Tel. 604-591-2699

Mail: SurreyCares Community Foundation

P.O. Box 34089, Surrey, BC, Canada V3S 8C4

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Copyright © 2018 — SurreyCares Community Foundation.

Canada Revenue Agency Charity BN/Registration Number 892378043 RR0001

Executive Director

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.


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 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 and 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, and 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 and potential donors and fund holders (corporate and individual).

Financial Performance and Viability:

• Leads fund development plans to support existing program operations and grow the financial health of the organization.

• Manages and coordinates volunteer and professional relationships in support of the Foundation and 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 maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.


• Forges and maintains relations of trust with stakeholders, partners, sponsors and external authorities such as civic, local and 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 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 that a professional marketing employee is added to the Foundation’s personnel.

• Participates in administrative duties as needed until the office is fully staffed.

• Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.



·      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 effectively addressing media enquiries


All applications will be kept in strict confidence.


SurreyCares Community Foundation thanks all applicants for their interest in this position.


Competitive salary based on experience.


Please forward resume and cover letter to


This position will remain open until filled. 

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