Executive Director

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
SurreyCares Community Foundation
  • Management / Executive
  • Community Outreach
  • Fundraising / Giving
  • Marketing / Communications / PR
Part Time
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland - Surrey
Senior Executive (E.D., CEO, CFO)N/A2019-09-062019-11-01

Make a Difference in the City of Surrey

SurreyCares Community Foundation is a registered not-for-profit charity working to support the community and residents in the City of Surrey.  We are currently celebrating our 25th year of operation.

Better known as a “charity for charities”, we serve the people of Surrey by providing reliable, enduring financial tools to community-minded individuals, families, businesses, not-for-profit agencies and fundraising groups - www.surreycares.org

Our Vision: A giving connected community.

Our Mission: Inspire donors; Grow endowments; Invest in people.


We are inviting applications for the role of Executive Director, which is currently a 15 hour per week position, with future plans to expand the position to full time.  We are looking for a hands-on, energetic, community-minded individual to help us focus on our strategic objects of fund development, resource development and raising our community profile.  Understanding that the duties listed below are that of a full time ED, the first goal of our new ED will be to work with the Board to develop funds to increase the Foundation’s operating capacity.  


The Executive Director (ED) is the senior operating officer of SurreyCares Foundation and reports directly to the Board of Directors.  The ED is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the Foundation with a strong focus on fund development.  In keeping with the philosophy, policies, procedures and financial management structure of the Foundation, the ED advocates to stakeholders, governments, donors and the media to advance the Foundation’s vision, mission & strategic priorities. 

Board Governance:

  • Reports to the Board of Directors, specifically the Chair, on a weekly or as-needed basis.
  • Works with the various committees of the Board to ensure implementation of strategic direction.
  • Works collaboratively with Board members as the Board begins to move from a "working" Board to Governance Board, as finances become available for administration and other support.
  • Leads in a manner that supports and guides the Foundation’s mission.
  • Participates in the development of mission statements, new or revised policies in partnership with the Governance Committee, strategic plans, goals, operational policies and new program proposals.

Leadership and Management:

  • Provides leadership in shaping the work and growth of the Foundation.
  • Creates plans for the attainment of goals and objectives set by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Foundation.
  • Responsible for staff hiring, supervision, evaluations, disciplinary actions and professional development, with input or liaison from the Board Chair as and when required.
  • Initiates and nurtures relationships with donors, potential donors and fund holders (corporate and individual).

Financial Performance and Viability:

  • Leads fund development plans to support existing program operations and to grow the financial health of the organization.
  • Manages and coordinates volunteer & professional relationships in support of the Foundation & its fundraising events.
  • Responsible for the ongoing fiscal integrity and viability of the Foundation, including submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget, in collaboration with the Treasurer and Finance Committee.
  • Responsible for fiscal management, including operating within the approved budget, ensuring maximum resource utilization and maintaining the organization in a positive financial position.


  • Forges and maintains relations of trust with stakeholders, partners, sponsors and external authorities such as civic, local & federal governments.
  • Acts as a public speaker and public relations representative of the Foundation (along with the Chair and / or other designated persons) in ways that strengthen its profile.
  • Works effectively with volunteers in a professional yet courteous manner.
  • Works with the Board to refine all aspects of communications, until such time as a professional communications employee is added to the Foundation’s personnel.
  • Creates and oversees the distribution of marketing materials, in collaboration with the Communications Committee for the Foundation, until such time as a professional marketing employee is added to the Foundation’s personnel.
  • Participates in administrative duties as needed until the office is fully staffed.
  • Communicates effectively with the Board and provides, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.



  • Senior management experience in the not-for-profit sector
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and relationship-building skills
  • Experience in, or knowledge of, fundraising principles and donor relations
  • Knowledge of standard office administrative practices and procedures
  • Proven time management and organizational skills
  • Experience working with community leaders
  • A passion for improving the lives of the citizens of the City of Surrey
  • Experienced in public speaking and in effectively addressing media enquiries


All applications will be kept in strict confidence.

SurreyCares Community Foundations thanks all applicants for their interest in this position.  We will contact only those selected for an interview.

Competitive salary based on experience.

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