This section presents job openings in the various diocesan departments, religious organizations and institutions, and Christian communities in the Montreal area.
Executive Director at Catholic Action Montreal
The Organization – Catholic Action Montreal
Since first establishing their roots in Montreal during the 18th century, the members of the city’s English-speaking
Catholic community have dedicated themselves to offering care and compassion to those in need.
This commitment gave birth to a host of educational, health and social service institutions. Through their devotion
to service and their outreach to the broader community at large, they have made an invaluable contribution to
the lives and well-being of individuals from all religious, cultural and social backgrounds.
To continue this work today, Catholic Action (CA) has been created to bring together organizations with a common
cause and shared commitment and to better provide a wide-range of services to the most people possible. CA will
be a beacon and for lay services in the community.
As a Catholic social services agency CA members are guided by faith to care for and bring hope to people in need
with humility, compassion and respect.
All members of our community have the opportunity to lead healthy, hopeful and joyful lives.
We are people of faith helping people in need to achieve self-sufficiency and live with dignity.
Guided by God's love, Catholic Action, in collaboration with our parishes and community organizations, helps
people in Montreal by providing caring, compassionate services and advocating for social justice
We call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same.
This job description provides the major categories that will be considered in the interview.
Executive Director. This is a full-time position (5 days per week) with an initial contract duration of 1 year.
The Board of Catholic Action
Reporting to the Board of Directors of Catholic Action, the Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of the CA organization and apostolate in accordance with the policies and decisions of the Board of Directors.
In addition, the Executive Director will guide CA in developing and executing a strategic plan, designing an organizational structure and implementing services to support the numerous member organizations in the community. The purpose is to improve communication and collaboration among the various organizations, help coordinate the multitude of social services, and create awareness of the good works in the English Montreal Catholic community. The design and plan will be developed through a participatory process that will encompass as many organizations in the community as possible.
The design and structure of CA should be a model of a Highly Responsive Organization that:
❑ Promotes a culture of collaboration
❑ Uses effectively a “designed in” capacity for continuous improvement
❑ Excels in efficiency, accountability and client satisfaction
❑ Adapts effectively to major changes in the community environment
❑ Provides a rich quality of working life for all members
Duties and responsibilities
The Executive Director:
Reports directly to the Chair of the Board
Develops a strategic plan and creates a design for an organizational structure:
The design should review the usefulness and efficiency of our current organization structures, systems, tasks and culture, as well as pursuing reduction in variation in every aspect of services and work. Its focus will be on partners, clients, cost, speed, staff commitment, quality and flexibility.
This design process will be a participative one conducted with the various Catholic organizations in the community so
that there is a systemic view rather than a segmented view. Board directors and staff of the various organizations, as well
as clients and suppliers, will be involved in the design process. With the aid of data from previous CA planning sessions,
the participants will set a direction for the future of CA and will develop action plans to move it forward. The method will
promote a greater commitment to implementing the plan due to its higher purpose and its inclusivity of the numerous
The outcomes should be a proposed design for CA’s structure, a strategic plan that includes service delivery, control, improvement and adaptation systems, and the initial implementation of our service offerings.
Ensures that the CA organization will be a model of a highly Responsive Organization by emphasizing the integration of the human, technical and economic aspects of its work so as to:
continuously meet or exceed the changing needs of its clients,
assure funders a valuable return on their patronage,
provide all employees with a good place to work.
The process should help design a responsive and self-managing organization with staff and partners who know more about the business and their piece of it, and care more about the service they are producing.
Desired Skills and Experience
Is a Roman Catholic with a knowledge of and commitment to Catholic values
University degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
At least five (5) years management experience within a not-for-profit organization or equivalent experience
Strong leadership and team building skills, with the ability to create a vision and inspire others to share the vision
Has a good knowledge of the English-speaking sector of the Archdiocese
Maintains confidentiality with complete discretion
Is fluent in English and French (written and oral) (other languages an asset)
Strong organizational, communication, presentation and public speaking skills
Substantial fundraising experience
Experience working with a board of directors
In-depth understanding of current challenges and opportunities facing the Montreal Catholic community is an asset
Experience in marketing, public relations, stakeholder engagement, relationship building and management, and influencing decision makers
Well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation and conflict resolution skills
Proven ability to develop trusting relationships with staff by valuing their input, following through on commitments and using a collaborative style for managing change
Results-oriented and highly credible leader with a track record of success influencing and implementing the strategic plan of an organization
Experience in successfully managing projects and programs
Is able to creatively use office software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access) with an ability to rapidly “pick up” new skills in this area
Proven ability to build and maintain community partnerships
Experience in organizational development: understanding, anticipating and building organizational capabilities, in particular:
- How will planning methods help set a direction for the organization;
- How can other organizations be brought in the planning process since it’s clear that people participating in designing and planning tend to be more motivated, and more committed to making the new structure work;
- How will partners collaborate and share resources and knowledge;
- How can human resources be shared. Can roles and tasks be redesigned to best align with current needs and priorities. How can the organization become self-managing;
- What will communication between partners look like;
- How will the organization stay in touch with and adapt to the changing conditions in the community environment;
- How will the organization foster a culture focused on client (internal & external) satisfaction;
- How will the overall direction of the organization be communicated to the community.
