Company Name:
Sonshine Community Services
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Social Services
Position type:
Part Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Certification
Contact:
Sherilyn Downie
Email:
ID
8744
376
Phone:
4032432002

Grant Writer

 

Sonshine Community Services Mission Statement: “Motivated by our Christian faith, our mission is to help women and children transform their lives.” General Description of Agency: Sonshine Community Services is a charitable organization bringing hope and healing to families in need for more than 40 years. We envision a community where women and children live safely in healthy families. We are a multi-services organization: - Community Counselling is offered free of charge to community members - Sonshine Family Day Homes provide home based, affordable quality childcare. - The Sonshine Centre is a one-year residential shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence and abuse. - Sonshine Children’s Centre is the first licensed and accredited full-time children’s centre of its kind in Canada. It meets the unique needs of children who have experienced domestic violence or other forms of emotional trauma and provides them with the specialized and therapeutic support they need to grow into healthy and happy youth. General Description of Position: This is a position reporting to the Director of Resource Development and is responsible for supporting internal and external communications as well as administrative duties for the Resources Development department at Sonshine Community Services. Description of Responsibilities: Grant Writing: • Developing and writing of funding and grant proposals for different foundations and other grant-making organizations, that persuasively communicate the organization’s mission, programs and impacts. • Assembling and submitting funding and grant requests, including proposals, letters of support, budgets and other supplementary documentation. • Maintaining a funding calendar and ensure timely creation and submission of letters of inquiry, proposals and reports; • Conducting prospect research; Communications • Assist in the curation of various communication materials, including seasonal mail-outs, media releases, e-newsletters, etc • Maintain and regularly update agency’s social media presence (Facebook and Twitter), in accordance to agency’s social media policy and branding guidelines • Update website M:\Human Resources\Job Descriptions - Exec & Admin\Current Job Descriptions\^Job Description_Grant Writercomm Spec_2019_FINAL.Docx Administration: • Provide administrative support to the Resource Development Director • Promptly record donations in agency’s CMS • Issue tax receipts and thank you letters on a weekly basis • Maintain and update donors’ records • Prioritizing tasks to keep multiple initiatives moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals; Qualifications: • Experience writing and researching grants in a non-profit environment • Minimum One-year experience in a communications & marketing role; • Communications and Marketing certificate or diploma, or equivalent experience; • Minimum three years’ experience in an administrative capacity; • Experience with donors’ managements software is an asset • Working knowledge of MS Office applications Requirements: • References from previous employers • Police and child welfare security clearance • The position requires a self-directed individual with excellent communication and organizational skills and great attention to details • Must be capable of maintaining confidentiality, with a high level of accuracy regarding information. • Valid drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle Reports to: • Director of Resource Development How to Apply: • Please apply through the Sonshine Careers page on indeed.ca: o https://www.indeedjobs.com/sonshine-community-services/_hl/en_CA?cpref=JXWAtnzf3XW5aRnY2g_zom2bgyBz8ZTNL6g_4gd8-Tk

Sonshine Community Services Mission Statement:

Motivated by our Christian faith, our mission is to help women and children transform their lives.”

General Description of Agency:

Sonshine Community Services is a charitable organization bringing hope and healing to families in need for more than 40 years. We envision a community where women and children live safely in healthy families.

 

We are a multi-services organization:

-          Community Counselling is offered free of charge to community members

-          Sonshine Family Day Homes provide home based, affordable quality childcare.

-          The Sonshine Centre is a one-year residential shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence and abuse.

-          Sonshine Children’s Centre is the first licensed and accredited full-time children’s centre of its kind in Canada. It meets the unique needs of children who have experienced domestic violence or other forms of emotional trauma and provides them with the specialized and therapeutic support they need to grow into healthy and happy youth.

 

General Description of Position:

This is a position reporting to the Director of Resource Development and is responsible for supporting internal and external communications as well as administrative duties for the Resources Development department at Sonshine Community Services.

 

Description of Responsibilities:   Grant Writing: ·         Developing and writing of funding and grant proposals for different foundations and other grant-making organizations, that persuasively communicate the organization’s mission, programs and impacts. ·         Assembling and submitting funding and grant requests, including proposals, letters of support, budgets and other supplementary documentation. ·         Maintaining a funding calendar and ensure timely creation and submission of letters of inquiry, proposals and reports; ·         Conducting prospect research;   Communications   ·         Assist in the curation of various communication materials, including seasonal mail-outs, media releases, e-newsletters, etc

·         Maintain and regularly update agency’s social media presence (Facebook and Twitter), in accordance to agency’s social media policy and branding guidelines

·         Update website

  Administration:

·         Provide administrative support to the Resource Development Director

·         Promptly record donations in agency’s CMS

·         Issue tax receipts and thank you letters on a weekly basis

·         Maintain and update donors’ records

·         Prioritizing tasks to keep multiple initiatives moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals;   Qualifications:
  • Experience writing and researching grants in a non-profit environment
  • Minimum One-year experience in a communications & marketing role;
  • Communications and Marketing certificate or diploma, or equivalent experience;
  • Minimum three years’ experience in an administrative capacity;
  • Experience with donors’ managements software is an asset
  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications

 

Requirements:

·         References from previous employers

·         Police and child welfare security clearance

  • The position requires a self-directed individual with excellent communication and organizational skills and great attention to details
  • Must be capable of maintaining confidentiality, with a high level of accuracy regarding information.
  • Valid drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle

 

Reports to:

  • Director of Resource Development


How to Apply:

 

  • Please apply through the Sonshine Careers page on indeed.ca:
    • https://www.indeedjobs.com/sonshine-community-services/_hl/en_CA?cpref=JXWAtnzf3XW5aRnY2g_zom2bgyBz8ZTNL6g_4gd8-Tk

 

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