Opportunity:Executive Director
Date Posted:2/3/2020


Executive Director

About Canadian Association for Interventional Radiology (CAIR)

Founded nearly 20 years ago, the Canadian Association for interventional radiology (CAIR)ís mission is to improve the health and quality of life of Canadians through minimally invasive, image guided therapy. The CAIRís vision for the future is to:

a) Bring together a vast majority of Interventional Radiologists as well as other relevant professionals;

b) Work with patient groups and other allies;

c) Help increase accessibility for Canadians to patient friendly, effective, minimally invasive, image guided treatments.

Interventional radiology, a sub-specialty of radiology, has recently been recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Membership at the CAIR currently stands at approximately 400 members across Canada and is composed of physicians (interventional radiologists), technologists and nurses. The organizationís revenues are of approximately $600,000/year.

CAIRís flagship event, the Annual Meeting, is held every year in May and attracts more than 300 attendees. The CAIRís Annual Meeting lasts four days and represents the most important Canadian continuing professional development opportunity in the field of interventional radiology (IR). CAIR also organizes the Grand Slams & Catastrophes Course, held annually during the month of February in Lake Louise, Alberta. This continuing professional development opportunity lasts two days and attracts approximately 70 attendees. The CAIR also organizes two other events: Fellows & Residents Day and a training day for medical radiation technologists and nurses.

The CAIR Initiative, one of the highlights of the Associationís strategic plan, aims to raise awareness about the benefits of interventional radiology treatments and to lift the hurdles that stand in the way of better access for Canadians to interventional radiology procedures.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is a member of the CAIRís leadership team and is accountable for the overall direction, management and advancement of the CAIRíS strategic priorities in Canada.

The incumbent is responsible for providing leadership and direction to ensure that the CAIRís goals and objectives are met in accordance with its philosophy, mission and strategy. Ensuring a strong national presence for the CAIR is also an important part of the mandate.

This key role will help shape, nurture and support the priorities in all revenue streams (events, membership, new funding, etc.) through effective leadership, networking, and influencing decision-makers to make IR treatments more accessible to Canadians.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement the existing strategic plan by providing clear priorities and performance expectations;
  • Keep the Board of Directors informed on all aspects of the organization's activities, including operations, financial performance and risk management;
  • Build and manage relationships with all stakeholders, internal and external.
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships and collaborative partnerships with corporate partners, patients and other professionals in the field;
  • Act as ambassador and spokesperson for the CAIR and promote its mission, its continuing professional development activities and events;
  • Raise IRís awareness to target audiences;
  • Work with other professional associations and patient groups to promote the benefits of IR treatments;
  • Explore new funding opportunities to ensure sustainability and growth;
  • Plan and organize four continuing professional development (CPD) events each year;
  • Oversee the production of the Associationís quarterly newsletter and cases for educational purposes;
  • Oversee the website and monitoring of on-line forums.

Required Qualifications


  • Degree in Business Administration or related field and/or relevant experience.


  • Minimum five (5) years management and supervisory experience in the Not-for-Profit sector;
  • Five (5) to eight (8) years experience in public affairs, communications, media and government relations or in a related field;
  • Significant events management experience. Digital, web, social media and marketing skills will be an asset.


  • Demonstrated leadership skills and creative thinking;
  • Ability to implement a strategic plan;
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors;
  • Hand-on, energetic, motivated self-starter with a strong drive for results;
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with volunteers;
  • Solid management skills;
  • Business orientation in leading successful development and new funding initiatives;
  • Relationship builder and collaborator at the highest level;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders (members, government, media, etc.) and to respond to membersí needs;
  • Strong public speaking abilities and excellent communication skills, verbal and written (English);
  • Knowledge of French an asset;
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends and to travel across Canada.

Reasons to join the Canadian Association for Interventional Radiology

  • High level of autonomy;
  • Play a key role to raise the CAIRís profile;
  • Make a difference in Canadiansí lives by promoting IR as a non-invasive alternative to surgery.


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