• Position: Registrar/Executive Director
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  • Organization: Manitoba Association of Registered Respiratory Therapists (MARRT)
  • Website: www.marrt.org
  • Location: Winnipeg
  • Term: Permanent; full-time
  • Posting Date:
    April 14, 2021
  • Deadline to Apply: June 1, 2021
  • Compensation:

    The Manitoba Association of Registered Respiratory Therapists (MARRT) is authorized by The Registered Respiratory Therapists Act C.C.S.M. c. R115 as a self-regulating organization to oversee the practice of Respiratory Therapy  to protect the public.

    To learn about professional licensing and regulatory bodies and their consumer protection mandate, visit the Canadian Regulatory Guide.


    Responsibilities of the Registrar is to support the Manitoba Association of Registered Respiratory Therapists (MARRT) in protecting the integrity and credibility of the organization’s mandate, which is to regulate the practice of Respiratory Therapy in the best interest of public safety. Performing and ensuring the regulatory functions and exercise of authority outlined in the RHPA, and Respiratory Therapy Acts, the Regulations, the Bylaws, and any Policies.  The Registrar is also the Executive Director for of the organization, who is responsible for all administrative and operational matters for MARRT. This includes overseeing staff and/ or contractors and upholding the MARRT’s fiduciary responsibilities.


    Statutory Functions:

    Provides effective leadership and direction to ensure compliance with legislation.

    • Report directly to the MARRT Board of Directors.
    • Perform duties in respect to complaint, investigation and discipline matters
    • Keep and maintain a register containing required information for each regulated health professional, via the utilization of the existing data management system.
    • Participate in professional development activities and serve on various committees that support the goals and mission of the MARRT.
    • Communicate the board of director’s decisions to relevant parties in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Provide the board of directors with regular progress reports on core activities, budget and finances as well as monitoring reports as required.
    • Determine and maintain human resource requirements to meet the organization’s strategic priorities and the administrative functions of the organization in accordance with the board’s approval.
    • Lead initiatives and develop policies as determined by the board of the MARRT.
    • Collaborate with board members, committee members, delegates and stakeholders.
    • Manage inquires, complaints and the correspondences of the MARRRT.
    • Evaluation of MARRT’s Performance, along with development and implementation of quality improvement plan.
    • Participate as an Accreditation reviewer for the RT education program in Manitoba.
    • Oversee the Continuing Professional Program, and annual audit process.


    Provides effective leadership, direction, and support that allows the organization to discharge fiduciary responsibilities in an effective manner.

    • Consults with the Chair on related MARRT business and preparation of Board meeting agendas.
    • Participates and supports all MARRT committees as required
    • Recommends, develops and implements Board approved policies and directives in a manner consistent with and supportive of the Boards organization vision, mission, values, and goals as described in the Strategic Plan.
    • Provide recommendations for consideration on strategic and tactical issues affecting the MARRT including financial matters.
    • Mitigates risk to the organization. Management of issues that may have the possibility or affecting MARRT’s reputation or resources.
    • Educates the Board about events and opportunities that may promote and advance the MARRT’s Strategic Plan.
    • Provide adequate education, onboarding and mentorship to new staff and board members. Incorporate succession planning, adequate coverage to serve as an emergency resource to the organization in the absence of the Registrar.

    Knowledge and Attributes:

    Continuous ongoing awareness of the regulatory environment provincially and nationally. Suitable personal values and attributes to fulfil the role as Registrar.

    • Knowledge of health care policy, the regulatory process and mandate, and the RHPA legislation and current Respiratory Therapy Act.
    • Accurate Interpretation of the legislation; experience interacting with the Ministry of Health is preferable.
    • Professional background includes knowledge of the health care system and the role of RRTs within it.   Qualified candidates are likely to have credentials or help positions in another regulatory college, possibly law or academia, or government organizations.
    • Skilled in management, in key areas including; organizational leadership and visionary; as a leader of teams; strong communication abilities; excellent interpersonal skills; government relations and an understanding of the regulatory function and policy; as well as financial management.
    • Foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusiveness, mitigate the effects of unconscious bias during performance of all MARRT Registrar related duties.
    • Demonstrates the leadership, initiative and persistence to accomplish goals and objectives. Ability to work independently and operate effectively in a complex health regulatory environment.
    • Demonstrates impeccable communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • The Registrar is a person of integrity, professional demeanor. Maintains an environment where respect for others, fairness and transparency are valued and expected.
    • Demonstrates they are comfortable in making and supporting sound, logical, transparent and timely decisions.
    • Demonstrates high level of emotional intelligence and political acuity. Spokesperson for the MARRT in dealing with the public, media, members and other stakeholders.
    • Accepts constructive criticism graciously and demonstrates a desire to improve performance.
    • Minimum education – University undergraduate degree.
    • Experience in developing programs and procedures within a policy governance framework and working within the context of a Council or Board of Directors.
    • Ability to collaborate effectively with staff, council and stakeholders.
    • Understand and be familiar with provincial and national legislation and regulations pertaining to the practice of Respiratory Therapy in Manitoba.
    • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
    • A positive attitude and ability to plan and adapt to change.
    • Ability to travel and maintain a flexible work schedule.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) experience with database, generating reports, and basic financial software such as QuickBooks. Video conferencing platforms such as Microsoft Teams, and Zoom.
    • A minimum of 5 years in a management/administrative position with demonstrated abilities in strategic planning, personnel management, financial resources management, program services delivery and organizational development.

    This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and the employee will also perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the board of directors of the MARRT.


    Salary will be set at a per annum rate by the MARRT.

    Vacation – based on 6% (3 weeks per annum)

    to apply

    Apply via email to office@marrt.org.

    Deadline to receive applications and references is June 1st, 2021. Applicants will receive notice of acknowledgement of application via email. Please ensure to include a contact email address with application.

    Note: Please ensure the application clearly demonstrates how you meet the noted qualifications as applicants will be screened based on the information provided.