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Bulletin No. 2014-10

Ontario Regional Director

The Canadian Labour Congress has a vacancy for the position of Regional Director in the Ontario Region, based in Toronto. The successful applicant will report to the President.


  • Together with the Assistant to the President and regional staff, plan and coordinate the implementation of CLC policies, programs and campaigns at the regional and community levels.
  • Assign and supervise ongoing work of regional staff.
  • Maintain budget and administrative systems for the region.
  • Advise and assist regional staff servicing directly-chartered locals and labour councils.
  • Supervise the office staff and the operations of CLC offices in the region.
  • Work with labour councils and affiliates to coordinate educational activity, including the development and delivery of educational materials.
  • Work with the federation of labour, labour councils and the affiliates on programs in the region, including support activities with social justice partners at the provincial and community levels. Identify new opportunities for coalition building at these levels.
  • Represent the CLC before non-labour organizations and government agencies.


The successful applicant will have:

  • sound knowledge of the Canadian labour movement and our social and economic equality goals;

  • good understanding of the regional structure, including labour councils, the education program and other regionally-delivered programs; capacity to undertake general education assignments and to operate in a union education environment;

  • demonstrated ability to organize campaigns in the labour movement and with our social partners;

  • demonstrated communications skills, including writing and presentation skills;

  • demonstrated administrative and budgeting skills, ability to supervise in a cooperative work environment, and the ability to perform, supervise and verify audits as required;

  • demonstrated ability to interpret collective agreements;

  • demonstrated ability to work with other organizations inside the labour movement (e.g., federations of labour, labour councils and affiliates) and outside the labour movement, in a cooperative environment;

  • ability to integrate a feminist and anti-racist perspective into union work;

  • working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software;

  • ability to travel including the ability to be away from home for one or more nights.

The ability to work in both English and French will be considered an asset.

The annual salary for this position is $100,005.62 (plus benefits) under the collective agreement (Unifor/CULR-1).

Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2014. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Refer to the above bulletin number and send your application by e-mail to: hr@clc-ctc.ca. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Canadian Labour Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Members of equity-seeking groups are encouraged to self-identify. Women, workers of colour, workers with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered workers and Aboriginal workers are encouraged to apply for this position.