We’re looking for someone who can change the paradigm for Canadian youth living in poverty. Someone who enjoys building partnerships, making an impact, and working with energetic, high-performing teams. Is that you?
Pathways to Education is a national, charitable organization breaking the cycle of poverty through education. Its award-winning program is creating positive social change by supporting youth living in low-income communities to overcome barriers to education, graduate from high school, and build the foundation for a successful future. Through the collective power of partnerships, Pathways to Education’s innovative program is preparing youth for tomorrow.
As a critical member of the Resource Development department, you will be responsible for the creation of proposals and reports to key public funders. Using approved content and key information from subject matter experts, you’ll be developing compelling proposals and reports on deadline. You’ll also be working with the Communications team to support the creation of shared resources that can be used for a variety of other development and fundraising initiatives.
As the successful candidate, you will work simultaneously on a variety of projects with tight deadlines. You enjoy collaborating in a team environment, possess excellent organizational and project management skills, and want to make a positive impact by creating strong content in support of young people across Canada.
What You’ll Do
- Write compelling grants and reports that support the organization’s fundraising goals for government stakeholders.
- Identify and schedule proposal writing requirements for all government reporting needs.
- Project manage grants and reports to successful completion.
- Identify content that will be required for future reporting purposes from the appropriate teams (Research & Evaluation, Programs, Communications, Finance, and Technology).
- Support the creation of proposal and report templates for use in development initiatives.
- Work with external translators for French content as required.
What You Bring
- 5+ years of related grant writing experience.
- A post-secondary accreditation in writing, communications, journalism, or related field.
- Strong commitment to learning and understanding the Canadian government strategy and audience to support the collection of information and positioning for reports and proposals.
- Excellent research and collaboration skills.
- Mastery of language; impeccable spelling, grammar, and punctuation skills, and the ability to write persuasively.
- Strong storytelling ability that strengthens the organization’s profile and brand.
- Demonstrated ability to adapt and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
- Interest in working in a non-profit environment focused on youth, education, and employment readiness.
- Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies is an asset.
- Bilingualism (French/English) is an asset.
What We Offer
- An exciting opportunity to be part of a leading not-for-profit dedicated to excellence and impact.
- A collaborative work environment with a culture of innovation.
- Opportunities for learning and professional development.
- Competitive salary.
- Generous vacation and health benefits package.
- Group RRSP program.
To confidentially explore this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume with the subject line ‘Grant Writer’ to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until 5 pm on April 10, 2022. Pathways Canada thanks all applicants for their interest. Due to volume, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.
Pathways to Education Canada is committed to fostering a diverse work environment, one that is inclusive of different races, ethnic origin, citizenship, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ages, family status, disability status, and intersectional identities. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply and advise us of any accommodations or supports needed to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process.
Pathways is committed to ensuring the health and safety of its staff, visitors, and community partners. Accordingly, to be considered for employment with Pathways, candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in accordance with provincial guidelines, and provide proof of such vaccination at any time during the recruitment process as required by Pathways, subject to accommodations necessary pursuant to the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, the Human Rights Code, and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Pathways will comply with all applicable privacy legislation.