Grants and Research

Grants and Research Facilitator #20201
Location  Saskatoon, SK

Posted Date Until Filled
About Family Fun Games Inc.

Founded in 2000 and located in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada, Family Fun Games grew into a vibrant company in 2015 and became Incorporated as a nonprofit company. Family Fun Games has carved out a distinct niche by offering the youth an alternative to sports, which encourages the youth to develop employable skills as well as staying active in communities around the country.

About The Role

Reporting to the Manager, Office of Research, and Community Engagement, the Grants and Research Facilitator work closely to support faculty in securing resources (grants, awards, contracts) and providing capacity-building opportunities to facilitate Grants and Research, scholarship, and creative activity. The position includes assistance with post-award management, compliance, and reporting. The role also encompasses assistance with managing community-engaged research and supporting the youth through educational research opportunities. The successful candidate will have demonstrated capacity in assisting faculty with successful grant writing in the post-secondary realm.

Responsibilities

Identification and communication of research funding opportunities.
Maintain awareness and working knowledge of federal and provincial research granting agencies, including program changes and updates.
Research and identify relevant funding opportunities available through foundations and industry.
Assist with the delivery of internal Grants and Research and scholarship grants and award opportunities.
Work with faculty members directly and in small peer groups to facilitate improvement in grant application quality towards increased funding success.

Assist in the preparation of research project budgets and project management plans.
Assists in the review of grant, award, and contract applications to ensure files are submitted on time and in compliance with the relevant agency guidelines.

Facilitation and delivery of workshops and events aimed at increasing awareness of relevant funding opportunities and improving success in grant and proposal development.
Assist with the identification and management of community-based research
Identify and coordinate opportunities for schools.
Timely compilation and analysis of data on the number of applications and success rates of research and scholarship funding applications.
Coordinates with external vendors to obtain documentation and quotes for equipment, instrumentation, and supplies required by granting agencies.

Qualifications

A Master’s Degree or equivalent is required.
3-5 years experience in a post-secondary or related research environmental.
Demonstrated success in Grants and Research facilitation, ideally in a post-secondary context.
Excellent communication skills and an ability to work across a wide variety of disciplines and types of grants and research.
Demonstrated leadership skills to facilitate and coordinate collaborative work among faculty, students, and administrators.
Strong editing and research budgeting skills.
Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize conflicting and competing deadlines.
Capacity to manage communication with faculty, and administrators during stressful periods near application deadlines.
Experience with grant management software and systems.

Why Work for Family Fun Games

At Family Fun Games, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace where each person’s individuality is appreciated.

Family Fun Games offers a competitive total compensation package including health and dental benefits, pension, a health spending account, paid vacation, Christmas leave, personal days, and a free membership to our fully equipped recreation center.

Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found. The application review will commence on September 13, 2019.

A cover letter and resume should be submitted in one .pdf formatted document. Please title your .pdf document as follows: [Job Title], [Requisition Number].pdf (ex. Coordinator, 99999.pdf). to support@familyfungames.ca