As we received our charitable status in November 2019, we have opened the doors to apply for a wider selection of grants. With this opportunity comes the challenge of coordinating a small team of grant researchers and writers to ensure we are cohesive in our approach.
This project is looking for a project manager to help the organization stay on track and organized with its fund development initiatives. With a robust system in place currently, the project manager will be responsible for reviewing those systems and supporting our team in their application processes over the summer.
Languages required: English required; French is an asset. We will provide lessons and opportunities to practice French for the successful candidate if they are not fluent in French.
Preferred level of Education: Post-secondary (third/fourth year or graduated).
Number of weeks: 16–24, contingent on the availability of the successful candidate and with possibility of extension.
Hourly wage: $19.50
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This role directly supports our process of applying to funders through granting initiatives. The team’s responsibilities include:
Assessing funders for our eligibility and fit within their initiative;
Emailing, calling and connecting with the funder prior to drafting and/or submitting our applications;
Working with our writing team to provide feedback on application drafts;
Tracking our progress during the application process, including the deliverables required for any successful grants;
Providing metrics to our team and our Director, Finance + Fundraising, as requested.
This role is not expected to support any grassroots fundraising, monthly donor programs, or membership initiatives.
This role will be supported through weekly conversations with their supervisor, our Director of Finance + Fundraising. They will have direct guidance on current applications, any suggestions for inquiry questions to ask prospective funders, and any additional framing and information that may support the team. As requested, mentorship and coaching opportunities can be made available.
To apply: please submit your resume and cover letter to email@example.com with the subject line “Application: Fund Development Manager”. Deadline is March 19, 2021 at 11:59pm PT.
The Starfish Canada empowers young people across the country to take leadership roles in their community through environmental and climate action. We provide a voice to young people through employment opportunities, forming a strong and resilient network of change-makers and amplifying their message across the nation. Established in 2010, we celebrate young environmental leaders through three programs:
Online journal: We match peer editors to writers in the environmental sector. Editors are trained to mentor peers in environment & journalism, then practice learnings by empowering a team of volunteer writers. Those writers are also trained to take technical science, policy and research and turn it into accessible articles for our readers to enjoy.
Community outreach + education: We offer multiple workshops, including a debate-style session on the intersectionality of environmentalism, discussing climate change from Western-based science and traditional knowledge perspectives, and a speaker’s bureau where environmental change-makers under the age of 25 discuss their innovations and solutions.
Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25: Through this program, participants receive an award, care packages from environmentally minded businesses, speaking engagement opportunities, media coverage and mentorship by our network of experts. Top 25 award winners leave our program feeling inspired, motivated, and ready to accelerate the positive impacts they have in their local communities.
The Starfish Canada is an equal opportunity employer. We highly encourage applications from those that identify as LGBTQ2IA+, Black, Indigenous, as a person of colour, and those with any form of disability.