Executive Director

Executive Director

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Canada, Remote

Executive & Management




Aplin has partnered with our esteemed client, the Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association (CTRA), seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to serve as their Executive Director. Incorporated in 1996, the CTRA came into existence when individuals from diverse educational and health backgrounds came together with a shared vision to resolve issues in the therapeutic recreation sector. CTRA is dedicated to enhancing the field of Therapeutic Recreation with a focus on service excellence and strategic planning. The CTRA plays a crucial role in advocating for the profession and advancing the well-being of its members.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Executive Director

Reporting directly to the President/Board Chair, the Executive Director operates autonomously, serving as the primary spokesperson and driving force behind CTRA's strategic vision. This position can be located anywhere across Canada and will cover a three-year renewable contract. The Executive Director, appointed by the Board of Directors, will hold a pivotal role in shaping the organization's success and serve as a beacon for the organization, embodying its values and fostering an inclusive, member-centered environment.

The Executive Director would encompass various operational and strategic functions and ensure alignment with CTRA's mission and vision. Key duties include developing and executing strategic plans, fostering stakeholder relations, managing budgets, advocating for the profession, and driving program development. The Executive Director collaborates closely with the Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers to operationalize CTRA's mandates and enhance member engagement.

The ideal candidate for this role would hold a master's degree in Therapeutic Recreation or a related field and certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. He/She would bring a minimum of seven to ten years of leadership experience in Recreation Therapy, including five years in management within the field and extensive knowledge of health systems operations, post-secondary education curriculum, healthcare regulation, and emerging issues in Therapeutic Recreation. This position will require a commitment of .65 full-time equivalent (FTE) hours based on 70 bi-weekly hours.

To apply for this role for further information, please email your resume and a cover letter to mcyriac@aplin.com

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