Job Posting 99536

Executive Director
Refugee Action Montréal
Montreal Metro area
1439, rue Ste-Catherine O., Suite 2
closed 29 days ago (Fri, 15 Mar)
full time  •  $75,000-$90,000


Executive Director

Minimum: $75,000 - Maximum: $90,000 based on experience and qualifications
Health care plan, 3% RRSP contributions, 4 weeks vacation, 10 personal or sick days



Permanent - full-time (37.5 hours a week)
Action Réfugiés Montréal is a non-governmental faith-inspired organization that seeks justice for

asylum seekers and refugeed people. We promote partnerships among people who use our services, faith communities and society at large for mutual empowerment. Through our programs, we provide hope and assistance while raising awareness. For 30 years we have been an essential voice for the rights of refugeed people in Montreal and beyond.

DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will provide leadership, vision and management to approximately ten staff while developing and exercising the strategic direction of the Board and operations for Action Réfugiés Montréal. We are looking for a compassionate leader with a successful track record of working collaboratively with program coordinators in a small and collegial non-profit organization. As Action Réfugiés Montréal celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2024, we are embarking on a new strategic planning initiative over the course of this year. We anticipate hiring an additional person to support the ED given the strong financial position of the organization.


Strategic Leadership:
Together with the Board of Directors and with the collaboration and support of the staff team, ensure the development and implementation of the strategic plan for Action Réfugiés Montréal within the framework of existing policies.

Management and Administration:
Provide effective general management of the organization and ensure that the daily operations satisfy legal and by-law requirements;
Ensure that policies and procedures are kept up to date and are followed;
Oversee program delivery by program coordinators and other staff members;
Empower staff to fulfill their roles by ensuring strong team dynamics and a positive work environment in a diverse and bilingual context;
Ensure effective management of human resources, including recruitment, hiring, training, supervising, professional development, support and staff evaluation;
Evaluate programs and analyze possibilities of organizational growth and evolution in collaboration with program staff;
Support the work of the board of directors, including preparations for monthly meetings.

Fundraising and Financial Management:
Develop and maintain strong relations with donors to ensure the financial viability of the organization, including identifying new funding sources;
Prepare reports, grant proposals, and evaluation reports for funders including foundations, churches, and other organizations;
Together with the treasurer, actively manage the detailed financial activities of the organization, develop the annual budget, and prepare and report on financial results for the board.

Advocacy, communication, and relationship building:
Oversee the advocacy work and communication strategy of the organization;
Act as the first point of contact with media outlets related to the programs and expertise of the organization, delegating to relevant staff members when appropriate;
In collaboration with staff, participate in working groups oriented towards refugee rights;
Speak in congregational, academic, and community settings to encourage support for refugees.

3 - 5 years prior experience in a management position in the non-profit sector
Demonstrated ability in small non-profit/NGO management including human resources, financial management, fundraising and partnership management and ability to oversee an effective hybrid work environment.
Demonstrated experience in compassionate and collaborative leadership, including effective team management and conflict resolution.
Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of government organizations, community partners, and funders including religious communities.
Experience in advocacy and public education initiatives.
Understanding of forced migration issues and a strong sense of commitment and caring for refugee rights.
Good knowledge of computers including Microsoft Office and Google Workspace.

A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.


Fluently bilingual, French and English, oral and written.
Capacity to be self-directed and motivated.
Humility, empathy, and openness to feedback and learning.
Demonstrated commitment to organizational values of compassion and justice.
Ability and desire to consult across the organization and build consensus on key issues

We welcome applications from individuals who see themselves as a good fit for the position and who meet some or most of these criteria to apply, though bilingualism is a key requirement for the position.

Regular working hours are from 9 am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, with required flexibility for evening and weekend meetings and events. While occasional remote work is possible, this position requires regular presence at the office in downtown Montreal.

Please e-mail a cover letter and an up-to-date C.V. to ED-DG no later than March 4th at 9am. These documents can be submitted in French or in English.

As an equal-opportunity employer, Action Réfugiés Montréal values diversity in its workplace. We particularly encourage people with refugee or migrant backgrounds, Indigenous, Black and other racialized people and people with diverse gender expressions or sexual orientations to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to gender, disability or minority status. Accommodations may be available upon request, depending on the situation.

We thank all those who apply. We will only contact those individuals whose applications will be considered in more detail.

Note: All references to persons include men, women, transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse individuals.

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