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The Executive Assistant is a Staff Officer responsible for assisting members and Locals, working with committees, and developing and administering Federation programs, services, and policies.

The successful candidate will meet many of the following criteria. The candidate has:

  • extensive experience in providing professional relations support to members including experience in and knowledge of LTD and WSIB issues;
  • demonstrated effectiveness in the development and delivery of member education programs in a variety of delivery modes;
  • a solid knowledge of relevant statutes and regulatory provisions;
  • proven leadership skills and the ability to communicate effectively using a wide range of methods including written resources, the web, social media and e-newsletters;
  • a commitment to equity and social justice;
  • a practical knowledge of the operation of a provincial teachers’ federation;
  • a commitment to maintaining high quality publicly funded education.

Role responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, providing information, advice, support, and intervention for members who are experiencing professional difficulties. The development and delivery of programs and resources to educate members on how to avoid professional difficulties will be a component of the role. Candidates shall have a clearly defined philosophy of the role of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario and be prepared to undertake such duties as may be determined by the General Secretary.

Preferred qualifications of candidates may include:

  • a broad range of Federation involvement;
  • a Certificate of Qualification to teach in Ontario;
  • a university degree;
  • five years of successful employment experience.

Interested applicants are required to submit a letter of application and a resume to Applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m., Thursday, May 30, 2019, quoting posting #20181934 in your subject line.




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The successful candidate will be responsible for a wide variety of Building Operation functions at ETFO including but not limited to:


  • Maintaining a healthy, safe and hazard-free environment for staff and visitors of the ETFO provincial office;
  • Ensuring the effective operation, maintenance and repair of mechanical building systems, including but not limited to heating, air conditioning, ventilation, plumbing, fire safety, electrical, and water systems;
  • Monitoring and responding to occupant requests for services;
  • Performing or coordinating the necessary maintenance, repairs and services to the facility;
  • Co-ordinating third party service providers, including cleaning and landscaping staff.
  • Some on-call duties during off-hours may be required.
  • Applying a pro-active approach to mechanical and physical repairs/maintenance, including Preventative and Corrective Maintenance with record keeping as required.
  • Completing daily/weekly/monthly/annual inspections as required.
  • Supervising scheduled maintenance contracts and related services, including, but not limited to, interior/exterior maintenance, HVAC Systems, life safety systems, and cleaning services to ensure that value is received, and an appropriate level of service is provided.
  • Applying a proactive approach to mechanical and physical repairs/maintenance, with careful attention to detail and improved maintenance standards to ensure building equipment operates efficiently and effectively.
  • Addressing building climate concerns and take pro-active action accordingly.
  • Maintaining fire and life safety program, ensuring fire logs, inspections are completed by buildings staff as required by fire code.
  • Overseeing proper operation of building automation systems, including HVAC, lighting, life safety.
  • Adhering to and implementing health, safety, quality control and environmental policies and programs.
  • Operating building mechanical equipment/ automation systems, overseeing mechanical areas and maintaining equipment as scheduled/required,
  • Performing emergency snow and ice removal, programing access cards, overseeing/monitoring and supervising contractors, and other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will have...


  • Building Environmental System (BES) class I or class II or other equivalent technical designation,
  • 7+ years of experience operating buildings of a similar or larger size,
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
  • Proven ability to relate to a variety of people,
  • Exceptional multi-tasking skills and proven ability to work independently as well as in a team environment,
  • Strong organizational skills,
  • Exceptional proven ability to manage subcontractors, budgets and the execution of day-to-day building maintenance tasks,
  • Applied and working knowledge of workplace tools, MS Word, Excel, building automation system, preventative maintenance, security and HVAC operations,
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and understanding of building systems and equipment,
  • Proven exceptional ability to relate to a variety of people, including, but not limited to, senior staff, mechanical and service personnel, and contractors,
  • Strong customer service attitude,
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to shift priorities,
  • Knowledge of geo-thermal heating/cooling an asset. Training on systems unique to the ETFO provincial office building will be provided.
  • A licensed electrician or refrigeration mechanic would be an asset

Interested applicants are required to submit a letter of application and a resume to Applications must be received no later than 5:00 pm, June 4, 2019, quoting posting #20181935 in your subject line.




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The successful candidate will:​

Provide confidential senior administrative support, including, but not limited to:
  • Liaise with staff, executive members, local presidents, local members, school board officials, and others, on a daily basis ensuring professionalism at all times.
  • Maintain the DGS's itinerary and schedule, and provide self-directed support as required.
  • Maintain accurate files related to area of responsibility with ability to research, and retrieve quickly and efficiently hard data and computer generated files.
  • Answer/screen telephone calls in a courteous, professional, and timely manner ensuring confidentiality of conversations and information.
  • Assist committee and other meetings, including taking minutes, booking meetings rooms, ordering food/drinks, and follow-up.
  • Other duties as assigned by the manager or designate, including, but not limited to catering and reception relief.
Skills required for this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication, analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills with a keen eye for detail.
  • Outstanding organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, thrive in a fast-paced environment, adapt quickly to change, and develop new skills.
  • Ability to communicate positively with staff members, political, and organizational representatives, while maintaining a high level of professionalism and confidentiality;
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks.
  • Excellent knowledge of organizational policies and procedures.
  • Advanced Windows and Office 365 skills, as well as ability to learn new software as required.
  • Ability to safely lift approximately 10 lbs or more.
Interested applicants are required to submit a letter of application and a resume to Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2019 quoting posting #20181936 in your subject line.  ​​ ​