Future Possibilities for Kids (FPK) coaches children to believe in themselves and lead community change. FPK provides leadership and life skills programming to young leaders to give them the tools to achieve meaningful community service projects.
As FPK enters an important new chapter focused on evolving virtual programming, expanding our programs, enhancing partnerships and fundraising channels, and embedding an anti-oppressive approach throughout the organization, we are seeking our next Executive Director; an innovative, passionate, strategic and collaborative leader ready to elevate FPK to a new level.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the new Executive Director will partner effectively with the Board to build and deliver on a new strategic plan, evolve the structure of the team, and position the organization for deliberate, sustainable growth. The successful candidate will honour and build upon past success while developing innovative new approaches. We are seeking a leader who thinks big, brings fresh perspective, and can effectively rally the team to deliver creative, bold new approaches for the growth and expansion of FPK’s programming and support.
The new incumbent will join an organization with a well-established and proven program offering, a strong foundation and financial position, and a dedicated, passionate, and high-performing staff team. A highly committed and authentic leader, the successful candidate will lead and motivate a talented, capable, and passionate staff of seven. FPK has a people-first, open, collaborative, inspiring and passionate culture, with employees rating FPK a 5 out of 5 as a great place to work on our annual anonymous survey in 2022. Guided by the mission, the Executive Director will be an articulate and passionate spokesperson for FPK who will enhance the overall organizational and brand awareness. The successful candidate will be a skilled relationship builder who is able to inspire commitment and rally diverse groups towards a common goal through partnerships and fundraising.
Future Possibilities for Kids strives to become a community-driven organization by continually learning, deepening our understanding, and applying an anti-oppressive and equitable lens to all aspects of the organization, both internally and externally. The Executive Director will be an advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusivity and actively uphold FPK’s principles of anti-oppression, anti-racism and inclusion so that we can continue to follow, or set, industry-leading best practices.
ABOUT FUTURE POSSIBILITIES FOR KIDS
Coaching children to believe in themselves and lead community change.
Future Possibilities for Kids (FPK) is a Greater Toronto Area charity that builds leaders through unique youth and children's programs. Geri and Harry Berholz launched Future Possibilities for Kids in 2001 after being inspired by a similar program that was then operating in New York. Since 2001, more than 6,000 children and adults have participated in FPK’s one-of-a-kind community leadership and life skills development programs. These programs are delivered to children and youth, ages 9-12 years old, in Toronto and the GTA, Ontario.
FPK uses their voice to reach to raise awareness and draw more support toward research, policy, and investment into the middle years for children. Identified as a critically important age group these children are at a very important developmental life stage of life. What happens during these years sets the stage for adolescence and adulthood. Funding and programming for middle years children has been identified as a gap in a Canadian context, and as such Future Possibilities for Kids is committed to raising more awareness and drawing more support towards research, policy, and investment into this important age group so children can:
A critical component of FPK’s success and a significant point of pride is its ongoing commitment to an inclusive and diverse organization. This commitment underscores their social justice and EDI practices which foster and maintain an environment that is warm, welcoming, where everyone feels valued and respected, and that models and reflects their Anti-Oppression Framework.
KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Strategic Leadership and Governance
Community Engagement and External Relations
Team Leadership and Human Resource Management
Operations and Financial Management
QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES
We believe in growth and curiosity and prioritize culture in addition to experience. If you have some of these qualities and believe this is the position that will make you excited to come into work every day, then we want to hear from you!
FPK’s Culture Statements
Model, demonstrate and uphold FPK’s culture in our daily work in the following ways:
FOR MORE INFORMATION
KCI Search + Talent has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of Future Possibilities for Kids. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Ellie Rusonik, Vice President, KCI Search + Talent by email at FPK@kcitalent.com
To view full position brief, visit www.kcitalent.com
All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence. Interested candidates should send resume and letter of interest to the email address listed above by May 27, 2022.
At Future Possibilities for Kids, we value each person as a whole and their unique contribution. This includes your education, lived experience, race, colour, culture, ethnicity, language and linguistic origin, ability, socio-economic class, age (children, youth, seniors), ancestry, nationality, place of birth, religion or faith or other forms of conscientiously held beliefs, sex, gender (including gender identity and expression), sexuality (including sexual orientation), family status (including marital status), and residency/migratory status in Canada. Your identity will add to and enhance your contributions to this work, and our team. Upon request, suitable accommodations will be provided under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) for applicants invited to an interview.
The salary for this position is $120,000 including a comprehensive benefits package.
Proof of vaccination may be required for activities the Executive Director will be expected to attend such as events, meetings, and travel.
Future Possibilities for Kids is a remote-first workplace with office space available in Toronto. All employees must be legally authorized to work in Canada and reside in Ontario with the ability to travel to the GTA for in-person events and meetings
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