Executive Director

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
BOLT Charitable Foundation
  • Management / Executive
  • Fundraising / Giving
  • Government Relations
  • Trades / Maintenance Services Worker
Full Time
  • Ontario - York Region - North York
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area
Executive (Dept. head, director)N/A2019-02-262019-04-26

Purpose of the Role

The Executive Director, B.O.L.T. is the key management leader of the Foundation. This role leads strategic planning activities and ensures effective day-to-day operations. The Executive Director, B.O.L.T. directs all program delivery, including the B.O.L.T. Charitable Foundation Scholarship and Bursary Program, and oversees the tracking and reporting of metrics for each program. Additionally, the role is responsible for planning and executing outreach to target communities, potential partner organizations and donors.

Reporting Relationships

This role reports directly to B.O.L.T.’s Board of Directors, and oversees the Coordinator, B.O.L.T.. This role is also responsible for the management and coordination of volunteer resources and works closely with leaders at Tridel.

Key Accountabilities

  1. Promotes the Foundation’s programs and services to community groups and organizations by:
    • Establishing and maintaining relationships with industry, trade partners, educational institutions, training facilities and various organizations throughout the City and utilizing those relationships to support B.O.L.T.’s mission;
    • Organizing and participating in community information sessions and industry related events including Speak Outs, Day of Discovery, school information sessions, etc;
    • Developing and executing annual as well as event-based marketing and promotional plans, including management of the Foundation’s website and social media strategy, to support the solicitation of program participants;
    • Raising the profile and visibility of the Foundation in alignment with its long-term goals and mission as defined by the Board of Directors;
    • Participating in industry and related events to ensure B.O.L.T. is consistently represented in its target communities.
  2. Directs and manages the delivery of the Foundation’s programs and services by:
    • Delivering specific employment and training related programs based on the needs of the community and the mandate of the Foundation;
    • Identifying and developing new programs that further fulfill the Foundation’s mission and long-term goals;
    • Working closely with agencies, schools and organizations to identify potential B.O.L.T. participants;
    • Meeting with youth to assess program suitability;
    • Working with Tridel employees on-site and at Head Office to provide job shadowing and mentoring opportunities for under resourced youth in the communities;
    • Tracking and reporting on results, evaluating program effectiveness and making recommendations on how to meet and exceed expectations and the Foundation’s mandate.
  3. Manages the B.O.L.T. Charitable Foundation Scholarship and Bursary Program by:
    • Establishing and maintaining effective scholarship application, selection and distribution processes and controls;
    • Determining annual fundraising targets as mandated by the Program;
    • Identifying and building partnerships with potential organizational and individual donors for the Program;
    • Developing, planning and deploying outreach communications for potential donors, including invites to fundraising events;
    • Planning and executing fundraising events and programs;
    • Establishing scholarship and bursary winners and presenting their awards to them on behalf of B.O.L.T..
  4. Oversees day-to-day operations and administration processes by:
    • Recruiting, coordinating and supervising the activities of speakers, alumni and volunteers;
    • Ensuring the effective administration of all programs and services including accurate information tracking, timely participant communications and detailed event coordination;
    • Developing longer-term strategic plans for B.O.L.T.;
    • Monitoring metrics and regularly reporting progress to B.O.L.T.’s Board of Directors and all other relevant stakeholders;
    • Overseeing volunteer and Committee meetings as required;
    • Setting and managing the annual operating budget;
    • Reviewing and approving contracts for service.

Required Expertise & Capabilities

  • Post-secondary education preferably in related area of expertise, e.g., education, social work, career counselling
  • 10+ years of experience working in the field of employment services or education including direct experience with youth from varied backgrounds
  • In-depth knowledge of the construction industry, trades, unions and roles
  • At least 2 years of non-profit management experience including fundraising and managing volunteers preferred
  • Exceptional relationship building skills including ability to collaborate as well as engage diverse groups
  • Strong public speaking ability, as well as written and oral communication skills
  • Proven track record in planning, program development and execution
  • Budget management skills including preparation and analysis
  • Must be available to attend functions and events at locations across the City of Toronto outside of normal work week on evenings and weekends, often 3 – 4 times per week

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