The job will require flexible work hours including evening and weekend work when required (important in meeting with various organizations, boards, and partners).
The Office will be located at the Catholic Center.
The job will require occasional travel. A driver’s licence is essential.
The Executive Director reports directly to the Chair of the CA board.
Loyola High School Principal
Loyola High School of Montreal is an independent English Jesuit Catholic high school thatchallenges young men, within a holistic educational environment, offering them a universitypreparatory program. Loyola is committed to a comprehensive educational experience ofacademic excellence, spiritual and religious formation, as well as co/extra-curricularinvolvement. Loyola forms students who live meaningful lives, acquire critical knowledge, agreater understanding of themselves and God and an awareness of their responsibilities in aglobal society.
Qualifications and Requirements
The ideal candidate:
• Is a person of solid, well-balanced faith, highly competent, alive with hope andcompassion, and actively involved in the life of the church;
• Is committed to learning and promoting Jesuit pedagogy and will be attentive to themission of Jesuit education today;
• Has 5 years experience in school administration;
• Will engage joyfully and respectfully with all constituents while developing a deep,meaningful academic experience;
• Is a pedagogical and relational leader with a thorough knowledge of secondarycurriculum as well as a solid research background;
• Has experience with collaborative learning and/or blended learning models;
• Possesses excellent oral and written presentation skills that inspire confidence withinternal and external audiences;
• Holds an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership (or equivalent);
• Holds a Quebec Teaching License (or is eligible to obtain one);
Fluency in French is desired.
The successful candidate will report to the President of the high school. The deadline for submitting applications is 5:00 PM, December 15th, 2016. Applicants are requested to submit their curriculum vitae and covering letter to the Search Committee c/o Don Taddeo, Assistant to the President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the school can be found at Loyola.ca
Executive Director of the Newman Centre of McGill University
The Newman Association of Montreal invites applications for the position of Executive Director of the Newman Centre of McGill University. As the hub of Roman Catholic spiritual and intellectual life at McGill, the Newman Centre is a vibrant and international community of students and scholars. This three-year mandate begins in summer 2017 and ends in summer 2020 (renewable).
The Director serves as the administrative head of the Newman Centre and volunteers as the Catholic representative at the McGill Office for Religious and Spiritual Life. The Director’s main responsibilities include oversight of the pastoral, social, and educational dimensions of the Centre, as well as communications and community relations.
The ideal candidate will possess an academic and pastoral profile which includes these characteristics:
- a deep and living commitment to the Catholic faith;
- a graduate degree in Catholic theology/philosophy or related area (PhD preferred, either ABD or recently completed);
- proven achievements in engaging university students, staff and faculty (teaching experience an asset);
- a collaborative approach suited to working with others in a small organization that has significant relations with major religious and community institutions and with academic partners, such as McGill University and The Newman Institute of Catholic Studies;
- enjoys the challenges of development and fundraising (experience in these areas an asset);
- is able to direct the effective use of social media for advertising and website content management.
The review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
For information on the mission and activities of the Newman Centre, feel free to peruse this website.
Applicants must supply a CV and cover letter, plus two letters of reference (including one from a Catholic priest, if possible).
Kindly submit your application package by email to Mrs. Linda Diez, Secretary: email@example.com. Please address your application to:
Professor Daniel Cere, Interim President
Newman Association of Montreal Inc.
3484 Peel, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 3T6
Assistant to the executive director of the Canadian Religious Conference
Founded in 1954, the Canadian Religious Conference (CRC) is an assembly of 200 Leaders of Catholic religious communities (sisters, brothers, priests) throughout Canada representing more than 13,000 religious women and men. The CRC serves its membership by offering various services including ongoing leadership formation, a communications network, theological integration, justice and peace activities.
The CRC is looking for a versatile, autonomous and rigorous person who has superior organizational skills to fill the position of Bilingual Assistant to the Executive Director.
General Job description
Perform a wide range of administrative and office related tasks supporting the Executive Director to facilitate day to day operation of the organization.
Main Tasks and responsibilities
Schedule and coordinate ED appointments and travel arrangements
Plan, assist and record Board meetings minutes, as well as other committee meetings
Prepare agendas and participant’s schedules for meetings
Draft and edit minutes of meetings
Handle all clerical duties relevant to planning of General Assembly
Prepare and modify documents including correspondence, reports, drafts, memos and emails
Other duties as specified by the Executive Director
General office duties
Handle all reception related work (telephone, email and regular mail)
General clerical duties
Updating the database (Access)
Education and Key Competencies
BA or equivalent
Experience in assisting an Executive Director
Computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook)
Excellent communication skills - written and verbal in both French and English
Excellent multi-tasker Attention to detail and accuracy Teamwork
Keen interest in religious life in Canada
Regular 35 work week
Salary and benefits package commensurate with current policy
French-language work environment
Start date: November 28, 2016
Interested parties should please send a CV, cover letter and the names of two references before Monday, November 14, 2016, 5 p.m. to firstname.lastname@example.org
Only shortlisted persons will be contacted. All candidates welcome. The CRC encourages applications from women, First nations, visible minorities as well as individuals with physical disabilities.