Job Posting 86683

Grant Writer
Chess Institute of Canada
Work From Home - Toronto Metro area
We welcome applicants throughout Canada, as this role is fully remote
closes in 23 days (Fri, 2 Sep)
part time - temporary / contract  •  $25/hour

Chess Institute of Canada (CIC) delivers integrated chess and life skills education programs to children and other learners.  Through its Chess to Life™ programs, CIC makes the ancient game of chess fun and stimulating for students—in both face-to-face and online settings.  As students develop new chess skills, they also learn to apply this knowledge in ways that mitigate life’s day-to-day challenges.  As a result, learners build a powerful toolkit of life skills that help them to achieve resiliency, leadership fundamentals, and positive self-concept.

The Grant Writer is a creative individual who plays a significant role in advancing the CIC mission through successful acquisition of donations and grants. 


  • Experience identifying funder preferences and completing new research
  • History in garnering enduring relationships with current and future funders through engaging and targeted written applications and impact reports
  • Creates positive relationships with all stakeholders
  • Utilizes utmost discretion, maintaining donor confidentiality as required
  • At least 3 years’ experience in the non-profit sector, driving or participation in successful grant applications and major gift acquisition
  • A strong connection to the fundraising ecosystem in Toronto, Ontario—and nationally
  • Demonstrates an advanced degree of professionalism
  • Possesses exemplary written communication abilities, with exceptional command of English language.  Fluency in French is an asset.
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Skillfully navigates multiple, competing priorities
  • Agile and solution-driven
  • A strong team player, but can work independently with minimal supervision
  • Invested in contributing to an exceptional organizational culture at CIC
  • Active appreciation for IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility)
  • Dependable access to a phone and computer—and a reliable high-speed internet connection


Flexible hours:  Your work will be scheduled around applications identified through CIC’s Fundraising Strategy, in a way that works for you

You’ll be part of an amazing team with an inspiring mission:  CIC has a long history in the world of chess, and is fortunate to have a diverse blend of amazing staff creating community impact

Opportunities for advancement:  CIC strives to promote from within as we grow and develop

FUN!  We believe in an innovative work landscape, built on kindness and appreciation, which honours the gifts in us all

If you would like to join our team and make a difference through chess, please submit your CV to by August 14th.  Due to volume, we will only contact those moving forward in the interview process. 

In the meantime, visit to learn more about us. 

CIC recognizes that people come with a wealth of experience, life experience, and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If this opportunity excites you, please consider applying.  While all qualified individuals are invited to submit their CV, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, or people of colour, and LGBTQ2S+ candidates.  Please let us know if you require accommodations during any stage of candidacy. 


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