Available position: Executive Director

Title: Executive Director

Contract type: Full Time; Permanent


Salary and benefits:

  • $71, 287 – $76, 377 per annum (40 hrs/wk at $34.27-$36.72/hr)
    (based on demonstrated skills; commensurate with HR policies)
  • Benefits include three (3) weeks vacation; 10 wellness and 2 personal days; a winter recess; a group insurance plan (health, dental, life); Group RRSP plan (employer matched)

 

Description of the job: 

This position reports to the Board of Directors, under the supervision of the President. The Executive Director is responsible for overall strategic and operational responsibilities of the organization, including sustainable financial management and the execution of its mission. The NETWORK is an Indigenous organization with a mandate to gather and support the sector of individuals and groups committed to improving the quality of life of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities living in the greater Montreal area.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the shared vision of the NETWORK is clear and manage key strategies to obtain it, including but not limited to.
  1. Bringing the organization’s vision for transformation and growth to fruition;
  2. Developing and implementing strategic priorities and goals for the organization, and overseeing the action planning to reach them.
  • Ensure strong partnerships, community, and overall sector engagement, including but not limited to mentoring, supporting and working closely with the Deputy Executive Director to:Gather and support the Montreal Indigenous sectors;
    1. Transmit the vision and mission of the NETWORK to outside stakeholders and ensure the presence and visibility of the NETWORK at key instances;
    2. Amplify community voices with specific attention to those who are not being heard, and ensure proper representation of community priorities, needs, and directions.
  • Manage the organization’s human resources, including but not limited to:
    1. Maintain an up-to-date and efficient organizational chart (organigram);
    2. Provide direct management to key staff, including managers, directors, and some administrative staff;
    3. Support managers and directors in their management of their teams and their monitoring of the day-to-day operations of the organization;
    4. Ensure proper recruitment, hiring, and release processes of the organization; 
    5. Manage annual and probationary employee evaluations and reviews.
  •  Maintain the financial health of the organization, including but not limited to:
    1. Ensure sustainable, long term financial planning;
    2. Oversee the funding development of the organization;
    3. Create and maintain relationships with existing and new funders;
    4. Ensure a good knowledge of financial trends and new funding opportunities;
    5. Support, mentor, and oversee the Deputy ED’s management of project budgets and expenses;
    6. Oversee the organization’s bookkeeping and reporting.
  • Ensure transparency and report to the Board of Directors, including but not limited to:
    1. Ensure proper reporting, transmission of information, and strong accountability to the board;
    2. Propose policies and procedures, and their amendments to the board, in order to ensure that they are always up-to-date;
    3. Oversee the support for a strong Board of Directors; 
    4. Any other task as assigned by the Board.

 

Requirements:

Demonstrated skills and experience in nonprofit management, including but not limited to experience:

  • Managing a 20-person staff team;
  • Managing $4M of revenue and expenses;
  • Operating a charitable organization.

Have the followings skills and knowledge sets:

  • Strategic thinking, strong analytical skills, problem solving, quick learner;
  • Able to prioritize tasks to meet a variety of key initiatives concurrently, work in a fast-paced, changing environment;
  • Maintain confidentiality, diplomacy.
  • Fully bilingual in English and French (reading, speaking, listening); strong ability to write in English or French; knowledge in an Indigenous language is an asset;
  • Intermediate or advanced computer literacy, specifically a strong level of comfort using G Suite (shared google drive, docs, gmail) as well as slack and zoom.

Have characteristics of a transformational leader (exemplary role model, inspirational motivator, intellectual stimulator, coaches and advises), and specifically able to:

  • Work collaboratively and respectfully with the staff team, actively listen to all voices, employ collective processes to decision making when appropriate.
  • Teach, motivate, empower staff team; consider individual needs and values.
  • Employ a high level of ethics in their work, and has strong values of compassion and collectivism.

Be community oriented and committed to decolonization, Indigenous sovereignty, anti-oppression, and including:

  • First-hand knowledge of the realities of the Inuit, First Nations, and Métis communities in urban areas (bonus: in the greater Montreal!)
  • Passionate about empowering and uplifting Indigenous voices in decision-making processes.

Other assets: In your application, please mention any other skills that you think may be useful in nonprofit management!

 Apply:

  • Applicants must apply by September 22, 2021;
  • Applications must be submitted through the application form bellow.  

The NETWORK strongly values Indigenous expertise and will happily consider the lived experience of candidates in place of formal education. The NETWORK strongly encourages applications from First Nations, Inuit, and Métis.

We are gender diversity inclusive, and encourage applications from youth, Elders, those who identify as two-spirit or LGBTQIA, persons with disabilities, people of color, visible minorities, and all other marginalized persons, as well as anyone who is committed to improving the quality of life of Montreal’s Indigenous community.