Director, Société Immobilière du Regroupement des centres d’amitié autochtones du Québec

  • Location : Société Immobilière du Regroupement des centres d’amitié autochtones du Québec
  • Address : 85 Bastien Blvd, Suite 100, Wendake, QC G0A 4V0
  • Salary : $84,104–131,950
  • Status: Regular full-time employee
  • Starting date : To be determined with selected candidate
Délimitation description

Description of the organization
The Regroupement des centres d’amitié autochtone du Québec (RCAAQ) is the provincial association of Native Friendship Centres in Quebec. Our mission is to advocate for the rights and interests of Indigenous city dwellers and support our member Native Friendship Centres in Quebec in fulfilling their mission. In 2019, the RCAAQ founded its own real estate company, a parent organization, to develop and support urban community housing projects and living environments in the goal of improving the quality of life of Indigenous people.

The mission of the Société immobilière du Regroupement des centres d’amitié autochtones du Québec (SIRCAAQ) is to collectively develop innovative real estate infrastructure solutions that contribute to Indigenous wellness.

Two such projects are currently underway and a third will soon be launched. The two existing projects, in Sept-Îles and Trois-Rivières, target adult Indigenous students and their families, namely to reduce obstacles to their educational success.

Since other projects may be added over the next few years, the SIRCAAQ must rely on strategic expertise to support its growth.


In general:
Reporting to the SIRCAAQ’s board of directors, the Director will work closely with the RCAAQ’s executive management and staff, as well as with the Native Friendship Centres teams involved in the development and operations of the real estate projects.

A non-profit organization, the SIRCAAQ has experienced rapid start-up and is growing just as fast. The challenges it faces are numerous and the person who will occupy this management position will have the opportunity to actively help shape a dynamic and innovative real estate company that will develop concrete solutions to the housing issues Indigenous people face in Quebec cities.

Moreover, as these are complex real estate projects involving many partners, the Director of the SIRCAAQ must be able to ensure sound management and maintain a big-picture view of the rollout of real estate projects—from development to delivery—and design and implement strategies to ensure the continuity and sustainability of community housing and living environments.

More specifically, the Director of the SIRCAAQ:

Strategic management (30%):

  • Defines, in collaboration with the board of directors, an annual action plan and short- and long-term goals based on the organization’s strategic directions, vision and mission
  • Ensures growth is in keeping with the mission and stays within the framework of the objectives
  • Evaluates the results according to the board of directors’ orientations and suggests solutions and coherent corrective measures
  • Oversees the development and management of real estate assets

Financial and administrative management (30%):

  • Ensures budget planning that supports strategic planning goals
  • Presents budgetary orientations to the board of directors
  • Analyzes, ensures and coordinates financial management and management controls
  • Is responsible for achieving financial and operational objectives
  • Is accountable for compliance with legal and fiscal norms

Representation and communication (20%):

  • Develops and maintains close relationships with various partners
  • Conducts research to support positioning on public interest issues and for the development of public affairs strategies concerning the SIRCAAQ’s operations
  • Defines a communication strategy for the organization to increase its outreach

Human resources management (20%):

  • Leads a team
  • Determines HR needs
  • Sets individual objectives for workers under their responsibility, communicates these goals and evaluates employees’ performance


Education and experience

  • University degree and a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in a management position
  • Experience in real estate and construction
  • Experience in finance
  • Experience in managing various programs
  • Excellent spoken and written French
  • Functional English
  • Skills and abilities
  • Adherence to the mission and values of RCAAQ
  • Positive and relational leadership
  • Professional ethics
  • Strategic mindset
  • Ability to influence
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Excellent planning skills
  • Great adaptability and ability to learn in a complex and changing environment with tight deadlines and fast-paced activities (i.e. excellent stress management)
  • Knowledge of Indigenous and non-profit settings
  • Availability for travel and business trips

Candidates are asked to email their résumé and a letter of intent by August 29, 2021, at 11:59 pm. No applications received after this date and time will be considered.

c/o Nathalie Picard
Subject: Application for the Director of the SIRCAAQ position

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Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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