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Grant Writer - Jack.org

Oct 21, 2020
Toronto, Ontario

At Jack.org, we support a national network of young leaders as they work to revolutionize mental health in their communities. While COVID-19 has surely impacted the way that we do things, our work is not slowing down, nor are our fundraising efforts. Our network of 3,000 (and counting!) young people across Canada is as busy as ever, and our staff of 48 humans and 5 dogs are working just as hard - albeit from the comfort and safety of their own homes for the time being! With youth mental health at the forefront of many conversations all across the country right now, and grant funding potential just as plentiful as ever, we’re looking for an enthusiastic new Grant Writer to join us on the journey and help us actualize the abundant opportunities in front of us.

If you love tracking down and correcting the tiniest of grammatical errors, always aspire to win hearts and minds through your writing, and want to make a positive difference in the mental health landscape for young people in Canada - then this is the role for you. If you are an exceptional writer, have experience researching and writing high-quality grants and proposals, and possess a positive, team-focused attitude - then we want to speak with you.



In this role, you will:

  • Produce high-quality grant communications under the supervision and guidance of the Grants & Foundations Manager
  • Assist with the research, preparation, writing, and editing of proposals, letters of intent, budgets, and reports
  • Research funding opportunities, gather information about potential prospects, and help to maintain a prospect database
  • Liaise with staff to collect program, evaluation, and financial information needed to fulfill reporting requirements for active grants
  • Assist with tracking all grant program details, including proposal, program targets, and reporting requirements
  • Manage relationships with funders and foundations, and be a key contributor to their reporting and recognition requirements
  • Ensure all grant and reporting deadlines are met
  • Take on other duties as required

 

What we’re looking for:

  • First and foremost, a really excellent writer and communicator
  • 1+ years experience in a Grant Writing role
  • Experience and expertise in writing and editing proposals that are both logical and engaging
  • Excellent proofreading skills and sophisticated attention to detail
  • The proven ability to effectively communicate complex information in a simple and persuasive manner
  • Strong research and problem-solving skills
  • The proven ability to meet firm and often competing deadlines
  • Flexibility, interpersonal skills, and the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Financial literacy and comfort working with financial data and budgets
  • The proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-functioning environment
  • A compassionate and empathetic approach to working with all those around you

 

We would love it if you had:

  • Strong verbal and written skills in French
  • Experience and comfort preparing budgets and expense reports
  • Experience working with Salesforce or other similar CRM or database software
  • Proficiency in G Suite, Adobe Suite, and Microsoft Suite
  • Experience in iWave
  • Basic graphic design skills

 

What’s in it for you?:

  • A full-time, permanent position; $40-45,000 per annum
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including $2,000 annual coverage for mental health services, accessible from the first day on the job
  • Working for an organization that supports professional development and that will invest time and money into your growth
  • A flexible, trust-based culture: we offer flex hours and uncapped sick days
  • A fun, exciting environment filled with an amazing group of driven, talented people (check us out)
  • In addition to vacation allowances, we offer week-long winter and summer office closures so that we can all recharge simultaneously
  • A chance to shape the growth of an aspirational, well-funded organization and make a significant impact on the mental health and well-being of young people across Canada


If you’re the person we’re looking for, please apply here with your resume and cover letter of no longer than one page. This position is scheduled to begin in early November. We will be accepting applications until October 21.

 

Our staff team is all currently working remotely for the time being, but there is the expectation that this role, along with all other staff, will eventually return to working full-time from our Toronto office.

Jack.org is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. We encourage people who are reflective of the diverse communities we serve to apply to join our team.

Jack.org welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the hiring process. Accommodation requests can be made by contacting laura.d@jack.org.

Thanks for applying! 

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