Position: Executive Director
Reports to: Board of Directors
Location: Canada (Hybrid/Remote). Ideally based in the Metro Vancouver area.
About Canada SCORES Vancouver - A Charitable Society (“Canada SCORES”)
Canada SCORES is a registered charity that empowers youth to find their voice, achieve their goals, and reach their full potential. We offer a safe place where all kids are welcome and nurtured. We are the only after-school program that combines the game of soccer, the art of poetry, community service, and leadership experiences to inspire youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world. Learn more at www.canadascores.org
About the Position
Canada SCORES is building and expanding our reach to communities beyond Metro Vancouver. We’re looking for a compassionate visionary, entrepreneurial self starter and proven energetic fundraiser to lead us on this journey. You’ll be the public face of Canada SCORES and will lead a small but mighty team of passionate, community-minded individuals. In leading Canada SCORES through its next phase of growth, you’ll be responsible for developing and implementing our expansion strategy, crafting and executing fundraising programs to support this growth, and continuing to build Canada SCORES’ proven brand reputation as both a sports- and arts-for-youth-development leader.
Responsibilities: The main focus of this position is to proactively and strategically fundraise and build the brand to ensure Canada SCORES’ sustainability and to grow the Canada SCORES’ program operations.
Fundraising: The Executive Director will diversify the organization’s revenue sources, secure the funds necessary to accomplish the organization's mission and goals and grow our revenue to exceed $500,000/year. Further, the ED will have latitude in how to generate revenue, but at a minimum is expected to:
Develop a fundraising strategy/plan, with input from the Board of Directors
Including foundations, individual donations, corporate donations, government grants and multiple fundraising events throughout the year
Prospect and successfully solicit new corporate partnerships, new major gifts, and new government and foundation grants
Actively cultivate existing and new donors, both institutional and individual
Foster a culture of giving and fundraising amongst the Board of Directors
Manage grants, including grant writing, grant budget, and grant reporting
Brand Building: The Executive Director will be the public face and voice of Canada SCORES and be an active brand champion in the soccer, arts, youth development, and school communities where we run our programs. Among other things, the Executive Director will be responsible for:
Serving as a spokesperson for Canada SCORES, increasing our public reputation and brand awareness
Securing public recognition for Canada SCORES
Obtaining relevant third party accreditations
Speaking at conferences and securing positive media coverage
Administration and Team Leadership: The Executive Director is responsible for sustaining Canada SCORES’ administration, legal, and personnel needs, including:
Lead and foster a caring and inclusive culture where all feel welcome and respected
Managing Board meetings and Board committees
Run an annual strategic planning session with the Board
Work with Governance Committee to source new Board Members and on-board new Board Members as needed
Monitor and ensure fiscal integrity of Canada SCORES
Partner with Director, Programs & Operations on the development and management of the annual budget
Ensure annual audits are completed in a timely manner
Ensure Canada SCORES is in compliance with all legal requirements, maintains adequate insurance, and preserves all of its intellectual property rights
Lead paid and volunteer staff ,including recruitment, onboarding, retention, and development
Conduct annual performance reviews and lead goal setting for team members
Canada SCORES is an organization that values teamwork, leadership, commitment, and equity – these traits permeate all aspects of what we do and how we do it. We seek individuals who are fun, driven, passionate about our work, and uphold our values.
The ideal candidate will:
Be an experienced and energetic fundraiser
Have an entrepreneurial, growth-oriented mindset and approach to work
Love solving complex strategic challenges
Be a talented communicator, able to communicate effectively in-person and online with a wide variety of diverse stakeholders
Be detailed, organized, and excellent at prioritizing
Demonstrate sound judgment and discretion
Be passionate and knowledgeable about youth development and growing communities
Have demonstrated success in leading and scaling a non-profit organization, community organization or similar
While the position is structured as a full-time position, we are open to a more flexible arrangement for the right individual. The compensation package includes a competitive annual salary commensurate with experience plus personal/vacations days, health benefits, and a flexible work schedule.
Canada SCORES welcomes diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply by submitting their cover letter and resume to email@example.com. We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada. Applications accepted until the position is filled.
Target start date: early January, 2023.