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Community Foundation for Lennox & Addington

Community Foundations bring together people who care about their communities. They are independent, volunteer-driven, charitable organizations that aim to strengthen their communities by facilitating philanthropy, by partnering with donors to build permanent endowments and other funds from which they support community projects, and by providing leadership on issues of broad community concern.

Position:  Executive Director

Region:  Lennox & Addington

Description:  Applications are being accepted for a highly skilled leader who is driven to deliver results.  Reporting to the Foundation’s Board of Directors, the ED has a pivotal role in the fiscal and program success of the Foundation’s goals.  The ED is responsible for the Foundation’s increase in endowments, financial & program management, public relations and fundraising efforts.  The ED will supervise a part-time administrative assistant while carrying out the work of the Foundation.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Grow the Foundation’s endowment base to increase granting capacity 
  • Work with the Board of Directors to help ensure that it is properly constituted and trained to conduct effective governance 
  • Overall management of the Foundation’s day-to-day operations 
  • Grow public awareness of the Foundation’s role in Lennox & Addington 
  • The ideal candidate would be a retired executive/senior administrator looking to ensure a legacy of a healthy and caring L&A community while working with minimal supervision and adherence to time-management. This contract position is flexible with its 170 days work per year and includes compensation based on a daily per diem. 
  • The ED is expected to deal effectively with the large volume of work characteristic of running a community foundation. The ED is expected and required as needed to conduct activities outside normal business hours as well as outside the formal business office located in Napanee, Ontario. 
We are seeking to meet candidates who have:

  • A Minimum of ten years senior management experience in the not-for-profit sector, either in a management or a volunteer role, with direct experience in grants management, asset development, community development, strategic planning and research 
  • Experience with governance and boards of directors as well as strong volunteer management (both committees and boards) 
  • Strong marketing and communications experience required to help build awareness of the Foundation 
  • Combination of education and related experience as it pertains to non-profit entities 
  • Demonstrates ability to build relationships with leaders in the voluntary, private and government sectors 
  • Understanding of financial and investment administration

Salary:  TBD

Terms of Employment:  Contract - 170 days per year

Deadline for Application:  Wednesday, October 31, 2018

How to Apply:  Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and letter of interest online only, in confidence, prior to October 31, 2018 at  Please indicated ED Searchin the subject line 
We thank all applicants for applying, however, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Location:  Napanee

Profession Type:  Management

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