Grants Coordinator, Sustainable Affordable Housing

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Last update: 4 days ago Last update: Jan 24, 2023

Details

Deadline: Feb 2, 2023
Location: Canada Canada
Sectors: Grants & Grant Schemes Grants & Grant Schemes
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
Languages:
English English
Work experience: From 2 years
Salary: 53500 - 67200 CAD / year
Date posted: Jan 24, 2023

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Description

Salary band
$53,500 - $67,200
Department
FCM Programs
Language
Bilingualism (English and French) is a strong asset
Duration
18 month contract

The cornerstone FCM Program is the Green Municipal Fund™ (GMF), a $1 billion permanent endowment from the The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has been the national voice of municipal government since 1901. FCM is dedicated to improving the quality of life in all communities by promoting strong, effective, and accountable municipal government. FCM aspires to be an organization that is deeply respectful, collaborative, empowering and transparent in our work. We have a commitment and passion for strengthening Canada by achieving results for our communities, our cities, and our workplace, and by sharing our knowledge and experience on the world stage, so that others may improve the quality of life in their communities.

The cornerstone FCM Program is the Green Municipal Fund™ (GMF), a $1 billion permanent endowment from the Government of Canada. GMF helps local governments switch to sustainable practices faster. Our unique mix of funding, resources and training gives municipalities the tools they need to build resiliency — and create better lives for Canadians. As a leading catalyst for innovation, GMF offers funding (loans and grants) and knowledge for sustainable municipal initiatives designed to support communities to improve air, water, soil quality, and to protect the climate. Through GMF, municipalities have built better transportation assets; constructed efficient and resilient buildings; diverted waste from landfill; made previously unusable land available for development; and improved soil and water quality. You can find out more about how we’re helping municipalities in this short video or by taking a read of GMF’s Annual Report.
Major Purpose

The Grants Coordinator provides assistance and guidance to applicants to the Sustainable Affordable Housing (SAH) Planning Grant, Study and Pilot offers, while providing superior client service. The Grants Coordinator is responsible for reviewing applications for quality, completeness and adherence to application criteria, summarizing peer review assessments and recommending files for approval. The Grants Coordinator is also responsible for guiding the applicant through contracting, execution and fund disbursement processes.
Key Responsibilities

Acts as the primary client contact on a grant portfolio of applications and funding agreements through the project cycle, responsible for internal and external communications, document review, keeping accurate and up to date records, and ensuring timely processing
Conducts an initial review of planning, study and pilot grant-only applications for adherence to eligibility criteria and mandatory requirements
Provides focused assistance and guidance to applicants with a view to improving project scope and preliminary work with the aim of converting to future capital project funding, whether through GMF or other funding partners
When possible, share relevant knowledge products and capacity building resources, both internally and externally to FCM
Facilitates and supports the Peer Review process, including reviewing scores and comments, conducting additional research, or consulting with applicants to clarify and/or elaborate content information
Writes and reviews application summaries and prepares recommendations for funding decisions and is prepared to answer questions
Responsible for the overall administration of grant funding contracts within the assigned portfolio, which includes consulting with clients on contract terms, negotiating where required, reviewing and finalizing agreements and obtaining applicable signatures
Reviews grant agreements for adherence against mandatory requirements and applicable provincial legislation, ensures that it reflects the pre-approved terms and conditions, and submits for processing
Reviews and recommends disbursement requests, and content of progress and final reports, based on agreement requirements
Communicates and consults with the Funding Manager and the Program Lead and/or the SAH sector team on complex project scope or questions of eligibility
Monitors contracted projects, which may include scope changes and closure letters
Reviews project reports, identifying significant results or lessons learned which may be used as case studies or to support the development of knowledge/communication products, and shares relevant information with the SAH sector team
Participates as required in cross-functional team project work for GMF and FCM Programs
Contributes to ongoing process improvements with Planning Grants, Studies and Pilots, with a focus on improving client service

Knowledge and Experience

University degree in public administration, social work, urban planning, environmental studies or sciences, or related discipline
Minimum of 2 - 3 years of professional experience in project management/evaluation, ideally related to one or more technical sustainable community development area or asset management, and in a client focused role
Strong knowledge and experience in one or more technical areas of sustainable community development and asset management is a strong asset
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent client service skills
Strong organizational skills, priority management skills, and ability to manage multiple files
Detail oriented and strong analytical skills
Sound judgment
Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

Language Requirements

The ability to work in both official languages is considered a strong asset

The benefits to joining the FCM team include summer hours (Fridays off between July 1st and Labour Day); office facilities located in the ByWard Market, FCM’s commitment to employee development and a competitive range of employee benefits and services. FCM encourages flexible work arrangements to support the wellbeing and productivity of employees.

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