Careers

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:

Executive Director

Hellenic Community of Greater 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.

Further information on the HCGM can be found throughout this site.

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,
supplementary education schools, 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.

Candidate Profile

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.

Application

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.

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Intern Jobs at the HCGM

Are you a young person between the ages of 15 to 30 years old looking for employment?

The HCGM is excited to be able to play our part in helping young Canadians to develop skills and gain paid work experience to successfully transition into the labour market.

To qualify you must be:
• 15 to 30 years of age at start of employment
• a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
• bilingual and knowledge of Greek is an asset


Opportunities for Community Workers and Administrative Assistants are available for terms of 8 to 12 weeks through to the end of February 2022.

To apply for any of the position(s) below, please send your CV to [email protected]. Please include the job title in the subject of your email.

Community Workers

• Provide support for activities, events and day to day clerical and administrative needs for various divisions of HCGM, etc.
• Basic office duties and knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Be organised, professional, flexible, efficient & confidential

Administrative Assistants

• Provide support for all administrative and clerical functions within the HCGM
• Basic office duties and knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Be organised, professional, flexible, efficient & confidential

These  jobs are made possible under the federal government’s Canada Summer Jobs program. Thank you to The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau (Papineau) and Members of Parliament Rachel Bendayan (Outremont), Fayçal El-Khoury (Laval-Les Îles), Emmanuella Lambropoulos (Saint-Laurent) and Sherry Romanado (Longueuil-Charles-LeMoyne) for their support and approval of our grant requests.


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If you are looking for the HCGM Job Board, a new job listing service designed to bring together Greek employers and job seekers, click here.