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Good Shepherd Ministries, Toronto

Grants Officer (full-time on-site)

Posted On: March 27, 2024
Closing On: May 10, 2024

Location: 412 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 1T3
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: beginner
Salary Range: From 45K

Reporting to the Director, Fundraising and Public Relations, the Grants Officer enhances the dignity and quality of life of our clients through their assumed responsibility for the planning, development and execution of fundraising activities, grant and sponsorship identification and solicitation that generates or has the potential to generate additional resources needed to assist Good Shepherd Ministries in responding to the needs of the homeless, disadvantaged and marginalized in our community.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Liaise with and provide timely and appropriate responses to donor and public enquiries related to fundraising activities and to address all donors, clients, co-workers, visitors and volunteers in a hospitable, respectful and professional manner;
  • Research, analyze, identify potential corporate and foundation funders and develop new donor relationships in collaboration with the Director, Fundraising and Public Relations;
  • Develop and write compelling proposals and applications to corporate partners, charitable foundations and individuals (as required) and assist in composition of other correspondence for the department;
  • Ensure all reporting requirements are met to sustain and strengthen partnerships;
  • Develop recognition programs to acknowledge donor support;
  • Produce impact reports for funders;
  • Analyze grant and sponsorship patterns for the purpose of fundraising, or as required by the Fundraising and Public Relations department;
  • Market and promote Good Shepherd Ministries through personal contact with the general public, volunteers and donors and to attend expositions, seminars, speaking engagements and fundraising events as assigned;
  • Work cross-functionally with team members in the preparation and management of donor information for various fundraising activities, including direct mail appeals, donor segmentation, lapsed donor appeals, recognition programs and other reports as required;
  • Provide prospect profiles, statistical information, outcomes and potential or identified sources of funding and present recommendations to the Board of Directors, via the Director, Fundraising and Public Relations, for appropriate Board input acknowledgement or assistance;
  • Perform any other tasks as required or as assigned from time to time by the Director, Fundraising and Public Relations.


  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field of study (nonprofit management, business communication, etc.) or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Minimum three years of fundraising experience with a demonstrated ability to project positively and effectively to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Relevant experience in successful major gift solicitation.
  • Superior written communication skills to produce proposals and other correspondence and materials for a variety of stakeholders.
  • Proven aptitude in relationship management and donor development.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and the ability to multi-task with minimal supervision.
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills with a hospitable and respectful demeanour.
  • Ability to organize and manage a diverse range of assignments and adjust to changing priorities while maintaining high efficiency and thorough attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet stringent deadlines, prioritize workload and manage multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively within a cross-functional team on projects and team priorities.
  • Experience interfacing between databases, spreadsheets and word processing systems.
  • Superior proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Power Point, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Publisher, working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software program, and ability to work in a cloud environment.

Please send your cover letter and resume to to apply for this position. Thank you to those who applied; however, only those selected for the interview will be contacted.