & Human Resources Consulting is a Canadian talent management firm focused on capturing the full potential of people in organizations by supporting a shared sense of purpose, recruiting and cultivating leadership, and fostering an innovative, caring and entrepreneurial spirit.

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