Job Posting 84408

Grant Writer
Catholic Family Service
Calgary area
250, 707 – 10 Avenue SW Calgary, AB T2R 0B3
closes in 67 days (Wed, 31 Aug)
part time - temp / contract

Family Service’s (CFS) purpose is to build strong families. Our programs and services respond to the challenges that threaten families and leave them vulnerable. We focus on enhancing the mental health and well-being of our clients, empowering parents, nurturing children’s healthy development and enabling success in school. We take an integrated approach across our service portfolio, always looking for the opportunity to encourage discussion and healing at the family level. In so doing, we enable CFS professionals to help their clients build strong families, and to break through the cycle of vulnerability to live the lives they have always wanted. We serve and employ people from all faith traditions, cultures and backgrounds.

The Position:
Title: Grant Writer
Job Type: Part-time, 0.8 FTE., 1 Year Contract

The Opportunity:
Reporting to the Director of Community Relations, the Grant Writer will work closely with the Leadership Team and assist in the complete grant writing cycle - prospecting, research, preparation, writing, follow up, reporting and stewardship. Grants may originate from a broad range of stakeholders (government; foundation; corporate) and encompass a host of different formats (full proposals; EOIs; RFPs, etc).

The Grant Writer will participate as a member of the Community Relations team to help ensure the financial sustainability of Catholic Family Service’s critical programs and services. Consulting with various internal stakeholders, they will research and seek out grant opportunities; assemble all relevant information; write and submit proposals; track and monitor every stage of the application process; and proactively manage and adhere to all grant obligations and requirements including the creation of interim reports and final reports.

Qualifications Required:
Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies:
• Exemplary written, interpersonal and communication skills;
• Ability to work collaboratively with various stakeholders (internal and external);
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple timelines and deadlines;
• Consistent, reliable and detail-oriented;
• Capacity and drive for innovation, critical thinking, and problem solving:
• Research and analytical skills;
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and to take initiative;
• Strong sense of accountability, commitment towards measuring outcomes, and ability to work in a results-oriented culture;
• The Core Brain Story Certification through The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative is an asset;
• Please note: applicants are encouraged to present with a current Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Review and a Child Intervention Record Check.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree (English, Journalism, Media, or related field) or equivalent educational background required;
• 3-5 years in a non-profit environment, preferably in the fundraising field.

The safety of CFS employees and our clients is our top priority. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.


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