Grant Writer

YES (Youth Employment Services)

Description de poste en anglais seulement

Founded in 1995, YES (Youth Employment Services Foundation), is a non-profit community-based organization dedicated to enriching the community by providing English-language support services to help Quebecers find employment and start and grow businesses.

City: Montreal

The Grant Writer is responsible for identifying and writing grants, managing submission deadlines and all follow-up steps, program oversight, budgeting and reporting.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting the full range of activities required to research, write, submit, and manage grant proposals to government, foundation and corporate sources
  • Performing research on government, foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for grants
  • Working with Financial Officer to gather information necessary to report to funders on current grant programs
  • Complying with all grant reporting as required by all government, foundation and corporate donors
  • Providing stewardship to current donors, including regular written updates (newsletters etc) to government, corporate and foundation donors
  • Understanding and communicating institutional history and programs appropriately
  • Making appointments for Executive Director and board members with foundation officers and other prospects, arrange for onsite tours for supporters (foundation officers, government officials)
  • Maintaining and coordinating current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting
  • Tracking statistics and information relevant to development and provide organization with written materials necessary for donor stewardship
  • Working with Directors to identify organizational needs to solicit funding
  • Writing communications for special events, direct mail, annual reports, fundraising and sponsorship campaigns


Job requirements

  • Strong English written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals
  • Strong editing skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Superior organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources
  • Experience with proposal writing
  • Proven track record in grant writing
  • Knowledge of fundraising techniques and strategies
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research
  • Strong contributor in team environments
  • Minimum of three years’ experience with grant writing
  • A degree in English, Communications or any other relevant field
  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments
  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
  • Strong oral and written skills in French an asset
  • Accounting and financial reporting experience an asset
  • Able to monitor and meet income goals


How to apply

Send your cover letter* and résumé to

(*résumé must be accompanied by a cover letter)