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Executive Director

Beaches Sandbox, 2181 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Beaches Sandbox is seeking an experienced and dynamic Executive Director to lead their newly established charity and create safe and inclusive spaces, develop innovative programs and drive operational and financial success. The Executive Director will manage the day-to-day operations of the community centre, oversee strategic planning, program development, fundraising, financial management, and staff and volunteer management. The ideal candidate will have a creative and entrepreneurial mindset, be comfortable building something from the ground up, and flexible to accommodate the changing nature of the role. The Executive Director will report directly to the Chairman of the Board and will work closely with them to ensure the organization's mission and objectives are achieved.

Want to have a direct impact in the community? This is your chance!


Key Responsibilities:

·        Strategic Planning and Development: lead the strategic planning process, develop a comprehensive plan and road map that aligns with the organization's mission and goals. You will work closely with the Board of Directors to create a vision for the future of Beaches Sandbox and implement strategies to achieve that vision.

·        Program Development: support the General Manager in developing and implementing programs and services that align with the organization's mission and values. This will involve identifying community needs and creating programs that provide access to high-quality programming for people of all ages and abilities. You will work closely with the General Manager, staff and volunteers to ensure that programs are delivered effectively and efficiently.

·        Fundraising and Financial Management: develop and implement a fundraising strategy that supports the organization's mission and goals. This will involve identifying potential sources of funding, developing relationships with donors and sponsors, and managing the organization's finances to ensure its sustainability.

·        Staff and Volunteer Management: manage a team of staff and volunteers to ensure the smooth operation of the organization. This will involve recruiting, training, and managing staff and volunteers to ensure that they are aligned with the organization's mission and values. Also, supporting the Communications Manager and Fundraising Officer. 

·        Community Centre Operations: oversee the efficient and effective operation of Beaches Sandbox's community centre. This includes managing daily operations, introducing new technology systems, supporting staff and volunteers, and ensuring that all programming and services are delivered to the highest standard.

·        Foundation Governance and Administration: manage the foundation governance and administration of Beaches Sandbox. This includes ensuring compliance with all legal requirements, managing the foundation's financial accounts, and maintaining accurate records.

What we are looking for:

·        Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, such as business administration, nonprofit management, or social services.

·        Minimum of 5 years of experience in nonprofit management, with a proven track record of success in strategic planning, program development, fundraising, and financial management.

·        Solid understanding of governance of managing a charitable organization, including CRA filings, Corporations Canada and non-profit regulations.

·        Enthusiastic and energetic personality with client service focus.

·        Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills, with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with staff, volunteers, donors, and stakeholders.

·        Highly organized with ability to work with competing priorities. A team member who can straddle both strategy and execution.

·        Passion for creating safe and inclusive spaces, developing high-quality creative programming, and promoting community engagement.

·        Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, with the ability to think creatively and strategically.

·        Experience working with diverse communities, and a commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

·        Able to work on a flexible schedule.

·        Familiarity with The Beaches community will be an asset.

·        All selected candidates must complete the Vulnerable Sector Check.

What we offer:

·        Competitive compensation and performance bonus.

·        Medical, dental, vision and extended health coverage from day one – no waiting period.

·        Opportunity to participate in our programs for free based on availability. This allows you to experience firsthand the impact of our work and connect with those we serve.

·        Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the community.

If you are passionate about creating safe and inclusive spaces, developing high-quality programming, and promoting community engagement, then we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Accessibility Accommodations: Beaches Sandbox provides accessibility accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Please send cover letter and CV to

About Us

Beaches Sandbox is a newly established charity that provides a vibrant and modern space for people of all ages and abilities to take part in fun, creative indoor activities, inspiring programs, and classes, along with special community events. The centre offers a safe and inclusive environment where no one is excluded from participation purely because of background, financial means, or disability. The mission of the centre is to provide the space, opportunity, and access to high-quality programming that all in the community can enjoy. At the Beaches Sandbox, we maintain strong values of accessibility, community, sustainability, fun, and respect to support everything we do.

Kids, teens, families, and seniors - Create, Connect and Have Fun at the Beaches Sandbox!

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