Registrar & Chief Executive Officer

NOTE: this posting is now close. the Registrar Hiring Committee is now processing applications.

Registrar & Chief Executive Officer
College of Counselling Therapists of Alberta (CCTA) - Edmonton, AB

The College of Counselling Therapists of Alberta (CCTA) is a regulatory organization whose mandate is to lead and regulate the profession in a manner that protects and serves the public through excellence in counselling. Our focus and commitment to public protection and regulatory excellence underscores everything we do. To learn more, visit

In order to form the College, it was necessary to establish the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta (ACTA). The successful candidate will start this position as the Registrar of ACTA and work closely with its Directors to develop the infrastructure of the new college prior to proclamation. When the College is proclaimed, the candidate will become the Registrar & Chief Executive Officer of CCTA.


Reporting to the College Council, the Registrar & Chief Executive Officer (“Registrar/CEO”) is responsible and accountable for providing leadership and direction to the College to fulfill its regulatory responsibilities for public safety as set out in the Health Professions Act (HPA). The Registrar/CEO manages multiple priorities, ensuring proper support to the functions, processes and operations of the College, the College Council and its committees, for College initiatives, its Regulations and Bylaws, Standards of Practice, Competency Profile, Code of Ethics and other relevant legislation.



  • Strategic Planning including a collaborative and supportive relationship with Council, advising Council on internal and external factors which may impact CCTA, recommending changes to College Bylaws, its Regulation, policies and procedures arising from these factors.

  • Operational Leadership including ensuring CCTA fulfils is responsibilities under the HPA, monitoring program outcomes and making necessary changes to ensure appropriate regulatory outcomes are achieved, translating the Council’s strategic plan into an operational and financial plan, and overseeing the development and monitoring of a regulatory risk management program.

  • Stakeholder Relationship Management including interacting with external partners on a provincial and national level to influence the direction of key organizational initiatives on matters of significant interest.

  • Change Leadership including the ability to initiate and support new or modified approaches, practices and processes in the College.

  • Managerial Responsibilities including:

    • Working collaboratively with the College Management team and employees, providing support and leadership to the processes and operations of the College.

    • Responsibility for the membership registry and database, including monitoring database performance, data-entry procedures and troubleshooting.

    • Overseeing registration and application processing, ensuring procedural fairness, timeliness and follow-up is performed as required.

    • Planning, collaborating and executing annual registration renewal and suspension/cancellation of registrant practice permits.

    • Overseeing the CCTA public register on the CCTA website.

    • Analyzing statistics, providing quality assurance to data sets and providing reports as required

    • Collaborate in the development and maintenance of a fair, consistent and streamlined processes for all substantial equivalent assessments/competence assessments for applicants and reviewing and assessing applications for substantial equivalency.

    • Collaborating, reviewing and updating policies and procedures for substantial equivalence/competence assessment.

    • Assessing applicants/registration with positive criminal record checks or declared Fitness-to-Practice concerns and monitoring conditions with support of the Registration Assistants, ensuring appropriate action is taken on a timely basis.

    • Supporting the Jurisprudence Committee.

    • Participating in special assignments and committees as assigned.


·       Excellent communication and customer service skills.

  • Well defined interpersonal and communication skills including diplomacy, conflict resolution and problem solving skills.

  • Sound judgment, and decision making skills along with the ability to effectively manage multiple and conflicting priorities.

  • Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.

  • Able to work independently and as a team member.

  • Able to build and maintain effective and appropriate relationships with stakeholders.

  • Must speak, read, and write English fluently.

  • Computer literate with a solid understanding of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and Excel and PowerPoint specifically.


  • Graduate of a recognized post-secondary program in business administration, health/public administration, leadership or related field. Equivalencies may be considered.

  • A proven track record of strategically-minded organizational leadership at a senior level.

  • Demonstrated success, knowledge and experience in governance, regulation and policy development.

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and or policies impacting the Counselling profession, in-depth knowledge of the Health Professions Act (preferred) OR proven ability to operate within a regulatory framework, demonstrating the ability to understand and act accordingly within complex legislation, regulation and other decision-making frameworks.

·       Ability to interpret, implement and identify improvements to policy and procedures.

·       Leadership, administrative or related: 5-10 years (Preferred)



  • The ability to inspire confidence and trust, and foster a culture in which people are valued, respected and encouraged to learn, innovate and excel.

  • A true team player, someone skilled in getting individuals, teams and an entire organization to perform at a higher level, embracing a common vision and working towards a common goal.

  • Ability to travel within Alberta, Canada and other countries as required.

  • Must own, register and insure own vehicle

  • Possess a valid Alberta Class 5 driver's license.

  • Satisfactory professional and criminal reference checks.

JOB TYPE: Full-time


  • Edmonton, AB (Required) 


  • English (Required)


  • October 1st (Negotiable)


Applicants should submit their CV and a cover letter explaining their interest and how their work experience pertains to the position. Submit to:

Deadline: Applications will be received until August 19th, or until a suitable applicant has been selected for this position.

Nicole Imgrund