We’re Hiring! Director, Community Impact – May 2022

Are you motivated to create caring and equitable communities where all individuals may thrive? Do you feel energized by actively collaborating with others to provide funding and investments to charities and social purpose organizations? Would you look forward to hosting discussions that generate ideas and actions to respond to current and emerging needs? If so, Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation is looking for you to join our team as the Director, Community Impact.

Are you motivated to create caring and equitable communities where all individuals may thrive? Do you feel energized by actively collaborating with others to provide funding and investments to charities and social purpose organizations? Would you look forward to hosting discussions that generate ideas and actions to respond to current and emerging needs? If so, Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation is looking for you to join our team as the Director, Community Impact.

About the Role

The Director, Community Impact is a full-time, continuing role that reports to KWCF’s Vice President (VP) and is accountable for the Community Foundation’s support to charities and other social purpose organizations through Granting, Impact Investing and Convening. The successful candidate has a proven ability to develop and nurture relationships and partnerships. They must be committed to listening, learning and working together with individuals and organizations, and to participating actively in community-building. They should be innovative and forward thinking, and ready to adapt processes and actions to ensure they stay values-aligned, while being straightforward, and audience-centric.

This is an exciting time to be joining our team, as KWCF is currently involved in unification planning with Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation. This role is part of the planned transition to the new unified organization.

Compensation: $70,000 – $80,000 (based on a 37.5 hour work week), plus a competitive benefits package. Currently, employees work both on-site and remotely. This role includes an expectation of collaborating across community that would require in person connections, subject to adherence to COVID-19 safety guidelines (note: this is subject to change at any time with advance notice).

For more information on the role and how to apply, view the Job Posting (pdf). Deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Our Commitment to Equity

KWCF is an equity-conscious employer committed to equity, anti-oppression, diversity and supporting the wellbeing of all our employees. We provide inclusive employment opportunities without regard to race, colour, religion, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, or any other status that is representative of equity & sovereign seeking groups.

All qualified individuals are encouraged to consider working with us including those who are:

First Nations, Inuit and Métis

Black

People of Colour

Immigrants

People living with disabilities

Ethnocultural religious identities (e.g. Muslim, Sikh, Jewish)

2SLGBTQIA+

If you are an applicant who requires accommodations, please let us know in advance so that we may arrange for their provision. We provide accommodations at all stages of the recruitment and hiring process under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

About Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation

Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF) is a public foundation focused on Granting, Impact Investing and Convening to make measurable and sustainable impacts in Waterloo Region. As one of 191 Community Foundations across Canada, we collaborate with partners to develop forward-thinking innovative solutions and seize opportunities to meet current and future needs of our community. We enable people, companies and organizations to do more good by making it easy for Fundholders and Donors to give and invest, and for charities to receive money. Gifts are directed to KWCF’s endowed funds that drive positive change in two ways: through grants and impact investments that deliver both financial returns as well as positive social and environmental outcomes. We work with our Fundholders to distribute the income generated through grants to support a wide range of charitable causes within our community; in 2021 we granted $4.7 Million to over 300 charities and non-profits organizations, bringing our total granting impact to $61 Million since inception. As a leading community-building organization, we also work to amplify voices and issues of importance by convening conversations and sharing information, while approaching our work with an equity mindset. www.kwcf.ca.