Grant Writer

by | Mar 11, 2024

Job Title: Grant Writer
Company: John Howard Society of Victoria
Location: Victoria, BC
Job Type: Part-time, Contract
Work hours: 20 hours per week, flexible
Salary: $30 – $32 based on experience and qualifications
Benefits: Performance based incentives of successful grants

About the Company:
The John Howard Society of Victoria is a dynamic, innovative social service organization that strives to create safe, healthy, and inclusive communities for all. Our goal is to help individuals achieve greater independence by providing support with housing, life-skills, education, employment, and community-based services. Join our team and make a difference in the lives of individuals in our community.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Grant Writer will provide expertise in seeking funding and grant opportunities, researching needs, and writing proposals in areas aligned with John Howard Society of Victoria strategic goals. The Grant Writer will be responsible for researching, preparing, and submitting grant proposals for various projects and programs.

• With the Executive Director, set annual funding targets and develop and implement funding or grant plans to support the organization’s goals and objectives.
• Research and apply for government and foundation grants.
• Identify and cultivate relationships with potential donors, sponsors, and partners.
• Ensure timely and personalized recognition and stewardship of all supporters.
• Execute outreach initiatives to engage individuals, businesses, and community organizations in supporting the organization’s mission.
• Research and identify grant opportunities, prepare grant proposals/reports, and manage all aspects of the grant application, stewardship and reporting process, including budgets and financial reporting.
• Work with the management team to create compelling marketing and stewardship materials, impact reports to promote the organization’s mission and attract donors.
• Refine our value proposition, case for support, impact reports and sponsorship package as needed to support funding efforts.
• Maintain accurate records of donor data, contributions, and correspondence in our donor management system.
• Analyze funding performance metrics and provide regular reports to the Executive Director.

• Monitor deliverables for proposals and awarded grants, comply with reporting, and keep the internal team apprised of all related requirements of grant agreements and contracts.
• Maintain knowledge of program activities, outcomes, and impact to effectively communicate with stakeholders.


• Proven track record of successful funding experience in a nonprofit or similar setting
• Strong knowledge of funding techniques and strategies, with demonstrated experience in building corporate sponsorship programs.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to build relationships with diverse stakeholders.
• Proficiency in grant and report writing with proven success in drafting and submitting complex proposals that include clear, compelling narrative and data-driven content, program/project budgets and other required documentation.
• Excellent project management skills to meet goals and deadlines while working with various internal and external stakeholders.
• Ability to think strategically and creatively about funding opportunities.
• Exceptional organizational skills with attention to detail.
• Ability to develop and track grant budgets for applications and reporting.
• Proficient in using a technology tool to manage and track funding activities.
• Self-motivated team player who can work independently as well as collaboratively with colleagues.

How to Apply:

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of individuals and meet the qualifications for this role, apply on the link – Grant Writer at John Howard Society of Victoria ( Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. We appreciate all applications, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The John Howard Society of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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