Volunteer Posting 393

Grant Proposal Writer
National Initiative for Eating Disorders
Work From Home, Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick, ...
2 to 4 hours per week
closes in 33 days (Wed, 1 Sep)

Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of an estimated 2.7 million Canadians who have an Eating Disorder, and support those who care for them?


The National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED) is a national, not-for-profit organization that assists people cope with the effects of Eating Disorders by providing educational, informational and other recovery-oriented resources related to the prevention and treatment of Eating Disorders in Canada. We do this by:

  1. Developing, delivering, and facilitating access to education and training activities, and other recovery-related resources, that are associated with the prevention and treatment of Eating Disorders in Canada.
  2. Delivering symposia designed to educate, increase knowledge and share information related to the prevention and treatment of Eating Disorders; and,
  3. Establishing time-limited partnerships and formal collaborative agreements to support the delivery of our comprehensive Education Program.

Join the dynamic team of volunteers at NIED, the National Initiative for Eating Disorders.  We are currently seeking an individual to play an integral role in our new Fundraising Team.  As a Grant Proposal Writer, you will work with the team to identify, research and develop new streams of sustainable funding, manage the grant application process, maintain and update funding and donor database and track progress of results against stated objectives.


  • Research potential grant opportunities from organizations that align with the mission and values of NIED.
  • Collaborate and consult with relevant staff regarding goals and objectives for new funding, priorities and needs.
  • Develop and write (and/or co-write) grant proposals, grant reports and acknowledgements to current and potential funders, including developing clear, concise and compelling content. Grant proposals may include an executive summary and budget, etc. Applications will be completed according to a predetermined timeline.  
  • Connect with grant-making foundations and organizations to solicit feedback and establish positive working relationships.
  • Report to the Fundraising Team Lead to update the status of specific grant applications. Regular check-ins will be established to help monitor alignment of projects, progress, deliverables and timelines. 
  • Work within a team to share insight and discuss strategy; the ability to collaborate in a team environment is required.   

Time Commitment:

An estimated 3 to 5 hours a week. Time commitment may fluctuate or increase as grant proposal deadlines need to be met.


This is a remote position.

Essential Skills & Knowledge:

  • Excellent written, analytical and research skills 
  • Strong communication skills – verbal and written
  • Advanced interpersonal skills in a professional, outgoing manner
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Highly self-motivated and detail oriented, proven self-started 
  • Able to prioritize workloads and meet established deadlines
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Familiarity with spreadsheets and database systems
  • A positive, 'can-do' attitude
  • Previous experience with donor management software is an advantage 
  • Experience or a proven track record of successfully securing grants for other non-profit organizations is a strong asset
  • Must be sensitive and knowledgeable of issues surrounding mental health 
  • After 6 months, we'd be happy to provide a personalized reference letter.

How to Apply: 

Please send a brief cover letter outlining your interest along with your resumé to

Look forward to hearing from you!


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