Job term: Full-time, permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week
Start date: July 2021
Closing date: June 21, 2021 (6pm EST)
Compensation: $60,000 – 65,000 + benefits
Requirements: 5+ years in grant writing, fundraising, or prospect research.
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 Canadian Roots Exchange, 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 has been convening meetings of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth (ages 13-29) across Canada for over a decade through exchange programs, youth leadership development, educational workshops in schools, national gatherings, and the launch of a National Indigenous Youth Network.
Reporting to the Director of Impact & Granting, we are seeking a Manager of Grants & Fundraising. The manager is responsible for planning, organizing, leading and controlling the policies, information, resources and relationships in the area of grants and fundraising. They will ensure the achievement of results through the work of direct reports. This role will lead our revenue-generating activities, which include donations, corporate sponsorships, business development, and other fundraising events.
Managing Grants and Fundraising (60%)
- Write grants
- Lead the development and launch of a multi-year fundraising campaign – Conduct research on potential donors
- Guiding the development of communications materials that engage and inform donors and the general public
- Research, create, and implement new revenue generating activities for CRE
- Manage, cultivate and nurture relationships with potential and actual donors, funders and partners
- Lead donor recognition efforts
- Support senior management in donor meetings and securing major gifts
- Monitor funding relationships beyond approvals
- Manage the planning of fundraising and donor appreciation events
- Communicate with internal stakeholders on fundraising needs
- Develop and manage relationships with external vendors
- Manage projects, including planning logistics, scheduling, and monitoring budgets
- Supervise staff, including their hiring, training, and supporting their ongoing development
- Undertake other tasks as assigned
Management Administration (40%)
- Proactively prepare for changes in environment or public policy
- Prepare project work plans
- Participate in organization-wide planning
- Define team goals, objectives and priorities
- Manage day-to-day operations of area of responsibility by planning, developing and implementing activities and tactics
- Identify new funding opportunities
- Prepare funding applications and proposals
- Participate in integration activities such as cross-department initiatives, organization-wide events and recognition
- Supervise direct reports, including providing direction, advocacy, guidance, coaching, training, performance management
- Act as a role model for staff, volunteers and participants
- Recommend evidence-based adjustments to projects and programs
- Contribute to public policy responses
- Monitor budgets and expenditures
- Ensure timely and accurate reporting requirements
- Produce reports for organizational leadership including project management reports, program progress reports, board reports, staff performance review,
- Contribute to the design of process and operational policies
- Maintain and develop vendor and partner relationships
Who you are
- You see the bigger picture. You have a deep appreciation and respect for the history, culture, and autonomy of Indigenous peoples. You have experience working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities/organizations and believe in using your skills and talents to advance reconciliation.
- You are a creator and producer. You have a keen ability to bring ideas and concepts to fruition — to see art come to life. With every idea, you can develop a strategy to bring it to reality.
- You are a writer, communicator, and listener. You can clearly convey your thoughts and expectations in writing and verbally, and you can accurately interpret what people tell you. Bilingualism in English and French is a strong asset, as is knowledge of any languages Indigenous to Turtle Island.
- You are a relationship builder and collaborator. You are focused on people and communities, value personal and professional relationships, and love any opportunity to work with others.
- You are detail-oriented. Although you see the big picture, the minutiae do not escape you. You are able to balance multiple projects: monitoring the moving pieces, overseeing teams in locations across Canada, planning logistics, and controlling budgets above $200,000.
- You are flexible. Issues arise. Plans change. You can quickly adapt as required and make contingency plans. When needed, you are happy to work hours outside the typical 9-5 and to travel for work.
- You are calm and supportive. It’s rare to see you flustered. You excel in the face of ambiguity. People feel at ease coming to you with issues and concerns. You are always happy to help.
- You are a self-starter and leader. If you see a problem, you are the sort of person who fixes it. You are accomplished at delegating tasks and bringing people together to complete projects.
- You like to get your hands dirty. More than just multitasking, you enjoy doing a bit of everything, be it budgeting, speaking engagements, consoling youth, or office cleaning.
- Salary: $60,000 – $65,000 based on experience and education
- Vacation: 3 weeks and statutory holidays
- Health Benefits: will begin following a 3-month probationary period
- Other: RRSP employer contribution that is 5% of salary
As a part of your application, please provide a cover letter that introduces yourself and share your passion for working with youth (especially youth in Indigenous, racialized, and newcomer communities). In your cover letter, please indicate your preference for which CRE office you would like to work from. If you have any questions, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
You can submit a completed application (cover letter and résumé) to email@example.com as a single PDF with the following file naming convention:
- Contact for interview (TBD)
- Interview (TBD)
Canadian Roots Exchange is committed to equitable representation and access. Candidates from Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities are encouraged to self-identify in the cover letter.
As a condition for hiring, successful candidates are required to submit a vulnerable sector check.