**Priority will be given to Indigenous candidates. For this reason, please identify if you are Indigenous in your letter. **

The First Peoples Justice Centre of Montreal (FPJCM) is a young organization that works in partnership with the Indigenous community and the justice system in Montreal to support, inform and empower Indigenous persons in addressing their justice issues. The FPJCM also aims to Indigenize the justice system, including educating key players and is in the process of creating justice alternatives, in order to support Indigenous persons in a fair, culturally respectful and restorative way. 

The position:

The Executive Director is the senior executive in the Centre with the responsibility to ensure that the Centre develops and delivers the quality services that best meet the needs of Indigenous persons dealing with the justice system (Montreal area), including helping to Indigenize the justice system, consistent with the Vision, Mission, plans, budget, policies and standards established by the Board of Directors.  

The director is responsible for:

  • Strategic leadership including planning, managing and developing a young and growing organization, preferably Indigenous and in an urban setting; 
  • Implementing the new and challenging Strategic Plan for the Centre;
  • Managing personnel, supervising work plans, and providing team leadership;
  • Establishing and sustaining mutually-beneficial partnerships; 
  • Responsibly and effectively managing all resources entrusted to the organization, including applying for funding, funding reporting on existing agreements, managing the Centre’s budget; 
  • Representing the best interests of the organization, internally and externally. 

As a person, the ideal candidate will have several of these assets:

  • Post-secondary education in social sciences, social work, law or another relevant field or equivalent experience;
  • Some experience working within the legal system or correctional system; 
  • Knowledge of socio judicial resources and community services in Montreal;
  • A strong knowledge of the intergenerational trauma and histories of Indigenous peoples;
  • A compassionate approach and believes in the FPJCM’s vision;
  • Personal values that corresponds with the TRC Calls to Action as well as MMIWG Inquiry Calls for Justice;
  • Great organizational, coordination and time management skills;
  • The ability to work both independently and as a part of a team;
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive client information;
  • Strong ability to collaborate and work with different partners;
  • Computer knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet, email;
  • An equivalent combination of lived and/or professional experience.
  • A very effective communicator, orally and in writing, in French, English and preferably one Indigenous language; 

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits, including wellness days.  The FPJCM currently does not provide health benefits, but developing this benefit is a priority of the Board. 

How to apply

Interested persons are invited to submit their updated resume (CV), and a letter of outlining their motivation and qualifications for this position to hr@justicemontreal.ca

Please note that your references will only be contacted if you have been selected for an interview and with your consent. 

Application Deadline: Open until filled, interviews beginning in March, 2020.









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