GRANT WRITER (F/T, permanent)

The Grant Writer will be an important business partner to the Development Department and TBG as a whole.


  • Proposal Development: Superior written and verbal communication skills; a flare for building a winning story for support. An established track record of developing effective proposals is essential.
  • Project Management – Relationship Management: Strong attention to detail and overall strong project management capacity, e.g., managing projects with multiple timelines, ensuring necessary research and documentation is in place to support the grants cycle, successfully managing funder relationships and deliverables to maintain overall leadership in grants revenue. Experience developing budgets with grant revenue targets (short through long-term). Experience using databases, such as Raiser’s Edge to support case development and steward funder relationships /deliverables.
  • Business Planning: Strong capacity for business planning with an appreciation for the range of strategies contributing to the success of the Development portfolio, including effective strategies at the Major Gifts level.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrating the highest standards of confidentiality, integrity, judgement and tact. Comfortable excelling in the role while working independently and in teams.

Preference will be shown to candidates with experience of successful grant writing for environmental and/or conservation organizations, as well as cultural organizations supporting the creative economy.

TBG is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. In accordance with relevant legislation including the Ontario Human Rights and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

 Application closing date: January 26, 2018

Applicants should respond by email in confidence to:
Claudia Zuccato Ria, Director of Development, Toronto Botanical Garden


Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) is a thriving nature-based cultural destination in the GTA, poised for a landmark expansion that will enhance our community impact, with plans to launch in 2018. TBG has an immediate opportunity for a full-time Grant Writer to join our Development team.

Toronto Botanical Garden is incorporated as a non-profit community of members, volunteers and stakeholders who share an interest in plants, gardens, nature, biodiversity and conservation. TBG is located at Leslie and Lawrence, next to Edwards Gardens, in the geographic centre of Toronto.   TBG’s gardens, its LEED Silver-certified facility, programs, events and revenue-generating activities support the following mission and vision:

Mission: Toronto Botanical Garden connects people to plants, inspiring us to live in harmony with nature.
Vision: Toronto Botanical Garden will be renowned for its display of nature’s beauty and as a dynamic hub for plant-centred learning, conservation and research.

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