Posted On: 2019-01-03
Closing On: 2019-01-21
Location: Downtown Toronto
Effective: Early February
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate

Job Description

Environmental Defence ( challenges and inspires change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all.

As Grant Writer, you will bring your sharp storytelling, strategic mindset and dogged determination for growing foundations and government granting to a team of talented, innovative campaigners working to make the world a better place. Environmental Defence offers a collaborative, respectful environment and many opportunities to take the initiative and think outside the box.

*Note: This posting is for an additional Grant Writer. The position advertised by EDC in October 2018 has been successfully filled. *


Reporting to the Director of Development, the Grant Writer researches, manages, and stewards the foundation and government grant portfolio from proposal to final reports.


  • With the Director of Development, develop annual fundraising goals for foundation and government giving
  • Steward existing funders and create strategic funding opportunities
  • Participate in stewardship, networking and cultivation activities to effectively engage existing and prospective foundations
  • Identify and cultivate new foundation and government grant opportunities
  • Create funding proposals and reports in collaboration with the campaign teams
  • Manage multiple critical timelines and deliverables
  • Administer and monitor all grants to ensure reports are completed and submitted accurately and on time in compliance with grant agreements


  • 3-5 years of demonstrated success in researching and preparing grant proposals
  • Superior written and oral communication skills including high-level command of grammar and spelling
  • Fluency in budget preparation and reporting and expense tracking
  • Commitment to the Environmental Defence mission, vision, and values; knowledge of Canadian environmental issues an asset
  • Strong organizational and administrative skill
  • Ability to work independently and within a diverse team
  • College or university degree
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in the use of MS Office
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software is an asset

This is permanent full-time position based in our downtown Toronto office. We offer a benefits package after a 3 month probationary period. We are interested in filling this position as soon as possible so we will be reviewing applications as they arrive.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and a successful grant application you have written by email to:

Deadline: Monday, January 21, 2018 at 9 am

No phone calls please. We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be notified. Environmental Defence is an equal opportunity employer.