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July 11, 2022

Manager, Grants and Foundations

Hosted by JAYU

Founded in 2012, JAYU is a registered charity that shares human rights stories through the arts and engaging dialogue. Our year-round activities include:

  1. iAM program: an award-winning arts and social justice training program offered to 300+ equity-seeking youth in the GTA each year
  2. Last Tuesdays: a free, virtual arts/human rights event offered on the last Tuesday of every month.
  3. Human Rights Film Festival (HRFF+): Our annual Human Rights Film Festival is a multi-day event that celebrates the intersection of the arts and human rights, taking place each year in December during International Human Rights Month
  4. The Hum Podcast: A weekly podcast that cuts straight to the heart of human rights stories. Raw, honest and uncensored, from the people who have lived them first-hand. Available on iTunes and Spotify

The Manager, Grants and Foundations creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fund development including:

  1. grant writing including all three levels of government, corporate, and foundations
  2. researching prospective funders, developing relationships with key stakeholders, and reporting
  3. strengthening our community by maintaining regular contact with key stakeholders in corporations, foundations and government 

The Manager, Grants and Foundations is directly responsible for raising funds for the organization, year-round. This includes researching and writing grant proposals on municipal, provincial, and federal levels of government, as well as any grant applications coming from corporations and foundations. In addition, they are responsible for providing evaluation and project reports as required. They are responsible for working with the Executive Director and Managing Director to maintain and grow current relationships, as well as develop new partnerships. 

As a member of the Development Team, the Manager, Grants and Foundations participates in strategic planning and budgeting, in addition to problem solving. They work within the guidelines, policies and mission of JAYU and will be ethical, accountable and responsible. The successful candidate is a positive and outgoing individual who takes initiative, enjoys working collaboratively and is a natural leader, self-motivated to move plans into action. The Manager, Grants and Foundations will collaborate with the Executive Director and Managing Director, who both bring years of experience with fund development. They will support board members to be active in their fund development and ambassadorial role.

JAYU is committed to diversity and equity and we are prioritizing applications from those identifying as Black, Indigenous, and people of colour. 

Deadline: Monday, July 11th, 2022, at 12pm EST.




401 Richmond Street West, Suite 354, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8, Canada

Phone number: 416-712-3477

Email: info@jayu.ca

JAYU is a registered Canadian charity and a leader in the space where the arts and human rights intersect. We believe strongly that the arts provide the strongest platform to share human rights stories. The arts can be used to educate, to build empathy, to heal, to forge community and to inspire the kinds of conversations necessary to reimagine a more just and equitable world. Guided by our dedicated team of staff, artists, educators and our Board of Directors, our year-round programming includes our annual Human Rights Film Festival, our iAM arts and social justice training program, The Hum Podcast and our Human Rights Screening Series.