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Director of Grants and Fundraising

Organization: Abbeyfield Houses Society - Ottawa

Commitment: Long term 6 months to a year

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Nov 1, 2017


The Parkdale Abbeyfield House is looking for a volunteer to fill the role of Director of Grants and Fundraising. The Director of Grants and Fundraising is responsible for coordinating and reporting on all grant applications and fundraising activities for Abbeyfield Ottawa.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Work with the Board of Directors and other volunteers to organize fundraising events (e.g., garage sales, walks, dinners etc.)
• Work with the Board of Directors to identify projects for which to apply for grants
• Identify, research and report on potential grant opportunities
• Develop and submit grant applications
• Track grant submissions and report to the Board of Directors on success of all applications
• Work with property manager and Treasurer to ensure funds are received and spent appropriately
• Ensure all reporting requirements are met for successful grants by working with appropriate Board members
• Attend monthly meetings and present a report to the Board
• Keep records of all fundraising and grant activities and ensure they are filed appropriately with the Secretary of the Board
• Work with the Director of Marketing and Communications to ensure thank-you letters are submitted to granting organizations and that major donors are recognized on the website

• A background in grant writing is an asset;
• Strong initiative;
• Good research skills;
• Strong written and oral communications skills are required.

Estimated time commitment: 3-5 hours per week (Volunteer hours can be completed during week days, evenings, or weekends depending on the candidates availability.)


Angelica Larivee



Volunteer Opportunity Address
425 Parkdale Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1Y 1H3


Good for people interested in: Fundraising

You will be working with: Seniors

Organization category: Development and housing

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - None of the above

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes