Grants Project Lead

Time Commitment: 6-8 hours a week

Expected Start Date: 01/01/2021

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The Grants Project Lead is a part-time volunteer opportunity that reports directly to the Director of Finance and Fundraising. In this strategic, self-directed position, you will take charge of running grants through from start to finish to secure funding for The Starfish.



In this role, you will:


You are a self-starter with excellent time-management and problem-solving abilities who thrives in fast-paced environments, and is comfortable working with analytics. You have strong leadership abilities with the ability to influence others through persuasion and encouragement. You are persistent in seeking information through a variety of strategies and questions, check, and evaluate information sources. You have a keen ability to zoom-in and zoom-out as needed and enjoy going above and beyond.



The Starfish Canada is a registered charity that celebrates young environmental leaders by connecting them with a platform for taking action, telling stories, and connecting with a community of change-makers. Since 2010, we have inspired young Canadians to take leadership roles in their communities and to celebrate their peers contributing to the environmentalism movement and our ever-changing Earth. We do this through three programs:


If you have ever wanted to make a big impact in the environmental non-profit space, this is the place to do so! Fund development is what keeps our programs and operations afloat. It helps our teams create innovative and resilient programs and ensure our community impact is sustained over time. This work is about:

• Relationship building. People like causes, and they like people, too. You will exercise communication with external partners as you jump on calls with them to understand their funding priorities and interests.
• Project management. We keep each other informed about where we are in the fund development process and ask for support from the team as we need it. We also keep each other accountable for internal and external deadlines.
• Building skills in donor stewardship. It’s not comfortable asking for money sometimes! We’ll teach you some skills, tips and tricks to practice so you can feel more comfortable in conversation with people about funding.




We welcome applicants from all people interested in the role that meet the above requirements, including youth, women, LGBTQ2+ and Black, Indigenous, and people of colour.

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