Job Posting 99186

Executive Director
Project 10
Montreal Metro area
10138 Rue Lajeunesse, Montréal, Quebec H3L 2E2
closed 16 days ago (Tue, 13 Feb)
full time  •  $75,000 - $80,000 (commensurate with experience)

Project 10 Executive Director Job Posting

  • Are you passionate about 2SLGBTQI+ youth wellness and empowerment?
  • Do you want a job that is meaningful and that makes a difference in people’s lives, every day?
  • Are you the type of person who embraces challenge and complexity?
  • Are you a caring, positive, collaborative and confident leader?
  • Are you organized, efficient and autonomous?
  • Are you experienced with and committed to anti-oppression?

 

Project 10 is currently looking to hire an Executive Director to lead the organization in a proactive, organized and collaborative manner.  Project 10 works to promote the personal, social, sexual and mental well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersex and questioning (2SLGBTQ+) youth and adults 14-25. Through advocacy and education, using a harm reduction approach, Project 10 aims to facilitate the empowerment of youth at individual, community, and institutional levels with a particular emphasis on supporting individuals and groups who experience multiple and intersecting oppressions. Services are free of charge, confidential and anonymous, and are offered in English and French. 

More information on Project 10’s services and programs is here.  You can also consult the last annual report and financial statements here.

We are also hiring a Funding and Finance Director at the same time.  Both of these positions will include the opportunity to benefit from a solid orientation process and ongoing coaching.

Terms:

  • $75,000 - $80,000 (commensurate with experience)
  • 32-40 hrs per week according to your preference and the needs of the organization, with the possibility of some hybrid work
  • Competitive benefits including:
  • Health benefits with Desjardins insurance
    • $500.00 per reference year (April 1-March 31) to be used toward self-care, upon approval by the Board of Directors 
    • Four weeks vacation (two weeks are to be chosen by the employee, at least four weeks in advance, with the authorization of the Board of Directors; Two weeks are to be taken during the period when Project 10 is closed (one (1) week during the month of August and one (1) week during the month of December).  
  • Grief days, special paid leave, leave of absence, professional development sabbatical, religious holidays as per our personnel policy

 

Main areas of responsibility:

Financial management

  • Collaborate with the Financial Director as needed to ensure the smooth functioning of financial management systems

Supervising and supporting staff 

  • Oversee safety and security of premises for volunteers, staff and members;
  • Actively promote and contribute to an empowering, welcoming, positive and supportive work environment for staff and volunteers;
  • Do monthly supervision sessions to all staff (and more as needed);
  • Ensure that employees and volunteers  are acting professionally and ethically, following the by-laws, policies and procedures of the organization;
  • Offer professional development opportunities to staff;
  • Work collaboratively with staff to ensure that the best quality of services are provided to members;
  • Ensure regular staff meetings are held (minimum twice / month) with all in attendance and minutes taken (possibility of rotating facilitation amongst staff);
  • Ensure that the organization follows all labour laws;
  • Ensure that HR records are kept up to date and confidential;
  • Recruit and onboard new staff as needed;
  • Work with staff and board volunteers to maintain and update HR policies;
  • Create as many leadership, collaborative decision-making and skills development opportunities for youth as possible within the organization and through the programs and services;
  • Promote and model a trusting, transparent and collaborative work culture within the team;

Governance 

  • Ensure that by-laws and policies are upheld by staff, members, partners and volunteers;
  • Oversee and sign off on any communication made externally related to special or annual general meetings;
  • Develop and/or update policies and procedures where needed e.g. credit card policy, grievance policy, social media use policy, code of conduct;
  • Create an onboarding package and arrange for a training session for the board;
  • Ensure that incoming board members are adequately briefed and trained;
  • Ensure prompt reporting on programs, finance, and operations as a whole for incoming board;
  • Ensure a direct means of communication between staff and board e.g. staff reports to the board done through rotating staff members, and reports back from board meetings by rotating staff;
  • Explore the possibility of establishing a Youth Council (with governance committee)
  • Contract external facilitators and consultants when needed to ensure the health and good functioning of the organization;

