EMC is recruiting: President & CEO

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Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) is seeking applications for the position of President and CEO. The position reports to the Board of Directors which is elected from its Canada wide membership.

Founded in 2006 as a national not-for-profit industry organization, EMC is dedicated exclusively to the electrification of all modes of surface transportation.  Our membership includes:

  • Private sector companies engaged in the sale or distribution of vehicles or components or charging infrastructure/service or the delivery of professional services
  • Provincial and local electric utilities
  • Managers of fleets from private sector companies, governments agencies and others
  • Related associations, societies, research centres, universities and labour organizations
  • Government agencies and individual supporters

Functions of the President and CEO

The President and CEO is accountable to the Board of Directors and is responsible for capturing, developing and articulating the organization’s vision, mission and brand positioning and represents the highest management authority of EMC. As such, the President and CEO will develop a long-term business plan and tactical strategies for the implementation of the organization’s vision, mission and brand awareness throughout the industry. As chief spokesperson for EMC, the President and CEO will take the lead in promoting and representing EMC among internal and external communities, drive government relations and lobbying programs and efforts to ensure continual building and nurturing of EMC’s profile regionally, nationally and internationally.

EMC is a bilingual organization. The successful candidate will have proficiency in both official languages.

Key Performance Expectations

  • Provide leadership and showcase a proven government relations background for EMC in the development, execution and achievement of its vision, mission and objectives.
  • Develop and implement the long-term business strategy for the association, for approval by the Board of Directors, that satisfies the interests of EMC membership, and grows the membership base year over year.
  • Provide direction, promotion, and coordination to EMC’s work program and related activities.
  • Execute stakeholder relations/building activities in the electric mobility community, galvanizing support for the broader vision of the organization.
  • Execute government relations activities that are central to the execution of the organization’s mission and implementation of its business strategy/plan.
  • Work closely with, and maintain regular communication, with the Board of Directors, the membership at large – both French and English speaking – staff and those interested in electrification of transportation in Canada and elsewhere.
  • Oversee the general administration of EMC, including reviewing financial reports, budgeting, and hiring necessary policy, research and support staff or consultants as appropriate.
  • Through personal and professional outreach, build strong relationships and innovative partnerships with diverse constituent groups, such as those in government (municipal, provincial, national), related industry associations and not-for-profit organizations and other groups as appropriate to the mission of EMC.
  • Develop and execute the annual EMC conference.

Key Competencies

  • Demonstrable experience and track record of successful government relations and stakeholder management skills.
  • Fluency in both official languages.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the role of electric mobility in achieving sustainable transportation, including policy and research experience within the Canadian transportation sector.
  • Successful record of strategic leadership required for the development of the future vision and strategies which will guide EMC growth.
  • An ability to promote EMC and take direct responsibility for raising funds in close cooperation with the Board and all stakeholder groups, with proven experience in growing a membership base.
  • A willingness for necessary travel.
  • Accessible, with a commitment to work with all constituencies, current and potential stakeholders, the media, and the broader community.


  • A university degree in business administration, science, engineering, or other relevant academic discipline.
  • A professional designation such as Certified Association Executive (CAE) would be a definite asset.


  • Association management, not for profit or industry or government experience in a related field.
  • Experience in strategic planning as it pertains to achieving the goals of the organization.
  • Experience in project delivery (executing the plan) and working with stakeholders to see projects to completion.
  • Experience in outreach and communications activities especially public speaking.
  • Demonstrated successful government relations experience since a component of the activity will be to engage federal, provincial and municipal governments.


Compensation will be negotiated based on qualifications and experience and will include a bonus structure that provides a further incentive, based on performance and achievement of key milestones.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 5:00 pm Eastern time on Friday November 9, 2018.  Please email CV and cover-letter with salary expectations to: info@emc-mec.ca.  Questions about this posting may be directed to the same address.