Grant Writer

LOCATION: Toronto (Hybrid)
DEPARTMENT: Partnerships
SUPERVISOR: Chief of Staff

Job Description

This role will report to the Chief of Staff and will work closely with the CEO and Director of Strategic Partnerships. The Grant Writer will manage the Partnerships Coordinator to directly contribute to the overall fundraising strategy. 

The Grant Writer will be responsible for writing detailed and accurate reports; developing compelling grant proposals; coordinating across departments on budgets, data requests, and other communications; tracking grant deliverables and reporting requirements; identifying, researching, and profiling prospective funders; and contributing to administrative and information management activities as needed.

If you’re ready to join an organization that combines purpose with the level of impact and commitment to see it through, then look no further. 

Roles & Responsibilities

Account Management and Systems

  • Maintain internal systems to track proposal and reporting schedules, ensuring partnership, finance, communications, and program staff are well-informed of and engaged in ongoing needs, milestones, and deadlines.
  • Execute effective grant development operations, including providing any needed support to the Partnerships Coordinator with tracking grants in Salesforce and internal pipeline documents.


Grant Writing & Reporting 

  • Manage and execute on the full lifecycle of grant partnerships, from concept to due diligence to award, payment, and reporting.
  • Lead on the development and writing of high-quality proposals and donor reports for restricted and unrestricted funding partners, ensuring compliance and alignment with the organization’s key thematic areas in relation to the interests of the stakeholder. . 
  • Work closely with the Operations, Planning, Evaluation & Learning (PEAL), Finance, and Implementation teams to develop funding proposals and reports. 
  • With support from the Partnerships Coordinator, provide direction and support to programs and operations teams on funder compliance and reporting, and organize partner information up to date, ensuring donor templates are ready and accessible by relevant stakeholders.
  • With support from the Partnerships Coordinator, develop an integrated approach between the Partnership and Communication teams to ensure efficient information flow for funding reports and partner stewardship.
  • Additional tasks to support the Partnership Team and broader organization as necessary.



  • Guide the Partnerships Coordinator in researching, compiling, and recording information on existing and potential donors, foundations, and other partnership opportunities, including pipeline research, management of proposal timelines, and the execution of the partnership’s growth strategy.
  • Coordinate with the government partnership team on prospecting and pursuing potential opportunities. 
  • Support the team in developing a diverse funding stream to meet the organization’s revenue goals. 

Requirements and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least five (5) years of previous experience in a similar capacity in international development/non-profit organization for complex data-informed programs. 
  • Significant experience of institutional fundraising, funding development, and preparation of funding bids and proposals to a range of funders with an understanding of funding interests, needs, and trends in the non-profit sector.
  • Excellent communication skills, including demonstrable experience in writing clearly, concisely, and with attention to detail for multiple audiences. This includes experience conveying data-heavy information in an approachable and digestible way. 
  • Strong organization, research, and analysis skills.
  • Strong understanding of programs, Logic Models, PMF, and M&E processes and high proficiency in translating complex data for reporting and proposal development.
  • Experience managing a growing team and an ability to work independently or within a team with the flexibility to take on tasks beyond the core area of expertise.
  • Excellent working knowledge of GSuite and MS Office suite, including proven experience in maintaining complex spreadsheets and using databases.

Application Process

Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. After submitting, you’ll receive an email inviting you to log in and view your assessment results. Please note that there will be a written assessment included as part of the recruitment process.

We strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the community we work in and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ2SI, veterans, and people with disabilities.  

We will review applications, with priority given to those who have completed the assessment and look forward to hearing from you.