Grants Specialist

Website Immigrant Services Calgary

About Us:

For over 40 years, Immigrant Services Calgary has been an integral part of the Calgary community, working to make a meaningful difference in the lives of newcomers. Through our work, we ensure families and individuals have the support they need to successfully begin a new chapter of their lives in Canada.

We continually innovate in our work, reimagining and transforming the newcomer experience to make it easier for our clients to access the support they need to thrive. We collaborate with partner agencies, governments, organizations, and community advocates, to help immigrants and refugees build thriving lives in our community.

Immigrant Services Calgary helps over 10,000 newcomers each year, connecting them to programs and services to unleash their potential.

Our Vision: Unleashing the economic, social, and civic potential of clients.

Our Mission: Connecting newcomers to the right service at the right agency every time.


The Position:

Reporting to the Manager of Resource Development, the Grants Specialist supports ISC’s grant writing process for government, foundation, and corporate calls for proposal. This role will support resource development activities with the aim of reaching fundraising goals while advancing the mission of Immigrant Services Calgary.

Note: This is a part-time role with a possibility to turn into a full-time role in the future.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prospecting grants, assessing fit for potential opportunities.
  • Working with various ISC teams and partner agencies to establish proposal strategies.
  • Ensuring grant opportunities align with ISC’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Writing proposals, gathering supplementary documentation in a timely manner to meet deadlines.
  • Completing grant submissions and ensuring grants are submitted within the deadline and with all necessary documentation.
  • Working with Manager of Resource Development and Finance Team to put together project budgets.
  • Tracking progress of grants using Salesforce and keeping appropriate teams up to date.
  • Liaising with grant administrators and program officers as needed.
  • Supporting teams with reporting requirements as needed.
  • Administrative duties as assigned by the Manager of Resource Development.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager of Resource Development.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum 3-years of experience in a non-profit setting
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, English, social work, or other related social sciences fields
  • Experience with grants, grant processes, and non-profit funding landscape
  • Ability to synthesize complex projects
  • Strong collaboration and people skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Experience with Salesforce CRM considered an asset
  • Track record of successful proposals considered an asset


How to Apply:

  • If interested, please submit your cover letter and resume together as one document and apply here
  • Please name your cover letter/resume file using the format: First and Last Name – Position Title (e.g., Jill Smith – Grants Specialist)

The deadline for application is Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Note: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.

We are honoured to work on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.