Overview

About the Opportunity
Imagine Canada’s Grant Connect team is seeking a dynamic and knowledgeable Coordinator, Grant Education and Training (Bilingual) to play a central role in the development and delivery of educational content, virtual workshops, coaching, and platform onboarding sessions on grantseeking and institutional fundraising. This role is suitable for individuals looking to leverage their fundraising, content writing, and presentation skills to execute capacity-building initiatives for Canadian charities and nonprofits, with a focus on prospect research and strategic grant writing.

Our goals are not only to increase adoption of Grant Connect and ensure subscriber success, but also to empower organizations across the charitable and nonprofit sector to find funding for the crucial work they do in their communities and around the world.

Reporting to the Manager, Social Enterprise & Membership Development (Bilingual), the Coordinator, Grant Education & Training (Bilingual) will support current and potential Grant Connect subscribers as well as the broader fundraising community across a variety of channels. Grant Connect, Imagine Canada’s fundraising platform, helps non-profit organizations across Canada find funding to sustain and grow their services. This position is ideal for a motivated candidate looking to work on a purpose-driven digital product in the nonprofit and/or technology sectors.

Primary tasks and responsibilities
Content development & presentation – 50%

– Develop engaging and informative content, including guides, webinars, and videos focusing on grant writing, prospect research, sector trends, and fundraising strategy.
– Develop and deliver personalized, bilingual grantseeking coaching to Grant Connect subscribers.
– Coordinate translations for content and provide bilingual quality assurance.
– Lead bilingual group training sessions tailored to registered charities, nonprofits, and fundraising professionals in Canada.
– Maintain knowledge of trends and research in the charitable and nonprofit sector, particularly related to institutional philanthropy.

 

Support & training – 25%

– Provide bilingual frontline support in collaboration with Imagine Canada’s frontline team on inquiries related to fundraising success.
– Advise Grant Connect’s product and data leads on potential product and data improvements that will meet the evolving needs of the sector.

 

Content scheduling & coordination – 20%

– Coordinate the workflow for our monthly fundraising newsletter, Grantseeker.
– Find and curate high-quality fundraising content for Grantseeker.
– Support execution of community outreach and engagement initiatives to promote Grant Connect’s resources and training opportunities.
– Coordinate content schedules, liaise with external contributors, and ensure timely delivery of projects.

Performance optimization support – 5%

– Evaluate the impact of training content and workshops, adapting based on feedback and sector developments.
– Assist in generating reports and analyzing data to identify trends, patterns, and areas for improvement in our support processes.

Key qualifications and competencies
– Minimum 2 years of grant writing and/or grant fundraising experience in the nonprofit sector, with a successful funding track record.
– Prior experience working with fundraising teams, understanding their challenges and opportunities.
– Previous experience in client-facing roles.
– Complete command of both French and English (written and oral). Interviews will be conducted in English and French and will include a written component in both languages. We are seeking candidates with complete fluency.
– Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, adept at presenting complex information in an engaging and accessible way.
– Strong organizational and project management abilities.
– Experience and/or interest in developing and delivering educational content and training, especially in virtual settings.
– Knowledge of Grant Connect and other commonly used fundraising tools desirable
– Commitment to the nonprofit sector’s values and mission in Canada.
– Proficiency in using, learning, and experimenting with new technologies.

Don’t tick all the boxes? 
We’re more interested in your passion, commitment, and ability to learn and grow – get in touch, we encourage you to apply. We also particularly invite applications from Black people, Indigenous people, and people of colour, people with disabilities, members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and those with varied areas of expertise and lived experiences.

