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Lead, External Grants Development, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline: November 25, 2011

Maternity Leave Contract

The Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) is seeking a highly qualified applicant for the position of Lead, External Grants Development. The person will be responsible for working with OHTN researchers, community-based organizations and other members of the OHTN network and the CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS to develop and submit grant proposals. This is a 1-year Maternity Leave contract position starting mid-January 2012.

The person will also be responsible for identifying grant opportunities, helping to bring together interdisciplinary teams, and providing mentoring and support for agencies developing their own proposals. The position will report to the Director, Policy and KTE, and work closely with OHTN and REACH staff.

We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated individual with superior writing and communication skills – including research synthesis and grant writing. The person must be comfortable dealing with complex data and research information. The Lead, External Grants Development will work closely with technical, KTE, research and program areas of our organization, so strong communication skills are essential. The ideal candidate thinks strategically and is able to identify research opportunities that will further the OHTN's mission and help it reach its goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify relevant grant opportunities
  • Work with members of the OHTN and REACH networks to build interdisciplinary and community-based research teams
  • Support the teams by assisting with:
  • literature reviews
  • analyzing and summarizing relevant research articles
  • writing and editing portions of the grant
  • managing the grant development process
  • preparing CVs
  • assembling all parts of the grant to meet funder requirements
  • submitting grants
  • Provide capacity building opportunities, such as CV and grant writing workshops
  • Support and maintain on-line collaborative environment and program website

Required Skills

  • A masters degree in a health or related field
  • 3 to 5 years experiences demonstrating relevant knowledge, technical skill, and capability working with multiple sectors, partners, and/or volunteer committees
  • Knowledge of CIHR and other granting program requirements
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong analytical abilities
  • The ability to summarize information and present it in interesting ways
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Strong partnership development, team building and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional project and time management skills


  • Knowledge and understanding of the broad social determinants of health in the context of HIV, Aboriginal people's health, housing and homelessness, community-based research, GIPA and OCAP
  • Understanding of approaches to knowledge translation and exchange and strategies for external communications with large networks
  • Expertise with use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Experience in maintaining websites and use of social media platforms an asset

How to Apply

For consideration, please submit a resume, cover letter stating salary expectations and three samples of writing by November 25, 2011 via email to

The Ontario HIV Treatment Network is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from persons living with HIV/AIDS and persons with culturally diverse backgrounds.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.