Director, Strategic Initiatives

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The National Nursing Assessment Services (NNAS) is a Canadian not-for-profit organization established in 2012 that assists internationally educated nurses (IEN) on their journey to practice nursing in Canada. Its membership consists of the 18 licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, and registered psychiatric nurse Regulatory Bodies in Canada, except Quebec and the territories. Operating in the best interests of the public, NNAS provides a single process for IEN credentials to be verified and their education compared to Canadian nursing Entry to Practice Competencies. Its work is guided by the values of transparency, fairness and integrity and NNAS’ vision is to be recognized globally as the gold standard in assessing nurses.

NNAS is seeking to fill a newly created role of Director, Strategic Initiatives.

Reporting to NNAS’ Executive Director, the Director of Strategic Initiatives provides strategic leadership, technical expertise, tactical direction and support to further the development and implementation of innovative strategies to strengthen and streamline NNAS’ processes and services. Serving as an advisor to and providing coverage for the Executive Director as required, you will provide leadership, supervision and guidance to a dedicated virtual team while playing a key role in ensuring NNAS delivers successfully on its operational goals and targets through planning, performance management, risk assessment, and the negotiation and management of contracts.

As the ideal candidate, you possess 5+ years of progressively responsible experience including at least two years of team leadership experience. NNAS will benefit from your expertise in strategic planning, project management and business development as well as your skill in contract risk analysis, negotiation, and execution. You have a proven track record of meeting operational and fiscal goals and a demonstrated ability to strategize, operationalize, prioritize, delegate, lead and manage change. Entrepreneurial, customer focused, forward thinking, creative, solutions and action oriented are all terms peers would use to describe you. Political acuity, excellent communication and relationship management skills will be key to your success in working effectively with a diverse board, membership, and stakeholder groups. Previous experience with regulatory bodies and/or an understanding of Canada’s nursing regulation model is an asset. Experience successfully leading and optimizing a geographically dispersed team working in a virtual office environment would be ideal.

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We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.