Executive Director, BOLT Foundation

About the BOLT Foundation

BOLT was launched by Tridel in 2009 and was established as a charitable foundation on January 1st, 2013. It started as a simple concept; to provide awareness and learning opportunities for youth associated with The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto to the field of construction. By establishing additional community, government and industry partnerships, the BOLT Program has since expanded to reach an even broader range of youth.

Through various fundraising events supported by our industry and trade partners, and through Tridel’s internal fundraising initiatives, BOLT has provided over 160 scholarships for postsecondary education and training for those deserving youth interested in pursuing a career in construction.

In September of 2014, BOLT provided the framework to assist youth in embarking on a career in construction. BOLT goes ‘beyond the classroom,’ to help connect under-resourced youth to meaningful and rewarding employment in the industry.

Our mission is simple; to assist under-resourced youth to connect to education and careers in construction.

About the Role

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

We are looking for a self-starter who can take initiative and ingrain themselves in the business; learning who we are, how we operate and our partnerships.  Essential to this role is your ability to provide strategic oversight while being able to carry it through to implementation and execution with strong administrative abilities.

This position works with under-resourced youth and as a result, we are looking for someone who is passionate and has a proven track record for helping youth.  This role will require you to spend time meeting one-on-one with youth and attending community events.  The ability to connect, build support systems and capacity is what ensures success in this role.

Since BOLT’s mission is to assist under-resourced youth by connecting them to education and careers in construction, knowledge of the construction industry and the trades is highly beneficial.  We are keeping an eye out for applicants who have experience, knowledge or the ability to learn the various pathways to education and careers within construction.  We are also looking for candidates who know and/or have worked with Government Agencies and NGOs that support building capacity and skills within the field of construction.  Lastly, an understanding of the various trade unions is a strong asset to this role.

This role is mobile (requires a vehicle) so someone who enjoys being in the community would do well as there is a constant need to attend many outreach, government and work-related events.

Reporting Relationships

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

How to Apply

Please apply by emailing our Career Page at Careers@tridel.com.  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.