Executive Director (Part-Time) - The Arnold and Anita Silber Family Foundation
Reporting to the Trustees of the Arnold and Anita Silber Family Foundation (the “Foundation”), the part-time Executive Director (“ED”) will be responsible for operationalizing the Foundation’s current activities and strategic plan, with an eye to future goals and objectives. This new ED position is an entrepreneurial role offering a unique and exciting opportunity for an accomplished professional in the not-for-profit sector who is seeking to roll up their sleeves and put their experience and skills to work.
Reporting to the Trustees of the Arnold and Anita Silber Family Foundation (the “Foundation”), the part-time Executive Director (“ED”) will be responsible for operationalizing the Foundation’s current activities and strategic plan, with an eye to future goals and objectives.
This new ED position is an entrepreneurial role offering a unique and exciting opportunity for an accomplished professional in the not-for-profit sector who is seeking to roll up their sleeves and put their experience and skills to work. Reporting to, and working with, the Board of Trustees and Advisors, the ED will largely work independently as the accounting and investment functions are outsourced.
It is currently envisioned that this role will require approximately one day a week.
The ED will work remotely, attending meetings via Teams/Zoom, but occasionally meet at the Foundation’s office near Granville and Broadway in Vancouver, BC (subject to COVID guidelines).
Formed in 2011, the Foundation supports projects and programs in the Jewish and non-Jewish communities. The Foundation provides local, national, and international funding in four primary fields of interest, with a focus on seniors and youth:
- Poverty relief/social services
- Jewish continuity, culture, and education
Overview of Responsibilities: Ensure that the Foundation is effectively and efficiently managed. Responsible for the planning, directing, and executing of the Foundation’s business, including the oversight/management of the Foundation's assets, finances, grants program, and communications.
- Coordinate with an external investment advisor.
- Work together with the Foundation’s accounting staff to monitor the work of the Foundation’s investment advisors and ensure reports are presented to the Trustees in a timely and efficient manner.
- Liaise with the Foundation’s asset managers to understand the timing and quantum of funding available.
- Work with Trustees and accounting staff with respect to the Payout Policy of the Foundation.
- Ensure timely reporting to the Trustees.
- Ensure that distributions are made in accordance with applicable policies.
- Work with the Foundation’s accounting staff to ensure financial records and reports are maintained.
- Work with the Foundation’s accounting staff to ensure the timely completion of regulatory filings.
Responsibilities to the Trustees
- Schedule, coordinate and manage quarterly meetings.
- Attend, arrange and prepare materials needed for Trustees.
- Schedule grant committee meetings, prepare materials and minutes.
- Facilitate and manage the Foundation’s grantmaking activities.
- Work with the Trustees to cultivate the Foundation’s General Grant Funding Guidelines.
- Review the Foundation’s General Grant Funding Guidelines together with the Trustees every year to ensure focus and priorities are in line with the mission.
- Monitor the Foundation’s activities and grants to ensure that they are consistent with its mission.
- Periodically review the Foundation’s mission and operations with Trustees as needed.
- Review proposals to determine that they meet the criteria of the Foundation in accordance with the grant guidelines.
- Present accepted proposals for funding consideration to the Trustees.
- Promptly prepare and/or review all general communication to applicants and grant recipients.
- Conduct on-site visits to better understand projects under consideration for funding.
- Monitor and evaluate grant results.
- Coordinate grant payment schedules and oversee the fiscal control of grants paid and pending.
- Drive the achievement of the Foundation’s vision and strategic plan, directing and overseeing short and long term goals.
- Create marketing materials to promote the Foundation and its mission.
- Answer applicant’s questions, and offer information and assistance to promote their understanding of the Foundation’s mission and guidelines.
- Review all applications to ensure compliance with the guidelines and criteria.
- Organize and distribute applications to other Trustees to review, following an established timeline.
- Follow-up on approved grants by (i) soliciting annual progress reports, and (ii) meeting with recipients when possible to assess impact, review outcomes, and provide the Trustees with evaluation reports.
Salary Range:$1 - $1
- A proven leader in the not-for-profit sector.
- Ability to quickly pinpoint the pivotal factors in requests for funding.
How To Apply
To learn more about the Foundation, visit https://www.aasilberfoundation.ca/
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and express their interest to:
Julia Kwinter, CFO
The Arnold and Anita Silber Family Foundation
If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us as soon as possible of any particular adaptive measures you might require.
The Arnold and Anita Silber Family Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of non-discrimination in the workplace. It is also our policy to source and present candidates on a non-discriminatory basis. Proactively, we make every good faith effort to include a diverse pool of candidates in our search assignment.
We appreciate all applications, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.