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Executive Director

About The Upside Foundation

The Upside Foundation enables founders of early-stage, high-growth Canadian companies to build social responsibility into their business by pledging equity to the charity of their choice, and join a community of like-minded founders. Over 360 companies have pledged to give back through us so far, including Wealthsimple, Borrowell, Hopper and Wattpad. After they pledge, founders become part of the Upside community, where we work to support their success by connecting them with like-minded leaders and building social responsibility into their brand & culture. When they experience a liquidity event, we donate their Upside to charity. So far, we’ve donated $3M to 26 charities.

The Role

We are looking for an Executive Director who will be responsible for the leadership and operations of The Upside Foundation, as well as building the strategic direction, and policies alongside the Board of Directors. This is a rare opportunity to lead a small team working to make an outsized impact. 

You will be joining at a time of exceptional momentum. You will build an incredible network through working directly with startup founders, venture capitalists, and tech community leaders. Most importantly, your work will have a long lasting, exponential impact for Canadians and Canadian business culture.

This role is perfect if you are an entrepreneurial leader interested in tech, innovation and social impact, looking for a meaningful role with a lot of freedom and responsibility. You will own the most senior functions at Upside. You will develop strategies, processes and plans to grow the foundation, engage with the existing network, and own administration and operations. Strategic input and oversight will be provided to you by the Board of Directors.






Diversity and Inclusion

At Upside, we are committed to better understanding the role we play in broader social and economic systems that are lacking in diversity, and do not provide equitable opportunities for all. We continuously strive to improve the diversity of our team, ensure that founders from diverse backgrounds have an opportunity to benefit from the Upside community, and to leverage our position in the industry to advance thinking about how we can be anti-racist and anti-oppressive. We are committed to operating an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process, and encourage candidates of every race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience to apply for this position.


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