Job Posting: Donor Grants Associate

Closes December 2

The Organization

Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF), part of a comprehensive network of Canadian community foundations, acts as a bridge between donors and greater Edmonton charities to help create and maintain a strong, vibrant community for generations to come.

Through permanent endowment funds, the Foundation disburses grants annually to greater Edmonton charities. As well, the Foundation takes a direct role in selected community initiatives that help further the vision of a strong community.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Donor Engagement Lead, the Donor Grants Associate plays a key role in the coordination of the granting process for donor advised funds ($15 – 20 million per annum). This includes, stakeholder engagement (existing and new donors), working within the Donor Services Department, and the utilization of ECF’s data systems to support the granting process. The role is focused on stewardship and relationship development by establishing and maintaining positive relationships with existing endowment fund donors through assistance with their philanthropic objectives. Specific duties include, providing donors with granting options, orientating new donors to access and use the ECF Donor Portal and by maintaining timely, appropriate, and exceptional donor service and care.


This position is based at Hilltop House in downtown Edmonton. Free parking is available.

The Ideal Candidate

Are you a person who relishes building strong relationships and meeting client needs? Are you a superior communicator who can easily and effectively present granting options by pointing out the benefits of different choices? Are you tech savvy and do you enjoy utilizing platforms to better serve your stakeholders and the organization? Do you enjoy collaboration as a means to best serve your stakeholders’ needs? Are you professional and diplomatic in your approach and have you interfaced with a diverse stakeholder group?

As the ideal candidate, you will have a related university degree or diploma, combined with three to five years of experience in a professional environment. Experience should include roles that require analytical skills, focus on client and stakeholder relationships, and combined with the ability to utilize databases and Microsoft office suite. Experience with Salesforce is an asset. Experience in a non-profit setting that may include the charitable sector and working with a range of populations/stakeholders is preferred. Equivalencies will be considered.

Please note a hybrid work arrangement is available, however, it will be expected that the selected incumbent be on site over the first 6 months as key relationships are established.


$58,000 to $70,000 per year

If you have all these qualities and are excited by the opportunity to be part of an organization that truly makes a difference, we would like to hear from you.

To apply for this opportunity please email your cover letter and resume in strict confidence by December 2, 2022, to:

Tammy Oberik

Human Resource Consultant

Edmonton Community Foundation

ECF is an employer that prides itself on diversity, equity, and inclusion in their hiring practices. ECF provides very competitive compensation and benefits. We thank all candidates for their interest in the Edmonton Community Foundation as an employer but only candidates invited to an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please