Executive Director, BOLT Charitable Foundation

Purpose of the Role

The Executive Director, BOLT is the key management leader of the Foundation. This role leads strategic planning activities and ensures effective day-to-day operations. The Executive Director, BOLT directs all program delivery, including the BOLT Charitable Foundation Scholarship and Bursary Program, and oversees the tracking and reporting of metrics for each program. Additionally, the role is responsible for planning and executing outreach to target communities, potential partner organizations and donors.

Reporting Relationships

This role reports directly to BOLT’s Board of Directors, and oversees the Coordinator, BOLT. This role is also responsible for the management and coordination of volunteer resources and works closely with leaders at Tridel.

Key Accountabilities

1. Promotes the Foundation’s programs and services to community groups and organizations by:

  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with industry, trade partners, educational institutions, training facilities and various organizations throughout the City and utilizing those relationships to support BOLT’s mission;
  • Organizing and participating in community information sessions and industry related events including Speak Outs, Day of Discovery, school information sessions, etc;
  • Developing and executing annual as well as event-based marketing and promotional plans, including management of the Foundation’s website and social media strategy, to support the solicitation of program participants;
  • Raising the profile and visibility of the Foundation in alignment with its long-term goals and mission as defined by the Board of Directors;
  • Participating in industry and related events to ensure BOLT is consistently represented in its target communities

2. Directs and manages the delivery of the Foundation’s programs and services by:

  • Delivering specific employment and training related programs based on the needs of the community and the mandate of the Foundation;
  • Identifying and developing new programs that further fulfill the Foundation’s mission and long-term goals;
  • Working closely with agencies, schools and organizations to identify potential BOLT participants;
  • Meeting with youth to assess program suitability;
  • Working with Tridel employees on-site and at Head Office to provide job shadowing and mentoring opportunities for under resourced youth in the communities;
  • Tracking and reporting on results, evaluating program effectiveness and making recommendations on how to meet and exceed expectations and the Foundation’s mandate.

3. Manages the BOLT Charitable Foundation Scholarship and Bursary Program by:

  • Establishing and maintaining effective scholarship application, selection and distribution processes and controls;
  • Determining annual fundraising targets as mandated by the Program;
  • Identifying and building partnerships with potential organizational and individual donors for the Program;
  • Developing, planning and deploying outreach communications for potential donors, including invites to fundraising events;
  • Planning and executing fundraising events and programs;
  • Establishing scholarship and bursary winners and presenting their awards to them on behalf of BOLT.

4. Oversees day-to-day operations and administration processes by:

  • Recruiting, coordinating and supervising the activities of speakers, alumni and volunteers;
  • Ensuring the effective administration of all programs and services including accurate information tracking, timely participant communications and detailed event coordination;
  • Developing longer-term strategic plans for BOLT;
  • Monitoring metrics and regularly reporting progress to BOLT’s Board of Directors and all other relevant stakeholders;
  • Overseeing volunteer and Committee meetings as required;
  • Setting and managing the annual operating budget;
  • Reviewing and approving contracts for service.


 Required Expertise & Capabilities

  • Post-secondary education preferably in related area of expertise, e.g., education, social work, career counselling
  • 10+ years of experience working in the field of employment services or education including direct experience with youth from varied backgrounds
  • In-depth knowledge of the construction industry, trades, unions and roles
  • At least 2 years of non-profit management experience including fundraising and managing volunteers preferred
  • Exceptional relationship building skills including ability to collaborate as well as engage diverse groups
  • Strong public speaking ability, as well as written and oral communication skills
  • Proven track record in planning, program development and execution
  • Budget management skills including preparation and analysis

Must be available to attend functions and events at locations across the City of Toronto outside of normal work week on evenings and weekends, often 3 – 4 times per week


Interested Applicants

Please send your resume to careers@tridel.com with the subject BOLT, Charitable Foundation. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

We are committed to employment equity. We encourage all people, including women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and persons of aboriginal descent to apply.

Tridel is committed to providing accommodation for disabilities during the recruitment and selection process upon request. If an applicant requests accommodation, Talent Development will consult with them to make arrangements to accommodate their needs.

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