Who we are
The C.O.D.E. Initiative is an organization dedicated to increasing diversity in both the education and tech industries. Since 2017, we have provided coding and STEM workshops to neurodiverse children (youth who identify with being on the Autism Spectrum or having ADD/ADHD, GAD, or any other exceptionality) and underrepresented youth across Canada. Our mission is to cultivate inclusive and supportive environments for children to learn, explore and empower themselves in.
We are looking for a dedicated and mission-driven individual to spearhead our Grants and Sponsorships Department this Fall! This is a part-time paid position that will run from January until April, with possibility of extension contingent upon grant funding.
This candidate will cultivate and enact grant and partnership projects with philanthropic initiatives. In addition, the ideal candidate will lead a team to build The C.O.D.E. Initiative's portfolio of partners and funding sources using strong networking and writing skill sets. If you have expertise in connecting with businesses and philanthropic initiatives, applying for large-scale grants, and are looking to grow with a rapidly expanding and fast-paced business, come join our team!
Roles and Responsibilities
- Prospect and identify large-scale funding sources that The C.O.D.E. Initiative is deemed eligible to apply for
- Prepare applications and proposals by gathering and formatting information + writing mission-driven and compelling grant drafts
- Work closely with the co-founders to validate and execute repeatable grant application processes with strategic funding allocation solutions
- Identify and collaborate with grant committee members and other key stakeholders in order to establish strong relationships with philanthropic initiatives
- Identify and facilitate long-lasting partnerships with tech-based organizations to increase our already growing involvement in the tech and education sectors
We wouldn't be where we are today if it wasn't for our team of dedicated and driven individuals. Because of our team, we've delivered over 200 workshops to over 600 children in just four years, creating the first ever community in Canada that supports growth in tech for passionate neurodiverse youth. But, our growth doesn't end here. In fact, the opportunity for growth here is endless!
This is a big role to fill in, and while the experience listed below would be beneficial to the company, we highly value someone who is dedicated to learn and grow with us, one who thrives in a start-up environment: fast-paced, high-energy, and filled with endless possibilities. We are looking for someone who is proactive and is passionate about our mission. If you don’t know an answer, you will find it!
In addition, here are the skillsets that would be beneficial for the ideal candidate to have:
- Working towards completing/completed a Bachelor's Degree
- Excellent writing, communication, and networking skills
- Experience with grant/proposal writing
- Ability to develop strong, long-lasting business relationships
- Ability to initiate and represent the team in a variety of meetings with internal and external partners and prospective partners
- Ability to work alongside project leads and managers of many teams to effectively translate and activate sponsorship and partnership goals
- Ability to uphold accountability and self-directed time-management
The C.O.D.E. Initiative is an organization that values inclusivity, diversity, and innovative thinking. At C.O.D.E., you are offered a flexible, safe, and inclusive environment in which you can learn, grow and showcase your talents with encouragement from supportive peers and leadership. The C.O.D.E. Initiative is an equal opportunities employer. If you require any accommodation for the recruitment/interview process, please let our team know and we will work with you to meet your needs. For more information, visit us at www.thecodeinitiative.ca.
- Cover Letter
- Writing Sample (note: this sample can be short essays or other writing assignments from a course or short articles/blog posts, but the document has to have been originally curated by you. The sample should be no longer than 750 words.)
Closing date for applications: This posting will remain open until the position is filled; interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. The C.O.D.E. Initiative encourages qualified individuals from all backgrounds and identities to consider applying for this position. We thank all applicants, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Start Date: We aim to fill the position as soon as possible.
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