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The Deputy General Secretary is a senior administrative officer who will assist the General Secretary in administering the programs and services of the Federation.

The successful candidate will meet many of the following criteria:

  • progressive management responsibilities in human resources, strategic planning, and program development and implementation;
  • administered programs successfully and supervised staff in an effective and respectful manner;
  • five or more years of experience in a leadership role, ideally in environments related to public education such as federations, associations, unions, or other non-profit public sector organizations;
  • experience in the development and administration of organizational budgets;
  • an understanding of the role of technology and social media in effective communications;
  • a practical knowledge of the operation of a provincial teachers’ federation;
  • a commitment to maintaining high quality publicly funded education;
  • demonstrated leadership in the area of social justice and equity work;
  • superior oral and written communication skills.

The Deputy General Secretary will be recognized as a strong advocate for teachers and for other education professionals. The successful candidate will have an understanding of, and a commitment to, the principles of unionism and social justice and equity. Possessing an excellent understanding of the issues, legislative trends, policies, and laws governing education in Ontario, the successful candidate will be a resourceful individual who thinks strategically and makes sound decisions under pressure. The capacity to engage actively in flexible problem-solving behaviours, manage complex work situations, encourage and mentor staff to build professional capacity in an environment of mutual respect and support will be key to ensuring superior programs and services for Federation members. The successful candidate will be calm and decisive in problem solving using fact-based data; collaborate with others; and demonstrate integrity and strong personal ethics to respond to the direction of the Executive and the needs of members

Role responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the supervision and administration of Federation programs, services, budgets, and personnel, and other duties as assigned by the General Secretary.

Interested applicants are required to submit a letter of application and a resume to Applications must no later than 4:00 p.m., Thursday, November 1, 2018, quoting posting #20181911 in your subject line.

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ETFO is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it encourages groups who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply for positions in the Federation. Individuals are encouraged to self-identify.

ETFO is committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants may contact the Human Resources Department at 416-962-3836 or

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