Grant Writer

Job No: SN200238
Location: North Vancouver


Due to COVID 19, the start date for the position will be determined thru Provincial Health Guidance.

  • Great opportunity to join the Squamish First Nations community
  • Take your career to new heights with a dynamic and progressive First Nations government


Squamish Nation consists of 23 villages and is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal people who live in the present day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson’s Landing, and Squamish River watershed. The Squamish Nation has occupied and governed the territory since beyond recorded history. The Squamish Nation's culture is rich and resilient. We continue to practice our customs and traditions, which are strongly interconnected with our traditional territory.  Together with our lands, our customs and traditions are the foundations of who we are as Skwxwú7mesh.


The Grant Writer plays a critical role in overseeing and facilitating significant grant funding across the Nation. This role will report to Managing Director, Nation Services and is responsible for identifying, managing and securing grants for the Nation. This position will work closely with various departments to identify grant opportunities, oversee timelines and requirements, manage internal and external relationships and submit and secure funding. The incumbent is organized, independent, adaptable, and uses excellent oral and written communication skills to ensure grant applications are coordinated effectively, grant deadlines are met, and new grants are secured. They are constantly seeking new grant opportunities and diversifying our grant portfolio across a variety of sources. For this role, demonstrated experience and a strong understanding of grant and/or proposal writing principles is required.

 Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and secures new grant opportunities.
  • Oversees and coordinates grant timelines and deliverables across the organization.
  • Manages grant application process.
  • Develops and builds collaborative relationships with grant stakeholders.
  • Contributes cooperatively to the Nation  Services team to achieve position and department goals.

 Education, Level of Experience & Hiring Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ degree in English, Communications, Journalism, Marketing or other relevant discipline from a recognized post-secondary institution. (Bachelor of Arts or Sciences plus relevant experience can be considered.)
  • Master’s degree or Certification in Grant Writing, Academic Proposal Writing or other relevant discipline is an asset.
  • 5+ years of progressive experience required conducting responsibilities listed above, including: coordinating grant applications, seeking out and securing significant grants from a variety of sources, managing internal and external stakeholders.
  • As career progresses, the successful candidate will be required to successfully complete job-required, short-term upgrading, training and courses relating to Nation Services.
  • Experience securing grants for a unionized or non-profit organization is considered an asset.
  • Experience working in a First Nations environment is an asset.
  • Experience as an intermediate user of the Internet, Microsoft Office Applications — Outlook (email), Word, Excel. Proficient in picking up new technologies.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License Class 4 or 5. Class 7N may be considered.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle and current auto insurance that meets Squamish Nation Policy.
  • Ability to work occasional paid overtime on short notice.
  • Must provide a valid Criminal Records Check as per Squamish Nation Policy.

The above requirements are what Squamish Nation is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting & are subject to change, based on the needs of Squamish Nation.

Wage: $55,681 to $65,507 annually, plus a comprehensive benefits package. 

If you're looking for a new opportunity to use your experience, consider joining Squamish Nation. Apply online today! 


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