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Executive Director

SurreyCares Community Foundation is a registered not-for-profit charity working to support the community and residents in the City of Surrey in order to support the community, residents and the not-for-profits operating in 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 20 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 Employee SurreyCares Foundation and reports directly to the Board of Directors, through the Chair and meeting the Chair on a weekly or on an as-needed basis. 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 ensures that a high standard of donor-based program delivery through contact with the public, other non-profits, government and the City of Surrey.


Board Governance: 

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

  • Works with the Board of Directors regarding operations of the Foundation. 

  • Works with the various committees of the Board to ensure the 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 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. 

  • Provides overall management and supervision of the day-to-day affairs of the Foundation. 

  • Responsible for matters directly related to individual 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 fundholders (corporate and individual). 

Financial Performance and Viability: 

  • Working with the Board of Directors, develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization. 

  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity and viability of the Foundation, including submission to the Board of a proposed budget (working 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. 

Fundraising and Communication: 

  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support the Foundation’s mission. 

  •  Manage revenue-generating activities to support existing program operations. 

  • Manages and coordinates volunteer and professional relationships in support of Foundation and fundraising events. 

  • Forge and maintain 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. 

  • Establishes and maintains effective public relations; 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. 

  • Participate in some administrative duties until the office is fully staffed according to the long-term plan. 

  • 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 an informed decision


  • Experience in the not-for-profit world

  • Excellent communication, facilitation and relationship building skills

  • 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

All applications will be kept in strict confidence.
SurreyCares Community Foundations thanks all applicants for their interest in this position. 


Please forward resume to


Competitive salary based on experience. 


This position will remain open until filled. 

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