Grant Writer
Youth Employment Services
Montréal, QC

YES, a non-profit community organization (charity) providing English-language employment and self-employment services is looking for a committed individual who enjoys writing and has experience with government grants. If you want to work in a field that makes a difference in today's society, and you want to be part of a great team, then we want to hear from you.

Grant Writer

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

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong English written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposal
  • 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
  • Proven track record in grant proposal writing
  • Knowledge of fundraising techniques and strategies
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research
  • Minimum of three years’ experience with government grant writing
  • A degree in English, Communications or any other relevant field
  • Previous experience within the non-profit sector
  • 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


YES is proud of its diverse, committed, focused and respectful staff and volunteers. YES has a dynamic and fast paced work environment and offers its employees:

  • 10 sick days/personal days per year
  • A Group Insurance plan (Life Insurance/ Health & Dental/ Disability Insurance)
  • An Employee Assistance Plan
  • VRSP (Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan)
  • Closed between Christmas and New Year
  • Closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday
  • Professional Development opportunities

CV and cover letter required along with samples of your work.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Grant Writing: 3 years (Required)