We're hiring an executive director - posting closed

The board of directors (Board) would like to announce that our current executive director, Mary Smith is planning to retire. The Board would like to congratulate Mary and thank her for her outstanding work over the last three and a half years.

The Board is now seeking candidates for the executive director. This role is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic and experienced nursing professional and leader with a solid understanding of nursing and healthcare in Manitoba.

Executive Director

Our opportunity

Established and launched in January 2016, we are the professional voice of nurses in Manitoba. The Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba (Association) is the professional association representing all regulated nurses in Manitoba [licensed practical nurses (LPN), nurse practitioners (NPs), registered nurses (RNs) and registered psychiatric nurses (RPN)], graduate nurses, nursing students and non-practicing nurses.  
The Association’s board of directors (board) is seeking an executive director who will be accountable for the successful implementation of the Association’s mission through the effective leadership and management of the operations in accordance with the strategic goals and priorities set by the board. Our executive director is also accountable for building strategic partnerships and relationships with key stakeholders, advancing the Association’s goals, priorities and impact within the health sector and beyond and ensuring effective and timely communications with members and our various stakeholder groups. This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic and experienced nursing professional and leader with a solid understanding of nursing and healthcare in Manitoba.

The key accountabilities of our executive director role include:


  • Strategy - collaborating with the board in the development of the organizational strategy in line with the governance structure of the Association, our principles and policies and the Association’s vision, mission and values;  monitoring trends and developments in nursing and health care provincially, nationally and internationally; recommending new and innovative approaches that could enhance the performance and reputation of the Association and the nursing profession

  • Operational oversight - leading the operational efficiency and effectiveness mandate of the Association, translating the organizational strategy into operational business plans, establishing and nurturing an effective organizational structure that supports excellence, accountability and transparency.

  • Leadership of the Association’s team - inspiring and mobilizing the organization’s talent through effective leadership and optimal people practices including: attracting, engaging and developing a high performing team; fostering an environment of continuous learning; championing an encouraging organizational culture that enables the engagement of all employees in support of business and personal excellence and desired Association results; enabling the identification and fair assessment of performance goals and a competitive and fiscally responsible compensation program;  ensuring excellent people communication practices that support understanding of the organization’s values, mission, strategies and achievement of results.

  • Fiscal stewardship - leading the management of the organization’s financial matters, preparing, recommending and monitoring the annual operating budget, championing prudent expense management principles and overseeing the Association’s financial reporting.

  • Stakeholder relations - championing and fostering positive and effective relationships with members, the board, staff and all stakeholders; developing a communications plan that articulates the vision and goals of the Association internally and externally; along with the president serving as a spokesperson for the Association; consulting with members, the nursing profession, government, regulatory and other relevant professional groups; representing and building a positive and proactive image for the Association; developing, supporting and participating in provincial and national networks, committees and coalitions with nursing and other bodies to support achievement of the Association’s strategic and operational plans.

What you offer

  • Member of the Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba

  • Knowledge of the mandate and role of the Association

  • Completion of a master’s degree in nursing or a field related to health leadership and administration plus a minimum of five years’ leadership experience, including experience where programs and initiatives were advanced through superior relationships, negotiations and/or influence; or an  equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Certificate of practice from your respective College (CLPNM, CRNM or CRPNM)

  • Sound knowledge of the nursing profession and the various roles and practice settings

  • Demonstrated experience reporting to and collaborating with a volunteer board of directors

  • Demonstrated effective emotional intelligence along with excellent member relations, written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships across staff, members, government, health authorities, Indigenous groups and other key partners

  • Professional and enthusiastic, goal-orientated attitude with strong business and political acumen

  • Demonstrated people leadership skills and a proven track record of building positive workplace cultures and/or leading top calibre, collaborative teams

  • Demonstrated understanding of, and ability to value, respect and champion a culturally safe, diverse, and inclusive organizational culture

  • Experience in strategic and operational plan development and execution, project and contract management

  • Proven ability to execute/implement board strategic direction

  • Ability to exercise sound judgement, confidentiality and discretion with high integrity and standards

  • Significant experience and knowledge of budget development and financial management

  • Experience leading and/or contributing to a government relations strategy that includes synthesizing complex technical and professional issues into a clear, focused and coherent message

  • Ability to manage and balance a complex workload with multiple initiatives and demands

  • Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Office products and related technology tools

What we offer

  • A full time exciting and dynamic role, a contract with a competitive salary including extended health benefits and the Healthcare Employees Pension Plan (HEPP)

  • A contemporary, flexible work environment

Conditions of employment

  • Provide and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check

  • Ability and willingness to travel within and out of province as required

  • A current driver’s license and access to a vehicle

  • Ability to work overtime including evenings and weekends as required

This posting is now closed. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.