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Foundation Specialist



Calgary, AB, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Meet Benevity

The world’s coolest companies (and their employees) use Benevity’s technology to take social action on the issues they care about. Through giving, volunteering, grantmaking, employee resource groups and micro-actions, we help most of the Fortune 100 brands build better cultures and use their power for good. We’re also one of the first B Corporations in Canada, meaning we’re as committed to purpose as we are to profits. We have people working all over the world, including Canada, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, the United States and more!

Join Benevity’s Global Operations Team as a Foundation Specialist and contribute to our industry-leading global donation platform. We partner with ten foundations worldwide and seek a purpose-driven individual to support and enhance this network. As part of our team, you'll ensure smooth day-to-day operations, assist in compliance tasks, and document activities to navigate the complexities of the international charitable sector. Reporting to the Manager of Global Operations and collaborating with three Foundation Specialists, you’ll be key to our global network's growth and support.

What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with our Legal team to understand the charitable landscape and manage effective documentation.
  • Ensure compliance with foundation governance and requirements across various countries.
  • Implement operational workflows and product solutions that meet complex requirements.
  • Partner with the Nonprofit Operations team to enhance vetting processes for international considerations.
  • Serve as the Secretariat for Foundation Boards, handling all administrative duties and correspondence.
  • Manage due dates for filings, renewals, and registrations, maintaining the Foundation’s minute book.
  • Provide periodic updates, maintain records, and report progress to the Board.
  • Research and draft policies for legal review and Board approval.
  • Align Foundations with best governance practices.

What you’ll bring:


  • Bachelor’s degree and 6+ years in a nonprofit operational role with governance experience.
  • Native French speaker or equivalent proficiency preferred.
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Effective communication skills across all management levels and functional areas.
  • In-depth understanding of charitable compliance requirements.
  • Experience with Board meetings and excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with remote teams.
  • A desire to learn and grow in a dynamic environment.

Asset (not required):

  • Tech industry experience.
  • Fluency in additional languages.
  • Familiarity with tools like Asana.
  • Experience with a global SaaS platform.

Discover your purpose at work

We are not employees, we are Benevity-ites. From all locations, backgrounds and walks of life, who deserve more…

Innovative work. Growth opportunities. Caring co-workers. And a chance to do work that fills us with a sense of purpose.

If the idea of working on tech that helps people do good in the world lights you up... If you want a career where you’re valued for who you are and challenged to see who you can become…

It’s time to join Benevity. We’re so excited to meet you.

Join a company where DEIB isn’t a buzzword

The diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and passions of our people make it possible for us to keep innovating as the market leader in our space.

Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are part of Benevity’s DNA. You’ll see the impact of our massive investment in DEIB daily — from our Black Employee Network making space for us to have difficult conversations to our Pride events and the exceptional diversity on our leadership and tech teams.

We strive to build a strong culture of belonging so that every Benevity-ite feels included and can thrive as their authentic selves — in a place where everyone has an equitable opportunity to shine!