Executive Director

St. John's, NL

One Union, Our Union.

Venor is proud to partner with our client, Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland & Labrador (RNUNL) in their search for an Executive Director. RNUNL is the official trade union for registered nurses and nurse practitioners in Newfoundland and Labrador, representing over 5,800 members in forming a strong, unified voice for nurses working in the province. 

RNUNL’s vision is to be a membership-driven, proactive, and democratic union that remains sensitive and responsive to the dynamic needs of an evolving healthcare system. Their dedication is unwavering in providing an environment that fosters active participation, continuous learning, and personal growth. They prioritize the cultivation of mutual trust, respect, support, and understanding, celebrating the richness of diversity and encouraging creativity within the community. As advocates for excellence, RNUNL tirelessly champions a high-quality, publicly-funded healthcare system through collaborative partnerships with the public, government, and healthcare professionals, ensuring the well-being of all.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director holds the key responsibility for planning, directing, and overseeing the leadership of various facets of the organization, such as finance/accounting, contracts (including those with unionized and non-union staff), human resources, management information systems, administration, and labor relations to achieve the overall constitutional mandate of the organization. The Executive Director actively engages in formulating and implementing the organization’s vision and strategy, encompassing financial management policies, member support services, and programs. Furthermore, they play a vital role in fostering effective internal and external communication as well as digital strategy.

As the ideal candidate for this position, you have a degree within a relevant field (Business, Human Resources, Labour Relations, Law, etc.) along with 10 or more years of progressive career experience or an equivalent combination of education and practical expertise; You have outstanding abilities in communication and advocacy, allowing you to effectively interact with stakeholders, government officials, and the general public. Your leadership skills enable you to guide a high-performing team and cultivate a culture of collaboration, inclusivity, and you recognize the significance of sustainability and social responsibility for the organization. 

RNUNL embraces a culture of belonging in the workplace. No matter who you are, where you are from, how you think, what you believe in, or who you love, your application is welcome. Diversity is appreciated and there is understanding that we all come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, bringing in unique perspectives and experiences. Applications from 2SLGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), women, newcomers to Canada, and people with disabilities are encouraged. If you require any accommodation in the application and interview process, please let us know.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please contact Ryan Thistle at rthistle@venor.ca.

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