Executive Director, Health Technology Assessment international

Edmonton AB

Founded in 2003, HTAi is a global, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the importance and use of health technology assessment (HTA). HTA is a multidisciplinary process that uses explicit methods to determine the value of a health technology at different points in its lifecycle. The purpose is to inform decision making in order to promote an equitable, efficient, and high-quality health system. HTAi is a professional society with an international community of members including academics, public & private organizations, health professionals, students, patients, and citizens. HTAi’s members are dedicated to shaping the future of health systems and improving health outcomes for all people. Through scientific development, advocacy, member events, capacity building, and networking, HTAi is a neutral platform for all those with an interest in HTA, facilitating global collaboration, strategic discussions and knowledge mobilization that will accelerate innovation and impact in HTA globally.


Reporting to the elected international Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) is the head of the Secretariat and the most senior executive within the HTAi Society. The ED acts within the authority given by the Board of Directors and plays a pivotal role in driving strategy and fostering networking and collaboration among HTAi’s global membership. The new ED provides visionary leadership to a dedicated team of 13 staff, focused on building and nurturing member relationships and identifying new partnership opportunities. Working closely with all stakeholders across disciplines, regions, and sectors, the new ED manages a diverse and dynamic organization in their mission to foster impactful change by doing and using HTA globally.


The ideal candidate brings post-graduate credentials in health or business administration, coupled with substantial leadership experience in science administration. As a dynamic and visionary leader, they have a demonstrated track record of driving transformative change, strategic planning, and fostering collaboration across complex multi-stakeholder environments. Experienced within healthcare or not-for profit environments, the candidate has cultivated high-performance cultures and is proficient in resource optimization. The candidate brings exceptional communication skills, effective people leadership along with a track record of facilitating and convening scientific collaboration in an international forum. Skilled in board management and committed to improving health outcomes, the candidate brings an understanding of HTA and its impacts globally. While the headquarters are situated in Edmonton, Canada, HTAi welcomes applications from international candidates.


To Apply


To fill this position, HTAi has partnered with leadership advisory firm Odgers Berndtson and the search is being led by Joanne McMullin and Michael Williams.  Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online below. For more information, please contact Sarah Shaikh of Odgers Berndtson. We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


HTAi is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and HTAi throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.


Odgers Berndtson is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in all the work that we do. As part of our efforts to better understand our ability to reach as broad a pool of candidates as possible for our searches, our DEI team would like to encourage you to take a moment and access our Self-Declaration Form.

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