Mount Royal Commemorative Services (MRCS) is a not for profit organization founded in 1852. It currently operates three cemeteries on the island of Montreal, including historic Mount Royal Cemetery located on Mount Royal and two other cemeteries on the island’s east and west ends. MRCS also operates Canada’s first crematorium and four funeral homes, three of which are located on its cemetery properties while one location stands alone. This is a unique opportunity to align current practices with our ever-changing times and habits, with today’s cultural realities, without compromising tradition and values as the next …
The future incumbent will support and promote MRCS’s caring corporate culture, provide leadership to the management team, establish a solid working relationship with the Board of Trustees and establish (with the Board’s approval) the strategic direction of the organization. The Executive Director must understand the balance between the legacy responsibility of these historic cemetery properties and the requirements of sales and service operations, which provide the revenues upon which MRCS is dependent for its future. He or she will be responsible for leading the development and achievement of the organization’s overall strategic objectives; oversee all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results consistent with the overall strategy and mission; ensure compliance with all applicable government laws and regulations and in-house policies; oversee the organization’s financial activities, including the preparation of annual budgets for the operating companies and the regular review of financial and non-financial reports; act as the primary spokesperson for the organization and represent it within the local community and the various levels of government; participate in industry-related events or associations that will enhance his or her leadership, and the organization’s reputation and success.
To achieve this assignment, we are looking for an individual with a university degree, experience in a senior bereavement sector management position would be an advantage, experience in strategic planning and implementation, familiarity with computer systems and their integration, familiarity with diverse business functions, such as sales, marketing, PR, finance and operations, excellent communication and public speaking skills, knowledge of corporate governance issues and general management best practices, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, complete fluency both written and oral in French and English.
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Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
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