Now Hiring: Grants & Programs Officer, Education & Scholarships

The McCall MacBain Foundation is seeking a highly driven emerging professional to join our team as a Grants & Programs Officer, with a particular focus on our work in Education & Scholarships. In this role, you will support scholarship programs led by the Foundation as well as scholarship programs and youth leadership development initiatives led by our grantees.

Working with a small, motivated team in a warm, open office in downtown Toronto, the Grants & Programs Officer will report to the Director of Grants & Programs and will collaborate closely with all team members.

The Foundation
The McCall MacBain Foundation is an international philanthropic foundation with three funding priorities:

  1. Education & Scholarships: we support scholarships and other educational opportunities that nurture the transformational leadership needed to shape fairer, healthier, and more prosperous communities for all.
  2. Climate Change & Environment: we invest in solutions that can yield significant emissions reductions this decade, and we amplify voices calling for urgent and deep action in response to the climate crisis.
  3. Health: we invest in evidence-based strategies to support well-being and mental health from adolescence through to early adulthood.

The Candidate
You believe passionately in the importance of investing in youth to ensure a brighter future for all. Likely you were a student leader yourself – in a community or campus-based youth organization – and you may have benefited from a scholarship to help you along your own leadership trajectory. You are excited to roll up your sleeves to support the leadership trajectories of young people directly through our own programs, and indirectly by helping the Foundation invest in the outstanding work of our grantees and partners. Most of all, you are excited to join a team that you can learn from and contribute to and with whom you can achieve shared goals. Our work is growing – this is a place where you can grow, too.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Support the recruitment, applications, and selections processes for the McCall Huron County Scholarships and the MacBain Niagara Falls Scholarships.
  • Lead planning for the annual leadership development retreat for the McCall Huron County Scholarships and the MacBain Niagara Falls Scholarships.
  • Support planning and delivery of enrichment programming for the McCall Huron County Scholarships and the MacBain Niagara Falls Scholarships.
  • Develop marketing materials for the McCall Huron County Scholarships and the MacBain Niagara Falls Scholarships and execute on the marketing strategy across social media and other platforms, including running analytics to determine what tactics are most effective.
  • Contribute to the delivery of other McCall MacBain-led programs.


  • Develop a deep understanding of trends, research, and ongoing initiatives in the area of Education & Scholarships.
  • Identify and research potential grantees whose work in Education & Scholarships we might support.
  • Manage the timely flow of our grants cycle, from receiving grant proposals, to making grant recommendations to our Board, to finalizing grant agreements with grantees, and supporting their work through regular engagement.
  • Communicate with grantees, including setting up meetings, preparing agendas and briefing materials, capturing action items from meetings and ensuring timely follow up.
  • Keep up to date with the work of grantees including through social media tracking; keep our team up to date through regular verbal and written briefings.
  • Identify opportunities to share the work of our grantees through our own social media and communications channels.
  • Support the Foundation’s role in various funder and sector-based communities.
  • Organize events and meetings with community members, government, non-profit organizations, political leaders, and others.
  • Prepare written communications for Board documents, newsletters, and other internal and external media.
  • Other tasks, as identified by the Director of Grants & Programs.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, French an asset.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and manage relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on diverse projects and activities simultaneously.
  • Must have extreme attention to detail.
  • Exercise sound judgement and discretion in all aspects of work and professional relationships, including managing confidential information.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to give and take constructive feedback.
  • Curiosity and desire to learn.
  • Experience with Salesforce or another CRM software is an asset.


  • Post-secondary degree, master’s degree an asset.
  • 2+ years of experience in relevant field an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience as a youth leader or working in the area of youth leadership development, whether in an extra-curricular or professional capacity.

Employees must be legally authorized to work in Canada.

Base salary of $55,000-65,000 based on experience, plus a performance-based bonus, matched RRSP contribution, and a comprehensive benefits package including health and dental. 

Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. We will review applications on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

To Apply
To apply for this position, please forward your CV and personalized cover letter to the attention of Cameron Revington at Your cover letter should highlight what aspects of the role and the Foundation’s work are of most interest to you. Applications that do not include this information will not be screened. Your cover letter should be no more than one page in length.

We thank you for your interest in this position. Please note that we will only contact those invited to interview.