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Executive Director

  • Posted:Jun 24, 2022
  • Apply by:Jul 17, 2022
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Other
  • Location
  • Brantford, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Other
  • Company Type
  • Other

About this position

KIDS CAN FLY is a non-profit organization located in Brantford/Brant County with a mission to support families with children under the age of six. Founded in 2001 on the research and principles of the late Dr. Fraser Mustard, Kids Can Fly (KCF) is a community leader providing early learning programs, parenting programs, post-partum support and prenatal classes. KCF is the community agency spearheading Roots of Empathy and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in the Brantford/Brant community. With the retirement of its founding Executive Director Sharon Brooks, Kids Can Fly is seeking applications from interested, passionate, qualified persons to assume this important position and provide leadership and vision for our charity.

Title: Executive Director

Type: Full time, Permanent. Hours can be flexible and will include some evening and weekend work.

Location: Brantford/Brant County, Ontario. Note that this is a work-from-home position but “home” needs to be in Brantford/Brant or vicinity.

Compensation: $55,000 to $75,000. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and include some paid benefits. Details to be negotiated.

Job Start Date: August/September 2022


  • Multiple years of experience in a leadership position. (In particular, non-profit experience will benefit applicants.)

  • Post-secondary education in Child Development, Education, Social Services, Public Administration, Public Relations, or related discipline. (A candidate with a combination of related experience and education can be considered.)

  • Demonstrated fundraising and grant-writing competency, donor management experience.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Familiarity with research in early learning and child development.

  • Competent and up-to-date technological capabilities.

  • Experience in budget development, project/event management, policy development/implementation.

  • Experience in team leadership, overseeing staff and managing volunteers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Passion and vision. Our ideal candidate will be the face of our organization and must have the ability to recognize evolving needs in our communities coupled with innovative development skills required to implement, fund, and sustain programs that meet these needs. A demonstrable passion and vision that supports our mission is required.

  2. Fundraising competency and skills. KCF has an annual operating budget of approximately $375,000 and does not receive government funding. Therefore, the organization must raise all its own funding to operate, to pay staff, and to support programs. This is a key responsibility of the Executive Director. Our ideal candidate will have experience in non-profit fundraising including the ability to identify and successfully secure grants and donations, as well as identifying, communicating with, and managing sponsors and donors. Fundraising competency is a requirement for this position.

  3. Communication, Relationship-Building and Marketing. Our ideal candidate will be a skilled communicator who can successfully market the organization and its programs; manage negotiations with third parties regarding facilities; seek and secure partnerships; provide leadership and inspiration to staff, to our Board of Directors and to volunteers (who form a major part of the KCF workforce); and, build and maintain relationships with sponsors/donors, government, local businesses, program participants/clients and the general public. Community awareness and engagement along with proven communication skills in all formats (presentations, in person meetings, articles, letters, marketing materials, social media, etc.) are important to this position.

  4. Computer and social media skills. Up-to-date technological skills will be required in order for our Executive Director to efficiently fulfill their varied obligations. This should include knowledge of and experience with basic computer programs (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, etc), websites and social media platforms, Donor Management System (DMS) databases (KCF uses the Canada Helps DMS), and others. Technology skills should also support basic accounting/bookkeeping programs and budget preparation.

  5. Related employment training and history. Our ideal candidate will have some knowledge and experience in early childhood learning, parenting support, or other fields related to KCF services. Our Executive Director should be a quick learner with a passion to keep current on new research, articles and other information related to KCF services. Our Executive Director will be able to lead the organization to implement or adapt programs according to evolving research and development.

  6. Self Directed Work Ethic and Time-management skills. Our ideal candidate should be able to manage their required responsibilities with flexibility. The role requires some evening and weekend work for meetings, events, etc. A successful candidate will have their own suitable work-from-home capabilities.

  7. Leadership and Management Skills. Reporting to a volunteer Board of Directors, our Executive Director also manages the organization’s operations and administration. Experience in non-profit leadership, non-profit governance and policy development, program management, budget development, are all assets. The position currently oversees one part-time program position and one part time admin staff.


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