BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association

Executive Director/Lead Negotiator

The Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association (GVLRA), a public sector bargaining agency, is seeking a dynamic, collaborative Executive Director/Lead Negotiator to lead 14 Greater Victoria regional public sector employers through the collective bargaining process on 18 collective agreements.

GVLRA is designed to use collective strength as leverage in order to obtain the best possible results for taxpayers, and the ideal candidate is an experienced negotiator with extensive experience in collective bargaining, who will effectively represent and advocate for the interests of its members.  We are looking for a strategic visionary and decision-maker, an effective communicator with skilled conflict resolution capabilities; someone who has proven abilities to resolve differences while maintaining strong relationships. 

This role reports to a Board of elected officials and is responsible for setting agendas, providing reports and making recommendations for their consideration. The successful candidate will work diligently to build on the GVLRA, established in 1977, as a labour services leader for upcoming decades and will effectively implement the mission and objectives of GVLRA’s Board of Directors, while leading day to day operations and working collaboratively with senior management of the member organizations, union leadership and other stakeholders.

The Executive Director/Lead Negotiator also provides strategic leadership for the delivery of labour relations services and advice to member organizations, and is responsible for creating a forum where the members can connect, share and leverage information.

If this role appeals to you, and you fit the qualifications, we look forward to hearing from you.

In order to obtain more information about the GVLRA, and to obtain a detailed description of the position, including all the necessary qualifications, please refer to our website at

Please submit your cover letter and resume by Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm, referencing “GVLRA Executive Director” to

If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Donnelly, Manager of Human Resources at the District of Oak Bay - 250.598.3311.

Location: Victoria, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Categories: Chief Administration,Labour Relations
Posted: October 9, 2019, 3:32 pm
Expires: November 13, 2019, 4:00 pm