Director of Nursing & Health Policy


The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario is the professional association representing Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and nursing students wherever they practice in Ontario. Since 1925 RNAO has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses' contribution to shaping the health system and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve.

RNAO is seeking an outstanding professional to join our senior management team as Director of Nursing and Health Policy. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you will proactively identify critical issues in nursing, health and health-care policy that impact the role of nurses and the health of the public. You will lead RNAO's policy department in developing and evaluating policy, writing position papers, developing advocacy plans and presenting findings and recommendations to the Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors, and other stakeholders. Your ability to identify issues and articulate ideas and arguments will contribute to the formulation of Association strategies that are congruent with our Mission and Ends.

An understanding of the political process as it relates to policy development is essential to the position. You are experienced working with a range of stakeholders in the health and health-care sectors including nurses and other health-care providers, governments, and the public. You have superior writing and presentation skills that enable you to communicate and promote organizational strategic objectives to a range of stakeholders.

The successful candidate will hold a master’s degree or PhD in a relevant area and five years progressive experience in the field of nursing and/or health policy at a senior level. A degree in nursing is preferred. A nurse practitioner designation is an asset. Salary commensurate with experience.

Please include a cover letter with your resume by May 7, 2018 to

We thank all candidates for their applications, and qualified candidates will be contacted.