Director of Regulatory Affairs

High achievers aren’t always satisfied with the typical corporate structure where money is priority number one and those at the top call all the shots.

If you want to work with a long-established non-profit organization that believes in innovative corporate culture, this could be the opportunity for you.

We’re the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA), and we administer the mandatory licensing of Architects and licensed interior designers in Alberta. For over 100 years, our organization has administered Alberta’s Architects Act, ensuring the professionalism and integrity of architecture in Alberta.

As our Association has grown over the years, so too have the demands of our organization. Accordingly, this opportunity is a brand new, exciting role in our organization, which means you’ll have a great deal of both responsibility and latitude in terms of how you achieve goals. If you’re looking for a chance to make strategic, meaningful contributions to a great organization, we want to hear from you.

Director of Regulatory Affairs:

As our new Director of Regulatory Affairs, you’ll be a pivotal contributor to strategic initiatives while assisting in the ongoing development of a positive and professional working environment. Your efforts will focus on three critical, separate areas: registration project management, staff management of 5 direct reports, and special projects.  

A major part of your work will involve administering and managing our Registration Program. Given recent changes in legislation, we’re working to review and revise policies; a major part of your initial work will focus here, ensuring that these remain effective.

Another part of your work will involve special projects, especially those relating to registration and admission. You’ll have opportunities to research and strategize both the aims and means of our organization: finding opportunities to improve procedures, as well as member experience, in tandem with various committees and task forces.

Practically speaking, here’s what you’ll do:

  • Oversee planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services related to Registration, Practice Support, and Professional Development and set and achieve goals related to these programs
  • Monitor delivery of the above programs and services, while maintaining or improving quality and ensuring compliance with relevant legislation
  • Manage the development, maintenance and administration of policy, procedure, and operation requirements relating to admission/registration/licensing/continuing competence
  • Manage special projects by researching and recommending options and initiatives, while maintaining budgetary requirements
  • Work with Illegal Practice portfolio to monitor and assess illegal practice, liaising with Registrar when member involvement is identified
  • Oversee member compliance with professional development requirements, and administer remedial action in instances of non-compliance
  • Contribute to overall business development, budget and strategy discussion/decisions
  • Assist in identifying, recruiting, and onboarding new staff and lead the current team
  • Provide administrative support to the Chair of Registration, committees and boards, or support staff, and support in other areas as needed

Working with AAA:

This is a full-time, permanent position, and though our office hours are from 8:00am-4:30pm, we have flexible scheduling options including opportunities for half days every second Friday according to your preferences.

In addition to a competitive starting salary, you’ll receive RRSP matching after 2 years, an excellent benefits package, 9 personal days, and 3 weeks’ vacation. Located in the historic Duggan House, our AAA office is an iconic site in Edmonton, Alberta.

We believe in intentional workplace culture where buy-in and participation matters. Whether through rotating decision making on our monthly lunch events, or through joint decision making on office art work etc., we celebrate a culture in which everyone’s opinion is valued.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, management or a related discipline is strongly preferred
  • 5+ years’ senior management experience in a team building, coaching, leadership, and development capacity, with at least 2 years at an executive level
  • Policy development and project management experience
  • Strong professional writing ability, with experience in both drafting and editing documents
  • Experience working in an association, regulatory body, or non-profit environment is an asset
  • Intermediate/advanced proficiency in MS Office (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Post-secondary education in non-profit or voluntary sector management (CAE designation) would be an asset
  • Valid driver’s license would be an asset

How to Apply:

Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. After submitting, you'll receive an email inviting you to log in and view your assessment results. 

We strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the community we work in, and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us using the “Help” button. 

We will review applications, with priority given to those who have completed the assessment, and look forward to hearing from you.