Organizational Description: The Access to Therapy Initiative exists to provide mental health services for disadvantaged and/or low-income members of society. We also raise awareness of the financial barriers to mental health services.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 5083
Description of Duties:
Government Relations Strategy: Develop and oversee a comprehensive strategy for engaging with various levels of government. This includes identifying potential grant opportunities and fostering relationships with key government stakeholders.
Grant Research and Application: Conduct thorough research to identify government grants suitable for the Access to Therapy Initiative. Lead the process of preparing and submitting grant applications, ensuring compliance with all requirements.
Networking and Advocacy: Build and maintain relationships with government officials, agencies, and other relevant entities. Act as the primary advocate for the organization, representing its interests in discussions with government bodies.
Policy Monitoring: Stay informed about policy changes, funding opportunities, and other government initiatives that could impact or benefit the organization.
Committee Leadership: Lead the Government Relations Committee, setting targets and guiding its members in supporting the organization's objectives related to government engagement.
Collaboration with Board Members: Work closely with other board directors, ensuring a coordinated approach to organizational strategy and advocacy.
Reporting and Accountability: Regularly report to the board on government relations activities, progress in grant applications, and emerging opportunities.
Liaison Role: Act as a liaison between the organization and government entities, ensuring clear and effective communication.
Government Relations Experience: Proven experience in government relations, public affairs, or a related field. Familiarity with government processes and grant applications is essential.
Strategic Planning and Execution: Ability to develop and implement strategies effectively, particularly in the context of government engagement and funding acquisition.
Networking and Lobbying Skills: Strong networking capabilities and experience in lobbying or advocating for organizational interests in a government setting.
Grant Writing and Research Skills: Proficiency in grant writing and research, with an ability to identify and pursue relevant grant opportunities.
Policy Analysis: Capable of analyzing and interpreting government policies and their potential impact on the organization.
Communication and Diplomacy: Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, along with diplomatic acumen to navigate government relations.
Skills Gained/Related Careers:
Advanced Government Engagement: Develop high-level skills in government relations, useful for careers in public policy, lobbying, and advocacy roles.
Strategic Policy Analysis: Gain insights into policy analysis and strategic application, relevant for roles in policy advisement and consultancy.
Grant Acquisition Expertise: Enhance grant writing and management skills, applicable in non-profit management, fundraising, and grant coordination.
Leadership and Collaboration: Strengthen leadership skills, beneficial for executive roles in both the public and private sectors.
Public Speaking and Advocacy: Improve public speaking and advocacy abilities, transferable to roles requiring public representation and stakeholder engagement.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime , Evening , Weekend , Remote Volunteering , Flexible Hours
Weekly Hours: Approximately 5-7 hours per week, depending on current government interactions, grant application cycles, and committee activities.
Regular Committee Engagement: Active participation in committee meetings and strategy sessions is required.
Government Interaction and Research: Dedicated time for research, application processes, and meetings with government representatives.
Flexible and Long-term Commitment: Flexibility in scheduling is essential, with a commitment to a long-term engagement to build and maintain effective government relationships.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Attach resume with cover letter:
*.pdf, *.txt, *.doc, *.docx @ 5 MB Max ONLY
B Suite 511, 428 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 0E2
Suite 511, 428 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3C 0E2
Volunteer Manitoba is located on the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.
* The salary benchmark is based on the target salaries of market leaders in their relevant sectors. It is intended to serve as a guide to help Premium Members assess open positions and to help in salary negotiations. The salary benchmark is not provided directly by the company, which could be significantly higher or lower.