The Grant Writer works on grant applications for projects related to infrastructure, social
services, recreation, economic development, and other support areas within the organization.
The Grant Writer works with the Executive Director to identify projects, match them with grant funding
opportunities, and develop grant applications. Maintaining relationships with the Executive Director is
integral to the position.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Prepare high-quality grant proposals in a timely manner, including:
Research on the project and the requirements of potential funding sources,
Discussions with project proponents to ensure a thorough understanding of the
Developing budgets, timelines, work plans, and other required documents,
Making presentations and securing letters of support as needed
2. Maintain a system to track projects and grant applications, including deadlines,
application requirements, budgets, and reporting requirements:
Manage multiple grant applications simultaneously and ensure that all are
submitted on time
3. Identify grants and funding opportunities or partnerships available
I.E. Federal Government, Provincial Government, Ottawa Community, Service Canada, private
sector, Trillium Foundation, Real Estate Foundation, etc.
4. Submit reports to granting organizations following the completion of projects
5. Provide recognition for granting organizations as required
6. Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications and Experience
The successful candidate will be able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling
manner. Excellent research and writing skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated,
detail-oriented, highly organized, and have a high level of computer literacy. Candidates must
possess an ability to work well under pressure and the ability to seek information and
communicate in a compelling and succinct form. A solid understanding of budgets as they
relate to proposals and grants is essential, while post-secondary education and grant writing
experience is an asset to the position.
Experience, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Proven track record of developing, implementing, and reporting on grant applications,
2. Demonstrate measurable results and personal performance in grant writing initiatives,
3. Excellent communication, computer, and interpersonal skills,
4. Ability to work independently,
5. Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with multiple stakeholders,
6. Understand funding mechanisms that assist municipalities and non-profit societies,
7. Ability to organize and facilitate meetings,
8. Computer applications expertise, e.g. MS Office, Excel, Power Point, Adobe Pro, etc,
9. Able to prepare comprehensive reports to satisfy the needs of various agencies,
10. Excellent time management and organization skills,
11. Detail oriented and skilled at multitasking,
How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
The volunteer will benefit by:
Having access to a support team who will support the volunteer with any questions or concerns
Have access to mental health support
Have access to constant training
Get first-hand experience in the field of grant writing in Not-for-profit organizations
How will the organization benefit?
The organization will benefit by:
Growing a team of people who support our cause
Getting fresh ideas from volunteers on how to better develop and run programs and the organization as a whole.
Growth of volunteer base bettering our support in the community
302-292 Montreal Road, Vanier Ontario, K1L6B7
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