Do you believe in the benefits of life-long learning for adults?

Would you like to support programs that make a difference for adult foundational learners?

Do you have experience in writing and administering grants?

ECALA Grants Liaison

Deadline to apply: Friday, October 18, 2019, or until a suitable candidate is found

Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association (ECALA) is a granting council which provides funding and support to non-profit organizations that offer non-credit, part-time adult foundational learning and literacy initiatives. ECALA promotes the value of lifelong and adult foundational learning and literacy through our vision “Everyone can learn.”

The Grants Liaison position will report to the Executive Director and visit funded programs, assist
organizations with proposal concepts, process ECALA proposals and reports. The Grants Liaison will also support communication activities, networking and training with funded agencies, government staff, and other stakeholders within the mandate of Alberta Advanced Education Community Adult Learning
Program (CALP) Grant.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build, and maintain positive relationships with ECALA member organizations, practitioners, and
    key stakeholders in the adult foundational learning and literacy community to ensure programs
    meet learner needs, and adhere to CALP and ECALA Grant Guidelines;
  • Coordinate the annual granting process (including forms, guidelines), assist applicant organizations,
    recruit proposal reviewers and review funded organization reporting;
  • Support the grant administration and reporting process including quantitative and qualitative data
    analysis related to the CALP and ECALA Grant Guidelines;
  • Visit and report on funded programs on an annual basis or when requested;
  • Ensure funded program information is complete and up-to-date on the ECALA database including
    proposal information, organization allocations, correspondence, measurement and evaluation
    information, program visits and agency history
  • Assist the Executive Director in monthly and annual reports to Board, funded organizations and
    Alberta Advanced Education;
  • Assist ECALA staff and partners in CALP system and operational projects as required
  • Support the Executive Director with correspondence and record-keeping of a confidential nature;
  • Work collaboratively with the ECALA funded programs and stakeholders;
  • Attend ECALA funded programs, training and stakeholder meetings when requested
  • Lead or coordinate special projects and other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director;
  • Perform responsibilities and duties within ECALA Bylaws, Policies, Guidelines, and Strategic

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
    Publisher, Access)
  • Excellent grant writing skills with the ability to synthesize information and prepare clear reports
  • Experience in processing funding proposals and funding reports
  • Experience in data entry, form creation and data analysis
  • Experience in financial tracking, financial reporting and analysis
  • Experience and knowledge of Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being related to adult learning
  • Ability to work well in a self-directed manner as well as part of a small team
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
  • Excellent organization, time management, and general administration skills
  • Ability and desire to support a positive and healthy work environment
  • Required Education and Experience:
    Degree, Diploma or course work in a related field, such as administration, business, computers,
    communications, office management and/or non-profit administration (an equivalent combination
    of education and related experience will be considered)
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience coordinating granting processes and
    experience in administering adult or community-based programs;
  • Class 5 Driver’s License and reliable vehicle


  • Salary range will commensurate with experience, education, and other similar non-profit
  • Wellness Plan available after a three-month probationary period, in addition to RRSP contributions
    after one year of employment

Deadline to apply: Friday, October 11, 2019, or until a suitable candidate is found

To apply, forward resume and cover letter with salary expectations by email to:

Please include “Grant Liaison” in the subject line. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted