Grant & Research Coordinator (6 Month Contract)

Our purpose is to enrich the lives of sales professionals. For as long as sales has existed in Canada, the Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA) has been there to support and advance sales professionals with tools, sales training, and resources that accelerate their success. Over the years, we’ve transformed the sales industry, bringing in rigorous standards, ethical guidelines, and recognition programs that have professionalized sales and set the bar for excellence.

Today, we continue to shape the future of sales with innovative, forward-thinking programs that advance the profession and support sales professionals at every stage in achieving their goals.

The Grant & Research Coordinator will play an important role in building Canadian Professional Sales Association’s knowledge of the grant and funding landscape on a Federal and Provincial level and securing new alternate sources of funding to support the mandate of the CPSA. During the contract period, the Grant and Research Coordinator will identify potential funding opportunities for CPSA and its partners, work with internal stakeholders to select strategic grants, and prepare proposals on behalf of the Association. The incumbent will also play an important role coordinating CPSA resources with internal and external stakeholders on various research and Labour Market Information projects.

This role reports to the Vice President, Learning Solutions, or a designate as may be deemed appropriate.


  • Research and identify relevant funding opportunities available through federal, provincial, and other funding sources that can help CPSA and its partners build their capacity to serve the Canadian sales industry.
  • Propose and present relevant grant opportunities to internal stakeholders.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and support for CPSA to allocate resources to grant and funding applications.


  • Establish documentation and processes that will allow CPSA to maintain an ongoing awareness and working knowledge of federal and provincial research granting agencies, including program changes and updates.
  • Lead grant and proposal writing efforts for any grants pursued by the Association during the contract period.
  • Assist in the review of grant, award, and contract applications to ensure files are submitted on time and in compliance with the relevant agency guidelines.
  • Coordinates with external vendors to obtain documentation and letters of support and quotes for grant and funding applications.


  • Collaborate with CPSA stakeholders to coordinate internal research projects and surveys
  • Work with existing CPSA committees and vendors to manage labour market information projects
  • Provide project updates, maintain project documentation, and coordinate required resources with internal staff, external committees, and vendors.
  • Other internal research projects as required (CPSA Foundation research, bursary, and scholarships research, etc.)

This position requires experience in grant application and acquisition.

Required knowledge and skills include:

  • A working knowledge of the Canadian grant and funding landscape.
  • 3-5 years’ experience identifying and applying for public funding on the behalf of a non-profit, charity, or other organization.
  • Strong project management skills seen as an asset, including able to scope, task and itemize project workplan and associated cost and resource plans
  • Demonstrated success in grant-writing, ideally in a non-profit context.
  • Experience with acquisition of Provincial and Federal grants in areas of education and training, research, business development, or resource partnership.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • French language skills considered an asset


Interested applicants please email your resume to and write Grant & Research Coordinator in the email subject line.

This job posting will be active until the position is filled.

This is a 6-month contract role. Compensation will be commensurate with experience:

$4900 - $5600 per month for the duration of the contract, less statutory deductions as required.

The Canadian Professional Sales Association is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, provincial, or local law.

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