Founded in 2007 at the initiative of the sexually and gender diverse (SGD) communities, the Montréal Pride Festival, which includes a Pride Parade, a Community Day and a complete program of activities held at a unique large outdoor site, is today the largest gathering of its kind in the Francophone world. The organization’s primary mission is to support and promote our local SGD communities while serving as a beacon of hope for the communities facing injustice around the world.

We invite you to join the Montréal Pride Team as Executive Director.

The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring and promoting the Montréal Pride Festival’s mission as well as actively participating with the Team in the achievement of the organization’s objectives. Their mandate is to provide direction and to manage all Montréal Pride activities in accordance with the strategic orientations established with the Board of Directors. Through their leadership and vision, they ensure the quality of the festival’s internal organization as well as its outreach within the communities.

Your main responsibilities will include the following:

  • Ensure the development of the strategic plan with the Board of Directors and in cooperation with their managers and ensure its implementation and the achievement of the desired results.
  • Ensure the development of the Montréal Pride organization and its outreach within the communities.
  • Working with their team, ensure the Festival’s success and develop Montréal Pride’s international profile.
  • Ensure the efficient management of the organization and the rigorous monitoring of their dashboards, funding and of their budget.
  • Actively develop and maintain long-term relationships with both our government and private partners.
  • Represent the organization in consultative and advisory forums and at the various institutional levels
  • Coach, support, develop and mobilize their managers and the festival staff as well as its volunteers.
  • Apply and ensure the enforcement on a daily basis of the organization’s Code of behaviour and ethics, its rules of governance and policies.


  • A university degree in administration, non-profit organization management or any other discipline relevant to the position
  • 8-10 years of experience in a senior management position preferably in a community/festival environment
  • In-depth knowledge of the rules of governance and ethics and in team and personnel management
  • Strong knowledge of the LGBTQ2S+ communities as well as of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Extensive knowledge of NPO management and of their financing provisions (Festivals an asset)
  • Command of both spoken and written French and English languages

If you are recognized for your mobilizing and collaborative leadership, your innovative approach and great people and communications skills, send us your resume right away at [email protected] or contact Louise Labelle at 450 444-2894 for more information to join the Montréal Pride Team.

We strongly encourage persons who identify with one or more sexually and gender diverse communities as well as people of color and Indigenous Peoples to submit their application for this position.

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