The College of Early Childhood Educators regulates the early childhood education profession in the public interest by ensuring Ontario’s early childhood educators meet requirements set out in the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007 (the Act). The College issues Certificates of Registration, has established a code of ethics and standards of practice for the profession, and responds to complaints through a complaints and discipline process. The College has over 52,000 current members.
Our Professional Regulation department is seeking a regulatory professional with a legal background and at least five years of experience in investigations and/or prosecutions. In partnership with a fellow Manager, Professional Conduct, you will be responsible for:
Providing leadership to, and managing, a growing department of investigators, intake administrators and decision editors.
Assisting the Director with strategic and operational planning and implementation.
Developing, implementing and managing processes relating to intake, investigations, discipline, fitness to practise, monitoring, unauthorized practitioner matters and registration appeal functions.
Acting as senior staff support for the Complaints, Discipline/Fitness to Practise and Registration Appeal Committees.
Managing relationships with external legal counsel and investigators.
Keeping abreast of legal developments in the regulatory field and identifying and implementing ways to mitigate risk.
Drafting or reviewing templates, undertakings, prosecutorial viability assessments, statements of allegations, Committee decisions and scripts and other documents.
Negotiating settlement and other agreements on behalf of the College.
Engaging in outreach to, and/or liaising with, College stakeholders, including members, the public, complainants, Council members, community organizations, CAS, police and government ministries.
University degree in law, criminology or a related discipline and at least five years of experience in investigations/prosecutions in a regulatory environment or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Knowledge of administrative law and procedural fairness, Statutory Powers Procedure Act, Public Inquiries Act, Early Childhood Educators Act and relevant regulations and regulatory best practices.
Experience providing training and appropriate support to staff and Committees.
Experience providing guidance to others and explaining legal and regulatory concepts in plain language.
Initiative to identify and drive opportunities for improvement.
Organizational and project management skills to balance competing priorities and a high volume of cases.
Leadership and management skills to motivate staff and set priorities in an environment with tight deadlines and competing demands.
Communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.
Member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada (an asset).
Fluency in both official languages (an asset).
Please submit your application online. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We thank all applicants, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.