Our board of directors is recruiting

Do you want to work toward change and advocate for the good of the community in Montréal? Are you interested in being a part of high-level planning at the STM?

Our board members want to meet you! This is a unique opportunity to join our Board of Directors and have a direct impact on the future of public transit.

We are seeking candidates to fill two positions on our Board of Directors.

We are seeking one member to represent customers of our regular public transit network (bus and métro), as well as one to represent Transport adapté customers.

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The two members representing our customers will have to meet the eligibility criteria, namely be a resident of the Greater Montréal area, use public transit and meet the following competency profile:

We would like the two new members to reflect public transit customers, that is, that they themselves experience the reality of taking public transit.

Consequently, experience as public transit customers will be taken into account. Moreover, the members representing our customers will apply their experience, expertise and leadership to one or more of the following key functions: governance, finance and audit, human resources, customer service, major projects, information technology and sustainable development.

We are seeking individuals with the following qualitiesr and skills:

Sense of ethics: behave in a way that is consistent with the applicable ethical values and principles, according to their functions. They are able to recognize value conflicts and ethical risks associated with the performance of some of their functions and the decision-making processes in which they take part.

Integrity: defend the organization’s interests, act with honesty and promote behaviour that is above reproach.

Availability: actively participate in all meetings of the Board of Directors and conscientiously prepare for them by reading the documentation ahead of time, reflecting and doing research so as to make a meaningful contribution to the organization.

Strategic thinking: be able to recognize and pinpoint the issues that the organization is facing based on a solid understanding of the context. They demonstrate the ability to anticipate issues, risks and opportunities, as well as their impacts on the achievement of the organizational mission. They are able to contribute positively to the development of strategies. They have political savvy and the ability to understand the legal context in which the organization operates.

Leadership: be able to perform their duties proactively, and make a meaningful contribution toward the handling of files submitted to the Board. They use their knowledge and experience to foster discussion and enhance the Board’s decision-making processes.

Communication: be able to clearly and respectfully express their ideas to the Board. They use their communication skills to promote dialogue, and actively listen.

The STM wishes to thank all those who demonstrate their interest by applying for the position. However, we will contact only those whose application is being retained for further consideration.

Members of the Board of Directors take part in three types of work, namely preparatory meetings, public meetings and committees.

The preparatory meetings allow members to follow up on the previous meeting, communicate committee chairs’ reports, examine various files in preparation for their adoption and inform members about current and upcoming projects. Committees do more in-depth analyses of specific files. Accessibility of meeting places and their access via public transit is guaranteed.

You have until December 27 to fill out this form, including your CV and a motivation letter including your vision of your role as a member representing our customers. (Button: Submit your application)

Only candidates chosen during preselection will be invited for an interview, which will take place between January 3 and 15, 2022. The interviewing procedure will be determined according to the health measures in effect. For example, the interview could take place via videoconference. If the interview takes place in person, the location will be accessible.

The names of members will be presented to the Montréal agglomeration council for a final decision at the end of January 2022.

Members participate actively in all meetings of the Board of Directors. The public meetings take place 10 times a year. In addition to Board meetings, members representing our customers take part in information or special sessions (between 5 and 10 sessions) throughout the year. Members who join a committee must attend additional meetings (between 4 and 10 meetings).

Submissions and processing of applications with the greatest potential will be coordinated by the Corporate Secretariat of the Société de transport de Montréal. The City of Montréal, acting through its agglomeration council, reserves the right to the final decision. The final decision will be made in January 2022.

The annual salary for these positions is between $20,000 and $23,000, depending on responsibilities and mandates.

The Montréal Mayor’s Office determines the duration of a term, which cannot exceed four years, but is renewable

The role and functions of the Bord of Directors:  https://www.stm.info/en/about/corporate-governance/board-directors

The STM from an institutional perspective: https://www.stm.info/en/about/financial_and_corporate_information

The STM promotes values of transparency and customers outreach.

Always keen to reflect Montréal’s diversity, the STM has proudly promoted a policy of inclusion since 1987. Our equal-opportunity policy includes initiatives to foster the employment of women, people of visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal peoples and people with disabilities who have the skills needed for the desired positions.

Promoting diversity helps create an open and respectful work environment where each person can contribute fully to the development of our organization. We therefore encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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