Our employees are one of our most important resources for delivering high quality services and fulfilling our objectives.

Haven Society is committed to creating a healthy, inclusive, diverse and supportive workplace.  flower

Our agency operates from feminist principles and values, and is part of the Community Social Services Collective Bargaining Agreement.

We invite qualified, experienced candidates from diverse backgrounds and life situations to apply to specific postings as they arise. Although we do receive and keep unsolicited resumes on file, Haven Society cannot guarantee that general resumes will be applied against any specific posting.

All general letters of interest and resumes can be emailed to Theresa: theresa@havensociety.com.

Position Vacancy Posting

Position Title:     Grant Writer Competition No.             17-14   Internal/External
Program:             Resource Development Salary Range Steps:      $19.77 – 23.04  Grid 12 JJEP
Location:             CSB, Nanaimo Employee Group:           HSA
Hours per week: 37.5 hours/ week Position Status:             Temp Full Time  to March 31/18
Shift Schedule:   business hours Anticipated Start Date:  November  2017



Research, develop and submit grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations in conjuction with the Resource Development team and within the Annual Fundraising Plan for the Society. Maintain a calendar of submissions and assist to fulfill the necessary requirements of various funding bodies in order to support a nonprofit feminist agency to end violence against women.



Education, Training and Experience

  • Related university degree (English, Communications, Journalism, Marketing) or equivalent in training and experience
  • 2 years’ minimum experience in a similar position with comparable duties, preferably with a non-profit agency
  • Knowledge of grant application process and of various grant programs available to non-profit agencies
  • An in-depth understanding of systemic discrimination and the dynamics of violence against women
  • Experience in writing applications, proposals, expressions of interest in requests for funding


Job Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate program mission, goals and financial needs
  • Demonstrated research skills in discovering potential funders which match with Haven’s needs
  • Ability to gather and organize information, track multiple proposals and meet funders deadlines
  • Outstanding computer skills including MS Office programs, data base systems, and experience with fundraising databases
  • A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants



  • Explore, identify and develop potential funding sources within a fundraising plan or strategy
  • Maintain fundraising databases, activity tracking system and related files
  • Develop core grant writing components to support grantwriting and applications
  • Maintain calendar, coordinate and write annual applications, grants and renewals
  • Persuasively communicate organization’s mission and programs to potential funders
  • Submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets and presentations
  • Establish and maintain relationships with foundation and grantor contacts, Haven staff and community partners
  • Maintain confidentiality and work within a Fundraising ethical framework


This position requires Union membership.

 Date Posted: October 10,  2017

Closing Date:  October 24, 2017

REPLY with cover letter and current resume to: 

Chantal Lambert; Resource Development and Communications Manager