We’re Hiring: Executive Director

ACCM, Job Openings

Executive Director

(35 hours per week)

We encourage people living with HIV or hepatitis C to apply for this position. The same goes for queer, trans, black, indigenous & people of colour.

AIDS Community Care Montreal (ACCM) is looking for an Executive Director (ED) to join our team.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for staff, programs, financial health, expansion, and execution of our mission. ACCM is a volunteer-based community organization working to enhance the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C, to prevent HIV and hepatitis C transmission, and to promote community awareness and action.

The ED will:

  • Deepen a culture of transparency with all stakeholders, including members, staff, volunteers, funders and donors.
  • Create a five year strategic plan with the members, staff, volunteers and stakeholders;
  • Promote and implement with members and volunteers the Greater/Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV and/or AIDS (GIPA/MIPA) as well as the Meaningful Engagement of People Living with HIV/AIDS (MEPA) principles in program development and strategic planning;
  • Oversee and actively manage the budget and financial results of the organization, provide guidance and accountability;
  • Monitor organization-wide budgets and expenses through sound accounting and financial reconciliation;
  • Build new funding and development opportunities with community, government, pharmaceutical and corporate allies, including the implementation of a donor database.
  • Maintain and build excellent relationships with other community organizations;
  • Ensure timely submission of program/grant reports to respective funders/key stakeholders;
  • Improve the existing fundraising channels while constantly looking to implement new approaches to grow net revenues by expanding the giving sources;
  • Develop and Implement updated formal HR practices and policies;
  • Optimize the organization structure with a focus on succession planning and workload distribution;
  • Lead , coach, develop, and retain a high-performance team composed of volunteers and staff in communications, development, community education, outreach and other areas as required;
  • Support a strong and diverse Board of Directors with the oversight of the executive committee to ensure the success of ACCM and keep them informed about the state of the organization and the field of sexual health in Canada, including but not limited to strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Has strong community development and human resource management skills.
  • Experience sitting on government committees is an asset;
  • Is knowledgeable about non-profit management and development. Personal experience within the Montreal community sector and in strategic planning are assets;
  • Has demonstrated experience in fundraising. You have successful experience soliciting individual donations and grant writing in the federal, provincial, municipal, corporate and private sectors;
  • Is knowledgeable about sexual health. You have fundamental knowledge of ACCM, as well as HIV, Hep C, STBBIs (sexually transmitted blood born infections), GIPA/MIPA, Montreal’s queer and trans communities, drug use, and the social drivers of health;
  • Understands the principles of harm reduction and how they apply in a community setting;
  • Works collaboratively with a diverse group of people. Believes in the organization’s mission and values, acting as an ambassador for ACCM to our partners and external committees and an excellent representative for ACCM at public events;
  • Is comfortable in grant writing, fundraising, and networking within our communities. Takes initiative when it comes to funding programs through sponsorship, individual giving, and grant proposals, and ensures that all funding sources align with our needs, values and organizational capacities;
  • Is multilingual, at minimum, perfectly fluent in French and English, both written and spoken.

Most importantly, we are looking for a candidate who wants to gain experience in community leadership, stakeholder relations, financial management and sexual health.

This permanent position is 35 hours a week with a salary commensurate with experience.

Candidates have until midnight, June 12, 2020 to apply. To apply, email your CV and cover letter to and tell us about your interest in working with ACCM.

Thank you for your application; only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.