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Grant Writer and FCSS Administrator

Job Type: 
Town of Crossfield
Job Description : 

Reporting to the Community Services Manager, the Grant Writer and FCSS Administrator is responsible for the research and preparation of grant applications for municipal and community group projects, to liaise with local groups and organizations to facilitate their growth and development, and also process, recommend and administer the FCSS grants the Town provides to local community groups.

Essential Functions:

Grant Coordination:

  • Identify, research, author and report on grant proposals for the Town and local community groups, organizations and service clubs.
  • Work closely with Town Council, Town staff and community groups to develop a database of potential projects within the community and transform these ideas into grant proposals.
  • Conduct research on potential funding sources through the various levels of government (provincial and federal), corporations, charitable foundations and other grant-making organizations, and identify who these potential funding opportunities can be applied to (e.g. municipal, community group/organization, and service club projects).
  • Compile relevant data on available grants, grants applied for, successful grant applications, etc.
  • Interact and converse with all parties involved throughout the grant funding process (research, application, approval, project work and reporting phases).
  • Make contact and build relationships with external agencies to maintain comprehensive knowledge of key areas involved in soliciting grants.

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS):

  • Administer Town provided FCSS grants that benefit local community groups:
    • Accept, review and make recommendations for applications submitted to the Town of Crossfield FCSS program
    • Work with community groups to ensure their projects are eligible for FCSS funding
    • Assist in developing and maintaining the FCSS budget
    • Report FCSS funding to the Alberta Government and Town Council
  • Maintain knowledge of relevant legislation, policies and procedures, as well as current trends in recreational, cultural, FCSS, educational, family and community programming.

Community Development:

  • Liaise with community groups and organizations to provide relevant information and to serve as a link between the community, Town staff and Town Council.
  • Provide information, ongoing guidance and expertise to assist community groups and organizations in succeeding with their own programs, activities and services to help realize an involved and active community.
  • Develop strong working relationships and partnerships with community groups and organizations.
  • Liaise with external community groups, organizations and/or neighboring municipalities to collaborate, partner and deliver new and valuable programs or opportunities for the residents of Crossfield.
  • Recruit and train volunteers as necessary
  • Maintain knowledge of relevant legislation, policies and procedures while continually seeking learning opportunities to enhance knowledge in relevant fields of work (e.g. grant writing, FCSS, board development, volunteer development, community engagement, etc.).
  • Attend regular day time and evening meetings as required in order to meet with Town Council, community groups, community members, facility boards, and other stakeholders.
  • Develop and update key documents and forms, including a funding opportunity database.
  • Assist the Recreation and Community Events Coordinator with community activities and events when required.
  • Adhere to the Town of Crossfield’s Confidentiality Agreement, use information appropriately and maintain the security of all information gained related to employees, businesses and/or residents of the Town of Crossfield.
  • Adhere to all Health and Safety legislation and participate in the Town of Crossfield’s Safety Program at all times, ensuring the protection and safety of self, co-workers, the public and environment.
  • Perform additional duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Attributes:

  • Post-secondary education in finance, expository writing, communications, or related disciplines would be considered an asset.
  • Previous experience in related municipal and/or non-profit environments.
  • Must be proactive, well-organized and detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Must be computer proficient, especially in the use of Microsoft Office products.
  • Require excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and human relations skills.
  • Must demonstrate time management, problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Must possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license.

The Town of Crossfield strives to be an employer of choice and offers a defined benefit pension plan (LAPP), excellent benefits, outstanding education and career development support, and a positive team atmosphere.

Salary range is negotiable but likely in the $23 to $30 per hour range depending on education, skills, and experience.

Closing Date: 
June 21, 2019
Application Return: 

Please email cover letter and resume to town@crossfieldalberta.com or drop off at the Town of Crossfield Office at 1005 Ross St, Crossfield, AB