Corporate Engagement and Grants Coordinator
Free The Children - Toronto, ON

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Position Available: Corporate Engagement and Grants Coordinator

Are you a self motivated and driven person who is organized and enthusiastic about supporting youth and educators in making a difference in the world?

Free The Children empowers youth to fulfill their potential to be agents of change. Through our organization's unique youth-driven approach, more than one million young people have been involved in our innovative programs in more than 45 countries. Founded by international child rights activist Craig Kielburger, Free The Children has an established track-record of success, with three nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize and partnerships with the United Nations, and Oprah's Angel Network. In 2011 Free The Children, was awarded Canada’s Top Employer for Young People for our amazing opportunities for young employees!

Free The Children seeks a Corporate Engagement and Grants Coordinator to join our Corporate Engagement and Grants Team. The ideal candidate will be a young professional with strong writing skills and who is passionate about making a difference in the world.

A minimum two-year commitment is required and there are two streams of compensation for our entry level coordinator roles:

The Housing option compensation offers a base salary

  • Year 1: $20,000 plus shared accommodation included
  • Year 2: $22,000 plus shared accommodation included

The Non-Housing option compensation offers a base salary

  • Year 1: $27, 500
  • Year 2: $29, 500

The position is based out of Free The Children’s International office in Toronto (233 Carlton Street). Salary is to be negotiated. There is a six (6) month probationary period, upon reaching the three (3) month period, all staff members are offered a health plan including dental and Employee Assistant Program.

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Business Development:

  • Develop highly customized corporate proposals to support both North American and International projects and funding opportunities.
  • Identify and write government grant applications at Municipal, Provincial and National levels of government.
  • Develop multi-faceted partnership proposals for new business, foundation, and individual high-net-worth donors.
  • Identify and develop creative sponsorship and marketing activations for prospective funders.
  • Communicate with implementing teams to gather relevant information about programs and impacts to be able to address the interests of prospects in highly customized proposals.
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders, including Associate Director Corporate Engagement and Grants, Director New Business Development, Regional Office Directors, and the organization’s founders to create customized proposals for new partnership opportunities.
  • Attend prospecting events for business development to ensure identification of leads.


  • Identify potential opportunities for funding based on alignment with Free The Children’s priority funding needs.
  • Conduct comprehensive research of prospective funder interests and objectives.

Reporting and Relationships:
Associate Director of Corporate Engagement and Grants (CEG)/ CEG Manager:

  • Collaboration with the Associate Director CEG and CEG Manager is required on the creation and delivery of prospect proposals and lead generation and management.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree in Business, Marketing, International Development or other related field.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills in all internal and external relations.
  • Outstanding work ethic and initiative.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities within tight deadlines.
  • Quick learner with a demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively when developing partnership opportunities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and within a team setting.
  • Positive attitude, high energy, flexible and enthusiastic.
  • Advanced writing skills and attention to detail.
  • Commitment to maintaining accurate and detailed files, databases and work logs.
  • Knowledge of government granting requirements would be an asset.
  • Excellent comprehension and ease with the application of Microsoft Office programs, particularly PowerPoint and Excel. Knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop an asset.

What makes Free The Children unique

A Top Employer for Young People, Free The Children is filled with passionate, driven, hardworking, entrepreneurial, shameless idealists, this means we work late, set high goals and exceed them, and then push hard the following year to beat and exceed last year’s goals of empowering youth to change the world.

If you are looking for a predictable 9-5 work environment, this won’t be the right fit.

If you are inspired and excited by collaboration, making friendships with the most incredible people, unique additional responsibilities like working on our We Days and your personal values align with our core values, we would love to hear from you.

Free The Children sincerely thanks all those who apply, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

About this company
Free The Children is an international charity and educational partner that believes in a world where all children are free to achieve their...