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You don’t want just any job; you want a meaningful career that allows you to make a positive difference in the lives of young Canadians.

Is this an accurate depiction of your career goal? If so, we want to hear from you! As one of the world’s leading youth organizations, 4-H Canada offers the chance for passionate, enthusiastic, and dedicated individuals to help support, empower, and engage today’s youth.

If you are interested in joining our team, please check out our current job postings:

Position: Grants Manager

As one of the most well-respected youth-serving organizations in the country, 4-H Canada delivers world-class positive youth development programming in areas relevant to today’s youth. 4-H Canada’s Sponsorship and Fundraising department strives to generate the resources needed to deliver programming that nurtures responsible, caring, and contributing youth leaders who are committed to positively impacting their communities across Canada and around the world.

Reporting to the Director of Sponsorships and part of the fundraising and sponsorship team at the national office, the Grants Manager is responsible for reporting, administering, and cultivating our public funding portfolio to support our mission of positive youth development in Canada.

Reports to: Director of Sponsorships

Role: Full Time

Location: Ottawa based (hybrid negotiable)


External Leadership

  • Oversee and manage the implementation of grants from government agencies (public), to meet the financial and operational needs of the organization, and support 4-H Canada’s strategic growth and mission.
  • Identify new or renewal funding opportunities with public-sector organizations and submit successful proposals that cultivate investment and alignment in our work.
  • Establish relationships with public partners and ensure ongoing communications.
  • Participate in public consultation and engagement.
  • Prepare, track, and develop reporting for all public funds in a manner that ensures impact reports are accurate, have charitable rigour, demonstrate the impact and excellence of our work, and use of funding in compliance with agreed terms.

Internal Leadership

  • Work with provincial 4-H organizations to lead the administration and management of 4-H Canada’s overall public-sector grant portfolio for the 4-H movement in Canada.
  • Act as an internal expert on our public funding agreements and data.
  • Oversee and administer provincial and club funding programs for 4-H organizations and clubs in accordance with funding agreements.
  • Work closely with national office staff to peer review proposals and budgets to ensure compliance with policies and non-profit law, identify issues for review, guide staff through the operations of the grant process, and monitor the progress of grants through the pre-award, award, and post-award stages.
  • Maintain accurate records and data required to write reports and provide key performance indicators of programs.
  • Identify and develop strategies to optimize the grants administration process, keeping relevant staff and stakeholders informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring a smooth completion of work responsibilities.
  • Work with the Finance team to oversee invoicing, accounting, reporting, and other administrative functions to ensure the successful execution of grant processes.
  • Collaborate with provincial 4-H organizations and develop relationships to ensure the grant process works effectively and efficiently and meets contractual obligations.
  • Represent 4-H in a positive manner during any internal and external opportunities and assignments.
  • Perform other duties as determined by supervisor.

Position Requirements

Experience and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or college diploma in a relevant field.
  • At least 3 to 5 years of professional experience working in a grant writing, fundraising, or government relations/funding capacity with a proven track record in proposal development.
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of relationship management experience, including establishing and growing relationships between public and non-profit sectors.
  • Experienced report writing and comfort with data and outcomes measurement.
  • Proficiency in fundraising management software and CRM databases preferred.
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of positive youth development and experience within the youth industry.
  • Ability to provide a clear criminal background check.
  • Bilingualism is considered an asset.

Essential skills and abilities:

  • Strong command over written communication and excellent writing skills in English.
  • Exceptional oral communication, presentation, negotiation, and relationship management abilities to engage and successfully work with funders, stakeholders, and senior volunteers.
  • Self-directed, with demonstrated ability to perform in a cross-functional team approach and job responsibilities.
  • An orientation toward self-starting, proactive anticipation of team needs, and creative problem-solving.
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and produce quality results on time with attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and time management skills.
  • A high degree of discretion and professionalism.
  • Excellent project management skills with experience managing and supervising administrative projects.
  • Good understanding of the organization's overall business and its objectives.
  • Ability to read and understand organizational budgets and possess knowledge of planning and strategizing financial and budgeting issues.

To apply for this position, please submit your application through Charity Village at

Please address your cover letter and CV to:

Megan Bomberry
Director of Sponsorships
4-H Canada

Deadline to apply:
Monday, May 30, 2022