Working under the guidance of the Supervisor, Strategic Business Planning and Performance, the Coordinator, Funding and Grants is responsible for the day-to-day and long-term management of corporate funding initiatives. With broad knowledge of private and public sector funding agencies, and with excellent research, writing and communication skills, this person identifies and evaluates funding opportunities, develops and implements a multi-year grants strategy, and manages proposal writing and development. This position also regularly composes strategic business documents and internal/external communications, oversees general and post-award grants administration, and is responsible for cultivating and nurturing new and ongoing relationships with funding agency staff as well as with community stakeholders, government representatives, and internal clients. Additionally, this person develops, implements, and manages corporate tools, standards, and procedures to facilitate funding development and streamline funding administration processes across the organization.
Knowledge and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing, Communications, English, or other relevant field.
- 3 years' of experience related to major tasks.
- Experience developing successful grant submissions for a non-profit organization an asset.
- Knowledge of best practices in corporate communications.
- Knowledge of federal, provincial, regional, and/or community funding sources and mechanisms.
- Strong knowledge of grant-writing strategies.
- Superior writing, editing and communication skills.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
- Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively across several departments.
- Strong visioning and strategic planning skills.
- Ability to determine informational needs, to collect and analyze information, and to devise and develop statistical analyses and reports.
- Demonstrated understanding of Parks and Culture and TRCA values, business units, and strategic goals.
- Valid Ontario Driver’s licence.
- Coordinates the funding research and planning function to identify funding opportunities that advance strategic goals.
- Manages the writing and development of grants and funding proposals for the organization. Employs excellent writing and communication skills, strong tactical thinking skills, and attention to detail to carry out all activities.
- Acts as a primary point of contact for funding agency staff (e.g., Program Officers, Program Managers, and Advisors). Communicates regularly with agency staff to stay current on funding programs and ensure alignment.
- Facilitates the development and ongoing maintenance of a specialized system for recording and tracking all TRCA and Living City Foundation funding requests, awards, and related statistical information. Creates and distributes reports, case studies, summaries, and analyses, as required. Upholds best practices in database management.
- Maintains up-to-date knowledge of all corporate funding needs. Communicates regularly with the senior staff to stay current on operating, programming, capital and capacity-building projects and related funding requirements.
- Conducts comprehensive funding research on an annual and ongoing basis. Monitors key funders (i.e., municipal, regional, provincial and federal programs, as well as private foundations) and relevant media outlets on a regular basis for new funding announcements and program updates.
- Coordinates all corporate submissions and ensures quality and consistency throughout the process and ensures that grants/funding proposals are designed, formatted, packaged, and submitted in accordance with funding agency requirements.
- Develops policies and procedures used to streamline funding administration and application processes for TRCA and The Living City Foundation.
- Acts as the primary corporate liaison for communications regarding changes or updates to external funding policies, regulations, and procedures.
- Supports senior staff in facilitating positive stakeholder relations to garner political and financial support for TRCA initiatives.
TRCA is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require accessibility related accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.