Nominations are open!
In anticipation of our Annual General Meeting on May 14, 2019, we encourage any and all interested VSTA members to consider nominations for next year’s Executive Committee. These hard working members provide union representation at the school, district and provincial level. Check out the “job description” below and see if you, or someone you know, might be a great fit for this upcoming opportunity! The deadline for nominations, candidate statements and a photo is APRIL 12. Click here for nomination form.
Executive Committee member description
This volunteer position is open to any VSTA member. The Executive Committee provides advice to the In-House Table Officers (President/Vice-Presidents) and takes on an active leadership role. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to gain more insight into the workings of their local union and the school board. You may serve as a Local Representative , chair one of the VSTA standing committees (Pro-D, Health & Safety, Working & Learning Conditions/Bargaining, Social & Environmental Justice, Technology), serve as the Aboriginal Chair, TTOC Chair, or be a Member-at-Large.
We ask for the following commitments: attending three Thursday evening meetings a month, going to one annual weekend retreat (usually the 3rd week of September), willingness to attend the BCTF AGM during Spring Break (starts on a Saturday afternoon and ends on the following Tuesday afternoon), sitting on VSB Advisory Committees as well as attending School Union Rep Training (SURT) days during the year.
VSTA In-House Table Officer description (President/Vice-President)
- Member services – Collective Agreement interpretation, discipline, Health & Wellness
- Liaising with Board staff – Employee Relations, Labour Relations, Senior Management
- Collective Agreement – enforcement and interpretation, grievances and arbitrations
- Liaising with the BCTF – BCTF AGM, BCTF RA, Federation Leadership Institute, Zone Meetings
- Planning SURT & Exec Retreat
- Supporting Staff Reps & Exec members (especially chairs of Standing Committees)
- Creating Executive Committee & Council agenda
- Communications with members
- Managing office staff
- Managing the building
- Office hours (8:30-4:30/9:00-5:00)
- Evening meetings (Executive, Council, Board & Committee meetings)
- Weekend meetings (BCTF Functions & Executive Retreat)
Ability to balance big picture with details, willingness to listen and function well as part of a team, skilled at creating and maintaining professional relationships, good at seeing connections that lead to thinking ahead and predicting, flexibility and taking initiative.