Canadian Vocational Association

The Canadian Vocational Association is recruiting

an Executive Director

The CVA is Canada’s premier competency-based training organization specializing in DACUM training both nationally and internationally.

The CVA is seeking a leader who will further grow the CVA as a self sustaining, not-for-profit national organization with strong international links.

Currently, the position would require a self-starting individual working part time with a current staff of three, all working part-time from home offices.

Our preferred candidate would be a retired or soon to be retired management or academic executive, motivated by the CVA mandate, challenge and cognizant of the organization’s limited resources.

If you see yourself as an experienced organization builder, a communicator and a person who wants to be a major voice for competency-based and DACUM training, the complete CVA Executive Director Job Description, List of Qualifications and Employment Terms and Conditions can be viewed here.

If you are interested in this position, you are required to forward the following documents by email to Pierre Morin, President of the CVA (, no later than Friday, 23 February 2018 at 16h30 (ET):

  • A letter (not to exceed 400 words) highlighting the considerations that make your candidacy particularly appealing and relevant;
  • Your curriculum vitae.

N.B.: Between finalists equally complying with the employment requirements set by the CVA, the CVA Board will favor a candidate who can communicate adequately in Canada’s two official languages. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.


The Canadian Vocational Association January Newsletter is out!

Great ROI Awaits Investors in Competency Development and Management
As organizations try to improve their abilities to engage, develop, and retain high-quality employees and improve business outcomes, competencies can be a powerful tool. Competencies—the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors to successfully perform a job or job role—can serve as the foundation for most or all talent process.

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