Junior Grant Writer/Researcher

Reports to: Director of Advancement
Position group: Advancement 
Status: Temporary May to July (9 weeks)

Job summary: 

The primary role of the Junior Grant Writer/Researcher is to research and identify funding sources from Foundations and Corporations whose values align with Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School. The position will also support with developing relationships with Foundation representatives and submit initial inquiries to ascertain if STS priority projects are aligned with the types of projects the organization funds.


  • Research funding opportunities
  • Investigate and identify prospective funding sources through colleagues, directories, periodicals, and internet research
  • Research and initiate relationships with new prospective funders
  • Write letters of inquiry and solicitations
  • Match prospective funding sources with institutional priorities
  • Prepare and Submit initial inquiries and possible applications to Foundation and Corporations
  • Draft compelling grant proposal narratives for general operating and restricted project grants; assist with drafting corporate proposals as needed
  • Work with Director of Advancement, and other team members
  • Work cross-departmentally to support team members
  • Maintain grant calendar with timelines and critical deadlines
  • Work cross-departmentally to collect statistical information and impact stories to augment the proposals.
  • Assemble and submit inquiries by due date
  • Ensure hard files and donor records are accurate and up-to-date with recent correspondence and submissions
  • Assist with stewardship and fulfillment on an as-needed basis
  • Cultivate relationships with foundation representatives and current donors to ensure foundation giving
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Advancement

Key skills: 

  • Knowledge of non-profit sector
  • Inquisitive and curious
  • Methodical and logical
  • Organized, with excellent administrative skills
  • Interested in research various databases, online search
  • Highly IT-Literate
  • Able to work in a team
  • Excellent communicator
  • Able to carry out independent research

Applications will be reviewed as received and interested applicants are encouraged to apply early as the position may be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is selected. The application deadline is Monday May 17, 2021 at noon. 

Please forward your resume, cover letter and 3 references to Bobbi Jensen at jensenb@sts.ab.ca

Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School provides a welcoming environment for all employees and encourages diversity among staff and students as part of our commitment to the Alberta Human Rights Act.

*The successful candidate must supply, at their expense, a current criminal records check.

To apply for this position under the CANADA SUMMER JOBS, ELIGIBILITY IS:

  1. Must be between the ages of 15-30 at the start of the position
  2. Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
  3. Have a valid social insurance number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.