Executive Director

Executive Director{

Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors

The opportunity


The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) is the national non-profit professional association representing regulated (or, in unregulated jurisdictions, those who meet the criteria for regulation) naturopathic doctors across Canada. Incorporated in 1955 the CAND’s membership consists of over 2,900 Canadian naturopathic doctors and naturopathic medical students. All are graduates of, or students in, an accredited four-year, post-graduate level, naturopathic medical program.

The CAND advocates federally on behalf of the naturopathic profession, promotes research, and the regulation of all health-care professionals to ensure public safety. The Association educates the public about the training and education of naturopathic doctors and promotes the benefits of naturopathic medicine to the individuals, corporations, insurance companies and the federal government. Recent examples include: Working with insurance companies to ensure proper coverage for naturopathic medicine; being a stakeholder with several government agencies including the Public Health Agency of Canada; and aiding in regulatory efforts across Canada.

It is within this context that CAND welcomes applications and nominations for the appointment of its Executive Director (“ED”).

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED leads the growth of the organization and ensures CAND delivers value to, and is representative of, its membership and the profession. The ED oversees membership engagement and growth, partnerships and government relations, events, and the strategic leadership of the organization. The ED is also responsible for the successful operation of the organization, including financial management and human resources. The ED plays a key role in the development of people and culture, and will build, lead and inspire a small and dedicated team.     

This appointment requires a service-oriented, visionary and strategic thinker, and a collaborative and approachable leader. As the ideal candidate, you bring knowledge of, and experience in, the not-for-profit sector; familiarity with, or experience in, the healthcare sector is an asset. You are comfortable operating in a smaller, not-for-profit organization and can build and lead a team. You have the capacity to provide effective administrative leadership, including financial and human resources, while also leading the strategic visioning of increasing value to, and experience of, members.

You are a proven relationship builder who can establish strong relationships with a wide range of diverse stakeholders. You are excited by the opportunity to ensure CAND continues to be a recognized stakeholder with the federal government. You are comfortable promoting and increasing greater awareness of CAND’s value and representing the organization on a national basis. You are a consensus builder and a good listener, in addition to being an effective communicator. You understand the dynamics of working with, and in support of, boards and committees, and can gain an understanding the dynamics of a membership-based organization. Government relations experience is an asset, as is a passion for naturopathic medicine.  A demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility is required. A post-secondary diploma or degree is required. A graduate level degree is an asset.

To learn more about this impactful leadership opportunity with the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Sravanthi Bagirathi (sravanthi@griffithgroup.ca).

The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors is an equal-opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, and strongly encourages applications from women, members of Indigenous, Black, and racialized communities; Two-Spirit, non-binary, trans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer people; people with disabilities; and members of other equity-deserving groups.

The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in the recruitment and assessment processes.

All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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