Tourism Vancouver is globally recognized for creatively marketing the city and region as an ideal destination for leisure travel and meetings and events business. Through the efforts of its 60 full-time employees and 200 volunteers, the not-for-profit association strives to build business for its 1,000 members while also creating economic, cultural, social and environmental benefits for the city and its residents.
Tourism Vancouver is now seeking its next visionary and strategic leader to continue to position Vancouver as the preeminent choice for conventions, tours, individual travelers and major events. Reporting to a 15 member Board of Directors, the President/CEO has overall responsibility for the management of the business activities of Tourism Vancouver, as well as the mandate to generate significant, targeted demand for the destination. The President/CEO leads Tourism Vancouver by accountable, efficient and effective operations, and through the development and implementation of short and long-term strategies, policies and marketing programs, in addition to the management of its human and financial resources.
As the ideal candidate, your skills include broad and progressive leadership capabilities, as well as extensive management experience gained as a senior leader in an organization that has parallels to Tourism Vancouver or a related company in the tourism, hospitality or convention industry. Alternatively, this experience could come from a senior executive position within a complex sales and marketing organization that operates on the world stage.
As a preferred candidate, you bring a positive, collaborative and open leadership style, exceptional relationship abilities and a strong performance orientation which you have infused throughout your previous positions. Significant, demonstrated accomplishments in sales, marketing and brand management as well as stakeholder, public and government relations are crucial. A thorough understanding of the travel, tourism and convention industry, and the mandate of destination marketing and management organizations are significant assets.
From a personal perspective, you are a high energy, ethical, dynamic and outgoing leader with the knowledge, experience, integrity and style to quickly establish credibility among a wide range of stakeholders. You are passionate about Vancouver and intuitively comfortable representing the city locally, provincially, nationally and around the globe.
This is a rare and compelling opportunity to represent a city and region, to leverage a high- functioning, committed team of professionals, and to help to further drive Vancouver’s tourism industry success.
If you are interested in receiving further details about the Tourism Vancouver President/CEO opportunity IN CONFIDENCE, or would like to submit your resume and expression of interest, please contact Odgers Berndtson by telephone: Kathryn Young, Ken Werker or Lydia Tay in our Vancouver office at 604-685-0261 or email to: Lydia.email@example.com.