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Executive Director (Closes 9pm, May 1, 2020)

The FSA is currently seeking an Executive Director.

As one of the largest faculty and staff associations in BC, the BCIT Faculty & Staff Association (FSA) is a membership-driven, certified trade union that represents full-time and part-time technological faculty and staff at BCIT. Through representation on committees, negotiation with BCIT and advocacy for our members, we work to advance the employment interests of members and improve working conditions at BCIT.

Joining an innovative and creative team of 9, the Executive Director (ED) drives the “RNA” of the FSA: Representation, Negotiation, Advocacy. The role carries the primary accountability and principal responsibility for the FSA’s work. The new ED will strive to support a collaborative, cohesive team, to do meaningful work to support, protect, and advance the workplace rights of the FSA membership.

You can see the full posting on Charity Village or by downloading this PDF.

Working at the FSA

As a cohesive team, we strive to do meaningful work to support, protect, and advance the workplace rights of the FSA membership in their provision of public, polytechnic offerings. As one of the largest faculty and staff associations in BC, we are proud that our office focuses on effectively representing, negotiating, and advocating for the interests of FSA members. We recognize that complex workplaces thrive when each FSA employee is able to fully contribute their skills, knowledge, and wisdom towards this purpose-based work.

FSA Values

  • Empowerment: We empower our members to understand and advocate for their rights.
  • Influence: We leverage our knowledge and relationships to influence decision-making toward the realization of our shared visions.
  • Principled Action: We take principled actions that are driven by the membership.
  • Social Justice: Our commitment to social justice means we seek to foster and enhance a fair and just workplace.
  • Solidarity: Demonstrating solidarity serves as the foundation of effecting change.
  • Strength: Our strength comes from listening to our members and working together to apply what we’ve learned.

FSA Workplace Culture

  • We proudly contribute to a public, post-secondary system guided by a belief in the importance of education and learning in citizenship.
  • We provide the ingredients necessary to nourish staff to fuel our work.
  • We encourage and support each other to get out of the elements and take a breath when needed.
  • We ring our bell to celebrate successes together. We actually have a bell!

FSA Structure

The FSA differs from many other union environments in that it does not have a steward model. The membership elects a board of directors who delegates the association’s management to an Executive Director and a professional staff team.

Employment Equity

The FSA is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from qualified members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including but not limited to: status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, neurodiversity, political belief, religion, marital or family status, or age.

FSA Newsletter

January 2020, Vol 51 Issue 2

Check out our latest newsletter including items about bargaining, member services, collegial governance, and best practices!

January 2020, Vol 51, Issue 2 (PDF)

Newsletter Archive
  • FSA Statements on COVID

    The FSA is posting statements on COVID-19 on our blog.
    Read more!
  • What are your rights?

    The Collective Agreement, along with various memoranda of agreement, regulate the terms and conditions of employment of FSA members.
    Read your CA