Job Posting 73891

Executive Director
The Plastic Bank Foundation
Work From Home, Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick, ...
Vancouver, BC
closes in 4 days (Thu, 30 Sep)
full time  •  80-100k

Plastic Bank Foundation

Executive Director 

Remote across Canada. HQ located in Vancouver, BC



Plastic Bank Foundation (“PBF” or “The Foundation”) is a not for profit organization based in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is registered as a designated Charitable Organization under the Society Act, by the Province of BC, Registrar of Companies, with a fiscal period end of April 30. 


PBF is in the business of gathering people together to reveal the value of plastic waste, while improving lives and cleaning up our Earth. To achieve our goal, the Plastic Bank Foundation empowers the world’s most impoverished communities to earn a stable income in exchange for removing plastic pollution from their environment. 


The Foundation’s purpose is to offer training and support within Social Plastic ecosystems in developing countries, in addition to running recycling, poverty reduction, and ocean plastic awareness campaigns.
Our Vision: 

  • To protect the environment for the benefit of the public by removing litter, garbage and waste from public spaces and disposing of it, whenever possible, in a manner that improves the health of local ecosystems; 
  • To advance education by providing seminars, lectures, workshops and occupational training programs on recycling, conservation and green technology and; 
  • To relieve poverty by providing basic necessities of life, including food, clean water, clothing, and/or shelter to individuals who are poor or in need in developing nations; 
  • To solicit and receive gifts, bequests, trusts, funds and property and beneficially, or as a trustee or agent, to hold, invest, develop, manage, accumulate, administer and disburse funds and property for the purposes of the Society, and to disburse funds and property, pursuant to the provisions of the lncome Tax Act, to registered charities as well as other "qualified donees"; and 
  • To undertake activities ancillary/incidental to the attainment of the aforementioned charitable purposes. 


What is the relationship between Plastic Bank (Recycling Corporation) and Plastic Bank Foundation? 

Plastic Bank (Recycling Corporation) and Plastic Bank Foundation are legally distinct entities and maintain separate financials, governance, and staff. However, each party shares a common mission and work towards a common goal of tackling the complex global challenges of stopping ocean plastics and alleviating poverty. 

The relationship is defined by a legal partnership agreement which outlines the roles and responsibilities of each party and is reviewed and signed off annually by the Executive Director and Board of Directors of both organizations. The Foundation has an active Board of Directors who oversee the organization and drive the strategic direction of the charity. The board provides legal, financial, and fiduciary oversight to the charity and appoints the Executive Director to oversee the day to day operations. 



We are seeking an experienced senior leader of charitable entities for this position to support our strategy development and coordinate efforts with Plastic Bank Corporation. This leader will create strategies and implement programs to raise charitable donations from individuals and Corporate Giving Programs, as well as create a business development team to leverage grants that support ending ocean plastics pollution and alleviating poverty. They will create a network of relationships that support these impactful programs, create systems of reporting to CRA, funders, and ensure monitoring and evaluation programs demonstrate our impact and value for money. They will also support the development of similar charitable entities in the US and EU. They will report to the Plastic Bank Foundation Board of Directors. 


Key Responsibilities:

(1) Relationship Management and New Business Development 

  • Serves as key spokesperson for PBF 
  • Interacts with people, organizations, leaders, government officials, and potential collaborators 
  • Maintains existing and fosters new relationships to solidify PBF’s professional network 
  • Plays a leading role in finding new business opportunities, analyzing them, and vetting them 

(2) Organizational Performance Evaluation 

  • Designs and performs comprehensive evaluations of key programs and projects on the ground 
  • Makes recommendations about organizational strategy based on evaluations 

(3) Financial Oversight 

  • Ensures accountability for budget, resources and assets through the management of financial controls, administrative processes, analytics systems and staff 
  • Oversees revenue and expenses 

(4) Human Resources Management 

  • Oversees the administrative functions of recruiting and employing staff (ex: contract management, serving as liaison with government employment bodies) 
  • Maintains PBF contracts and paperwork. 
  • Manages high-level HR issues for Foundation staff, including conflict resolution/disputes and performance improvement planning 
  • Engages, mentors and develops team members in Haiti 

(5) Governance & legal Compliance

‚óŹ Ensures full legal compliance in all governance areas - eg. Not for Profit registration, tax, employment, health and safety, insurance, etc. 


Experience you bring to PBF: 

  • Not for Profit Executive-level experience (8-10 years) in local and international market development contexts; 
  • Understanding of Canadian charitable laws (US/IRS and EU charitable giving governance a bonus asset) 
  • Willingness to travel internationally 
  • Have an understanding and connections with major corporate players in the Canadian/US/European or UK markets to support Corporate Giving programs 
  • Agile intellect and professional confidence in formulating solutions tailored to client needs; 
  • Strong writing skills and high level of emotional intelligence; 
  • Track record of managing a pipeline of grants and a team of passionate staff; 
  • Highly self-motivated, driven and a 'go-getter', with skillful problem solving skills and ability to work independently; 
  • Demonstratively passionate about reducing ocean pollution, alleviating poverty and growing Plastic Bank Foundation’s mission into a phenomenal global movement; and 
  • A tertiary degree in Business, Law, Arts or a related discipline. 

Nice To Have: 

  • Experience working with social enterprises is a bonus


  • 80,000-100,000 p.a. depending on NPO and related experience


  • Must be available upon request.

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