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Regional Executive Director, Toronto, Leave Out Violence (LOVE)

LOVE's Mission

To reduce violence in the lives of youth and in our communities, by building a team of youth who communicate a message of non-violence.

Position Title

Position Reports: directly to the Ontario Board. The incumbent also works cooperatively with the Board of the National organization on matters of common interest.

Our regional team of 7 strong is currently seeking a new leader in the role of Regional Executive Director.  This individual will manage all administrative, program delivery, fundraising, community and board relations and strategic planning for the Toronto office.

In this role you will focus your talent, passion and energy in the following key areas.


  • Work with the Director of Development and her team in all aspects of fundraising. This includes: reviewing grant applications for foundations, government, corporations and other funding bodies; creating and maintaining donor relations; sourcing new funding opportunities; participating in funding presentations to donors; networking to grow our individual donor base; strategizing and initiating innovative corporate partnerships; leading fundraising (annual revenue target of approximately $500,000)
  • Build fundraising capability year to year in order to facilitate steadily expanding programs throughout the GTA and potentially into other areas of Southern Ontario


  • Develop and manage the annual budget and provide regular reporting to the Board of Directors
  • Ensure appropriate integration and coordination of fundraising commitments with program objectives and ensure adherence to all fundraising commitments

Board Development and Management/National Accountabilities

  • Facilitate Board development and communications through regular reporting, implementation of board networking, fundraising & PR. Initiatives, recruitment of new board members, coordination of Regional Board meetings
  • Participate at LOVE's National Board of Directors meetings

Staff and Program Supervision

  • Ensure employees' work performance and duties are consistent with LOVE's current needs, objectives and policies
  • Hire employees, review performance, and terminate as necessary; provide staff with the tools, support and direction needed to fulfill their job requirements
  • Ensure quality control of local programs by familiarizing yourself with LOVE's service model, program policies and National program manual

Public Relations and External Communications

  • Liaise and network with relevant community, government, education, and corporate stakeholders to enhance their understanding, commitment and support of LOVE's mission and program objectives.
  • Grow LOVE's visibility in the city through various communication, media and P.R. initiatives

Strategic Planning

  • Lead the Toronto team in annual strategic planning process that is consistent with overall National strategic direction,

Critical Success Criteria in this role

You have a post secondary degree in a relevant field complemented by a demonstrated track record in managing a team, successful fundraising and Board relations. In addition you are

  • Passionately dedicated to the mission of the organization with a personal connection to the cause and the youth population
  • A self-motivated, entrepreneurial spirited professional who understands the necessity of raising funds to reach the organization's potential and who has the drive to achieve great results.
  • A positive leader consistent with the mandate of LOVE, who is capable of building a highly committed regional team as well as attracting and motivating board members to achieve optimum results in their endeavours.
  • A critical thinker and problem solver with a great sense of urgency in addressing and resolving issues in all areas of employee management, program development and delivery, fundraising, financial administration, etc.
  • A professional who commands the respect of staff, board and the community through superior communication, leadership, PR and management talents, a good sense of perspective and a good sense of humour.

Compensation: n the range of $65,000+. Commensurate with the experience and talents of the successful candidate.

Please forward resumes to Dana Zosky at  Resumes will be accepted until February 28, 2007.

We thank all applicants in advance of their interest in this great opportunity. We will only be contacting those applicants whose resumes we have assessed as potential best fit.

Location: The Leave Out Violence office is located in the North Toronto area.