There will be an election at the January 19, 2022 General Meeting for a Professional Support Services Officer and for a Grievance Officer. Both are Table Officer positions and part of the Executive Committee which meets every second Tuesday afternoon. If you are interested in being a candidate for either or both of these positions, please forward your statement to by Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

Professional Support Services Officer Duties

· Coordinate Peer Support Program and Training

· Coordinate Mediation team and training

· Support members in conflict with members or CUPE members

· Coordinate Mentor 36, the Joint SD36/STA Mentorship Program

· Contact / Liaise with the district on Assessment / Reporting

· Support teachers undergoing evaluations

· Provide advice to members re. curriculum, ministry guidelines etc.

· Respond to member concerns

· Represent members in investigations or harassment complaints

· Provide content for STA publications including STA Connection, Advocate and website

Grievance Officer Duties

· Represent members in investigations

· Process grievances for members

· Co-author grievance communications

· Coordinate grievance meetings

· Co-plan workshops for members and Grievance Committee

· Oversee layoff/recall process and organize layoff/recall meeting

· Attend/assist with New Teachers’ Conferences

· Represent members harassment complaints

· Monitor status of referrals to arbitration

· Respond to member concerns

· Provide content update for website

· Make a regular report to STARA

· Attend Grievance Committee meetings

· Provide content for STA publications including STA Connection, Advocate and website

Secretary-Treasurer Duties

The Secretary-Treasurer takes minutes at STA Executive Committee meetings, STARA Meetings and General Meetings. As well, the Secretary-Treasurer is a member of the Finance Committee and works with the President to manage the STA finances. The Secretary-Treasurer is provided with one release day per month to complete this work.

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