The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) is a leader in health care regulation. As the governing body for nearly 10,000 dentists in Ontario, our mission is to act in the public interest by putting patients first. We are committed to transparency, accessibility, and fairness in all our work.

RCDSO offers an engaging and values-based work culture that promotes leadership, work/life balance, teamwork and opportunities for professional development.

By joining the College, you’ll work in a vibrant, positive and progressive environment that will motivate you to achieve your best.


  • Assistant Registrar
  • Senior Administrative Assistant

Assistant Registrar

Ontario’s regulator for dentistry seeks to fill a new post. The Assistant Registrar will be responsible for the practice, regulatory and enforcement functions of RCDSO. The post holder will be a proven innovator and a visionary, helping the RCDSO to move to the next level.

Reporting directly to the Registrar, the Assistant Registrar will look for trends and opportunities to make the College more effective in fulfilling its mandate and is ready to suggest and implement new ways of doing business.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

  • Provide strategic advice to the Registrar
  • Lead the Professional Conduct, Quality Assurance, Registration and Facility Inspection teams.
  • Work with senior colleagues to implement the College’s Strategic Plan and create operating plans within the division.
  • Identify policy development opportunities for the College.
  • Ensure that appropriate resources are made available to Council, Committees of Council and working groups.
  • Maintain transparent, fair and enforceable regulations and bylaws governing operations of the College subject to Council’s regulation-making authority under the Dentistry Act, 1991 and the Regulated Health Professionals Act, 1991.
  • Develop, monitor and implement an evidence-based model for risk-based regulation of the profession, ensuring appropriate, proportionate and consistent regulatory responses. Monitor key risks and direct intervention as appropriate, in the public interest.

What skills and background do I need to apply?

The Assistant Registrar requires:

  • University degree or equivalent
  • 10+ years of experience in a similar area
  • 3-5 years of senior management experience in a similar capacity
  • Superior knowledge of the regulatory environment, especially in health care
  • Superior analytical skills especially in policy development and law
  • Superior knowledge of stakeholder engagement techniques
  • Experience in governmental/intergovernmental relations

To succeed in this post you will need to be:

  • Creative and courageous – willing to shake-up the status quo
  • Inspirational, motivating staff across the organization to succeed
  • An effective team leader with demonstrated ability to manage staff, build effective teams and collaborate with both peers, and senior management
  • A superb verbal and written communicator
  • A strong problem solver and decision maker
  • Able to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects
  • Ready to use your first-rate coaching skills and ability to mentor others to achieve a high performance culture

How do I apply?

Submit a cover letter telling us why you are interested in this position and how your skills meet our needs. Email your letter and resume to, attention Irwin Fefergrad, Registrar, by 5 pm April 30, 2018.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Senior Administrative Assistant

Bring your excellent communication and organizational skills to our team as the Senior Administrative Assistant in our Professional Liability Program (PLP) department.

The Professional Liability Program (PLP) administers RCDSO’s malpractice insurance program for all current and former RCDSO members. This includes claims management, insurance management and risk management.

The Senior Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing administrative and clerical support on claims and internal PLP department matters.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will work as part of a team to:

  • Transcribe and draft correspondence
  • Prepare case file materials as required, including photocopying, organizing and filing
  • Open and close files; maintain a bring-forward system
  • Organize dental records, including x-rays, digital images, etc.
  • Take basic information from members on new matters
  • Sort and distribute incoming and outgoing mail
  • Perform accounting related functions
  • Support the Assistant Manager and department Manager with other functions as assigned
  • Provide back-up support on telephones as required

What skills and background do I need?

The Senior Administrative Assistant requires

  • Completion of two- to three- year Community College program
  • Minimum of three years’ legal secretarial/administrative experience, preferably in insurance, medical malpractice and/or personal injury law
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent written/oral communications with a keen eye for detail, including strong typing skills and the ability to prepare correspondence using dictation equipment
  • Ability to produce a high-volume of work quickly and accurately in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Professional telephone manner
  • Ability to excel within a team environment
  • Knowledge of medical/dental terminology an asset

How do I apply?

Submit a cover letter, telling us why you are interested in this position and how your skills meet our needs. Your letter and a resume must be emailed to

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Thank you for your interest; only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The Royal College of Dental Surgeons is an inclusive employer.

Accommodation is available upon request under the Ontario Human Rights Code.


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