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Inspire Brands Foundation Director in Canton, Massachusetts

Founded in 2006, the Joy in Childhood Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 organization powered by Dunkin’, Baskin-Robbins and the generosity of our franchisees, partners, employees, and guests. The Foundation’s mission is to provide the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness.

The Director at the Joy in Childhood Foundation is a strategic, visionary leader with a servant leadership mentality, proficient in non-profit management with a strong emphasis on fundraising, marketing integration, and financial acumen.

The Director, Foundation role involves working hands-on at events alongside staff and volunteers, showcasing high emotional intelligence, transparency, and expertise in financial and marketing strategies. This role demands a dynamic leader who can inspire constituents to support the Foundation and who possesses strategic insight, a hands-on approach, marketing savvy, and financial expertise to steer the Joy in Childhood Foundation toward unprecedented success and community impact.


Strategic Leadership and Vision:

  • Develop and implement a strategic plan including innovative strategies to enhance fundraising and align them with the Foundation's goals and the company's brand identity.

  • Lead with visionary thinking to advance the Foundation's community impact and donor engagement.

  • Ensure that the Foundation mission is fulfilled through programing and community impact.

Marketing Insights and Collaboration:

  • Utilize marketing insights to work closely with the marketing team in creating cause-related programs that not only raise funds but also build public awareness of the Foundation and highlight the community involvement of the brand.

  • Ability to showcase on-going value of the Foundation to the Brand and franchisees, including demonstrating how the Foundation provides competitive differentiation and creates goodwill for Brand without crossing lines of “self-dealing.”

  • Collaborate with Dunkin’ marketing to integrate with annual calendar, partnerships, programs & communications to drive Foundation fundraising and awareness.

Financial Management and Acumen:

  • Experience managing a multimillion-dollar non-profit budget.

  • Demonstrate expertise in financial forecasting, spreadsheet management, and financial strategy.

  • Collaborate with the Foundation's accountants, treasurer and finance committee on financial documents, fundraising forecasts, and investment strategies.

  • Ensure financial transparency and compliance with best-in-class non-profit management through work with external auditing firms.

Operational Management:

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the Foundation, encompassing strategy formulation, programming execution, and team leadership.

  • Cultivate close working relationships with management, the Operations team, corporate departments, and franchisees to align the Foundation's objectives with the company’s overall strategy and ensure cohesive operations across all levels.

Fundraising and Development:

  • Lead all fundraising initiatives, fostering relationships with stakeholders.

  • Innovate and execute effective fundraising strategies in line with the Foundation’s objectives.

Community and Public Engagement:

  • Enhance the Foundation's image through active community engagement and media representation.

  • Foster transparent and open communication channels.

Team Leadership and Development:

  • Direct and develop a diverse team, promoting a culture of collaboration.

  • Implement effective communication, performance feedback, and development opportunities.

Collaboration and Networking:

  • Engage with diverse stakeholders including business unit leaders, franchisees, and non-profit organizations.

  • Align with National Board of Directors, Brand Leadership, and key stakeholders on strategic initiatives.

  • Advocate for the Foundation’s initiatives & build partnerships with community leaders & organizations

Compliance & Reporting

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws governing charitable foundations.

  • Prepare & submit regular reporting to the Board, Dunkin’/Inspire Leadership Teams & relevant stakeholders.


  • Preferred 4-Year Degree in a relevant field

  • 10+ years experience

  • Experience with Blackbaud products (Rasiers Edge, RENXT, ect.) desirable

  • Knowledge of QuickBooks preferred


  • Visionary leadership with a servant leadership approach.

  • Strong emotional intelligence, transparency, and financial acumen.

  • Proficient in marketing strategies and collaborative program development.

  • Excellent communication, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to manage conflict and problem-solve effectively.

  • Demonstrated project management ability, efficiency, and strong attention to detail.

  • Strong team leadership and management skills.

  • Experience navigating a complex business system with multiple stakeholders

  • Mindfulness of deadlines, respect for varying skillsets, ability to juggle priorities, and willingness to do a variety of tasks, including administrative ones.

  • Demonstrative fluency with Microsoft Office, Blackbaud products, and QuickBooks.

Inspire Brands is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes nearly 32,000 Arby’s, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin’, Jimmy John’s, and SONIC Drive-In restaurants worldwide.

We’re made up of some of the world’s most iconic restaurant brands, but we’re much more than just a restaurant company. We’re a team of hundreds of thousands who individually and collectively are changing the way people eat, drink, and gather around the table. We know that food is much more than a staple—it’s an experience. At Inspire, that’s our purpose: to ignite and nourish flavorful experiences.