National Grants Coordinator

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Employment Information

  • Post ID: 883539429
  • Posted Date: Sep 1, 2021
  • Closing Date: Sep 1, 2022

Job Details

  • Experience: Not required
  • Remuneration: 50,000
  • Commencement Date: November 01, 2021
  • Education: High school graduation certificate
  • How to apply: [email protected]

Job Description

National Grants Coordinator


Responsibility #1: Developing and leading We Matter’s National Grant program:


The National Grant & Policy Coordinator will be responsible for leading, and administering We Matter’s National Grant Program:

  • Extensive outreach and liaising with various communities, stakeholders, community leaders, community members, schools, and centres to understand the needs of Indigenous youth mental health/life promotion and build relationships
  • Organizing and facilitating virtual focus group and webinar sessions with community leaders, community members, stakeholders, elders, and youth nationally
  • Manage and maintain a strategic national small-grants program plan in partnership with funders and the We Matter team
  • Co-developing materials, resources and plans for community and youth engagement around leadership, mental health and life promotion, and event/program planning
  • Distributing support materials to community partners and youth
  • Creating promotion, information, application, and mentorship/knowledge sharing materials
  • Corresponding with communities, schools, leadership, and centers in order to promote programs, the grant, and facilitate connection
  • Liaising with and supporting grant applicants as well as the adjudication team
  • Screening grant applications and organizing applicant calls
  • Supporting communities and youth in the implementation of project action plans (youth-led mental health, life promotion, and cultural events and projects)
  • Continue to build and Implement program objectives
  • Organizing and conducting community visits
  • Finding unique ways to promote We Matter’s national grant program to individuals, communities, schools, centers, and youth


Responsibility #2: National Outreach, Relationship Building, and Advocacy:


The National Grant & Policy Coordinator will be responsible for building trusting and meaningful relationships with community partners, schools, leadership, and youth as well as advocating for Indigenous youth mental health and life promotion regionally and nationally:

  • Finding unique ways to build relationships and networks virtually and across remote regions and distances
  • Facilitating the development of a support network between and across communities, schools, centres, and youth
  • Facilitating an online space for grantees to engage, support each other, and stay connected
  • Facilitating relationship building, skill development, and mentorship video calls and virtual sharing circles with youth, communities, partners, and grantees
  • Building connections with people in leadership positions regionally and nationally
  • Delivering and facilitating We Matter presentations and workshops
  • Collaborating with the rest of the We Matter team, including our design team and national youth ambassadors
  • Working closely with the Outreach and Program Administrator & Ambassadors of Hope Coordinator to develop collaborative mentorship and outreach efforts between National Ambassadors and Grantees/Grantee communities
  • Approaching relationship building and facilitation from an Indigenous and strengths-based perspective
  • Offering a strategic, critical, and wholistic planning lens to We Matter’s programs and outreach
  • Engaging in opportunities and knowledge sharing in order offer best practices when it comes to Indigenous mental health, life promotion, mentorship, and youth engagement
  • Searching for grant opportunities to support the organization and to build the program
  • Grant and application writing


Responsibility #3: Research, Impact Monitoring, and Reporting:


The National Grant & Policy Coordinator will be responsible for conducting needs assessments and mental health policy research, impact monitoring, and reporting of the National Grant Program:

  • Conducting needs assessments and research related to Indigenous youth suicide and mental health resources, programming, and policy
  • Securely organizing and managing folders, documents, spreadsheets, partner and outreach contact lists, and other regional and project information
  • Organizing and monitoring grant program expenses alongside the Operations & Finance Manager
  • Monitoring impact of the National Grants Program on an ongoing basis
  • Co-creating and conducting program evaluation and impact tracking
  • Adapting Mini Grants program based on identified needs and evaluation
  • Creating program updates and writing annual program reports/impact storybooks
  • Utilizing an Indigenous perspective in research, program evaluation and reporting



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (must have, required):




  • Certificate, Diploma or Degree from a relevant High School, College or University program




  • Experience managing online platforms, email accounts, and databases
  • Experience managing sensitive information and data
  • Experience with program planning and project development
  • Experience with grant application and adjudication
  • Experience with communications in particular to working with Indigenous youth, communities, and diverse groups
  • Experience working with Indigenous youth
  • Experience collaborating with groups and networks




  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office applications and spreadsheets (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Knowledge of website and social media platforms
  • Strong grammar and copy-editing skills
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • Strong knowledge of the historical and present contexts and experiences of First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth and communities in Canada
  • Knowledge of We Matter, its story, and messaging
  • General mental health and life promotion literacy
  • Knowledge of colonial and trauma-informed work and practice




  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with various individuals, groups, and organizations
  • Ability to relate to Indigenous young people and communities
  • Inclusive understanding of ability and gender diverse youth
  • Strong knack for detail and attention-oriented tasks
  • Ability to collaborate and engage in a small and remote team environment
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate accessibly
  • Open minded, action and dialogue-oriented
  • Strong ability to work effectively and independently


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (an asset, not required):


  • Experience with public speaking, presentation, and facilitation
  • Mental Health / Suicide Intervention training


Salary: $50,000 annual, health and dental benefits available following the completion of a successful probation period


Employment Start Date: November 1, 2021




  • This position is suited for a self-identified Indigenous (First Nation, Métis, Inuit) young person
  • The candidate must be comfortable working independently and remotely from home
  • This position may require flexibility for travel
  • The candidate will require access to a laptop/computer with Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Dropbox, and video conferencing applications
  • The successful candidate may require additional training, such as mental health and suicide intervention, trauma-informed and anti-oppressive practice, and/or facilitation at the expense of the organization




If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to: [email protected] and include “National Grants Coordinator” and your name in the subject line. Please indicate your location of residence and self-identification in the cover letter.


We Matter is an Indigenous and youth-centered organization, working with individuals with a number of sensitive lived experiences. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and sensitivity of our messaging and mission. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory police record check as a condition of employment.


Please note that applicants will be required to conduct an interview via video conferencing.


To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at and find us on Facebook at ‘We Matter Campaign’.