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Careers at CMTBC

The College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC) regulates the profession of massage therapy to ensure that registered massage therapists (RMTs) in BC deliver safe, ethical, and effective treatment.

CMTBC offers competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, support for professional development, and a fulfilling, fast-paced environment.

The College welcomes applications from all qualified applicants for career opportunities listed on this page. Consider working at CMTBC to help make a difference in health care regulation.

Job description

Position: Manager, Strategic Initiatives

Date posted: December 5, 2019
Closing date: January 3, 2020

Start date: TBD
Hours of work: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
Rate of pay: CMTBC offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and qualifications

CMTBC is the professional regulatory body that governs and regulates over 5,000 RMTs in British Columbia. Operating under the Health Professions Act, CMTBC oversees the practice of the profession and acts in the public interest by, among other things, setting entry to practice criteria and administering entrance examinations; setting ethical and practice standards for RMTs; responding to and investigating public complaints, and imposing professional discipline. CMTBC also coordinates with (currently) 19 other health regulatory bodies in BC as a member of the BC Health Regulators (BCHR) group. CMTBC is headed by its Registrar/CEO, while governance is provided by a Board comprised of both elected RMTs and of public members appointed by the provincial government.

Position outline

As Manager, Strategic Initiatives, you will report directly to the Registrar/CEO and coordinate, oversee and manage the achievement of the strategic priorities identified in CMTBC’s current (2020-2022) strategic plan, as well as other key projects and priorities identified by the Registrar/CEO and the senior management team.

Responsibilities will necessitate working in conjunction with the Registrar/CEO, CMTBC staff, and external contractors and vendors, and will include the following:

  • Monitoring and coordinating the work done in furtherance of CMTBC strategic priorities by creating a master work plan and ensuring that work plans and tasks are being executed on time.
  • Preparing periodic reports and updates for the Registrar/CEO on the achievement of strategic objectives.
  • Directing and overseeing a plan either to relocate CMTBC or to renovate/expand current office space to accommodate expansion and additional staffing.
  • Mapping job processes and developing job process documentation systems and a staff training/onboarding process.
  • Developing an audit process for documents uploading by registrants to CMTBC’s information management system.
  • Working with CMTBC’s Financial Officer, creating a backup plan for accounting and payroll functions and coordinate with external service providers.
  • Generally assisting the Registrar/CEO with any changes and evolution to CMTBC’s structure and operations arising from the BC government’s regulatory modernization project.
  • Coordinating with external information technology and other providers to ensure that required services, support and training are provided to staff, Board and committee members.

Qualifications (education and experience)

Degree in management, accounting, business or other similar professional designation; minimum of three to five years’ experience either in an regulatory (preferred) or other organizational setting (e.g. government, corporate, or non-profit) with demonstrated track record of responsibility for project management and achievement of goals; excellent oral and written communications skills; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively both within an organization and with external partners; high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel; experience working with databases; project management certification (PMP) not required, but an asset.  

How to submit an application

Please submit a cover letter, current resume (in PDF format), noting relevant qualifications and experience to CMTBC, Attention: Registrar/CEO via email to

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