Grants and Fundraising Specialist

Position Details

  • Permanent– Full-time, 9 day fortnight schedule
  • Excluded position - Salary - $66,950 to $74,675 depending on experience
  • Posting Closing Date: Open until the position is filled
  • Start Date: ASAP

Submit cover letter and resume to:  Grants and Fundraising Specialist hiring via email

Indigenous women and women of colour are strongly encouraged to apply / Additional languages spoken an asset.

**While we thank all applicants for their interests, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted**

Job Summary

The Grants & Fundraising Specialist works with the Fund Development Team to carry out the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre’s (DEWC) fund development strategy. She will ensure fundraising strategies pursue opportunities to support the services, programs and project work and reflect the mission and statement of principles of the society.
Reporting directly to the Director, Fund Development, the Grants & Fundraising Specialist works closely with the Fundraising Committee to lay the groundwork for improved fundraising. She will work from a feminist perspective and within an anti-oppression framework

Key Duties and Responsibilities

In collaboration with the Fund Development Team develops and implements a fundraising strategy. Develops and implements a corporate donor engagement strategy • Coordinate the Capital Campaign Team including, but not limited to communications, timelines and workflows, document creation, reporting to ED and Board, and other deliverables • Support the Fundraising Committee/sub-committees, and on request, participates in Board of Directors meetings to present annual planning and progress reports and to provide information, advice and guidance related to fundraising • Researches, and follows-up with foundations, corporations, and other community groups to identify and evaluate potential funding sources • Researches and submits applications for new funding opportunities that are in line with the DEWC strategic plan and program needs, including from foundations, corporations, and other community groups • Manages and maintains all aspects of funding contracts with foundations, corporations, and other community groups including, liaising with program managers, monitoring and/or submitting required reports, preparing contract work plans, and up-dating contract files. Ensures that contract files and data base are kept up to date • Prepares internal and external communication relating to grants and contracts including submissions to the Annual report • Works in collaboration with the Director of Finance and Fund Development team to develop an Operating Budget • Reviews financial statements to ensure funds are expended in accordance with the funding agreements and annual budgets • In collaboration with the management and staff teams, reviews DEWC programs and services to ensure they meet policy guidelines, funding contracts, and reflect established priorities • Other duties not specified that may be assigned from time to time

Required Qualifications

At least 3 years experience in non-profit fund development including donor engagement,
grant writing and administration
• Experience and/or education developing and implementing fund development strategies
within the non-profit environment
• Must be IT proficient with current and extensive data base experience
• Knowledge of non-profit financial and account operations including budget creation
• Efficient organizational skills including record keeping, scheduling, and problem-solving
• Demonstrated administrative skills, including report writing
• Strong conflict resolution skills and practice
• Excellent communication skills required, including the ability to work in a respectful and
cooperative manner with donors, co-workers, and centre members
• Ability to work within a sometimes chaotic environment and with a diverse community of
• Must have a strong working knowledge and analysis of the issues impacting women in the
DTES, including violence against women, mental health, homelessness, and addictions
• Candidate must work from strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework
• A salaried position that requires some work outside of normal business hours to undertake
position responsibilities, meet deadlines, and ensure delivery of high-quality programs and
• Women with addiction issues need to be at least 2 years sober
• Candidate must undergo a criminal record check
• Salary position that requires some work outside of normal business hours to undertake
position responsibilities, meet deadlines, and ensure delivery of high-quality programs and

Reports to: Executive Director