Grant Writer
The Mustard Seed Street Church
Victoria, BC
The Mustard Seed Street Church has been an Integral part in fighting hunger, poverty, and marginalization; restoring Hope to thousands of people struggling in Greater Victoria since 1975. We are a Christian Community offering a Continuum of Care that operates the Hospitality Centre for relationship building and advocacy, Vancouver Island’s largest food bank, a Family Centre which supports and empowers families, and Hope Farm Healing Centre an addiction recovery program in Duncan. Through these core programs we assist over 5,000 people each month with the help of more than 50 daily volunteers and our magnificent financial supporters.

Gr ants Writer & Donor Relations Coordinator

Position Summary:
Accountable to the Director of Development, the Grant Writer will be a part of the Development team. This position requires directly interfacing with individual donors and granting agencies contributing to The Mustard Seed Street Church. The candidate should have a love for writing, enjoy administration and be motivated by results, enthusiastic professional and be able to maintain relationships .

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Alongside Director of Development engage in relationship with key funders maintaining a productive and fulfilling relationship for all
  • Collaborate with and collect information from area leads in Food Security Ministry, Hope Farm Healing Centre, Family Centre, Hospitality Ministry and Church in submitting grants directed to their ministries and assist in reporting back on those grants
  • Handle, process and report back to granting agencies contributing directly to a specific ministry, program, event or general funding
  • Manage the database and communications calendar of grant agencies, foundations and major donors
  • Research grant opportunities using our research and database mining software to identify new opportunities.
  • Record into the database and thank donors appropriately for donations, in conjunction with the other Donor Relations Coordinator.
  • Support annual fundraising programs in collaboration with development team such as Pie off Challenge, Spirit of Giving and related events.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent of five years’ education/ experience in grant writing, preferably in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Valid Driver’s License
Key Competencies:
  • Strong set of organizational skills and multi-tasking skills; may have to work in busy environment with interruptions and be working on multiple grants at one time.
  • Ability to concentrate and meet time sensitive deadlines
  • The ability to work well independently with minimal supervision as well as be a team player
  • Able to maintain confidential information
  • Strong word processing and editing skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability as priorities may be shifted
Terms of Employment

  • This position is with The Mustard Seed Street Church and requires a person who has made a Christian commitment. This role is a leadership role and it is important to be able to lead others in this position.
  • Must be willing to sign the staff code of conduct
  • This position reports to The Director of Development
  • Term: Full-Time position (37.5 hours/week)
  • Hours : Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm
  • Some weekend and evening work is required
  • Must provide an acceptable criminal record check, including the level of clearance required to work with vulnerable people
Please send you application by February 15 th 2019 with Grant Writer as the title line.