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Central Coast
Regional District
April 28th, 2017
April 28th, 2017

Contract Grant Writer

Six Month Position - June 2017-December 2017

The Central Coast Regional District is seeking a Contract Grant Writer.  This opportunity is for a locally based Grant Writer who will work under the supervision of the CCRD Community Economic Development Officer. The objective of the Grant Writer is to secure more funding dollars to support community economic development projects and initiatives within the CCRD.

This position is a part-time contract for a six month period (June 2017-December 2017). The Grant Writer will work with community organizations to increase their success in accessing financial grants in pursuit of strategic priorities. The Grant Writer must prepare funding applications to agencies, foundations and government programs.

Applicants will be evaluated based on the criteria below.
Applicants must:
• Be based locally (within the Central Coast Regional District).
• Have access to their own computer.
• Have access to their own working space.
• Demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
• Have a bachelorīs degree in communications, English, creative writing or have experience and/or training in a field relevant to the position.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Strong communication skills (ability to write and present clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals).
• Ability to accurately receive and interpret verbal and written communication.
• Ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form.
• Ability to assemble and submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, and budget.
• Ability to meet deadlines.
• Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly-organized.
• Possess a high level of computer literacy and be proficient with MS office (word, excel, etc.)
• Experience with proposal and grant writing.
• Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
• Experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial and philanthropic information.

Applicants shall provide the following information in their submission:
• A cover letter and resume
• A sample of their writing (1-2 pages)
• Two (2) references

Hours of Work: The position has a flexible schedule (set in consultation with the Community Economic Development Officer) that may include some evening and weekend work. A minimum of 400 hours must be completed.

Minimum Requirements: A minimum of $200,000 worth of grant applications must be applied to during this contract.

Compensation: $22-$25 per hour

Contract Timeframe: June 2017 to December 2017

Applications will be received until 4:00 pm on Monday May 22, 2017. Applicants must submit their cover letter and resume to Bridget Horel, Community Economic Development Officer, by email at: cedo@ccrd-bc.ca .

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