The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) is currently recruiting for the position of part-time CAOT-BC Managing Director.
The CAOT-BC Managing Director is responsible for:
Keeping abreast of developments in British Columbia (BC) in the health, health care and wellness arenas that impact occupational therapy practice in BC;
Being responsive to opportunities for providing input to policy and decision makers affecting occupational therapy in BC;
Planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating organizational activities in BC to meet CAOT’s strategic objectives;
Serving as the primary contact regarding issues related to occupational therapy in BC for the membership, relevant consumer groups, governments and other organizations interested in health, health care and social services.
Successful completion of an entry to practice occupational therapy program;
Deep knowledge of occupational therapy ethics, knowledge base, practice models, professional issues;
10 years experience working in British Columbia as an occupational therapist;
Knowledge of federal and provincial health policy, education and regulatory environments;
Strong organizational and time management skills;
Strong written and verbal communication skills;
Experience with managing budgets, projects, staff and volunteers;
Experience with customer service;
Membership in good standing in CAOT;
Membership in good standing in COTBC.
Experience with volunteer intensive service operations and/or non-profit organizations;
Experience with advocacy initiatives, stakeholder management;
Active on social media or willing to learn.
Description of duties and authority:
Within the established policies, procedures and financial guidelines of the Association, the CAOT-BC Managing Director is responsible for activities in the areas of practice, representation, and the ongoing development and promotion of CAOT-BC.
Major areas of responsibility:
Advancement of professional practice in BC;
Representation and advocacy to provincial decision-makers;
CAOT-BC membership development and promotion.
1. Advancement of professional practice in BC
Monitor BC legislation, professional practice issues and related public policy in order to facilitate the development and maintenance of CAOT-BC specific member resources and services to support occupational therapy practice and service delivery in BC;
Collaborate with national and regional staff to deliver region-specific professional development;
Advise and consult with CAOT-BC committees, task forces and external stakeholders on practice related issues, advocacy and promotion of occupational therapy within BC;
Liaise with occupational therapists within BC, National Office and CAOT Chapters to meet the strategic objectives of CAOT’s mandate.
2. Representation and advocacy to provincial decision-makers
Coordinate work related to representation, promotion and advocacy within BC;
Represent CAOT at the BC provincial level (e.g. government, associations, union and private sector);
Seek out and develop opportunities to represent, promote and advance access to occupational therapy.
3. CAOT-BC membership development and promotion
Serve as the primary contact regarding CAOT-BC;
Outreach to members and stakeholders;
Grow CAOT-BC membership
Manage CAOT-BC staff, programs and resources;
Develop and manage CAOT communication vehicles - OTalk BC, BC daily news (blog), CAOT-BC website, @Caot_bc;
Ensure alignment and integration of all CAOT-BC activities and services with CAOT National Office established policies, procedures and financial guidelines.