The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists is currently recruiting for the position of CAOT-North Managing Director.

The CAOT-North Managing Director is responsible for the analysis of issues which impact on occupational therapy practice in the three territories (YT, NT, & NU) and to oversee the planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of organizational activities to meet the strategic priorities for CAOT-North.

This includes planning and prioritising innovative improvements to professional services supporting members and undertaking corporate projects where necessary.

The CAOT-North Managing Director works in close collaboration with other National Office staff and serves as the primary contact regarding issues related to occupational therapy in the Territories for the membership, relevant consumer groups, governments and other organizations interested in health care.

Required Qualifications:
  • Entry level degree in occupational therapy;
  • Strong commitment to the advancement of occupational therapy practice;
  • Experience in project management;
  • Knowledge of health, policy and education environments;
  • Demonstrated strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal);
  • Experience with managing budgets;
  • Extensive professional networks;
  • Excellent working knowledge of personal computer software;
  • Bilingual (English/French) or willingness to become bilingual;
  • Membership in good standing in CAOT.

Recommended Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree in occupational therapy or a related discipline;
  • Experience with volunteer intensive service operations.

Description of Duties and Authority:
Within the established policies, procedures, financial guidelines and allocated resources of the Association, the CAOT-North Managing Director is responsible for chapter activities in the areas of practice, representation, and the ongoing advancement and promotion of occupational therapy in the Territories.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  1. Advancement of Professional Practice in Territories;
  2. Representation and Advocacy;
  3. Development and Promotion of CAOT-North.

1) Advancement of Professional Practice
  • Monitor Territorial legislation, professional practice issues and related public policy in order to facilitate the development of CAOT-North specific member resources and services for the purposes of supporting occupational therapy practice and service delivery within the province. Work with national staff on the development and delivery of the products and services as appropriate and within allocated resources;
  • Oversee and consult with CAOT-North committees, task forces and groups as well as territorial coalitions on practice related issues and promotion within Territories.

2) Representation and Advocacy
  • Represent the Association at the territorial level (government, territorial associations and private sector) for promoting professional interests and/or coordinate occupational therapy representation by CAOT-NORTH members;
  • Promote awareness of the occupational therapy profession within the territories.

3) Development and Promotion of CAOT-NORTH
  • Serve as the primary contact regarding CAOT-NORTH
  • Communicate information regarding the work of CAOT-NORTH to members and other interested stakeholder groups;
  • Ensure appropriate support and coordination is provided for CAOT-NORTH activities to meet strategic priorities;
  • Ensure all CAOT-NORTH activities and services are conducted in collaboration with CAOT staff and committees.
  • Support growth and development of the CAOT-North membership base.

To apply please send a cover letter and your resume by June 15, 2018 to
Suzanne Maurice
Director of Administration,
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

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