Building Roots is looking for an Executive Director– Closed


Hiring: Executive Director
Organization: Building Roots
Location: Downtown East Toronto ON / Hybrid

Building Roots is looking for an innovative leader who is passionate about community building and embraces the opportunity to help individuals and groups flourish. The ED will continue supporting the people, administration and fundraising of Building Roots and our charitable Foundation.

Compensation: $78,000 salary, with extended health benefits

Please send resume and brief letter with your interest in the role to by Wednesday, September 28, 2022. Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Tasks will include:

Administration and Finance

  • Support charitable foundation board development and meetings, and ensure ongoing CRA compliance
  • Manage organizational finances, planning annual budget, working with team and accountant to track spending, and support annual audit
  • Oversee banking, payroll, insurance and health benefits
  • Maintain and support direction of external communications

People and Programs

  • Manage staff hiring as necessary, onboarding, contracts and renewals
  • Manage organizational human resources, policy development, ongoing support for team members and volunteers, team meetings, conflict resolution and job satisfaction
  • Support maintenance and creation of partner development and special projects
  • Provide team with support and advice for new and ongoing programs and evaluation; ongoing organizational objectives and strategic planning
  • Supporter broader advocacy for community priorities in Moss Park and Downtown East Toronto
  • Ensuring a healthy and safe work environment and programs for volunteers and participants

Fundraising and Development

  • Oversee funding applications and renewals to foundations and other sources, and develop granting agreements
  • Nurturing ongoing relationships with funders and supporters, and ensure reporting to all funders is provided on an annual basis or per project
  • Manage giving by individuals and companies and online
  • Support team members to develop program-specific grants and metrics

Relevant qualifications, skills, and experience:

  • Degree in social services, social work, social justice, or related fields; education or training in non-profit management, fundraising or similar, an asset
  • At least five years experience in non-profits, with three in a leadership role, including management of staff and contracts
  • Experience in fundraising and development, securing new large funders and multi-year agreements and program evaluation and reporting
  • Experience with bookkeeping, project management, business banking and financial management
  • Experience and knowledge of food security and food justice, working with folks experiencing marginalization and poverty, and asset-based community development
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with diverse audiences
  • Strong leadership and team working skills, compassionate, people-focused
  • Ability to work both remotely from home, with in person capability in Downtown East Toronto
  • Knowledge of google suite, slack, an asset

Why Work for Building Roots?

  • Opportunity to demonstrate leadership and grassroots community impact
  • Extended health benefits
  • Paid Professional Development opportunities
  • Encouraged 4-day work weeks
  • Progressive and flexible vacation time and sick day policies

Building Roots recognizes and values the unique perspective of people with lived experiences. We encourage any applicants to share experiences which they feel would be relevant to the successful execution of this role.

We actively support and mobilize alongside our community partners, local organizations & small businesses of all kinds. This is done with the intention of fostering social cohesion as we implement a community-led programming model.

Building Roots is actively working to hire, and meaningfully engage with, and include guidance and input from, LGBTQIA2+, Black, Indigenous and any BIPOC humans in ways that are central to intersectionality. Our organization explicitly supports and promotes indigenous resilience, anti-racist principles, equity, diversity & representation within our workplaces and programs.

We encourage applications from all-kinds of humans & are committed to an equitable hiring process.

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