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Executive Director - Legion Veterans Village Research Foundation - Legion Veterans Village

Nov 26, 2023
Vancouver, British Columbia
The Legion Veterans Village Research Foundation is a registered charitable organization established in 2022 to support and fund research on how to improve the lives of our veterans, first responders, and their families. We are ready to increase our impact in the community and are looking for a strong leader and fundraiser to lead the charge. 

The Legion Veterans Village Research Foundation exists to support and fund the research on science, innovations, and technology that aim to improve the lives of our veterans, first responders, and their families. We aim to transform clinical care through the rapid translation of research findings into real-world clinical programming that is proven to provide long-term resolution of mental illness and PTSD symptoms for those affected. Our foundation was established to support the development of innovative and impactful, evidence-based solutions.

  • Plan, develop, implement and promote all Foundation fundraising initiatives and related budgets
  • Develop, Launch, nurture and expand of a Major Gifts and Foundation Grants Program
  • Develop, manage and evaluate Donor Recognition Programs, activities and stewardship
  • Facilitate and Oversee Special Events
  • Develop and oversee a Planned Giving Program
  • Build and Maintain the profile of the Foundation in the community
  • Develop and maintain a robust communication, marketing and Social Media plan
  • Engage and build key stakeholder relationships with regional and national community partners and the LVV Centre of Excellence
Facilitate Board strategic planning and updates orientation and policy manuals
Lead the organization in maintaining its focus on accomplishing the direction set out by the Board of Directors in a manner that inspires the confidence and trust of members, stakeholders, veteran and first responder agencies, governments, and the public
  • Champion initiatives and projects which will help LVVRF achieve its objectives
  • Cultivates a strong, supportive, and transparent relationship with the Board and reports to them on a timely basis regarding strategy, operations, financial performance, project effectiveness and all relevant matters needed to carry out their legal and fiduciary responsibilities to the Foundation
  • Plan and Administer all meetings of the Foundation; and 
Perform any other duties assigned by the Board in connection with the management and operation of the Foundation. 


The Executive Director will provide outstanding, innovative and strategic leadership. The individual will have a proven track record of leading successful fundraising campaigns, have previous operational and leadership experience, and charismatic approach to community relations. 
Ideally the following background, experience and personality qualities will be present, although recognized that no one candidate will possess all: 
  • Minimum of five years senior level managerial experience in not-for-profit
  • Ability to work effectively with volunteer Boards and Committees
  • Record of personal success in the fund development field; preferably in a leadership role in securing significant donation from both individuals and corporations; 
  • Direct personal experience in major donor cultivation/solicitation; 
  • Contemporary knowledge of planned giving programs would be an asset;
  • Fundamental understanding of health care needs and applied clinical research
  • Strong leadership and communication skills enabling the Executive Director to be an effective “Ambassador” for the Foundation;
  • Analytical, organizational and management abilities combined with sound business acumen; 
  • Working knowledge of the research cycle and related reporting would be an asset
  • Talent for innovation and creativity with skills to move from strategy to action results; 
  • High level of professionalism, combined with energy, personal adaptability to change and an appetite for challenge; 
  • University degree and/or fundraising certification will be considered an asset.
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