Job Opportunity: Manager, Grants and Community Relations

The Hewitt Foundation is seeking to hire a Manager, Grants and Community Relations, who will be an integral member of the Foundation Team and contribute to the implementation of Hewitt Foundation’s strategic goals.  Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Manager’s responsibilities will include managing and evaluating grants, strengthening capacity of grant partner organizations, and carrying out other important operational and administrative duties.


The Manager, Grants and Community Relations will have responsibilities in the following areas, all in conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer:

  1. Grant Management
  • Identifying, developing, evaluating, analyzing, declining, and recommending grant programs and partnerships through research and due diligence, based on the Foundation’s Mission and program guidelines
  • Communicating with grant partners and representing the Foundation with grant partners
  • Administering the Grants Management Software
  • Tracking and evaluating grant results as well as preparing impact reports for Board Members
  1. Capacity Strengthening of Grant Partner Organizations
  • Assisting grant partners with grant applications, project planning, project monitoring and evaluation
  • Attending events and site visits for grantee organizations
  • Maintaining regular communications with grantees and coordinating their continued engagement with the Hewitt Foundation as well as with relevant community stakeholders and beneficiaries
  • Encouraging grant partners to initiate and strengthen cross-sector partnerships and collaboration with other experts in their field
  • Developing and maintaining a network of grant partners, experts and institutions of relevance to advance the mission of the Hewitt Foundation
  • Representing the Hewitt Foundation at forums, meetings, site visits and technical working groups
  1. Knowledge and Learning
  • Participating in relevant conferences, workshops, and webinars to advance knowledge of field of work related to the Foundation’s areas of focus
  • Researching and analyzing specific projects related to the Foundation’s areas of focus and target beneficiary groups
  • Preparing timely and accurate information to the Foundation Board Members for decision-making on programs and projects
  • Office Administration including preparing Board materials, taking minutes during meetings, and other administrative functions


A bilingual professional with solid business experience, the Manager, Grants and Community Relations will possess an understanding of and enthusiasm for the Foundation’s Mission, philosophy, values and grant-making activities.  Intellectually curious and practically oriented, the ideal candidate will have a passion for one or more of the Foundation’s core program areas and will always seek to find new programs to invest in.  While experience in the not-for-profit sector is an asset, it is not expressly required for this position.

The successful candidate will be a high achiever with an excellent work ethic, very detail oriented, strong research skills, able to work independently, initiate projects and manage their work and time effectively in a small office, where teamwork, collaboration and flexibility are essential.  The ideal candidate is comfortable in networking events, eager to grow and learn, and will be proactive in bringing forward ideas in a clear, articulate and inspiring fashion.

The Manager, Grants and Community Relations will have the following competencies:

  • Fluent in French and strong bilingual communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Experience working on many projects simultaneously, excellent time management skills
  • Ability to adapt, translate, summarize and present grant requests for non-experts audiences
  • Genuine interest in understanding and summarizing key political, environmental, educational and health issues and concepts that can affect grants and the philanthropy landscape
  • Solid computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Salesforce etc…)
  • Integrity, good judgement, attention to detail, sound organizational skills, and demonstrated ability to manage a variety of complex projects concurrently to a high standard of excellence
  • Shared Hewitt Foundation Values: Caring, Collaboration and Innovation
  • Ability to deliver projects with tight deadlines
  • Periodic travel within Canada will be required

Candidates are asked to please submit both a resume and a letter of interest to .

All enquiries and nominations will be kept in strict confidence.

Only candidates who are currently legally eligible to work in Canada will be considered.