Co-Executive Director, CAPLA


Expression of Interest

The Canadian Association for Prior Learning Assessment (CAPLA) has been the national voice for the recognition of prior learning (RPL) since 1994.

CAPLA is looking for an entrepreneurial leader with an extensive background in the field of RPL who is interested in a volunteer position as CAPLA’s Co-Executive Director. Working along side the current Executive Director (ED), the incumbent will learn about all aspects of the organization, in anticipation of the eventual transition into the full-time ED role in 2019. A modest honorarium will be paid. Additional compensation is possible with success in writing proposals to secure project-based funding.

This exciting opportunity will enable you to work at the national and international level with partners and other stakeholders who want to make a difference in the way Canada values, recognizes and assesses knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies acquired from work and life experience. Excellent communication, negotiation, advocacy, team-building and organizational skills are needed to maintain and expand strategic partnerships and projects, in order to further develop CAPLA’s programs and services.

The position will appeal to those with a passion for RPL, adult learning and improving access for adults in transition. As an influential change agent and innovative leader, with an established RPL network in your community in Canada, you will be instrumental in expanding awareness of RPL through your activities on social media, by exemplary written and verbal messaging and at public events.

The CAPLA Board of Directors will be looking for a person with exemplary personal and professional integrity, exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills and the capacity to work in a virtual environment. The working language for the position is English, although an aptitude in French is considered an asset.

Please send an Expression of Interest of no more than three pages to by March 15, 2018. You can expect to hear back from CAPLA by April 6, 2018. Information about the work of CAPLA can be found at

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