- Job Type
- Full Time
- Job Level
- Experienced (non manager)
- Toronto or Vancouver, ON
- Impact Area
- Social Justice
- Impact Category
- Social Enterprise
- Company Type
- Social Enterprise
About this position
Ecojustice is hiring two new Grant Writers!
Position Type: Permanent
Closing Date: June 1, 2018 for Toronto position, June 8, 2018 for Vancouver position
About the Role:
As a member of the Ecojustice Philanthropy team, the Grant Writer plays a key role in:
- Developing tailored strategic, persuasive and creative content for key funding sources and opportunities; primarily focused on, but not limited to, public and private foundations.
- Consult program teams to identify initiatives that require funding
- In collaboration with the relationship managers, identify the materials and content required for funders
- Write, modify, and enhance detailed persuasive cases for support/proposals, reports and other information for donors, tailored to their interests and needs
- Record and maintain donor information using Raiser’s Edge and other systems as needed
- Consult program staff to prepare interim reports and other updates for funders
- Ensure that accurate reports and financial accountabilities are prepared in a timely fashion
- Identifying and evaluating new funding sources to build viable prospect lists.
- In collaboration with the Philanthropy Associate and/or volunteers, conduct prospect research and evaluate prospect viability
- Monitor foundation and philanthropy news, including foundation press releases, website updates and announcements, and trends in institutional giving to identify new funding opportunities
- Contributing to development of philanthropy strategic plan
- In collaboration with the Philanthropy Team, set annual goals and develop an annual work plan
- With the Leadership Giving Team, develop and report on KPIs to monitor progress and modify as needed
- Evaluate and provide progress updates to Philanthropy Team at quarterly philanthropy operational plan review meetings
- Note: This job may require other responsibilities and duties as assigned by Ecojustice
- Education & experience requirements
- 3+ years within a charitable environment
- Proven record of making successful applications for substantial funding from foundations, trusts and/or other grant-making bodies
- Educated to degree level or possessing a relevant qualification and/or appropriate experience in a directly related post
- Understanding of Ethical and Imagine Canada Fundraising principles and CRA guidelines, Charitable Tax Law and the current granting Environment
- Basic budgeting skills
- Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office
- Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge database
- Knowledge of current environmental issues
Skills and abilities required to perform duties:
- Customer Service/Relationship Management - Establish and cultivate strong and positive relationships with individuals within the organization
- Communication skills - Has the ability to clearly articulate their message both through verbal and written communication
- Planning Skills – Has the ability to implement and focus on efforts needed to complete a task or project
- Project Management – Has the ability to use communication, delegation, planning and implementing skills to run a project smoothly, ability to prioritize multiple tasks, use independent judgement and follow-through with minimal supervision.
- Proposal Writing skills - Has the ability and talent to develop persuasive and informative proposals
- Self-starter – Takes initiative, is self-motivated and has the ability to think creatively and identify opportunities
- Problem Solving – Handle difficult situations with a positive attitude, actively seeking problem resolution, creative solutions, and organizational enhancements to ensure the effective implementation of the grant/funding process
- Information Gathering skills, Computer skills, Ability to overcome objections, Numeracy skills, Strategic & Creative thinking, Presentation skills.
Ecojustice is Canada's largest environmental law charity. We use the law to defend nature, combat climate change and fight for a healthy environment for all. Our strategic, innovative public interest lawsuits lead to nation-wide precedents and deliver concrete solutions to our most urgent environmental problems.
Ecojustice is 100 per cent funded by individuals and organizations who share our values. To learn more about how we are building the case for a better earth, please visit: www.ecojustice.ca.