Job Opportunity: Employer Advisor

Position: Employer Advisor

Level: Senior Management

Duration: Permanent

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Compensation: $80,000 to $90,000 annually. A competitive benefits package is provided.

 

The Yukon Chamber of Commerce (YCC) is now seeking a qualified candidate for the important position of YCC Employer Advisor.
 

Reporting to the Executive Director, this position is responsible for managing the Office of Employer Advisor (OEA) and delivering a program to provide support and advice to individual small- to medium-sized employers (or potential employers), when referred or requested, to better understand the workers’ compensation and occupational health and safety systems in the Yukon to meet their obligations and successfully participate in both systems and their requirements.
 

In addition, this position is responsible for liaising with the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Board (WSCB) to exchange information, participate in committees and business events, represent and promote the OEA within the Yukon and across Canadian jurisdictions. 
 

This position is responsible for managing the OEA’s program budget, participating in audit processes, and providing information and reports to employers, WSCB, and the YCC Board of Directors on a regular and ad-hoc basis.
 

This position will also contribute and provide services to the YCC on an ongoing basis that may include and is not limited to policy analysis and development, management advice, event support and operations support.
 

If you’re someone with private sector, public sector and/or non-profit experience who is looking for a dynamic, fast-paced job that will help improve understanding of WSCB processes, support Yukon employers and advance meaningful solutions that help strengthen the voice of Yukon's business community, we definitely want to hear from you!
 

The ideal candidate is resourceful and motivated, has an excellent understanding of WSCB processes and the Workers' Safety and Compensation Act along with a strong working knowledge of Yukon’s business community, experience working for non-profit organizations and is an excellent communicator who thrives under pressure.


Duties and Responsibilities

The YCC Employer Advisor works in a fast-paced environment and is responsible for a range of duties, including: 

  • Managing, promoting, and preparing OEA programs and services, education opportunities, training, workshops, and other resources for employers and employer organizations on matters of occupational health and safety, workers’ compensation, employer assessments, and return to work, involving research, and developing and delivering educational programs. Prepares and distributes regular communication and updates to employers in a variety of formats;
     

  • Promoting WSCB programs and services to Yukon employers and stakeholders, in one-on-one contacts with individual employers and at events, assisting employers to fully understand WSCB programs and processes to allow effective participation;
     

  • Supporting employers where issues are identified, assisting with the appeal process and return-to-work provisions, but not acting as a representative of the employer at appeal hearings or attending the hearings;
     

  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with Yukon employers, Chambers of Commerce, industry organisations, WSCB staff and WSCB Board of Directors, WSCB committee members, external stakeholders, and other Canadian counter-parts to exchange information on OEA initiatives; represents the interests of the OEA in provincial and territorial initiatives and discussions;
     

  • Participating on WSCB committees to contribute the employer perspective to policy and other proposals and to remain up to date on latest developments such as assessment-rate announcements, policy changes, and rebate decisions;
     

  • Participating in professional-development conferences, events, and workshops within the Yukon and across Canada to expand and maintain understanding of workers’ compensation and occupational health and safety matters;
     

  • Attending, or exhibiting, or both, at various conferences and trade shows across the Yukon to promote the program and to keep informed of the varied and constantly changing needs of Yukon employers;
     

  • Managing the day-to-day operation of the OEA to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of OEA programs and initiatives, including program planning and evaluation processes, developing and implementing strategic, short- and long-term plans and initiatives, and developing supporting practices and procedures;
     

  • Maintaining detailed and accurate records of activities and meetings, providing reports on a regular and ad-hoc basis to WSCB, the WSCB Board of Directors, stakeholders, employers, and auditors as appropriate;
     

  • Developing and managing budgets, managing invoicing, and participating in periodic audit processes providing all necessary information and documentation required by the auditor/accountant; and
     

  • Providing services to YCC on an ongoing basis that may include policy analysis and development, management advice, event support and operations support.


Qualifications

Please provide a cover letter and resume demonstrating how you meet the following criteria:

 

Education:
 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Policy, Organizational Development, Communications, or other equivalent educational degree preferred. Equivalent experience in directly related field may be considered in lieu of the bachelor’s degree requirement.
     

Experience: 
 

  • Experience in the delivery of programs/services;

  • Experience in report writing, budgeting, planning, data collection and analysis and providing strategic advice to stakeholders;

  • Event planning / co-ordination experience;

  • Experience working with Boards/Committees; and

  • Experience using a variety of computer programs including database software and Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint;

 

Competencies: 
 

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;

  • Organizational skills;

  • Ability to work both independently and in a small-group environment;

  • Strong interpersonal skills;

  • Comfortable working in an office environment where the majority of work is IT/computer based – solid IT skills and experience is required;

  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook;

  • Ideally comfortable in video meeting platforms MS Teams, Zoom and PowerPoint;

  • Entry level accounting - able to enter A/P, manage A/R, generate reports from Quick Books or similar accounting software; and

  • Business letter writing.

 

Personal Suitability:
 

  • Strong organizational skills;

  • Strong interpersonal skills;

  • Reliable; and

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

 

Other: 
 

  • Willing and able to work some evenings and weekends when required; and

  • Valid Yukon driver’s license.

How to Apply

 

Please submit your resume with cover letter to ed@yukonchamber.com.
 

Applications may be delivered to the Yukon Chamber of Commerce’s offices at Suite 202 – 302 Steele Street, Whitehorse Yukon Y1A 2C5


To see the full job description click here. To learn more about the recruitment process or for any other inquiries, please send an email to ed@yukonchamber.com.