Grant Writer

Posted: August 31, 2017

Region: Burnaby, B.C.

Application deadline: October 31, 2017

The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking a Volunteer Grant Writer for the Grants & Awards Team. Reporting to the Coordinator, Grants and Awards Management, this position will assist in raising funds by writing well researched, crystal clear grant proposals
Key Responsibilities
  • Represent the Canadian Red Cross in a professional and positive manner
  • Complete readings on prospect research and Raiser's Edge training 
  • Keenly research each project and proposal in advance of all grant submissions
  • Compose gripping grant proposals that describe Red Cross programs with absolute clarity
  • Produce targeted and tailored stewardship documents, quickly and creatively
  • This position requires a successful Canadian criminal record check. 
  • Minimum Requirements include a post-secondary degree, preferably in a writing/research intensive field. This opportunity is best suited for a recent Masters Degree graduate seeking mentorship.
  •  This position comes with an expectation of employee-level performance. 
  •  Volunteers must:
    • Embrace the Seven Principles of the Red Cross
    • Abide by the Red Cross Principles and Values
  The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer.
Working Conditions
We are seeking volunteers who can commit to a minimum of four months. Applicants must be available Monday – Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm for a minimum of 2 days per week.  The two days are flexible week to week.
Training and Development     
  • Red Cross orientation and trainings as required including Introduction to the Movement and Introduction to Volunteerism
  • This is a hands-on, in-office position. In addition to learning the general principles of fundraising and Red Cross systems and protocols, the volunteer will be trained in prospect research, the grant writing process, the gathering of community support, donor relations, working with programs, stewardship, reporting and Raiser’s Edge.

Interested parties may submit their application and resume quoting, Grants and Awards Team – Grant Writer, along with Appropriate Posting ID Number  FD-GRA-BUR-673 in your subject line no later than
October 31, 2017

The Canadian Red Cross Society
While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please note that relocation funding is not available for this position.

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