Registrar/Executive Director (“Registrar”)

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
BC College of Social Workers
  • Management / Executive
  • Legal: Other Services
Full Time
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland - Vancouver
Executive (Dept. head, director)N/A2019-05-132019-05-27

The Registrar/Executive Director is responsible for the successful oversight and management of the BC College of Social Workers (BCCSW) in accordance with the strategic direction set out by the Board of Directors; at all times, the Registrar must uphold and maintain all aspects of the Social Workers Act and the Social Workers Regulation.  The Registrar must have a strong ability and keen interest in engaging and motivating stakeholders as well as effectively liaising with multiple external stakeholders.

The Registrar will focus on elevating the profession of social workers and enhancing the registrant experience while increasing public perception and awareness of being a Registered Social Worker in BC.


  • Represent the College in a professional manner to external parties including, but not limited to, government ministerial staff, social work bodies, registrants, other regulatory bodies, the media and concerned individuals and organizations.
  • Inform and educate registrants about social work regulations and regulatory practice issues and promote the social work profession.
  • Be well informed of quasi-judicial roles and responsibilities of the Board and Board Sub-Committees.
  • Strong ability to lead, recruit, develop and support a team of 10 staff, promoting a healthy work environment of best practises.


  • Work within a framework as established by the Board; execute and implement the overall strategic direction, expected outcomes, and annual priorities of the BCCSW.
  • Proactively identify issues requiring attention.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks while managing a busy schedule.
  • Ability to make timely and independent decisions in accordance with law and regulation as well as BCCSW policy and strategic direction. 


  • Ensure the operations of the College achieves the mandate as set out in the Social Workers Act, while seeking to maintain the highest standards of social work practise.
  • Act within the laws of the Province of BC as they relate to professional regulations and specifically the regulations of social workers under the Social Workers Act, Social Workers Regulation and Bylaws of the College including but not limited to:
    - Maintaining effective, accurate and fair oversight of the registration process.
    -   Ensuring that all complaints are addressed and managed in a timely manner by maintaining a transparent objective and respectful process.

Financial and Operational Considerations

  • Develop, oversee and manage an annual budget, approved by the Board; make recommendations specific to performance throughout the year.
  • Manage and mitigate risks related to reputation, information, financials, staff, facilities, etc.

Are You Our Ideal Candidate?

As a visionary leader you are passionate about Social Work and are seeking a unique and challenging opportunity.  You see all that is great about the profession of Social Work and relish the opportunity to improve public perception and the registrant experience.  You thrive in a fast-paced environment that requires creative problem solving, innovative thinking and proactive resolution.  Your inclusive style ensures you operate ethically with the utmost integrity and fairness while seeking only excellence in all you do.


  • Registrant experience within a professional regulated College or Association.
  • Registered Social Worker in good standing with an MSW and social work experience preferred.
  • Experience working with legal documents, framework and compliance.
  • Minimum 10 years leadership experience, preferably in an administrative management capacity, supporting and developing teams.
  • Proven success working directly with supporting organizations whereby regulatory bodies and legislative mandates are necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to build, manage and maintain strong relationships within an organization with multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience working with and reporting to a Board of Directors is an asset.

Skills and Purpose

  • Strong conflict resolutions skills and a demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently manage change.
  • Strong ability to provide support and manage a team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the core social work values of honesty, integrity, courage, humility, compassion, service, fairness, respect for human worth and dignity and promoting social and administrative justice.
  • Clear ethical framework for decision-making with a capacity to identify and resolve ethical dilemmas.
  • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Up to 20% travel with some potential for international travel.

Interested candidates can email their cover letter, including salary expectation, along with a resume in a single word or PDF file, by no later than May 27, 2019 to Marion Janssen.

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest in working with the BC College of Social Workers.

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