We're Hiring a Funding Proposals Coordinator


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If you are a successful grant or funding proposal writer who is looking for an opportunity to make a difference for communities and the environment with your work, this might be the job for you!

Shared Value Solutions (SVS) works with Indigenous communities across Canada to help protect and advance their rights and interests. In some cases, we complete applications for funding for our clients so that they can access the resources they need to meet their goals.

We are seeking a qualified person to assist us with grant and funding proposal writing. The responsibilities would include:


 Actively seek, identify and recognize opportunities that present viable funding opportunities that match the needs and interests of our clients
 Write and submit grants and funding proposals
 Research, interpret and disseminate information to the SVS team on funding resources
 Work to develop an annual funding application schedule and plan
 Create and maintain systems for disseminating information about external funding opportunities and other funding application related information to the SVS team and to clients
 Provide assistance to the SVS team and our clients in planning, writing, designing budgets and work plans for funding applications
 Maintain a positive, proactive relationship with the SVS Management Team, Business Development Coordinator, and Financial Coordinator
 Work collaboratively with other SVS team members as needed to coordinate funding applications
 Assist SVS and its clients with internal procedures around funding application compliance (e.g. signing agreements, obtaining Band Council Resolutions, administration of funding, evaluation documentation)
 Serve as a liaison with government / program funding officers
 Create, design and implement processes and procedures related to grant and funding proposal management and development
 Track funding application submissions and progress
 Assist in training other SVS staff on principles of effective funding applications as needed
 Advise the SVS Management Team on any funding application issues
Mandatory Qualifications and Experience
 Successful completion of a college or university program related to grant writing, fund development or similar
 Knowledge of principles and techniques of grant or funding proposal writing and budgeting
 Proven track-record with successful grant or funding proposal writing in the environmental and/or community development field or related
 Knowledge of funding application resources and information sources
 Ability to interpret and apply government / funder rules, regulations, RFP guidelines and legislation and to double check funding application text against application requirements
 Strong plain language written and oral communications proficiency
 Entrepreneurial spirit, including an interest in and experience with relationship-based approaches to fund development
 Ability to analyze, evaluate and recommend innovative solutions
 Enjoys working under pressure and in some cases working longer hours to meet deadlines
 Demonstrated negotiation skills
 Computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, Adobe Acrobat, and online research
 Interest in and respect for Indigenous culture and history
 Thrives in a culture of freedom and responsibility (CLICK HERE for more on the concept)


Asset Qualifications

 Experience with, and a passion for, social media, inbound marketing strategy, blogging, and experience with HubSpot
 Adobe Creative Suite experience – particularly with InDesign graphics software
 Experience working with interdisciplinary teams
 Understanding of environmental assessment in Canada, Indigenous issue in Canada, natural resource management, environmental planning, land use planning, the arts, and community development
 Experience working directly for or with First Nation, Metis and/or Inuit communities or organizations in Canada
 Experience working in the consulting sector




Please send your resume via email to:
Nichole Fraser MacDonald
Managing Partner, Shared Value Solutions


We will be accepting applications until November 18, 2016. Late applications may be considered.
This will be a six-month contract with possibility of extension. Hours will be part-time at approximately 25-30 per week, but are open to negotiation.

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About Shared Value Solutions

SVS is a small, rapidly growing 20-person environmental and community development consulting firm located in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, that works primarily for Indigenous community clients.
We assist Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and private sector companies in coming together to create shared value for all parties involved. Our mission is to “have fun, make money, do good, and do good work”. For more information: www.sharedvaluesolutions.com and www.facebook.com/SharedValueSolutions.

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