CNIB provides community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. With 900 employees and 10,000 volunteers working out of offices across the country, CNIB serves thousands of Canadians of all ages. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-563-2642.
Date:  March 26, 2013
Job Title:  Grant Writer
Term:  Contract (1 Year)
Location:  Toronto, Hamilton or London
The position is responsible for the research, submission, tracking and reporting of government grants, to meet financial targets.
Reporting to the National Director, Foundation Relations, the Grant Writer will work with both internal and external constituents to develop effective written proposals detailing CNIB’s mission, programmatic priorities and initiatives, and impacts.
Essential Duties entail (but not limited to):
• Works closely with various service and operations teams to accurately represent the programmatic elements of the organization's work through grant proposals.
• Prepare highly customized proposals for Government grant submissions.
• Work with Financial Analysts to prepare customized project budgets and reports to accompany proposal submissions.
• Coordinate, write and monitor the submission of any interim and final reports required for funded projects.
• Works with Program and Service staff to establish program and funding direction for proposals, accurate and achievable program goals and objectives, measurements and outcomes.
• Ensure appropriate administration of donor information in the donor database and supply reports and analyses to the National Director, Foundation Relations.
Qualifications: (Education, Training, Experience)
• Completion of post-secondary education in marketing, communications, public relations, fundraising, or equivalent work experience.
• 3 years’ experience in research, writing and execution of grant applications and partnership proposal.
• Well-developed interpersonal and communications skills.
• Excellent writing skills.
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software, desktop publishing, and Database Management Systems.
• Knowledge of grant application processes and research/writing techniques.
• Strong proposal writing skills and knowledge of outcome based evaluations.
• Strong organization and attention to detail.
• Self-starter and resourceful.
• Demonstrated ability to manage time and work with competing priorities and projects.
• Excellent team player.
• Willingness to work flexible hours.
Salary Range:  To Commensurate Based on Experience.
Closing Date for Applications:  April 5, 2013
Please Send the Application To: and quote the job title in the subject line.
Please send cover letter and resume, and mention how you learned of this position. Although we thank you for your interest, we would appreciate no phone calls please.