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Executive Director | Canadian Alliance of Regulatory Bodies of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists

The Organization

The Canadian Alliance of Regulatory Bodies of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists (CARB-TCMPA) is the national forum and voice of provincial regulatory authorities that are established by their respective provincial legislation. The founding members comprise the regulatory bodies of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The organization works to promote quality practice, safety, and ethics in the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, as well as serve as a source of information for members and positively impact practices, regulation, and education within the field.

Mission: To set pan-Canadian standards and to support members across the country in meeting these standards.

Vision: Acupuncture and TCM is an integral part of the healthcare system and is accessible to all.

Values:

  • Transparency
  • Quality
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Responsibility

For further information about Canadian Alliance of Regulatory Bodies of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturists, please visit their website at www.carb-tcmpa.org

 

The Opportunity

Reports to:Board of Directors
Direct Reports:1: Contracted administrative and operational support
Location:Remote; Anywhere in Canada

 

Mandate

The Canadian Alliance of Regulatory Bodies of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists is seeking an Executive Director to demonstrate strategic leadership and direction, and execution of the organization’s planned priorities. The Executive Director will provide organizational and financial oversight of the organization through the monitoring, reporting, and management of organizational performance and fiscal status. Working alongside the Board, the Executive Director will also provide guidance and recommendations on the organization’s vision, as well as execute the strategic plan. Finally, the Executive Director will be tasked with the administration of the Pan-Canadian Entry-Level Examination in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (PCE), ensuring that the exam is delivered in an accessible, defensible and smooth fashion.

 

Key Accountabilities

The position will include the following responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and implementation of a strategy that will shape the future of the organization and establish a plan with annual objectives based on goals and budget considerations;
  • Represent the Alliance by effectively communicating its mission, vision, and program priorities;
  • Maintain an ongoing dialogue with the Board on successes and failures measured against key strategic priorities, recalibrating as needed to achieve stated goals;
  • Cultivate, build, and maintain strong and authentic relationships with a wide range of partners, communities, and business leaders to understand and articulate evolving needs;
  • Establish policies and procedures, organizational structure, systems and other infrastructure that reflect best practices and provide the appropriate base to support the growth and effective management of the organization;
  • Supporting and enhancing excellence over the methods of delivery of the PCE;
  • Engages the regulatory community locally, nationally, and internationally to seek opportunities for members and to increase national and international appeal;
  • Proactively build relationships with potential partners to further develop funding and support innovation the regulation of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture;
  • Develop strong relationships within the stakeholder community including the Board, researchers, investment professionals, and the community at large;
  • Liaise and participate in collaborative matters with other regulatory bodies, the profession of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and other national alliances;
  • Develop and implement professional conduct policies, procedures, and standards;
  • Develop a comprehensive financial strategy that ensures long-term organizational growth and sustainability, and work alongside the appropriate teams to prepare and maintain a comprehensive budget; and
  • Ensure that the appropriate structures and teams are in place, so internal operations run smoothly and efficiently and that organizational dollars are utilized effectively.

 

First Year Deliverables / Measures of Success

Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:

  • Build trust and rapport with external stakeholders, staff, member organizations, and the Board of Directors;
  • Review the strategic plan and meaningfully contribute to the establishment of new goals, as well as successfully implement and execute on goals outlined in the organization’s strategic plan;
  • Administer and deliver the PCE, with positive feedback from candidates, and integrate a comprehensive psychometric contract within the PCE; and
  • Fully and adequately, document all business practices.

 

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following:

Education:

  • A bachelor’s degree in arts, business, education, or another relevant area of study is highly encouraged;
  • A combination of education and work experience will be considered.

Experience:

  • A minimum of three to five years’ experience of progressively responsible leadership in not-for-profit management, health and sciences, business, and other related areas;
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a successful track record in leading regulatory bodies;
  • Demonstrated success in the areas of change management and stakeholder relations;
  • Evidence of working closely with community partners leading collaborative solutions initiatives;
  • Demonstrated experience leading complex, cross sector, multi-stakeholder projects;
  • Demonstrated experience providing financial management of an up and coming organization;
  • An understanding of board governance and a proven track record of working constructively with Board of Directors; and
  • Extensive experience building effective relationships with diverse groups of individuals, including the Board of Directors, government, community leaders, and staff.

Competencies and Attributes:

  • Bilingualism (French or Mandarin) would be considered an asset;
  • A results driven, entrepreneurial perspective with a resourceful “make it happen” attitude;
  • Exceptional communication skills;
  • An influential leader with ability to work effectively and build relationships with diverse groups of individuals, including the Board of Directors, community leaders, and staff;
  • Ability to work effectively with partnering agencies;
  • Engages positively with others and is open to others’ views and feelings;
  • A self-starter who is visionary and is a highly creative conceptual thinker;
  • A high degree of passion, and ability to consistently exhibit a positive outlook;
  • Demonstrated professionalism, cultural sensitivity, humility, and adaptability;
  • Guided by a strong moral compass;
  • Maintains an orderly approach to work and problem solving;
  • Applies a collaborative and cooperative approach to working with others; and
  • Demonstrated ability to gain respect, trust, credibility and confidence.

 

Compensation

An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.

 

Equal Opportunity

Canadian Alliance of Regulatory Bodies of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse team benefits and is essential to service excellence. Canadian Alliance of Regulatory Bodies of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists welcomes applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application.  In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Gallagher and Canadian Alliance of Regulatory Bodies of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: HRCCCanada.GBS.EdmontonPIES@ajg.com. Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
AUQP-054550 Executive Director | Canadian Alliance of Regulatory Bodies of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists - CanadaCanada Wide (OTIAPPLY)

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