Career Opportunities

Executive Director (Full Time)

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The Thunder Bay Community Foundation actively promotes community philanthropy for the long-term benefit of Thunder Bay and the surrounding area.

The Foundation manages legacy and endowment funds, and the income earned is distributed as scholarships, bursaries and grants that support students and deserving community projects. Over the past three decades we have distributed over $4.5 million in grants, scholarships and bursaries. Today we hold in trust approximately $12 million in assets.

We are seeking a full-time Executive Director to provide leadership, vision, and ensure the overall effectiveness of the Foundation’s operations under direction of its Board of Directors.


Scope of the Position

Subject to policy direction and annual goals set by the Board, the Executive Director is responsible for:

  • Providing leadership, strategic and financial direction, and ensuring effective delivery of all programs.
  • Creating an efficient work environment and managing staff effectively.
  • Preparing and presenting an annual budget for Board approval and working within that budget.
  • Ensuring proper financial controls are in place and the Board is provided with appropriate budgets, financial and operating reports.
  • Developing and implementing plans to attract funds, create community awareness of the Foundation’s mission and activities.
  • Initiating policy recommendations, interpretation and implementation of Board policy decisions.
  • Actively promoting community awareness of the Foundation’s goals and objectives; broadening the level of community understanding and support of the Foundation.
  • Administering annual granting, scholarship and bursary programs.
  • Developing, coordinating and implementing strategies to substantially increase the endowment funds of the Foundation.
  • Effectively mobilizing, organizing and supporting committee and volunteer work to meet Foundation objectives.


  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant field, i.e. business management, marketing, public relations.
  • Five years of demonstrated experience in the not-for-profit sector, including program management, granting and donor/funder experience.
  • Financial management skills and experience with preparation of financial statements and tracking of budget to actual.
  • Computer savvy: good working knowledge of, and interest in, data entry and financial management systems. The applicant must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • An ability to develop and maintain successful working relationships with board members, staff, donors, community leaders, volunteers and other charitable organizations.
  • A strong connection to, and a solid understanding of Thunder Bay.


The salary for this position will be commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful candidate.


To Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume by Friday, March 8, 2019 to:

***Extended from February 20, 2010***


Thunder Bay Community Foundation - Hiring Committee

C/O Jordan Lester

101 N. Syndicate Avenue – Suite 312

Thunder Bay, ON P7C 3V4




We thank all applicants in advance and advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.