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Executive Director (35 hours per week)

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ACCM reaffirms its commitment to the GIPA/MEPA Principles (Greater Involvement/Meaningful Engagement for People living with HIV/AIDS). These principles are inherently anti-racist, anti-discriminatory, anti-stigma, and include harm reduction best practices as HIV affects all communities. To reflect the needs of the communities we serve and ensure diverse perspectives and practices, ACCM strongly encourages people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C to apply for this position. 

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AIDS Community Care Montreal (ACCM) is looking for an Executive Director  to join our team! ACCM is the only English-speaking community organization that offers prevention and support services to people living with or affected by HIV and/or hepatitis C in Quebec. We work in collaboration with our many communities to build a compassionate and caring response to HIV and hepatitis C and do education work that equips people with the knowledge and skills needed to make informed decisions around their sexual health. (Please note that ACCM refers to clients of our services as Members)

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for staff, programs, financial health, expansion, and execution of our mission. The Executive Director’s main responsibilities are:

  • Promote and implement GIPA/MEPA principles in program development and strategic planning, in partnership with Staff, Members, and volunteers;
  • Oversee the day-to-day affairs and operations of the organization;
  • Directly supervise ACCM’s Managers and other staff as needed;
  • Develop, update, and implement tools, practices, and policies, in collaboration with Board of Directors and Managers;
  • Work alongside managers to develop and implement performance and assessment evaluation tools and ensure annual review of staff;
  • Develop strategic plans as needed through Board direction and staff, Members, volunteers and external stakeholders consultation;
  • Develop and actively manage the budget and finances of the organization: provide financial guidance and accountability, monitor organization-wide budgets and expenses through sound accounting and financial reconciliation, and quarterly reports to the Board;
  • Support the development and implementation of continuous program evaluations initiated by managers, with active staff participation to address programming requirements;
  • Supervise and ensure timely submission of activity and financial reports to respective funders/key stakeholders;
  • Supervise and ensure timely submission of grant applications and seek new grant/funding opportunities;
  • Maintain and foster relationships with other community organizations and identify potential opportunities to collaborate on specific projects;
  • Maintain, develop, and foster relationships with potential funders, sponsors, and corporations;
  • Support the Board of Directors, working closely to provide comprehensive updates on ACCM’s status, including HR, finances, programming, compliance, policy updates, and the Canadian sexual health landscape.

Our ideal candidate has all or a combination of the skills and experience below:

  • Community knowledge of the Montreal non-profit landscape and awareness about communities who are disproportionately affected by HIV, hep C, and other STBBIs such as LGBTQ+, migrant, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Arab communities, as well as people who use substances;
  • Understanding of GIPA/MEPA principles and ability to apply them;
  • Knowledge about sexual health, HIV, hepatitis C, STBBIs, and the social drivers of health;
  • Three to five (3-5) years of experience in non-profit or community sector leadership position and open to marginalized individuals who may not have traditional leadership experience who can show passion for management;
  • Multilingual, at minimum, fluent in French and English, both written and spoken;
  • Community Development, HR management, and conflict management;
  • Organizational change management;
  • Budget planning and understanding;
  • Demonstrated understanding of fundraising and grant applications;
  • Understanding of government stakeholders, funders and grants;
  • Understanding of harm reduction and anti-oppression approaches and how it applies to a community setting;
  • Ability to act as an ambassador for and represent ACCM when interacting with partners, external committees, public groups, and government agencies.


Specifications

ACCM operates Monday to Thursday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, with occasional evenings and weekends during group activities and events. The salary is NEGOTIABLE with an hourly wage of $33 per hour. This position includes a 35h per week, 3 weeks of paid vacation (on top of 2 weeks over the end of year break), paid sick days as well as a group health insurance plan.

How to apply? Please submit a cover letter, CV, and two references to William Neath (He/Him) at admin@accmontreal.org with “Executive Director” in the subject line.  We will review applications on a rolling basis and might stop the hiring process if we find our ideal candidate, so please do not wait to apply! Interview process will start the Week of April 29, 2024. Only successfully screened applicants will be contacted for an interview.