Prevention CDN-NDG is a long standing non-profit charity organization. Our mission is to provide citizens residing in the Côte-des-Neiges and Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhoods with the expertise and tools necessary to improve their quality of life. We provide outreach services to residents by meeting them where they work, live and play. The organization currently runs six different branches, which include the themes of urban security, the environment, outreach programs for youth and seniors, urban arts, genders and equality and the administering of a local community centre.  We administer or co-administer 22 long term programs and short term projects and lead a team of 25 full-time and several summer employees.

We are now searching for an Executive Director who is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization in partnership with the Board of Directors.

Roles and Responsibilities include:


  • Overseeing day-to-day operations of the organization and delivery of services;
  • Fostering effective team work within the organization to insure that mission is fulfilled and goals are attained;
  • Contributing to establish and maintain a long-term strategic plan complete with specific goals, objectives, performance targets and timeframes;
  • Developing an annual operational plan which incorporates measurable goals and objectives to support the mission and the strategic direction of the organization;
  • Ensuring and demonstrating that the organization meets the needs and expectations of its stakeholders;
  • Responsible for the application of policies;
  • Overseeing the advancement of the internal committees (Communications, Training, Working Relations, Team Building, AGM);
  • Advocating on behalf of those who receive services.

Human resources

This includes responsibility for human resources management for the entire organization:

  • Providing leadership and support to the team;
  • Determining staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery;
  • Reviewing existing policies with the Working Relations Committee when necessary and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate;
  • Establishing and maintaining a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations;
  • Ensuring that all staff receives an orientation to the organization and appropriate training/support;
  • Implementing a performance review for all staff.

Funding and Financial Planning

  • Responsible for financial planning, and annual budget preparation for Board approval;
  • Ensuring that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed;
  • Securing adequate funding by writing funding proposals and case for support to increase the funds of the organization as well as to ensure proper spending;
  • Working with the auditor to prepare annual audit

Board of Directors

  • Ensuring that the Board is well informed (eg. policy changes, service trends, community needs, and potential liabilities) in order that it can exercise its governance responsibilities;
  • Participating with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization;
  • Preparing Board meetings;
  • Working with the Board in the recruitment of potential Board members.

Community relations/advocacy

  • Acting as a spokesperson for the organization;
  • Communicating with stakeholders (members, staff, community, funders) to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the community served by the organization;
  • Establishing partnerships and collaborative working relationships with community partners, funders, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization and pursue opportunities for collaboration and partnership;
  • Supporting local community initiatives and events that are aligned with the Prev’s mission statement;
  • Sitting on various external committees.


Education and Experience

  • University degree in a related field;
  • Experience and skills in human resource management, financial management, administration and program management, in a non-profit context.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Excellent leadership skills;
  • Great relationship abilities and professional ethics;
  • Fundraising and Grant writing abilities;
  • Computer skills;
  • Experience in Financial management software;
  • Proficiency for spoken and written French and English is mandatory.

Working Conditions

  • Flexible schedule, but will sometimes work evenings and weekends;
  • Salary range will be based on our wage policy;
  • Some expenses paid (travel, cell phone);
  • Group benefits.

Please send a letter of intent as well as a CV to before October 11th.  Interviews will be held during the week of October 21 and the person chosen will begin the week of November 18.