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Position: 2413 - Grant Writer - Fund Development Committee
Organization: Volunteer MBC
Position Address: Volunteer MBC, 601 - 7700 Hurontario Street, Brampton, ON, Canada
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Virtual
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual, Co-op Placements, Older Adults
● Research and understand the not-for-profit funding/grant community/stakeholders (their objectives/expectations/resources/opportunities)
● Gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Volunteer MBC's vision, mission, strategic goals, capacities, programs, needs, and potentialities
● Attend regular fund development and events committees meetings (evening commitment)
● Create compelling, persuasive grant application content that is attractive to targeted funders, relevant and matched to Volunteer MBC's purpose and goals
● Work collaboratively with the appropriate committees, staff, and Executive Director to ensure that submissions/applications are complete, in compliance with funding parameters, persuasively attractive, and which 'stand apart' in terms of quality
● Solicitation of donations from community stakeholders (individuals, businesses, levels of government), with input and support of Volunteer MBC staff and leadership
● Record and analyze donor activity/trends as part of continuous evaluation and strategic planning

YOU ARE INVITED TO APPLY AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY. Candidates with volunteer 'profiles' in Volunteer MBC's Referral System should upload a resume to your 'profile', then 'click' on the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above/below) to join the list of 'Applicants'. See 'Position Qualifications', below, for more details about the application process. THANK YOU!

Volunteer MBC is in its 11th year serving Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon in matching volunteers to suitable, worthwhile volunteering opportunities. At this time, we are in need of a 'Grant Writer', who will join our Fund Development Committee.

We seek an excellent communicator, who will be able to use imagination, resourcefulness, and the creative skills necessary to strategize and write content that both attracts funding and sets us apart in the important programs and undertakings with which we outreach into our communities, inclusively and with a commitment to diversity.

> Assume an important role in a high-profile community service organization
> Opportunity to learn from seasoned volunteer management professionals
> Add to your knowledge of the local volunteering sector
> 'Network' with like-minded volunteers and community service organization stakeholders
> Enhance your established communication skills/experience (add to your resume)
> Learn/use/augment: strategic thinking, resource management, team dynamics (collaboration)
> AODA Training provided
> Access to Volunteer MBC 'Learning Centre' workshops
> Hours confirmation letter and/or 'Achieve Certificate' upon successful completion of volunteer engagement

Position Qualifications
● Outstanding written/oral English communication skills (writing/editing)
● Proven experience in writing proposals, submissions, and related narratives
● Previous granting writing experience is an asset
● Capacity to conduct effective, organized research online (and in the community) to determine availability of relevant grant (donor) opportunities
● Commitment to understanding Volunteer MBC's vision and mission, and its application in fund development
● Willingness to travel locally and be a funding advocate for Volunteer MBC in the communities that we serve
● Adherence to Volunteer MBC's policies (including confidentiality)
● Highly organized, with attention to detail
● Ability to comply with and meet strict deadlines

PLEASE NOTE: During the COVID-19 Emergency, SCREENING OF APPLICANTS will be 'virtual' (telephone/email/online - Microsoft Teams, etc.) Applicants for this opportunity should submit a resume, and may expect to attend an interview. At least 2 References are required, and availability of a 'writing portfolio' for review will be very helpful.
Min Age: 21    Police Check: No

Time Commitment
Duration:Medium Term (4 - 6 months)
A specific time schedule will be formulated, having regard to committee meetings, fundraising event dates, and grant application opportunities and deadlines.

The 'Grant Writer' should anticipate combining volunteering time between mainly being online at home, with occasional visits to our Brampton office (AFTER COVID-19 Emergency restrictions are lifted).

Orientation to Volunteer MBC that relates to the 'position' will be provided.
Ongoing support in the course of collaboration.
AODA and Health & Safety training.

DURING the COVID-19 Emergency, all TRAINING (orientation) will be 'virtual' (online).

Area(s) of Interest: Communication/Journalism, Culture & Heritage, Education & Learning, Fundraising, Finance, Marketing/Promotion, Literacy, Research/Evaluation
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