Volunteer Posting 1282

Grant Writer
Canadian F‚Äčoundation for Development & Empowerment
Work From Home - Edmonton area
more than 8 hours per week
closes in 11 days (Sun, 11 Jun)


Volunteer Grant Writer – Remote work and flexible hours

Company intro:

The Canadian Foundation for Development and Empowerment (CFDE) exists to empower young people to become confident, competent, and self-sufficient through after-school and pre-employment programs. Our mission is to empower low-income youth with tools, resources, and knowledge to thrive toward independence. Our values are Independence, Confidence and Collaboration.

Job description:

We seek a highly skilled and detail-oriented Grant Writer to join our team. The Grant Writer will be responsible for researching, writing, and submitting grant proposals to secure funding for our organization's programs and initiatives. The ideal candidate possesses strong writing abilities and excellent research skills.

Location: Virtual

Type: Volunteer not paid position – 6 months contract subject to renewal

Required hours: 15 – 20 hours/ week


  • Conduct thorough research to identify potential grant funding opportunities from government agencies, foundations, corporations, and other sources.
  • Develop compelling grant proposals, including project narratives, budgets, and supporting documents, aligning with the funding requirements and guidelines.
  • Prepare and submit grant applications within specified deadlines, ensuring all required documents and supporting materials are included.
  • Develop and maintain a proposal calendar.
  • Develop an annual grants strategy.
  • Monitor and track grant deliverables and reporting requirements, ensuring timely submission of progress reports and other documentation as specified by the funding source.
  • Collaborate with program managers, finance staff, and other team members to gather necessary information and data for grant proposals and reporting.
  • Stay updated on trends, best practices, and changes in grant funding policies and regulations, and incorporate them into grant writing and management activities.
  • Attend team meetings.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, such as English, or a related discipline (preferred) or equivalent experience.
  • Strong writing skills, with the ability to craft clear, concise, and persuasive proposals.
  • Excellent research and analytical abilities to identify relevant funding opportunities and gather supporting data.
  • Familiarity with grant application processes, guidelines, and reporting requirements.
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in using the Microsoft Office suite. 
  • Knowledge of the non-profit sector and funding.
  • Ethical conduct and professionalism in handling sensitive and confidential information. 


As a team member at CFDE, you will enjoy the following:

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Remote opportunity: work from home

Application information:

We welcome applications from qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

To apply, please submit the following to :

  • Resume highlighting relevant experience

Application deadline: June 11th, 2023


Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. Contact for questions. Please, no phone calls to the office.


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