Administrator, Finance and Operations

Administrator, Finance and Operations{


The opportunity


OPSEU/SEFPO represents approximately 180,000 members across Ontario. They are full-and part-time workers, as diverse a group as you could imagine. OPSEU/SEFPO’s members work for the Ontario government, inside community colleges, for the LCBO, in the health care and education sectors, and they are employed in a wide range of community agencies within the broader public sector.

OPSEU/SEFPO has an incredibly talented, knowledgeable and dedicated workforce that provides the highest level of service to its diverse membership. OPSEU/SEFPO’s approximately 350 employees believe in the labour movement and stand at the frontlines to support and fight for what is right for the working people of Ontario. OPSEU/SEFPO's  exceptional team works across Ontario to organize new members, engage and represent the rights of its members in their workplaces and communities, negotiate collective agreements, advance health and safety, attend mediations and arbitrations, plan conferences and events, provide educational sessions, promote anti-harassment and anti-discrimination, address equity-related matters, draft communications, plan and execute campaigns, and the internal work that ensures the organization runs smoothly and efficiently so that OPSEU/SEFPO can service the membership. OPSEU/SEFPO’s employees belong to two internal staff unions, the Ontario Public Service Staff Union (OPSSU) and the Administrative Staff Union (ASU). OPSEU/SEFPO also have a small group of non-unionized employees that work in the Legal Services and Employee Relations Divisions, as well as in the senior leadership domain.

It is within this context that OPSEU/SEFPO welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its Administrator, Finance and Operations (“Administrator”).

Reporting to the First Vice-President/Treasurer, and as a member of the administrative leadership team, the Administrator leads a diverse team across a broad portfolio including Accounting/Payroll, Facilities, Information Technology, Member Services, and Conferences/Travel. The Administrator directs the management of the financial and human resources of the Finance and Operations Division to deliver on operational and strategic mandates; ensures that all legal and reporting requirements are met; and monitors and controls expenditures and develops plans for future human and financial resource needs. The Administrator also participates in the development of the OPSEU/SEFPO budget, strategic plan and annual goals; develops and implements strategies and proposals with respect to the finances of OPSEU/SEFPO to support OPSEU/SEFPO's vision, mandate and goals; and works cooperatively to operationalize the policies and strategies developed by the Executive Board and Convention. The Administrator builds strong and collaborative working relationships with staff and Executive Board Members, and maintains a respectful workplace culture that promotes equity, diversity, inclusion, learning and continuous improvement.

As the ideal candidate, you have leadership experience in a fast-paced, collaborative, and ideally member-centered environment. You have extensive financial management experience, including but not limited to budgeting, forecasting, multi-year strategic resource planning, financial management reporting, audit, procurement and facilities; coupled with knowledge in GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) to ensure compliance with policies and guidelines and promote best financial practices. You are adept at recommending and implementing improvements to processes and policies for effectiveness  and efficiencies, and have strategic and analytical skills to establish goals, develop implementation plans, monitor progress and ensure effective accountability and strategic alignment. Candidates must be committed to the highest standards of honesty, transparency, and ethics. As a leader, you build and foster a respectful workplace culture and have demonstrated experience promoting and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. You are prepared to make principled decisions, and have sound judgement, strong people leadership, and communication and relationship building skills. You demonstrate an understanding and commitment to Labour /Social Democratic Philosophy, and are capable of championing OPSEU/SEFPO’s Vision and Values. Candidates must hold a CPA designation (or equivalent professional designations), and post-secondary education is an asset.

To learn more about this significant leadership opportunity with OPSEU/SEFPO, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Sam Walton ( and/or Sravanthi Bagirathi (

OPSEU/SEFPO supports employment equity. Racialized workers, women, Indigenous workers, 2SLGBTQ+ workers and workers with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are strongly encouraged to voluntarily self-identify. OPSEU/SEFPO’s diverse workplace also supports Francophone workers and young workers. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

OPSEU/SEFPO and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Sam Walton ( should you require any accommodation to participate in this posting, recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes.

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