Anywhere in Canada
- Vacancies: Two openings at CRE
- Job term: Full-time (permanent)
- Hours: 35 hours per week, inclusive of breaks
- Start date: Late August, 2020
- Closing date: August 15th (6pm EST)
- Compensation: $45,000 – $50,000 + benefits
- Requirements: Several years of experience with youth groups and/or community organizations
Who we are
Repairing relationships between Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous peoples is one of the most important issues facing Canada today. Colonization has produced a systemic inequality that has left Indigenous Peoples much worse off than the rest of Canada in almost every indicator, and continues to deeply impact Indigenous communities today. This is unacceptable in a country like Canada. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has set out a clear path for Canada to begin to repair the wrongs that have marked Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples.
At CRE, we believe that young people are the key to ensuring the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples improves through dialogue, understanding, and relationship building. Our charitable organization empowers youth (ages 13-29) to be changemakers in their community. Over the past decade CRE has hosted cultural exchange programs, youth leadership development, educational workshops in schools, national gatherings, and published research.
CREation is a multi-million dollar granting program designed by Indigenous youth for Indigenous youth to empower them to make positive change in their community. There are several granting streams ranging in size from $5,000 to $30,000. We are looking for two Grants Coordinators to support the administration of this granting program. Reporting to the Manager of Fundraising & Development, the core responsibilities of the position are:
Outreach and Design (15%)
- Coordinate national outreach efforts to raise awareness of the CREation granting program
- Support the design of the granting streams, evaluation rubrics, and application processes
- Research best practices in community granting and working with First Nations, Metis, and Inuit-led projects
- Coordinate the full life-cycle of grant applications (application, operation, and reporting)
- Confirm all required documentation and information is provided and confirm eligibility of application (completeness of applications)
- Act as liaison between CRE and grantees
- Screen applicants and support the grant review committee
- Communicate review results with the applicants
- Work closely with the Finance Department to ensure appropriate funding allocation applied and ensure consistency of government claims/reports to financial statements
- Review contracts, agreements, and proposals to ensure compliance with policies and procedures for the CREation program
- Guide potential applicants in navigating funding processes
- Communicate with grantees though regular check ins, including providing guidance, resource sharing, problem solving support, and enhancing capacity
- Mentor grantees to implement, administer, evaluate and report on their programs
- Support capacity building staff in running workshops
- Assist in coordination and data collection for various relevant regional reports to funding agencies
- Support analyzing qualitative and quantitative data and drafting reports
- Responsible for timely and accurate reporting
- 1-3 years of relevant work experience with youth groups and community organizations
- A clear and effective communication style
- A collaborative and inclusive approach
- Excellent administrative skills
- Proven analytical skills and systematic problem solving ability
- Ability to develop and present new ideas, conceptualizing new approaches and solutions
- French/English bilingualism is an asset
Who you are
- You have applied for grants. From your own experience, you know the ins and outs of the granting process from an applicant perspective and want to help others succeed.
- You are a relationship builder and collaborator. You are focused on people and communities, value personal and professional relationships, and love opportunities to work with others.
- You are analytical and a problem-solver. If you see an issue, you are eager to figure out why there is a problem and then roll up your sleeves and fix it.
- You are organized and process-driven. The thought of improving existing procedures excites you, and you find joy in systems that make your coworkers’ lives easier.
- You are detail-oriented. Although you see the big picture, the small details do not escape you. You are able to balance multiple projects and timelines.
- You are respectful and inclusive. Stories have different emotional weights and you know how to work alongside different authors and share each narrative in the best way.
- You are a communicator and a listener. You can clearly convey your thoughts and expectations in writing and verbally, and you can interpret what people tell you. Bilingualism in English and French a strong asset.
- You are flexible. Issues arise. Plans change. You can quickly adapt as required and make contingency plans. When needed, you are flexible to work hours on evenings and/or weekends and to travel for work within Canada.
- You are a self-starter and team player. If you see a problem, you are the sort of person who works to fix it. You have experience delegating tasks and bringing people together to complete projects.
- Salary: $45,000 – $50,000 based on experience and education
- Vacation: 3 weeks and statutory holidays
- Health Benefits: will begin following a 3-month probationary period
- Phone: monthly cell allowance of $50
- Other: RRSP employer contribution that is 5% of salary
As a part of your application, please provide the following documents as a single PDF file:
- Cover letter
- Written response to the question: “What do you wish you knew when you applied for your first grant? How would you share that information with applicants and grantees?” (maximum 1 page)
Your cover letter should introduce yourself and share your passion for working with youth (especially youth in Indigenous, racialized, and newcomer communities). Your résumé should cover your applicable employment, education, and demonstrate how you meet the technical requirements of this position. Your written response (up to one page) can be point form or in paragraphs and provide a snapshot of the sort of mentorship you would offer to the grantees under the CREation program. There will be a technical competency assessment as a part of the application process.
If you have any questions, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
You can submit a completed application (cover letter, résumé, and portfolio) to email@example.com as a single PDF with the following file naming convention:
- Ex: Grants_Smyth.Tristan.pdf
- Contact for interview (TBD)
- Interview (TBD)
- Technical Competency Assessment (TBD)
CRE is an Indigenous organization committed to building a team that is reflective of the diverse populations that we work with, so we encourage First Nations, Metis, Inuit, People of Colour, and/or 2SLGBTQIA+ folks to apply.
As a condition for hiring, successful candidates are required to submit a vulnerable sector check.