Executive Director - Ontario Motor Coach Association / Motor Coach Canada

The Ontario Motor Coach Association / Motor Coach Canada (OMCA/MCC) is a non-profit association developed in 1929 to bring the industry together. OMCA/MCC is a strong inclusive network of interdependent businesses producing results greater than the sum of their individual parts. Representing coach companies, tour operators, direct marketing organizations, and tourism service providers (hotels, restaurants attractions, etc.) that all work together to offer the public first-class travel experiences, OMCA/MCC acts as a liaison between government and industry and provides high value opportunities for their members to grow their business.

OMCA/MCC is committed to providing the highest level of value and personal service for its members as it embraces the road to sustainable and progressive development of the industry, providing advocacy and education to members across North America. In addition to serving as a joint organizer of the Ontario Transportation Expo Conference and Trade Show, the OMCA/MCC also hosts an annual signature event, the OMCA Marketplace, which draws the industry together for a 4-day event each fall.

The OMCA/MCC wishes to recruit a strategic and innovative leader to the role of Executive Director. Reporting to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director acts as a liaison among members, the Board of Directors and government, and is accountable for the daily management of the association’s programs and services, membership growth and retention, public, government and media relations, partnerships, and financial activities. In collaboration with a Board of Directors that represents the membership, the Executive Director will develop and implement strategic plans approved by the Board, annual business plans, and budgets. The Executive Director will work in partnership with members and key stakeholders and will lead a team of skilled professionals to ensure that OMCA/MCC achieves its mission and strategic objectives.

As an ideal candidate, you bring a minimum of 5 years of executive leadership experience acquired within an industry/trade association or the transportation/tourism/travel sector, including negotiations, lobbying, and business dealings with government. You are drawn to the opportunity to help an industry innovate and re-imagine itself for the future. You possess outstanding interpersonal, communications, and consensus-building skills; professionalism; and an ability to innovate and creatively address significant challenges of the kind brought about to our sector by COVID-19. With proven relationship management expertise, you thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment of accountability, transparency, and collaboration. You are a strong listener who can translate strategic thinking into action plans and have demonstrated success in crafting messages and approaches that resonate with government (provincial and/or federal) and have measurable impact on the success of your organization.   

For more information on this outstanding opportunity, or to submit your application, please contact:

Suzanne Clark, Partner             416-593-0900 x2234            sclark@fourcornersgroup.com                          

Stavros Kanichis, Associate       416-593-0900 x2280            skanichis@fourcornersgroup.com                 

The OMCA/MCC is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes candidates from equity-seeking groups and is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. Please let us know if you require accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.