Coordinator Granting

Granting · Toronto, Ontario
Department Granting
Employment Type Full-time Contract
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $46,394 - $50,180

POSITION: Coordinator- Granting

Remote Position

Job term: Full-time, Contract to March 2023

Hours: 35 hours per week

Start date: November 22, 2021

Closing date: October 22, 2021

Compensation: $46,394 - $50,180

Requirements: Demonstrated success with project/people management in a non-profit environment, 2+ years of experience working with you groups and/or community organizations.  3 years experience is an asset.

Who we are

Repairing relationships between Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous peoples is one of the most important issues facing Canada today. Colonization has produced a systemic inequality that has left Indigenous peoples much worse off than the rest of Canada in almost every indicator, and continues to deeply impact Indigenous communities today. This is unacceptable in a country like Canada. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has set out a clear path for Canada to begin to repair the wrongs that have marked Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples.

At Canadian Roots Exchange, we believe that young people are the key to ensuring the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples improves through dialogue, understanding, and relationship building. Our charitable organization has been convening meetings of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth (ages 13-29) across Canada for over a decade through exchange programs, youth leadership development, educational workshops in schools, national gatherings, and the launch of a National Indigenous Youth Network. 

Your impact

Reporting to the Manager of Grant Program as part of a team you will collaborate to support, plan, promote and implement CRE’s granting programs, support fund applicants and recipients. 

Coordinators at CRE are responsible to:

  • Support the planning and coordination of their program and its activities
  • Ensure policies and practices are adhered to
  • Provide records required to maintain budget and track expenditures and transactions
  • Manage relationships and communications
  • Contribute to positive relations within the team and with stakeholders
  • Keep up to date records and create reports and proposals
  • Collaborate to develop and actualize CRE strategic plan
  • Participate in and contribute to team, department and all-staff meetings

Granting Coordinator responsibilities:

Outreach and Design (20%)

  • Coordinate national outreach efforts to raise awareness of the CREation granting program
  • Support the design of the granting streams, evaluation rubrics, and application processes
  • Remain up to date about best practices in community granting and working with First Nations, Metis, and Inuit-led projects

Grant Administration (25%)

  • Coordinate the full life-cycle of grant applications (application, operation, and reporting)
  • Confirm all required documentation and information is provided and confirm eligibility of application 
  • Act as liaison between CRE and grantees
  • Screen applicants and support the grant review committee

Grantee Support (45%)

  • Guide potential applicants and current grantees in navigating funding processes
  • Communicate with grantees though regular check ins, including providing guidance, resource sharing, problem solving support, and enhancing capacity
  • Mentor grantees to implement, administer, evaluate and report on their programs
  • Support capacity building staff in running workshops

Reporting and Evaluation (10%)

  • Assist in coordination and data collection for various relevant regional reports to funding agencies
  • Support analyzing qualitative and quantitative data and drafting reports

Who you are

    • You​ ​see​ ​the​ ​bigger​ ​picture.​ ​You have a deep appreciation and respect for the history, culture, and autonomy of Indigenous peoples. You have experience working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities/organizations and believe in using your skills and talents to advance reconciliation.
    • You are a creator and producer. You have a keen ability to bring ideas and concepts to fruition -- to see art come to life. With every idea, you can develop a strategy to bring it to reality.  
    • You are a writer, communicator, and listener. You can clearly convey your thoughts and expectations in writing and verbally, and you can accurately interpret what people tell you. Bilingualism in English and French is a strong asset, as is knowledge of any languages Indigenous to Turtle Island.
    • You are a relationship builder and collaborator. You are focused on people and communities, value personal and professional relationships, and love any opportunity to work with others. 
  • You are detail-oriented. Although you see the big picture, the minutiae do not escape you. You are able to balance multiple projects: monitoring the moving pieces, overseeing teams in locations across Canada, planning logistics, and controlling budgets above $200,000. 
    • You are flexible. Issues arise. Plans change. You can quickly adapt as required and make contingency plans. When needed, you are happy to work hours outside the typical 9-5 and to travel for work. 
    • You are calm and supportive. ​It’s rare to see you flustered. You excel in the face of ambiguity. People feel at ease coming to you with issues and concerns. You are always happy to help. 
  • You are a self-starter and leader. If you see a problem, you are the sort of person who fixes it. You are accomplished at delegating tasks and bringing people together to complete projects. 
  • You like to get your hands dirty. More than just multitasking, you enjoy doing a bit of everything, be it budgeting, speaking engagements, consoling youth, or office cleaning.


  • Salary: 46, 394 - $50,180 based on experience and education
  • Vacation: 3 weeks and statutory holidays
  • Health Benefits: will begin following a 3-month probationary period
  • Other: RRSP employer contribution that is 5% of salary

Application Method

As a part of your application, please provide a cover letter that introduces yourself and share your passion for working with youth (especially youth in Indigenous, racialized, and newcomer communities). If you have any questions, you can contact No phone calls, please. 

You can submit a completed application (cover letter and résumé) through the "Apply for This Job" link provided as a single PDF with the following file naming convention:


Hiring Process

  1. Contact for interview October 27, 2021
  2. Interview November 1 - 5, 2021

Canadian Roots Exchange is committed to equitable representation and access. Candidates from Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities are encouraged to self-identify in the cover letter.

As a condition for hiring, successful candidates are required to submit a vulnerable sector check. 

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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full-time Contract
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $46,394 - $50,180