Website Hellenic Community of Great Montréal (HCGM)
Are you passionate about community service and the contribution that the Greek community can continue to make to the cultural vibrancy and diversity of the Greater Montréal area and wider society?
The Board of Directors of HCGM is currently seeking candidates for the position of
Hellenic Community of Great Montréal (HCGM)
The Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal (HCGM) is a charitable organization serving the Greek population of the Greater Montréal area (Montréal, Laval and South Shore regions) since 1906. For the last 115 years, HCGM has been representing and serving Montrealers of Hellenic origin who settled and live in the Greater Montreal area, providing the population of Greek origin with a wide range of educational, cultural, religious, social, athletics and community services.
HCGM draws its strength and its outreach from its many volunteers who give willingly and generously of their time and expertise, supported by a dedicated and competent staff. It currently employs over 250 persons and has an annual operating budget in the range of $15 million, including the budget for the Socrates-Démosthène school system.
For further information on HCGM, you are invited to visit https://hcgm.org
Duties and Responsibilities
As Executive Director, you are the Chief Operating Officer of HCGM and report directly to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors. In your role, you administer and oversee the operations and the day-to-day activities of HCGM, within the guidelines approved by the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors. You are responsible for managing the human, financial and material resources of the organization. Working closely with the Board and the Executive Committee, you play a leadership role in developing and implementing a strategic plan for HCGM, as well as new policies, programs and activities.
Opportunities and Challenges
The potential for growth and improved quality service to the community that HCGM serves, rests on the strength and commitment both of its active volunteers and its permanent staff. The Executive Director is key to ensuring that both these groups are actively and constructively involved in planning and implementing strategies that will ensure effective and efficient service delivery and that will contribute to the quality of life of Montréal’s vibrant Greek community.
One challenge related to this broad objective, for which the Executive Director will be centrally responsible, is to motivate the permanent staff around HCGM’s strategic objectives and to build teams internally and externally that will be better able to achieve those objectives. Currently, fourteen functional areas report directly to the Executive Director, among which social services, the Socrates-Démosthène School, churches, sports & athletics, regional offices, public relations & marketing, accounting. The Executive Director will be tasked with assessing the current situation and proposing a more streamlined reporting structure.
The candidate we are seeking will have relevant experience at a senior executive level, interacting with staff and volunteers alike, sensitive to the expectations of a vibrant cultural community that is part of the fabric of the diverse multicultural and multilingual city that is Montréal. The successful candidate will be able to formulate strategic options, and deliver and report on operational services and programs. Building strong relationships with different stakeholders leading to opportunities for effective partnerships will also be key. More specifically, the successful candidate will combine many of the following elements:
- A university degree in a relevant discipline. A graduate degree would be an asset.
- Management experience including a few years in a senior executive role, preferably within the not-for-profit sector.
- Inspiring leadership, business acumen and ability to motivate colleagues and staff.
- Experience working with a non-remunerated elected Board of Directors.
- Strategic thinking, long-term vision and a strong sense of social entrepreneurship.
- Solid judgement.
- Creativity, natural curiosity and drive to achieve results.
- Unassailable integrity and sound ethical values.
- Solid communication and listening skills, empathetic approach to interpersonal relations with staff, stakeholders, clients and the general public. High emotional intelligence.
- Demonstrated political savvy in navigating effectively in complex and ambiguous situations.
- Sensitivity to and affinity with the mission and vision of the HCGM.
- Ability to prioritize and to mobilize required resources.
- Experienced change agent both in initiating change and in implementing change successfully.
- Proven knowledge and successful experience in developing and implementing financial strategies.
- Broad and diverse networks of contacts that will facilitate developing partnerships to further HCGM’s goals.
- Command of written and spoken French and English. Knowledge of the Greek language would be an asset.
If you believe you have the profile we are seeking, please forward your résumé with a letter explaining your interest by completing the “Registration Form”. All information received will be treated in the strictest confidence. We appreciate the interest of each applicant, however, only those selected for the next stage of the process will be contacted.
HCGM is an equal opportunity employer.