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Grants Manager


At the Toronto Blue Jays, our mission is to get better every day to win world series championships and celebrate with our fans across Canada. Whether you are part of our team on or off the field, we have an unwavering commitment to elevate every aspect of our roles, consistently innovating and delivering excellence each day.


We offer a unique and exciting experience that extends beyond the ballpark, whether you are passionate about baseball or simply interested in becoming a part of a multifaceted, diverse sports organization, we welcome you.


If you are motivated to help bring World Series Championships back to Canada and to celebrate with our fans, there's a spot waiting for you here with the Toronto Blue Jays! 



The incoming Grants Manager will be responsible for overseeing the granting stream of Jays Care programs, Field Of Dreams.  They will oversee the grant review processes from start to finish and ensure that it is fair, efficient, and aligned with Jays Care’s goals and objectives. 


Field Of Dreams

Field Of Dreams is Jays Care’s granting program for infrastructure dedicated to youth life skill development and physical activity. Additionally, Field of Dreams grants program provides funding to design, refurbish, and build safe spaces for children and youth to play baseball, develop life skills and learn from positive role models. Jays Care has invested over $15 million in safe spaces for children and youth across Canada. 



  • Director, Finance & Operations




Capital Grants (85%)

  • Grant Application Process: Responsible for setting up and managing the grant application process. This involves creating and adhering to guidelines, criteria, and deadlines in place for grant submissions. Work closely with the Director of Finance & Operations, and the Field of Dreams Coordinator to review and meet the program's objectives.
  • Review and Evaluate Applications: Create a workback schedule for all granting streams evaluating each application without bias using a scoring rubric-designed system. Follow up with the applicant for clarification.
  • Report to Grants Committee: Score review and consolidate material Field of Dreams projects with management recommendations to the Grants Committee. Prepare all material for the Grants Committee to review. Work with the Grants Chair and Director of Finance & Operations for alignment before meeting with the Grants Committee.
  • Communication:  Communicate with applicants about the status of their proposals, share feedback from the review process, and notify successful applicants of the funding decisions.  You may provide constructive feedback for unsuccessful applicants to help improve future proposals.
  • Project Management:  Create letters of agreement for successful projects and ensure projects reach milestones set out in the agreements.
  • Budget Management:  You will need to manage the budget allocated for the program.  This includes ensuring that funds are appropriately allocated to successful applications and tracking their usage and progress throughout the grant period.
  • Continuous Improvement:  Continually assess and improve the grant review process to enhance its efficiency, transparency, and effectiveness.


Infrastructure Project Management (15%)

  • Research & Development:  Work closely with our consultant to create blueprints for a best-in-class multi-aged, multi-abilities baseball diamond best suited for Canadian climates
  • Communication:  Liaise with provincial government officials/suppliers etc.
  • Project Planning and Initiation:  Work closely with our consultant to develop detailed project plans, including timelines, resource requirements, and budgets


Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate will be a highly organized, motivated & committed individual with strong planning and decision making capabilities who is interested in being part of community development. Furthermore, they must have excellent interpersonal skills with a strong attention to detail who can both, manage & work with a team while also being able to work independently with minimal supervision. This individual must also be able to quickly adapt to new changes and challenges faced on a daily basis. In addition, our ideal candidate must have the following: 

  • 2+ years of professional experience in the not-for-profit sector in a similar field
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of the Baseball landscape in Canada is a strong asset.
  • Ability to speak French (an asset)



  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including Excel
  • Knowledge of Salesforce Non-Profit Success Pack
  • Working knowledge of Google Docs, Survey Monkey & Qualtrics

At Rogers, we believe the key to a strong business, is a diverse workforce where equity and inclusion are core to making everyone feel like they belong. We do this by embracing our diversity, celebrating our different perspectives, and working towards creating environments that empower our people to bring their whole selves to work. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential by removing any barriers for equal participation. We work with our candidates who are experiencing a disability throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Recruitment Process FAQ.  


Successful candidates will be required to complete a background check as part of the hiring process.


Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 1 Blue Jays Way (210), Toronto, ON
Travel Requirements: Up to 25%
Posting Category/Function: Project Management & Coordination
Requisition ID: 309547


Posting Notes:  Toronto Blue Jays





Toronto, ON, CA

Being a Rogers team member comes with some great perks & benefits including:

· Health & well-being benefits
· Donation matching
· Paid time off for volunteering
· Wealth Accumulation including: Pension plan & Employee stock options
· Generous employee discounts
· Leadership development, Mentorship, and Coaching programs

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