Director, Governance

  • Ontario Medical Association
  • Jan 04, 2019
Full time Governance Director

Job Description

The Director, Governance is responsible for oversight of OMA governance which includes leading the continued review and refinement of the OMA’s current governance structure in order, to develop strategy on how to achieve governance reform. 


  • Provide governance advice, monitor and ensure that OMA governance changes are reviewed, modified, reflect best governance practice, including creating strategies on how to adopt and implement these changes; 
  • Provide support to the Chair of the Board, OMA Council and committee (including the Board Governance and Nominating Committee and the Council Governance Steering Committee) as required specifically ensuring alignment of priorities and objectives; 
  • In conjunction with the Board Secretary act as a liaison between OMA management and the Board of Directors and Governance Committee on all governance issues;
  • In consultation and collaboration with General Counsel, stay informed about changes in OMA bylaws and provincial and federal regulations and ensure OMA’s compliance; oversee and direct the implementation of changes to governance coming out of review work approved by the Board; 
  • Make recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of OMA’s governance and administration processes based on research of best practices; work with stakeholders within the OMA and its governance venues to review and adjust current governance compensation mechanisms (e.g. honoraria and expense reimbursement policies and structures) to simplify processes while ensuring fair compensation for physician contribution; 
  • Develop a strategy to adopt new governance behaviours, monitor such adoption, and work with leaders and change management resources to identify deviations from the intended model, intervene, if required; 
  • Oversees all OMA activities relating to various annual general meetings (CMA, AGM and CMA Board meeting). 

Education:       Master’s Degree in Business Administration, or equivalent; Training and/or certification in governance

Experience:      6-9 years of relevant experience; expertise in governance principles and practices; experience in a membership or non-for-profit association is an asset.

Resumes, including salary expectations, should be forwarded by January 25, 2019 to

We regret that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Ontario Medical Association is an equal opportunity employer.  We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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Toronto, ON