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Collectif Bienvenue – Welcome Collective: Executive Director

Collectif Bienvenue - Welcome Collective

This is a Part-time position in Montreal, QC posted July 28, 2021.

THE OPPORTUNITYWelcome Collective is recruiting its next Executive Director.

The organization is looking for someone who will champion the continued development of the organization and pursue its mission to provide social and material support to newly-arrived refugee claimants in order to reduce stress and isolation and to facilitate their settlement in Montréal.ABOUT WELCOME COLLECTIVEWelcome Collective is a charitable organization that works with Montrealers to support the integration of newly-arrived refugee claimants into their communities.

We specifically support single parents, pregnant women, mothers with newborns, large families with young children, people with disabilities, and older adults.We provide newcomers with better access to a new start by reducing the stress, isolation, and other difficulties they face.

We achieve this by providing basic furniture and other essential items for their new homes, followed by support with our Welcome Groups who work with the families to provide practical information (such as how to navigate the healthcare system, or how to register children for school) and guidance about social and community services in their neighbourhood and around the city.Having grown considerably since our founding three years ago, the organization is entering a phase of stabilization and of refining our programs and impact measurements.

The organization is composed of 11 full-time employees and 3 part-time employees who each bring their diverse experiences, skills and perspectives in the pursuit of common goals.

The new ED will be supported by a strong and engaged staff and board of directors.

For more information about our work, please see our annual report on our website.OUR VALUESWelcome Collective is committed to building a team that is reflective of Canada’s rich diversity and encourages People of Colour, Indigenous Peoples, people with disabilities, and/or members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply.

To read about our vision and values, please consult our website.THE ROLEReporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic, management and operational responsibility for Welcome Collective’s programs and execution of its mission.

The next ED will be tasked with continuously improving structures and processes while ensuring sustainable functioning and growth of the organization.RESPONSIBILITIESDevelop the vision and strategy for the organization and ensure we are meeting our impactChampion the strategic planning and evolution processesEnsure the continuous improvement of operationsRegularly assess and evaluate the impact of the organization and fulfillment of the missionApprove and assist in the development of new programs aligned with the missionManage directors team and ensure team cohesion and performanceEnsure regular alignment, communication, coaching and feedback with directors (three at the moment)Develop and carry out processes to maximize performance and development of team membersConduct yearly evaluations of directors and oversee yearly evaluations of the staff teamManage serious human resources issuesAssess expanding or contracting human resources needsMaintain and expand revenue-generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and future growthBuild and maintain relationships with funders (Individual, corporate, foundations)Spearhead governmental and non-governmental grantsDevelop and refine self-generated income streamsEnsure good governance and relationship with BoardEnsure regular communication with Board Exec.

team and reports to the Board while providing in a timely manner all information necessary for the Board to make informed decisionsIdentify, assess and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external opportunities and risks that affect the organization on an ongoing basisParticipate in all Board committeesKEY QUALITIESDemonstrated alignment, either through lived experience or knowledge of the sector, with Welcome Collective’s mission of supporting refugee claimants as they settle in Canada.Excellent oral and written communication skills in either French or English, functional communication skills in the other language (additional languages are an asset)Excellent relational & communication skillsDemonstrated ability to effectively manage a team in a collaborative mannerPrevious fundraising experienceSolid understanding of the Canadian refugee system and landscapeAbility to adapt quickly to situations and eventsExcellent problem-solving skills, creativity and ability to engage various teams and work in a team environmentCapacity to effectively share a vision and mobilize a teamSolid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating and facilitatingLived experience as a refugee claimant, a newcomer, or an immigrant is an assetWelcome Collective is committed to providing an environment that protects and promotes human rights and affirms the dignity of all persons, including those of diverse backgrounds and needs, and ensures that its policies, practices, and procedures promote accessibility, equity, and diversity.APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2021-07-29Please submit your CV and letter of interest by email at and complete this Google Form:https://docs.Google.Com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeUPmqpRwIGhbVHxcLtLTIZ6X0QwSZndd3E-yQ2PVfBms5p2g/viewformInterviews will take place on August 10th (9 am 12 noon), August 19th (9 am 12 noon), or August 20th (9 am 12 noon).

Please reserve these dates and times in your calendar.

Accommodations can be made to arrange an interview at another time in the event a candidate is not available on these dates.Expected start date: Early to mid-September (negotiable)