Compensation

What We Offer: - Participate in our four-day work week pilot program, with the possibility of extension pending results. - A fully remote work environment with flexible hours and approach to work*. - Be part of a growing national organization in a supportive environment with a dedicated group of staff and volunteers. - Competitive compensation and benefits package, including professional development and work-from-home budget. - Opportunity to learn and apply leading practices and emerging trends in the charitable sector - Leadership is forward-thinking, entrepreneurial, collaborative, and supportive, operating in an environment of integrity and collective commitment to achieving meaningful long-term goals *Remote work is the norm for staff, but in-person attendance at regular staff retreats (and other meetings depending on the role) is required.   Our Staff Values Imagine Canada offers meaningful opportunities to make an impact in Canadian communities. We are currently actioning an anti-racism and anti-oppression roadmap that embeds equity into our processes, human resources, programs and services. We are committed to fostering a culture that exemplifies our staff values of Accountability, Care, Courage, Drive, Inclusivity, and Teamwork.   Terms & Conditions Terms of Employment: This is a full-time, permanent position Annual Salary Range: In addition to health/dental benefits, Group RSP, professional development, and home office budget, the starting salary for this position is $61,300, with an automatic salary increase every year. The target salary for this role is $73,500, which the coordinator is expected to reach after three years in the role. Location: Anywhere in Canada with a reliable internet connection Work hours: Imagine Canada is currently piloting a 4-day work week, Monday-Thursday, for a total of 28 working hours/week. This pilot is running until December 31, 2024 with the possibility of extension. If the pilot is not extended, working hours will be 35 hours per week. Flexible working hours to accommodate personal and family commitments. Application deadline: April 14 at 5pm ET. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interviews will be conducted as qualified applicants are identified; applications will remain open until the position is filled.

How to Apply

  Steps to apply  1. Applicants are invited to complete our short online form. 2. We expect to invite 8-12 qualified candidates to a short introductory video call (20 minutes) and to complete a behavioural assessment to better understand and discuss your working style (10 minutes to complete). Interview questions and a copy of your assessment results will be provided in advance of the call. 3. We expect to invite four or five shortlisted candidates to attend a full, video interview (45-60 minutes) with our hiring committee of 4 staff members and complete a writing assessment. 4. We expect the final two or three candidates will be asked to attend a short interview/meeting with our CEO and some members of the hiring committee (30 minutes). 5. We commit to notifying all applicants of the status of their submission within 6 weeks of the application deadline. In recognition of the efforts of preparing for a full interview, Imagine Canada will financially compensate interviewees that advance beyond the screening call at a fixed rate of $100 per candidate. We are committed to becoming a barrier-free organization. If you require supports at any stage of the hiring process, including disability accommodation, please contact us at info@imaginecanada.ca or 1-800-263-1178. Available supports include flexibility in scheduling interviews, using your preferred telecommunications software and formats (e.g., Zoom with closed captioning, video application instead of a resume), and additional time for answering verbal or written assessments.

About Imagine Canada

We're a national, bilingual charity that works with and on behalf of Canada's charities, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs to create an operating environment in which social good can thrive. We believe in a stronger Canada where charities and nonprofits work together, alongside business and government, to build vibrant, prosperous and sustainable communities. Established in 2005, our team of over 30 full-time staff works remotely from communities across Canada.

 

Our Staff Values
Imagine Canada offers meaningful opportunities to make an impact in Canadian communities. We are currently actioning an anti-racism and anti-oppression roadmap that embeds equity into our processes, human resources, and mission area programs. We are committed to fostering a culture that exemplifies our employee values:

Accountability: We are mindful of our responsibilities to each other, and make commitments and decisions grounded in trust, transparency, and integrity.
Care: We cultivate a flexible and compassionate work environment that recognizes the whole personhood of each individual.
Courage: We dare to ask challenging questions, to take risks in the spirit of creativity and innovation, and to be open to continuous learning, growth, and change.
Drive: We are dedicated to, and find purpose in, producing high-quality work that positively impacts our sector and our communities.
Inclusivity: We ground all aspects of our work in mutual respect, empathy, humility, and unshakable commitments to equity and anti-racism.
Teamwork: We support, inspire, and celebrate each other through active collaboration, proactive communication, and expressions of fun and joy.