As you may be aware, we are currently undertaking a search for a new CEO for NACC.  We are hoping to broaden our search to find our next CEO and are hoping our esteemed members can help; in your roles in the private college market, you may have come across someone who you think may suit this role impeccably.

Below is the job description we have posted and the type of person we seek:

Job Description

The Chief Executive Officer, in consultation with the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, will primarily be responsible for establishing, leading and directing the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) in strategic planning, operational oversight, revenue generation and stakeholder relations.

The Chief Executive Officer will develop and uphold the organization’s mission, vision, and values. This position will develop and implement both short- and long-term tactical and strategic plans in accordance with organizational goals and objectives. The role is responsible for promoting the interests and programs of private career colleges and private universities to the federal government and the programs developed by NACC to provincial ministries and regulators.

Formal Education and Training:

Bachelor degree or equivalent post-secondary education

Work Experience:

Experience in higher education online education management including strategic planning, budgetary and program development

Minimum of 10 years of management experience

Education or association management experience an asset

Experienced lobbying and strategy development with federal government relations

Demonstrate collaborative experience with working with a board of directors


Ability to travel across Canada

NACC supports a remote work environment

NACC is based in Ottawa. Candidate must have ability to commute to Ottawa within 4 hours for short notice meetings

Bilingual (English/French) an asset

Position is a full-time commitment

If you would kindly pass along this along to anyone you believe may fit this role, and have them send their resumes to, we would greatly appreciate it.  If you would like to personally recommend anyone for this position, you can also send us a message at

Thank you and we look forward to your recommendations!

George Hood, Chair, NACC