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As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from people legally entitled to work in Canada who represent the diversity of our nation and whose qualifications meet the skills and experiences we seek.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, we will only contact those identified for further consideration.

Currently available positions:

Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives

About the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (the College)

The College is the authority mandated by the Government of Canada to regulate the practice of Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) and Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIAs). Its role, authority and powers are established in the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants Act (Canada). The College sets and enforces the licensing, education and ethical standards of the profession in the public interest.


Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO)


JOB TITLE: Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives
Department: Office of the CEO
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Language Requirement: Bilingual Non-Imperative
Location: Canada
Classification: Full time

Why join us?

Do you want to be part of a team that strives to enhance and uphold Canada’s immigration and citizenship consulting profession? If you share our passion and purpose, please consider applying for the opportunity below to become part of a team that makes a difference.

How will this role support our team?

The Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives, is the Executive Sponsor on strategic initiatives in support of the College’s Strategic Plan. The incumbent will provide critical leadership, direction and expertise in the development of short and long-term strategies that further the College’s strategic objectives, plans and purpose. The Associate Director is a member of the management team and supports the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Management Team’s leadership and the direction and ongoing operational improvements of the functional areas.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to)

  • As Executive Sponsor, oversee and/or participate in the identification, planning and implementation of strategic initiatives and high-priority projects for advancing the College’s Strategic Plan.
  • Collaborate with the Executive, Leadership and project teams to build comprehensive, well-aligned strategies to deliver on the College’s strategic and non-strategic initiatives.
  • Oversee strategic and non-strategic initiatives planning to enable both program and operational readiness for the initiatives.
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders to discuss resource allocation, budget and equipment needed to support strategic and non-strategic initiatives.
  • Identify and assess project risks and work with internal stakeholders to develop risk mitigation strategies.
  • Lead, through collaboration with the PMO, the development and preparation of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), dashboards and other materials for the Executive and Leadership Teams and the Board to monitor, measure and assess the effectiveness of strategic initiatives, related communications activities and plans. Prepare similar materials for non-strategic priorities independent of PMO.
  • Assist in facilitating strategic dialogues with the Executive and Leadership Teams and the Board of Directors to articulate a vision, synthesize and vet a plan of action, identify key issues, develop potential solutions and implement plans to deliver targeted outcomes.
  • Drive organizational change as necessary to support the successful implementation of strategic and non-strategic initiatives.

This role will support our team by providing:

  • Strategic thinking, planning, visioning and leadership skills to work collaboratively at a senior level to develop and implement strategic directions in all areas of the organization and provide effective operational oversight
  • Entrepreneurial and disruptive in the ability to think about problems, challenge the status quo and a willingness to take calculated risks to support the College’s purpose
  • Knowledge of project management frameworks and methodologies to assist with the implementation of projects of varying sizes and complexities
  • Analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to inform the College’s Strategic Plan, identify issues, mitigate against associated risk and lead the resolution of complex issues
  • Interpersonal, presentation, stakeholder relationship and management skills to engage others, build credibility, influence and execute effectively in a cross-functional environment
  • Written and verbal communication skills to deliver and execute communications and issues management plans, prepare and deliver detailed reports/briefings to internal and external stakeholders, build consensus, persuade and influence
  • Coaching and management skills to motivate and develop project teams
  • Ability to apply effective change management principles, including managing early adopters, adopters, influencers and resisters

Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in a related field
  • 7-10 years combined business operations and consulting experience
  • Knowledge and senior-level experience in strategic planning and implementation, change management and project management
  • Knowledge of developing strategic operational frameworks

What We Offer

  • The College hires and onboards 100% remotely
  • The opportunity to protect the public interest within the immigration and citizenship sector
  • A culture of transparency, where team members are involved in important conversations
  • Full health benefits from day one for you and your family
  • Access to the Employee and Family Assistance program
  • RRSP match

How to Apply

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The College is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from persons legally entitled to work in Canada, who represent the diversity of our nation, and whose qualifications meet the skills and experiences we seek. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all candidates and to meeting the needs of people with disabilities. Should you be contacted regarding an employment opportunity and require an accommodation for a disability, we will be pleased to work with you to identify how we can best support you through this process.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a criminal background check.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those identified for further consideration will be contacted.