Communications

  • Work with staff to send out regular communications via e-newsletter and social media to members;
  • Coordinate with staff to ensure appropriate use and regular updating of all of the organizations’ communications platforms with regards to hours and services;
  • Maintain transparency and clarity with members and donors;
  • After working to find other solutions, ensure that any closure periods are communicated in advance to the membership;
  • Work with staff to keep records of attendance at activities and other pertinent information that is required for funders;

Building / Infrastructure

  • Oversee the regular cleaning and security of the office space;
  • Liaise with the landlord as needed;
  • Ensure rent is paid on time and that any maintenance issues that fall within the scope of the lease are flagged in writing to the landlords promptly;
  • Create an inventory list and ensure the safety and security of all equipment on and off the premises;
  • Ensure that proper IT systems are functioning and contract support when necessary;

Requirements

  • Available to work in person in Montreal (at the P10 offices in the neighbourhood of Ahunstic) 
  • Lived experience in 2SLGBTQI+ communities;
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in a management, coordination or administrative position in the non-profit sector, specifically with experience in supporting and supervising staff;
  • Functional bilingualism e.g. ability to converse with members and partners comfortably in French and English, ability to write grants in French and English;
  • Commitment to upholding the bylaws, policies, values and approaches of the organization;
  • Past experience in contributing to and upholding an anti-oppressive, equitable workplace;
  • Strong, organized financial management and oversight skills;
  • Strong ability to communicate and act in a professional and ethical way;
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple priorities simultaneously;
  • Collaborative, confident leadership style; 
  • Previous experience recruiting, supervising, supporting, and when necessary, overseeing disciplinary actions with staff;
  • Strong group facilitation skills and past experience with consensus-based decision-making;
  • Comfortable with potentially working with staff partially in person and partially remote;

 

Assets:

  • Previous experience working in any of the following: 2SLGBTQI+ organization, youth organization, BIPOC organization, health and social services organization, direct service provision organization etc.;
  • Previous experience with governance e.g. special general meetings, onboarding new board members, writing policy;
  • Previous experience recruiting, supervising, supporting and when necessary, overseeing disciplinary actions with volunteers and contractors
  • Conflict resolution skills.

 

Application and hiring process

If you are at all interested or curious, we encourage you to apply.

We encourage you to apply even if you have some of the requirements, not all of them, and even if you see yourself doing some of the tasks above, and not all of them. 

Only applications that include a cover letter OR short video presentation and CV will be accepted.  You can apply in English or French.

Please note that functional bilingualism is required for this position.  We will be doing a pre-screening to assess your level of comfort with both languages before a full interview.  This pre-screening will also be an opportunity for you to ask us questions about the position and assess your interest and comfort with what you might be taking on.  

We strongly encourage you to share any relevant lived experience that you have that contributes to your skills and expertise, such as unpaid and under the table work, internships, volunteer experience, grassroots solidarity and fundraising work, entrepreneurship, activism etc.  This is valued and will be considered as an asset in the hiring process. 

Please send your cover letter or video, as well as your CV Attn: ED Hiring Committee to   by Feb. 12th at 9am.

Employment Equity 

Project 10 recognizes the unique contributions of people who experience marginalization or oppression and invites people who are Black, Indigenous, people of colour, women, 2SLGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, people who are HIV+, and/or previously incarcerated to apply. Project 10, as a youth organization, encourages those that are near our age mandate to apply. (Unfortunately, those under 18 are not eligible, nor are current or recent Project 10 service users.)

If you have any accessibility needs for the interviewing process, please don’t hesitate to make that known to the hiring team.  We will do our best to accommodate you.  

Only applicants selected for a pre-interview will be contacted. 

If you have any questions about the position or the application process, please email and a member of the hiring committee will get back to you. A new Board of Directors will be elected at the Special General Meeting on January 22nd at 6:30.  All are welcome to attend.  This will be a good opportunity to learn about P10, hear from staff and meet the incoming Board of Directors. See the P10 website for more information and email to learn more about becoming a member.

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