Development Director – Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network – Ontario

the development of projects and programs, especially complex partnerships with sister organizations, and the oversight of program implementation with the staff and contractors that are hired for the programs,
the costing of the projects and programs and the design of funding plans including the internal matching funds, funding from project partners and stakeholders, fees charged for services, and external funding from grants, foundations and donors,
the studying of external grant programs, matching the grant opportunities to our strategies and programs, applying for grants in collaboration with partners, overseeing the implementation of grants, and reporting to the funders,
membership and sponsorship outreach campaigns,
the exploration and cultivation of financial support from public agencies, private donors, corporate donors, and foundations,
expert paid consulting assistance to our members and sister organizations in the development of their grant applications with a fee structure to partially recover the cost of hiring the Development Director, and
other related assistance to the Executive Director in achieving the EOAN’s objectives and executing its strategies.

Post-Secondary Diploma and/or a combination of 5-10 years of experience and studies in administrative and development in a business or a not-for-profit.
Knowledge and experience or Eastern Ontario, within the agri-food industry, particularly local food marketing, will be considered an asset.
Extensive experience in the research and establishment/maintenance of partnership relations with private/public funding entities.
Extensive knowledge and experience in business and program development, multi-party projects, fundraising, grant writing.
Proficiency in the French and English languages, both written and orally.
Excellent knowledge of information technology for business (Office and Google Apps).
Excellent skills in business writing, leadership, active listening, judgment, communications, negotiations, tact, diplomacy, initiative.
Office Location : work from home in or close to the catchment area of the EOAN.
Term : Contractual employment for 6 months (April through September 2022), with possibility of renewal related to the success of the initiatives undertaken, subject to a probation period.
Remuneration : Contractor’s invoice of approximately $5,500 per month plus HST, based on 35 hours per week, depending on the skills and qualifications. The contractor is responsible for professional liability insurance, computer expenses, office expenses, Internet access, telephone, all the contractor’s inherent costs of working, and moderate local travel.

To apply:
Interested candidates are invited to send their resume by email, along with a letter of interest, by 4pm on Sunday March 27th, 2022 addressed to Tom Manley, Executive Director of the EOAN, .