Provincial Organizer (Ontario)
ONTARIO / MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT / FULL-TIME CONTRACT / TRAVEL REQUIRED
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Construction Council of Ontario (IBEW CCO) represents 11 IBEW Locals across Ontario. We serve over 18,000 men and women working in the varied electrical and low voltage sectors: industrial commercial and institutional (ICI), maintenance, residential, communications, power transmission, and renewable energy/solar.
We are currently looking to fill the roles of four (4) provincial organizers. Read more about the role and apply for the job below.
Province of Ontario (view a full list of the Local Union Offices we serve here)
Executive Secretary-Treasurer (EST), IBEW Construction Council of Ontario
Tentative Start Date and Contract Duration
January 8, 2024, Two-Year Contract
Duties and Responsibilities
The Provincial Organizer will perform a wide range of duties focusing on organizing non-affiliated Electrical/Communication and Non-Signatory Contractors with the goal of increasing market share, membership, and our contractor base within the electrical and Communications Industry in Ontario. Some of the responsibilities will include:
- Daily job site visits within each geographic territory as described above for the purpose of organizing employees and contractors through positive dialogue on union and contractor membership.
- Dedicate 100% of your time and will plan and execute an overall organizing strategy in conjunction with the CCO and its 11 local union affiliates.
- Signing union membership cards for the purpose of organizing employees.
- Establishing a database of non-union electrical workers and construction projects in jurisdictions across Ontario. The database will be shared with the CCO, Business Managers, and Organizers across Ontario when necessary.
- Meeting with owners/management of non-union electrical contractors for the purpose of explaining the benefits of the IBEW to their business and workforce.
- Provide organizing training courses to the membership when requested.
- One-on-one conversations with potential members and their families.
- Create specific targets and goals as well as metrics as assigned by the EST. This information is to be shared with the EST or his/her designate when requested.
- Answer and respond to all phone/email inquiries in an efficient and timely manner regarding organizing, and union membership from all sources (i.e. contractors or potential members).
- Provide detailed weekly reports of all organizing activities, the hours spent in relation thereto undertaken by the organizer, which will be sent on the last day of each and every week to the EST or his/her appointed delegate.
- Take full direction from the EST or his/her designate.
- Attend training courses when requested.
- Assist other organizers in the province, as required in all sectors including but not limited to ICI, Communications, Line, Maintenance, Non-ICI etc., Residential Low and High-rise.
- Attend hearings and inquiries as required by the Ontario Labour Relations Board at the direction of the EST or his/her designate.
- Cooperate with the Business Managers and/or designates of other Local Unions as indicated by the IBEW Constitution, which recognizes the Business Manager as the Principal Officer of the Local Union.
- Work in conjunction with the local area Business Managers on strategic organizing efforts as instructed by the EST.
- Perform other tasks to promote the union movement within the jurisdiction of the Local Unions, and the CCO as described above.
Provincial Organizing Objectives
- Primary targets will include (but are not limited to) province-wide Electrical/Communications Contractors and/or National Transient Electrical Contractors coming into Ontario.
- The Provincial Organizers must work in conjunction with the 11 jurisdictions and local union organizers to implement organizing strategies tailored for each potential organizing drive.
- The CCO, local union business managers, and the provincial and local union organizers must work together and collaborate to achieve maximum success.
- The primary focus of the provincial organizer is to work with local organizers and business managers to find targets and utilize all tools i.e., social media, in-person meetings with non-union workers and the company owners and management.
- Utilize the CCO for targeted social media platforms for organizing drives and non-union awareness.
- Your communication skills are excellent. You easily connect with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
- You are self-motivated and able to work autonomously, yet you enjoy collaborating with others, sharing ideas, and working towards a common goal.
- Connecting with people and building relationships is part of your DNA and you’re passionate about the labour movement and how it can change lives for the better.
- You are highly organized and detailed when it comes to documenting your work, scheduling your day, tracking your progress, and following up with prospects.
- You understand the basics of the Ontario Labour Relations Code and other laws/regulations affecting organizing campaigns.
- You are a road warrior and are willing to be away from home for significant periods of time, including weekends.
- A standard 9 to 5 job isn’t for you. You don’t mind long days and irregular hours.
Applicants will be required to submit an updated resume and a MAXIMUM two-page report detailing their vision for provincial organizing in the province of Ontario. This vision should align with the values and mission of the IBEW and showcase a keen understanding of the challenges and potential solutions related to organizing within the ICI sector in Ontario.
All applications submitted through the IBEW CCO online portal will remain confidential between the IBEW Executive Secretary Treasurer and IBEW CCO administrative staff. Applicants invited to move forward with the interview process will be required to meet with a hiring committee.
We thank all applicants for their interest in the position. Please note: Due to the high volume of applicants, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Think you may be a fit?
The deadline to apply is December 10th, 2023.
Interviews will be conducted prior to January 1, 2024, time and schedules permitting.