Full time Executive Director|
Workplace : 1430 Chomedey, Montreal
For over 35 years, Chez Doris has been a front-line day shelter for women in difficulty. A non-profit organization, our primary commitment is to provide social, educational and practical support in a secure and accepting environment for the many at-risk women in Montreal through a number of programs, services and activities. Located in downtown Montreal, the shelter receives between eighty and one hundred women daily, seven days a week, year-round. This year alone, Chez Doris handled over 26,000 visits and served more than 38,000 meals.
To carry out its mission, Chez Doris relies on a dedicated group of 15 employees, a network of health professionals and over 70 volunteers. Its annual budget is more than $1 million.
Our programs and services continue to evolve in direct response to the needs of our clients. In recognition of this, Chez Doris has been honoured by Centraide with the Agnes C. Higgins Award for outstanding innovation in meeting the social needs of the community.
Roles and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director has the following responsibilities, carried out in a manner consistent with the mission and goals of Chez Doris:
Work with the Board to develop and carry out an annual strategic plan
Attend all Board meetings, and committee meetings as required; act as ex officio member of all committees
Responsible for the financial management of Chez Doris, including the provision to the Board of the annual operating budget and monthly financial statements
Ensure the daily operations of the shelter run smoothly
Maintain a calm work climate through proper employee management – recruitment, assessment, development and retention
Pursue the development and management of a performance evaluation and improvement culture at Chez Doris; monitor programs to ensure they meet the criteria established by funding sources as well as the goals of the organization
Adapt and improve Chez Doris’s services to the developing needs of the clientele
Develop and implement funding programs, activities and initiatives required to maintain a sound financial situation
Ensure that facilities and equipment are properly maintained and preserved, and are sufficient to reply to needs
Represent Chez Doris as its spokesperson with the general public, governmental institutions and media
Ensure a strong local leadership by positioning the Chez Doris mission at the forefront of Montrealers’ interests and as a priority with political stakeholders.
Proven knowledge of and successful experience in management, as well as:
Highly developed interpersonal skills and an active listener
A dynamic, motivating leader and team-builder
An efficient and thorough administrator
Versatile, flexible, energetic and open
More than 5 years’ experience in a leadership position at a non-profit organization
Experience in social services management
Command of written and spoken French and English
Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications
Experience with an aboriginal clientele would be an asset
If you believe you have the profile we are seeking, please forward your resume with a letter of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the email subject heading “Concours DG/ED Chez Doris”, before Friday, March 1, 2013.