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Bolt Charitable Foundation

Executive Director

Posted On: March 25, 2024
Closing On: April 19, 2024

Location: Toronto (Dufferin & Finch) - hybrid 3 days a week in office
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: senior
Salary Range: $140,000 - $160,000

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The Organization

BOLT was launched by Tridel in 2009 and 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, BOLT has since expanded to reach an even broader range of youth.

Today, BOLT connects under-resourced youth in the Greater Toronto Area to construction careers and meaningful and rewarding employment through raised awareness, immersive career exploration, financial support for post-secondary and skilled training programs, and industry partnerships.

To date, BOLT has awarded more than 540 scholarships to post-secondary students and helped more than 250 youth start their apprenticeships in the construction skilled trades.


BOLT’s mission is to connect job-ready, under-resourced youth aged 17 to 29 to careers in construction by providing access and support for skills training and financial awards for post-secondary programs related to construction.

Goals & Objectives

To raise awareness and offer exposure to the diverse career opportunities in the construction industry by hosting SpeakOuts, Days of Discovery and Job Shadowing.

To raise funds to offer financial assistance to under-resourced youth wishing to pursue training or a post-secondary education leading to a career in construction.

To foster trade and industry partnerships to provide employment, training and mentorship opportunities for youth, and to secure the support of community and government partnerships required for the success of the program.

The Opportunity

BOLT has an exceptional opportunity for a passionate professional who will oversee programming and fundraising activities and ensure the effective day-to-day operations of the Foundation. The Executive Director will participate in all program delivery and oversee the tracking and reporting of metrics for each program. Additionally, The Executive Director is the lead professional staff responsible for planning, implementing and managing campaigns, strategic partnerships as well as events to generate funds. Reporting directly to the BOLT Board of Directors, the ED directly manages a Coordinator and works closely with Tridel staff and volunteers to help with the delivery of programs and fundraising activities.

Key Qualifications

The ideal candidate will bring the following skills and experiences:

  • A collaborative, open, flexible, approachable leadership style. Exceptional relationship building skills including a strong ability to bring together and meaningfully engage diverse groups of stakeholders.
  • A self-starter. Adept at organizing and managing multiple ongoing projects, professional and business issues in a fast-changing environment.
  • Strong financial and business acumen. Training and demonstrated experience in administrative, financial and operational planning and execution, program execution, budget preparation and analysis as well as risk management.
  • Proven fundraising and donor stewardship skills including experience with major gift cultivation and solicitation, corporate sponsorships, direct mail and social media campaigns, and events.
  • Experience working effectively with sophisticated and passionate boards of directors and volunteer committees.
  • Strong public speaking, presentation, and negotiation abilities. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Understanding the specific challenges of under-resourced youth as they relate to employment, training and education is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the construction industry, trades, unions and career pathways including skilled trades (apprenticeship) and post-secondary pathways to careers in construction is an asset. Willingness to learn is essential.
  • As this role requires travel in GTA, access to a vehicle and valid driver’s licence is required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, experience using a CRM database, WordPress, MailChimp and social media platforms.

Application Instructions

A detailed position profile is available upon request.

Siegel Executive Search Solutions Inc., member of the Executive Search Alliance, is advising Bolt Foundation on the basis of an exclusive consulting assignment. Interested applicants may explore this opportunity in confidence by submitting a resume to as soon as possible and not later than April 19, 2024. The publication of this advertisement is neither an assurance that an applicant will be hired, nor that the position will be held open for any specific period of time in the event that a suitable candidate for the position is identified at an earlier date. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those who are considered for an interview will be contacted.