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Nonprofit Directors Headhunters NPO - Executive SearchFor over 14 years, Thorens Solutions – Headhunters has been supporting non-profit organization (NPOs) in the Montreal and Quebec region in hiring General Manager and Executive Directors. We have a long-standing and deep knowledge of the governance model, the challenges and specificities that are crucial for the position of Executive Director in NPOs.

SERVICES – Beyond the executive search service, our Headhunters offer personalized support, rigorous follow-ups and strategic advice on the market and pay scales.

EXPERTISE – Our experience and tools (ex: psychometric test) allow us to offer a comprehensive analysis of the motivations, needs, career level and expertise of each candidate to promote the identification of the “perfect fit”.

Case studies – Nonprofit Executive Directors search


Nonprofit Director NPO - Communication JeunesseCommunication Jeunesse  

Non-profit cultural organization with a nationwide impact. Since 1971, they have been on a mission to encourage and promote enthusiasm Quebec and French-Canadian literature aimed at young people from 0 to 17 years old.

The Managing Director was looking at leaving the organization for early retirement at the end of her second term. The organization was undergoing major changes in terms of its service offering, its sources of funding and the growing digitalization of its activities. We were looking for a profile with a background in culture, with both an operational and strategic experience who was also very familiar with the world of children and young adult’s literature. In addition, we had to work with a very limited salary envelope.

Related Job Description: Directeur(trice) général(e) OSBL


Fédération Québécoise des Clubs Quads (FQCQ)

Nonprofit Director NPO - FQCQ

Since 1985, the Fédération Québécoise des Clubs Quads (FQCQ) spans the union of 112 different off-road vehicle clubs across the province, thus representing more than 46,000 members united by the same organization.

The Managing Director and founder of the association is set to retire very shortly. The Board decided to plan for his succession early and to hire an associate General Manager to take care of the operations side of the organization. He will gradually be trained by the current Managing Director on government and public relations.

We were looking for an experienced General Manager with a modern philosophy regarding leadership and team management in an environment where they had developed the skills of permanent employees. We were also looking for experience in lobbying with different levels of government institutions. The candidate had to come from an NPO.

Related Job Description : Assistant General Manager NPO


Vivre avec la Fibrose Kystique 

Nonprofit Director NPO - Vivre avec la Fibrose Kystique

Vivre avec la Fibrose Kystique’s mission is to promote and foster the quality and living conditions of people living with cystic fibrosis. It also publishes an internationally recognized journal.

Following the departure of the Managing Director, an employee was promoted to the General Manager position by the Board but ended up not being up to the challenge. We were therefore mandated to find an experience Managing Director to rectify the situation. The new Managing Director had to act on three axes, and in the context of COVID-19 : Management of the crisis and its impacts on members (vulnerable population) and on its sources of funding (cancellation of fundraising), increase of the operation budget and straighten out the organization’s management.

Related Job Description : General Director NPO


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In two to four weeks, our headhunters could present you with exceptional candidates from your region, with stable career paths and with General Manager experience in NPOs in a similar branch of activity.

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