McDermott + Bull has been engaged to lead the search of Post-Secondary Employers’ Association’s Director, Labour Relations. This search will be led by McDermott + Bull Principal Alex Verdecchia and Executive Search Consultant Alina Ivanets.

The Post‐Secondary Employers’ Association (PSEA) was established by the provincial government to support in setting bargaining mandates consistent with its fiscal goals while providing employers with autonomy. The Public Sector Employers’ Council (PSEC) and Secretariat develop and implement these human resource and labour relations policies and practices across the public sector. PSEA is the employer bargaining agent for all public colleges, special‐purpose teaching universities, and institutes in British Columbia.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Strategic Negotiations, the Director, Labour Relations serves as the first point of contact for PSEA’s member institutions and supports collective bargaining by serving as lead spokesperson or an employer representative on local bargaining committees. The Director, Labour Relations serves as an advisor on matters related to contract interpretation and labour relations, coordinating with other PSEA staff as required.

As the ideal candidate, you are an experienced labour relations professional, preferably with experience in a public sector environment. You bring expert knowledge and experience in collective bargaining and contract administration including leading negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, research, and principles of costing. You are proactive, able to work autonomously, and able to build relationships and garner trust and respect with a senior HR leader in the sector. A Certified Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation is preferred. 

The salary range for this position is $145,661-$171,366 depending on the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

PSEA is committed to equity and diversity and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders.   

Submit your CV and letter of introduction, in confidence, to For more information, please contact Alina Ivanets at or Alex Verdecchia at in McDermott + Bull’s Vancouver office.