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Job Number:  35570
Grant Panel Reviewer (SNAPP Program)
Job Posted: Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Closing Date: Saturday, 1 July 2017
(52 days ago)
reThink Green
Region: Northern Ontario Type: Contract - Part time
Location: Sudbury, Parry Sound, Muskoka Salary: 27.78/hr

Grant Panel Reviewer (SNAPP Program)

Start Date: July 1st 2017

Contract: 60 hours over 10 months

Location: Sudbury, Parry Sound or Muskoka
Wage: $27.78/hr

Reports to: reThink Green Executive Director, SNAPP Chairperson



A panel reviewer’s main responsibility is to provide an objective review of grant applications submitted to the Sustainable New Agri-Food Products & Productivity Program (SNAPP) for funding consideration. Panel reviewers are fundamental to the decision-making and awarding processes. A panel review is an assessment of the economic, social, environmental, and innovation merit of applications by individuals with knowledge and experience equal (peer) to that of the individuals affiliated with the agri-food sector of northern Ontario. The review is conducted with a minimum of three reviewers and a panel chairperson who facilitates the process. The analysis of the reviewers is consolidated into panel minutes. Grant panel review is essential to ensuring selection of applications that best meets the needs of the program consistent with established criteria and provides assurance to the public that the evaluation and selection process is impartial and fair.

The next SNAPP in-take for applications is scheduled for July 01, 2017 to August 31, 2017. Over this period, reviewers will review approximately 15 applications per month with a projected increase in applications for review in September 2017. There will be a third in-take open from December 01, 2017 to February 28, 2018.

Job Duties

  • Read and establish a thorough understanding of the SNAPP terms of reference and the evaluation criteria.
  • Complete the Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality Policy of Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre.
  • Read entire applications and appendixes and assess how well the applicant addresses the SNAPP evaluation criteria.
  • Re-examine the application to determine if any information was overlooked during the initial read.
  • Provide written evaluative statements and assign scores in response to the applicant’s application and SNAPP criteria prior to the panel meeting. Reviewers must complete the scoring and comments independently, without conferring with other people or resources.
  • Write comments that are thorough and concise; one-liners are not acceptable. Comments should be written to support each criterion and supported by actual examples referenced in the application.
  • Participate in the panel meeting discussion of all comments for the minutes of panel meetings.
  • Collaborate with panel members to finalize comments and scores for an approved summary report. This may mean re-writing comments or adjusting scores.
  • Notify Chairperson with any challenges/questions regarding the review process.
  • Shred all printed applications and delete other files and confidential materials after the review.
  • Provide feedback on the grant review process.

Responsibilities of a Reviewer

  • Respect and collaborate with fellow panel members.
  • Adhere to guidelines outlined in the SNAPP terms of reference and requirements on confidentiality and conflict of interest.
  • Notify the Chairperson of any conflict of interest prior to the start of the panel process or if it becomes apparent during the review process.
  • Exhibit ethical conduct in providing fairness and impartiality towards all applicants.

Education and experience

  • Possess relevant knowledge of the agri-food sector in northern Ontario.
  • Experience in project design and implementation for agri-food projects.
  • Experience in developing and evaluating budgets and work plans.
  • Knowledge of funding sources for agri-food businesses would be an asset.


  • Possess good oral and written communications skills. Write clearly, accurately, concisely and effectively. Communicate effectively in writing and verbally during panel discussion.
  • Possess good analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to contribute to an effective group process by being cooperative, constructive and flexible
  • Technology skills: basic word processing, MS Word and MS Excel, and ability to navigate the internet.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please send cover letter and resume to . Interviews begin June 12 and continue until the position is filled. While we thank all applicants, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. For more information about SNAPP, you can visit the RAIN website at http://www.rainalgoma.ca/snapp.
Contact Details:
Rebecca Danard
reThink Green
176 Larch Street, Suite 305
Sudbury, ON, P3E 1C5

Tel: 7056741685
Fax: 7052227241
www:   www.rethinkgreen.ca

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