Executive Director

RegulatoryJobs Executive Recruitment
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
160,000 - 180,000
Closing date
Apr 4, 2024

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The College and Association of Nurses of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (CANNN) is the regulatory body that oversees the entry-to-practice standards and qualifications, education program approval, professional conduct, and complaints and discipline processes of the two territories’ nursing professions. CANNN also operates as the professional association of nurses by enhancing the role and practice excellence of nurses through advocacy and promotion.

CANNN was established in 2023 following changes to the Nursing Profession Act. The new proclamation empowers CANNN to Licensed Practical Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses,and replaces the former Registered Nurses Association of Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU).

The Board of Directors of CANNN has commenced a nationwide search for an Executive Director to lead the organization on a new strategic path to regulate the nursing profession with excellence, integrity, passion, and determination.

Located in Yellowknife, NWT, and reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will lead a small staff that oversees approximately 2,100 locally based and travel nurses through registration, professional conduct reviews, education, advocacy, and communications.

As an organization mandated by legislation to protect the public interest, the Executive Director will be tasked with developing high-level strategies to ensure excellence and optimal relevance in health regulation. The successful candidate will build and nurture relationships with community partners and be seen as a trusted leader by nurses, professional associations, and other regulatory stakeholders across Canada. As the organization’s most senior administrator, the Executive Director will lead the organization with the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics, as a coach and mentor to staff, and steward of strong fiscal and financial management.

By legislation, the Executive Director will be a nurse eligible for registration by CANNN. A senior leader with a track record of several years of health administration experience acquired in northern or rural communities and a deep understanding of nursing practices will be deeply valued. A background in a senior non-profit or healthcare setting are encouraged, as are strategic planning and execution, stakeholder relationship management, and previous transformational leadership experience.

The Executive Director will be a current resident of Yellowknife or be willing to relocate.

To further explore this exciting opportunity, please contact us, or submit an application on this portal.

The College and Association embraces Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility, values all candidates, and encourages applications from professionals whose backgrounds and professional and lived experiences reflect the diversity of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Applications are encouraged immediately, and screening will occur as applications are received.

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