Senior Manager, Orthopaedic Division

The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) represents 14,500 physiotherapists, physiotherapist assistants and physiotherapist students across Canada. In partnership with provincial and territorial branches and practice divisions, CPA enables members to learn, share knowledge and enhance practice. CPA provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enable our professional community to better serve Canadians.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Senior Manager, Orthopaedic Division will work directly with the Orthopaedic Division (NOD) and is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Division according to the strategic direction set by the Executive Committee.

Policy, Practice, and Planning

  • Participate with the Executive Committee in developing a strategic plan to guide the Division with the mission, vision, and values at its centre;
  • Ensure that the programs and services offered by the Division represent the Division 's mission, vision, and values and reflect the priorities of the Executive Committee;
  • Identification and assistance with completing of key activities and actions associated to fulfill and meet strategic goals;
  • Identify, assess, and inform the Executive of internal and external issues that affect the Division
  • Act as an advisor or seek out resources to assist the Executive Committee on all aspects of the Division 's activities;
  • Facilitate an efficient and cohesive work environment and collaboration between Division Executive and associated staff;
  • Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Executive Committee as appropriate and jointly with the Executive when appropriate;
  • Draft policies for the approval of the Executive and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies; review existing policies on a regular basis and recommend changes to the Executive as appropriate;
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Division 's programs and services; and,
  • Work with the Executive to prepare a comprehensive budget and secure adequate funding for the operation of the Division.


CPA/Community Relations

  • Work in Collaboration with the Chair of the NOD to act as a Liaison to the National Office, Provincial Branches, and Section/Units to ensure the Division’s operations, strategic planning and interests are relevant to and aligned with the profession and the priorities of the CPA;
  • Ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed and meet the requirements of our auditors; and,
  • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the Division.


Member Services

  • Ensure that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of its Stakeholders, Executive Committee, and Members;
  • Assist in developing resources provided to membership;
  • Improvement and assessment of membership experience and value; and,
  • Identify means to Increase membership profile.


Communications, Marketing, and Advocacy

  • Oversee the development of fundraising plans and write funding proposals to increase the funds of the Division;
  • Attend all Executive and Sub Committee meetings (e.g. Communications, Governance, Education, Chief Examiner), taking and circulating minutes and actionable items;
  • Act as a Liaison with the Communications Committee to Section/ Unit Subsidiaries;
  • Develop planning and implementation strategies in collaboration with the Chief Examiners and both the Governance Sub Committee and Education Committee;
  • Explore opportunities with PT Educational Institutions to improve Student awareness of the value of membership and the associated education program

Executive, Development and Administrative Support

  • Determine staffing and committee requirements for organizational management and program delivery;
  • Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job descriptions for Executive and Committee members in conjunction with the Administrative Staff;
  • Implement a performance management process for all Executive Committee members and staff which includes monitoring the performance of Executive and staff on an on-going basis and conducting an annual performance review;
  • Oversight to ensure that all Executive members and other staff are performing within their terms of reference and in accordance with our P&P and the CPA Bylaws and the Divisions Regulation;
  • Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Executive Committee and approved by CPA National Office;
  • Assist in administering the funds of the Division according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the Division;
  • Assist in providing the Executive Committee and the CPA National Office with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the Division;
  • Identify and evaluate the risks to the Division's people (clients, staff, management, volunteers), property, finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks; and,


  • University degree, ideally in Business Administration or a related field, combination of education and experience may be acceptable;
  • Minimum five years of experience in a similar role;
  • Bilingual an asset but not required for the role;
  • Works openly and collaboratively to maximize overall organizational health;
  • Outstanding communication skills, with good stakeholder management;

We thank all candidates who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.