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GOVERNMENT SITES

Ministry of Health
Ministry of Health - Legislation and Professional Regulation
Ministry of Health - Opticianry
Health Professions Act
Health Canada On-Line
The Canadian Health Network

CANADIAN PROVINCIAL OPTICIANARY REGULATORY BODIES
College of Opticians of Alberta (COA)
College of Opticians of Ontario (COO)
Opticians of Manitoba (OOM)
Opticians Association of New Brunswick (OANB)
Ordre des opticiens d'ordonnances du Quebec
Saskatchewan College of Opticians (SCO)
Nova Scotia College of Dispensing Opticians (NSCDO)

CANADIAN OPTICIAN PROGRAMS

Douglas Colleges, British Columbia
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Alberta (Distance Education)
Georgian College, Ontario
Seneca College, Ontario

CANADIAN ASSOCIATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Opticians of British Columbia (OBC)
College of Opticians of Alberta (COA)
Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO)
National Association of Canadian Optician Regulators (NACOR)
Ontario Opticians Association (OOA)
Opticians Association of Canada (OAC)
Opticians Association of New Brunswick (OANB)
Opticians Council of Canada (OCC)
Opticians of Manitoba (OOM)
Vision Canada

OTHER REGULATED HEALTH PROFESSIONS IN BC  
College of Chiropractors of British Columbia
College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia
College of Dental Technicians of British Columbia
College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia
College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia
College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
College of Midwives of British Columbia
College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia
College of Pharmacists of British Columbia
College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia
College of Podiatric Surgeons of British Columbia
College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia
College of Optometrists of British Columbia
College of Psychologists of British Columbia
College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia
College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia
College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia
College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of BC
College of Denturists of British Columbia
College of Dietitians of British Columbia
Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board

OPTICAL PUBLICATIONS
Vision Magazine - Canadian publication produced by opticians for opticians
Optiboard - Discussion Forum
Opti-Guide
Contact Lens Spectrum - North America's leading contact lens journal
20/20 Magazine - The optical industry's most widely read publication
Wavelength - Australian optical dispensing newsletter
Optometric Management - Optometric publication
Vision Monday - offers advanced search options concerning everything from market reports to refractive surgery
Capsule DotClip - The only Canadian optical industry newsletter produced bi-weekly

OTHER LINKS OF INTERESTS
Canadian Ophthalmological Society
Canadian Association of Optometrists
British Columbia Association of Optometrists
Canadian Medical Association
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
American Academy of Optometry (AAO)
American Optometric Association (AOA)
Ohio Optical Dispensers Board
Opticians Association of Ohio
Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists (CLAO)
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)
Joint Commission in Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO)
Canadian National Institute of the Blind (CNIB)
Opticians Association of America (OAA)
General Optical Council (United Kingdom)
The Low Vision Gateway
National Eye Institute
The National Coalition for Vision Health
The On-Line Museum and Encyclopedia of Vision Aids
Hiring for a program manager
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Program Manager

Job Type: Full time

Salary: Based on experience

Number of Positions Open: 1

Start Date of Employment: preferably June/July 2017

Deadline: June 1, 2017

Website Address: www.cobc.ca

As the program manager, your priority will be to develop and manage current statutory programs to regulate opticians in the public interest. The program manager’s key responsibilities are supporting the College of Opticians of British Columbia’s (COBC) Registrar, Board of Directors, and quality assurance committee. This includes project management, strategic planning, volunteer development and navigating politicized environments with stakeholders.
Program Manager

Job Type: Full time

Salary: Based on experience

Number of Positions Open: 1

Start Date of Employment: preferably June/July 2017

Deadline: June 1, 2017

Website Address: www.cobc.ca

As the program manager, your priority will be to develop and manage current statutory programs to regulate opticians in the public interest. The program manager’s key responsibilities are supporting the College of Opticians of British Columbia’s (COBC) Registrar, Board of Directors, and quality assurance committee. This includes project management, strategic planning, volunteer development and navigating politicized environments with stakeholders.

The COBC’s mandate is to serve and protect the public by regulating opticians. The COBC is responsible for setting and enforcing the standards of opticianry in British Columbia.


Culture
The COBC is a small professional regulatory body with a full-time staff of four people. Professional regulation is evolving so we value team members who are passionate, self-starters, innovative, flexible, and comfortable with the unknown. We are looking for someone who is willing to adapt in an ever-changing environment and look forward to having the opportunity participate in all the organization’s initiatives and administrative functions. To be successful at the COBC, you need to enjoy learning and be open to receiving feedback. The team is also compassionate and empathic. We care about public safety and the impact our policies and programs can have on people.


Skills
The COBC team comes from a variety of backgrounds. We typically find that people are successful in this role when they have:
  • Experience in professional regulation and board governance
  • Experience in program development and/or project management
  • Bachelor or Master degree in political science, public administration or equivalent
  • Passionate about public policy, health legislation and regulation
  • Ability to determine priorities, be self-directed and work with minimal supervision
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Experience training, developing and managing volunteers
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills to resource multiple projects and programs
  • Ability to interact with registrants and strategically understand user-experience for technology and program development
  • Ability to adapt new technology quickly
  • Ability to think critically and analytically

What you will be doing

Planning
  • Planning program and projects to accomplish their strategic goals within constraints such time and resources
  • Generate a work plan for various projects within a program and identify challenges and opportunities
  • Schedule tasks, deadlines, and milestones for stakeholder and volunteers
  • Schedule committee and board meetings and develop agendas according to strategic plan
  • Prepare and write grant proposals

Policy Development
  • Conduct research of issues to present to the Board and committees to develop policy
  • Develop, implement, regularly review, and update policies and procedures
  • Update and maintain professional standards of practice
  • Update and maintain COBC bylaws with legal counsel

Program & Project Management
  • Administer the current continuing education (CE) program including education activity accreditation and program support for registrants
  • Execute the new continuing competency program (will replace current CE program) including educating registrants and stakeholders on new requirements, managing registrant learning plans, and accrediting education activities
  • Develop tools to support the new continuing competency program
  • Monitor and evaluate progress on programs and projects
  • Coordinate program and project development with external project contractors/consultants
  • Manage projects to meet deadlines and objectives
  • Coordinate the annual general meeting, board meetings, board elections and committee meetings
  • Write reports and meeting minutes to keep volunteers and stakeholders informed
  • Prepare the annual report

Volunteer Management
  • Recruit, train, and support the development of board and committee members
  • Address volunteer concerns and providing guidance to volunteers
  • Prepare board and committee chairs to facilitate meetings
  • Coordinate volunteers and contractors for program and projects

Administration

It is a small office so all team members are expected to help with registrants and administrative functions as needed.


Contact Information:

Please direct enquiries, resumes, and cover letters stating your desired salary* to:

Connie Chong

Registrar

recruitment (at) cobc.ca

(Due to the volume of applications, we will not entertain phone calls)

*Cover letters that do not state desired salary will not be reviewed.



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