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Executive Director

Surrey, BC, Canada

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About the Role

Responsibilities: Leadership and Administration: 

● Provides overall management and supervision of the day-to-day affairs of the Foundation (participate in some administrative duties until the office is fully staffed according to the long-term plan). 

● Provides leadership and creates plans and an overall organization strategy for the attainment of annual and long-term strategic priorities, goals and objectives set by the Board of Directors. 

● Responsible for matters related to individual staff and volunteer hiring, supervision, evaluations, disciplinary actions, and professional development with input/or liaison from the Board as and when required. 

● Responsible for the fiscal integrity and viability of the Foundation, including submission to the Board of a proposed budget (collaborating with the Treasurer and Finance Committee) and financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization. 

● Responsible for fiscal management including operating within the approved budget, ensuring maximum resource utilization and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position. 

Marketing, Communications and Public Relations: 

● Oversees the creation and distribution of print and digital marketing and communications materials in collaboration with the Communications Committee for the Foundation (until such time that a profession marketing employee is added to the Foundation’s personnel) 

● Forge and maintain relations of trust with stakeholders, partners, sponsors, and external authorities such as civic, local, and federal governments. 

● Acts as the senior public relations representative of the Foundation (along with the Chair and/or other designated persons) in ways that strengthen its profile. 

● Experience as a consensus builder with demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders. 

● Knowledge of technology, social media, and digital platforms to support fundraising and public awareness. 

Fund Development: 

● Responsible for all-aspects of fundraising (strategy-to-execution, prospect/lead management, campaigns, etc.) and developing and mobilizing the Foundations resources to support and further this work. 

● Manages and enhances revenue generating activities to support existing program operations. 

● Initiates and nurtures relationships with donors and potential donors and fundholders (corporate and individual). 

Board Governance: 

● Reports to the Board of Directors, specifically the Chair on a weekly/or as-needed basis. 

● Works with the Board of Directors, as required, for the ongoing operations of the Foundation as needed. 

● Works with the Board of Directors to develop resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization. 

● Works collaboratively with 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. 

● Responsible for leading in a manner that supports and guides the Foundation’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors. 

● Participates in the development of new or revised policies in partnership with the Governance Committee, strategic plans, goals, operational policies, and new program proposals. 

● Responsible for communicating 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. 

● Identifies, assesses, and informs the Board of internal and external issues that affect the organization.

Key Attributes

● Highly effective communicator and relationship builder with the ability to quickly establish

rapport and garner respect.

● Enthusiastic about inspiring donors who want to invest in the people of Surrey.

● Be proactive, purpose-driven, forward thinking, innovative and self-directed.

● Personal and cultural alignment with the mission, vision and goals of SurreyCares Community Foundation including advocating for the residents of Surrey.

About the Foundation

SurreyCares is Surrey, B.C.’s community foundation operating for the past 28 years, connecting donors to community organizations that serve the needs of community members. Growing a strong charitable sector in Surrey is paramount to reshaping the future of our fast-growing city. We are searching for an Executive Director to engage with our community to forward our vision, mission, and values. 

  • Our vision: A giving connected community. 

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

  • Our Values: Diversity, collaboration, trust, growth, accountability, and integrity 


  • Are better known as a “charity for charities.” 

  • Connect with donors, fundholders, charities and government agencies regularly. 

  • Serve the people of Surrey working with community-minded individuals, families, businesses. and charitable agencies to create permanent endowment funds. 

  • Annually distribute income from endowment funds to Surrey charities. 

If you: 

  • Are an efficient administrator with attention to detail and strong communication skills. 

  • Are passionate about helping people invest in causes that matter most to them. 

  • Are a partnership builder. 

  • Embrace our vision and mission with dedication and pride embodying our core values. 

  • Want to make an impact in the community in which you work and/or live. 

  • Are a relationship builder and skilled fundraiser. 

If most, or all the above attributes describe you, we encourage you to apply. Please submit to 

SurreyCares Community Foundation is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, underscoring our dedication to providing equal employment opportunities. We highly value the unique identifies, viewpoints and welfare of each member in our community. 

This position is currently remote but may change in the future. 

Salary range - $90,000 - $120,000

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