Employee Relations Officer (Human Resource Services)

Aurora, Ontario
$75,809 - $85,324
April 18, 2019
May 6, 2019
Job Level
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

Position:  Employee Relations Officer (Human Resource Services)

Work Location:  Education Centre Aurora (60 Wellington Street West, Aurora  L4G 3H2)

Work Schedule:  35 hours/week

Application Deadline:  May 6, 2019

Thank you for your interest in the Employee Relations Officer position with the York Region District School Board. 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.


  • 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.


  • 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 leadership 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 Driver’s License and have access to own transportation. 

Draft:  September 25, 2017



Equity, Diversity, and Accommodation:

The York Region District School Board believes in giving each and every applicant an equal opportunity to succeed on his or her own merit, and we strive to hire staff that reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of our students and our communities. Human Resource Services strives to ensure that all recruiting processes are non-discriminatory and barrier-free and will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. If you are selected to participate in our recruitment process, please inform our Recruitment and Retention Team of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially. 

As a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to submit a current original Police Vulnerable Sector Check, from the police jurisdiction in which they reside prior to commencing employment with the Board.  Police Vulnerable Sector Check documents are only valid if issued within the last six months. Candidates are not advised to obtain this document prior to an offer of employment.

On-line applications are collected centrally at the Education Centre - Aurora and are monitored by Human Resource Services. Only candidates selected to participate in our selection process will be contacted.   All other applicants are thanked for their interest.

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