Job Posting 91930

Executive Director
Fabrique Familiale La Cabane
Montreal Metro area
closes in 36 days (Fri, 28 Apr)
full time  •  $70,000 and $75,,000, depending on the candidate's level of experience.


Founded in 2019, La Cabane is a charitable organisation offering a creative family space in the Rosemont / Petite-Patrie neighbourhood of Montreal. Our mission: to enable children and youth to learn by leading meaningful lives, surrounded by their families and community.

To support this mission, La Cabane anchors its activities in three pillars: the development of healthy lifestyle habits (through conscious movement, gardening and culinary arts), active citizenship, and artistic expression.

Since 2020, La Cabane has been offering the "Defi program" to home-schooled families from Tuesday to Thursday. Following a community consultation process called "Explorathon", the children and La Cabane's team select three “challenges” for the year, representing an issue or opportunity in the community. Guided by a process similar to design thinking, the children interview members of their community, brainstorm solutions, create prototypes and implement real solutions to contribute towards their community's issue. Our work is strongly influenced by non-violent communication, restorative justice practices, healing/trauma-informed practices, and social emotional learning.

After moving into our new 6,000 square foot space in May 2022, La Cabane also now opens its doors to families in the Greater Montreal area on Saturdays and Sundays, offering workshops and a café for families to learn and connect.

We are searching for our next extraordinary leader who possesses the qualities of an experienced executive director, and who is a bon vivant, able to navigate the exciting new waters of start-up projects.  In our highly creative environment, we rely on your organisational skills and contagious motivation to guide our team through its next phase of growth. We have recently been granted charitable status and are looking for a new leader to develop our philanthropic strategy while working with the Board of Directors to secure multi-year core funding from the government.

We aim to find a leader who will embody our values: Respect, Inclusion, Love, Courage, Solution, Celebration and Play. At La Cabane, we think big, and anything is possible, especially if it's an idea that comes from a child!


Executive Director - Roles and Responsibilities 

Reporting to and supported by the Board of Directors and guided by La Cabane's mission and values, the Executive Director is responsible for planning, supervising, directing and evaluating the organisation's programs and activities as well as managing human and financial resources.

The Executive Director is accountable to and works in collaboration with the Board of Directors. The Executive Director adheres to the values, mission and vision of the organisation and implements them with a high level of determination, commitment, ethics and interpersonal, operational and strategic skills.

The Executive Director has primary responsibility for the positioning, financing, planning and management of the organisation, ensuring compliance with the founding principles of the organisation, the decisions of the Board of Directors, consultations with the team, the policies of the organisation and the applicable laws and regulations. More specifically, the Executive Director is responsible for the following five pillars:

  1. Fundraising

  2. Board development 

  3. Financial management

  4. Human resources and culture of the organisation

  5. Representation in the community



  • Bachelor's degree or college diploma in a relevant field of study or self-study with 5 years of relevant experience.

  •  3-5 years of experience in a management position in a non-profit organisation.

  • Previous experience in social entrepreneurship and social innovation 

  • Fluency in spoken and written French and English is required. Any other spoken language is an asset.

  • Proven successes in development and implementing multi-sector fundraising strategies.

  • Previous experience with financial management and budgeting 

  • Programming evaluation experience is an asset

  • Experience in a start-up, scale-up, restructuring, school administration, social enterprise or small business is an asset.


Profile required

  • Experienced, confident manager and leader who is comfortable and skilled in working in a highly collaborative environment;

  • Adaptive and creative;

  • Ability to manage stress;

  • Be organised and structured;

  • Demonstrate mobilising and benevolent leadership;

  • Ability to work independently and in a team;

  • Constructive and warm interpersonal skills;

  • Experience in developing and furthering  social justice, equity, inclusion and diversity in a professional context;

  • Energetic and motivating;

  • Passionate about contributing to the education revolution.

Some additional qualities that will set you apart

  • Training in non-violent communication or other empathic communication approaches is an asset.

  • Related experience in teaching children aged 6 to 12 is an asset.

  • Previous experience successfully delegating to and supporting a team.   

  • Being flexible and willing to grow. Our organisation is under construction, so you will be required to constantly evaluate our practices and find opportunities to develop our work and culture.

  • Proactive, clear and warm approach when communicating with the team, parents and children.

  • Patience, listening skills and empathy.

  • The ability to laugh and make people laugh.

  • Advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion. 

  • Wanting to help change the world of education, to bring your unique ideas and vision.

  • Has these qualities / skills: Empathy, compassion, Creativity, Ambitious, Organized, Good speaker, Collaborative, Creative, Visionary and Rassembleur.

We strongly encourage candidates from marginalised communities to self-identify in their cover letter as we prioritise and value diversity, equity and inclusion in our organisation.  This information will be kept confidential amongst the hiring committee members. 


How to Apply*: Apply by sending your CV and a letter of intent to Melissa-Ann Pereira Ledo,


*Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. 

Deadline: We will evaluate applications on an ongoing basis, hoping to recruit the perfect person for this position for March/April 2023.


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