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JOB OFFER: Public Funding Coordinator

Start date: February 13th, 2023
Status: Permanent, year-round
Schedule: 40 hours/week
Hourly wage: $20/hour

Benefits: Collective insurance plan, two (2) weeks of vacation + office closures (approx. 3 weeks).

Purpose of Position:
Under the supervision of and in collaboration with the Executive Director, the Public Funding Coordinator will carry out and oversee the research, writing and reporting of festival grants to all levels of government; ensure that the festival’s contractual obligations are fulfilled to the satisfaction of funding bodies; identify and pursue new funding opportunities; and represent the festival in funding body relations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Research and maintain the festival grants calendar, communicating timelines and deadlines to the Executive Director and all applicable management units

· Collect and compile information pertaining to the festival prior to and during grant-writing to document and support proposed grants

· Advise the Executive Director on terms of grants, ensuring that contractual performance obligations are clearly documented and communicated to all applicable management units

· Create forecasts for grant revenue streams and advise the Executive Director and Director of Finance on their projected disbursal amounts and dates

· Research potential new sources of grant revenue on an ongoing basis; analyze proposed festival activities for potential new revenue streams; and advise on the potential for expansion of grant resources through new activities within the scope of the festival’s mandate

· Carry out or oversee writing of all eligible grants as mandated by the Executive Director; carry out or oversee translation of grants where applicable; create budgets and gather support material as stipulated by the conditions of each

· Under the supervision of the Executive Director, act as lead POP liaison on a range of grant files

· Carry out or oversee reporting and follow-up of all grants received; do follow-up investigation on all unsuccessful grant applications and advise as to future application strategies where applicable

· Represent the festival in important relationships with granting bodies at all levels of government to ensure that the festival’s image is reflected in the most positive manner and where such contacts are critical to the success of grant applications

· Actively represent the organization at community activities to enhance the organization’s community profile

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
Attend all staff meetings
· Participate in staff evaluations, and any relevant board meetings and board retreats
· Represent the organization in a manner consistent with internal principles
· Participate in administrative duties including answering telephones, opening mail, office cleaning and general maintenance as required
· Maintain a current awareness of trends and changes in government granting agencies and advise festival management accordingly

The Ideal Candidate:
Has strong writing skills in French and English, with an emphasis on French
· Is familiar with the Montreal/Quebec cultural landscape
· Can work independently, is organized, and pays great attention to detail
· Is very comfortable working with Excel and Google Sheets
· Has experience creating project budgets (asset)
· Has experience writing arts-related grants (asset)
· Has experience working in non-profits (asset)

To Apply: Please send a CV and cover letter, as well as a writing sample (an example of a past grant you have written; if this is not possible, a 250-word piece of professional writing to [email protected] The application deadline is Feb 3rd. Please note that we will contact only those candidates whom we choose to interview.

We encourage Indigenous people, people of colour, people living with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ people, women, and/or members of other groups who are underrepresented in management positions to apply. We are committed to creating an organization as diverse as our audiences.