Executive Director - Tenders Global

Executive Director

Toronto Home Retrofits



Are you looking for a role that drives real climate action? Do you thrive on motivating communities and volunteers? Are you ready to lead a startup to effective operations?  We are looking for you! 

Toronto Home Retrofits (THR) is seeking an Executive Director to build and lead this 9-month-old not-for-profit start to success. Our objective is to accelerate measurable and significant emissions reductions from the City’s homes by working in partnership with Toronto communities.

Reporting to the Board of Directors and supported by a leadership group of up to 12 staff and volunteers, you will manage THR’s broader volunteer team. You will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for THR’s finances and program delivery. You will lead the organization in scaling up its budget and operations to fulfill its vision and mission, while upholding its core values.

Key Responsibilities 

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for:
Program delivery: develop, and ensure delivery of, an effective and high-quality retrofit support program that increases retrofit activity and produces high satisfaction among involved communities and homeowners.
People management: actively engage and motivate staff and volunteers, maintaining respectful relationships; administer human resources including payroll, recruitment, contracts, etc.; support staff and volunteers with training, engagement, and other tools to enable them to fulfill their roles.
Partnerships: cultivate, establish, and maintain collaborative and effective partnerships with communities, municipal and public entities, and private sector organizations.
Organizational culture: demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; foster a culture of professionalism, excellence and positivity.
Communications: strengthen and refine all aspects of external communications, from web presence to external relations, with the goal of creating a strong brand; serve as the spokesperson and public face of the organization.
Board relations: collaborate effectively with the Board; ensure sound financial procedures are followed and legal compliance is maintained.
Strategic planning: collaborate with the Board to develop and implement a strategic plan; support the organization’s vision, mission and core values; identify emerging opportunities.
Administration and finances: develop and implement effective administrative and financial systems, including budget planning and implementation.
Revenue generation: drive revenue generation activities, including fundraising initiatives, to support program development and growth; seek out and nurture relationships with individual, foundation, corporate and government funders.
Project management: develop implementation plans for the organization’s projects; set realistic goals, deadlines and workback schedules, continually tracking progress.
Program evaluation: establish data-driven program evaluation to demonstrate results and provide metrics to the Board, funders, civic leaders, elected officials and others.


The successful candidate will have the following:
• At least three years in an Executive Director or comparable role, demonstrating the ability to lead an organization’s development and growth.
• Exceptional strategic thinking, problem-solving, analytical and decision-making skills, providing a foundation to lead the organization in a dynamic, complex, multi-stakeholder environment.
• Experience supervising, engaging, and motivating staff and volunteers, with the ability to create a positive organizational culture in a volunteer-focussed organization.
• Strong and versatile verbal and written communication skills to communicate effectively with others, ranging from technical collaborators to the public in diverse Toronto communities.
• Success in building relationships with a range of partners and funders, and the ability to cultivate collaboration among the numerous participants in Toronto’s home retrofit environment.
• A focus on results and strong project management.
• A record of revenue generation success.
• Knowledge/experience in financial management, including preparation of budgets, financial planning, and management of grants and contracts.
• Fluent use of spreadsheets and databases to make data-driven decisions.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion to develop the THR team and collaborate with a variety of communities across Toronto.
• Passion for the organization’s mission, and a commitment to climate action and community development.
A bachelor’s degree in a related field, or comparable experience.

Additional Details: 

• Remote work, with the willingness to attend occasional meetings, events, etc. in Toronto.

Tagged as: Management


Salary range is $80,000 to $90,000 per annum.

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter describing your interest in this position to [email protected] by Jan 26, 2024.

We welcome applications from individuals who identify as members of equity-seeking groups.

We thank all candidates for their interest, though we will contact only those selected for an interview.

About Toronto Home Retrofits

This innovative organization has been launched by the leadership team from the Pocket Change Project (pocketchangeproject.ca) to increase the number of carbon-emissions-reducing home retrofits in Toronto, building on the Pocket’s proven, volunteer-focussed approach. THR will collaborate with community groups across Toronto and a network of partners to give homeowners peer support and expert personalized assistance during the planning and implementation of their emissions-reducing home retrofits. Our objective is to reduce emissions from communities’ homes in alignment with the City’s goal of reducing community-wide emissions to net zero by 2040.

Our team of committed, enthusiastic, and positive volunteers, including a three-person Board of Directors, has been building the organization’s foundations. THR is incorporated in Ontario, has approved bylaws, has obtained initial funding for an annual budget approaching $400,000, and is fostering relationships with Toronto communities and retrofit partners.

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