Chief, Member Relations, Advocacy and Public Relations - OMA

  • c/o Odgers Berndtson
  • Oct 18, 2018
Full time Communications

Job Description

Chief, Member Relations, Advocacy and Public Relations

Are you passionate about advocating for and supporting doctors and strengthening the leadership role of doctors in caring for patients? Ontario Physicians have signalled that they are ready to take on an even broader strategic role in the planning and delivery of care to the people of Ontario. In this active leadership position with the OMA, you can dramatically affect the future advance of healthcare in Ontario.

Working under the direction of the new Chief Executive Officer, you will contribute to the transition of the OMA into a high performing, high reliability organization that supports an expanded role for physicians in formulating healthcare system policy and solutions.  

The Ontario Medical Association represents the political, clinical and economic interests of more than 41,000 Ontario physicians, residents and medical students. As part of its mandate the OMA negotiates physician compensation with the Province and advances excellence in health care delivery, through Ontario’s physicians.

Reporting to the CEO, the Chief, Member Relations, Advocacy and Public Relations you will accountable for leading an comprehensive communications portfolio, including Member Engagement, & Communications, Government Relations & Advocacy, Medial & Social Media, Public Relations and the delivery of a highly effective Marketing and Digital strategy. Key to the new Chief’s success will be: the development of an integrated communications and public affairs strategy that focuses on key areas of importance to the OMA’s members; the development and delivery of a clear brand promise; and the active engagement of the OMA’s membership and the enhancement of the overall member experience.

The successful candidate will have:

  • a minimum of 15 years of progressive communications, marketing and public affairs experience, ideally in health care or another complex public sector or association environment. In addition, she/he will possess a deep understanding of how to work with boards, government and large, diverse groups of stakeholders.
  • A demonstrated bold and innovative approach while building a culture of respect, transparency and responsiveness.

If you are excited by this transformation at the OMA, we look forward to hearing from you. To learn more about the position please visit or contact Penny Mirams at or Hayley Becker at

The Ontario Medical Association is an equal opportunity employer.  In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and the OMA throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

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Toronto, ON