Job posting: Coordinator, Grants & Programs

The Foundation is seeking a Coordinator, Grants & Programs.
September 28, 2023

Job posting: Coordinator, Grants & Programs

The Law Foundation of Ontario was established in 1974 under the Law Society Act. The Foundation receives and uses the interest on lawyers’ and paralegals’ mixed trust accounts to support legal education, legal research, legal aid, and law libraries in Ontario. It does this through grantmaking to nonprofits and providing funds to Legal Aid Ontario. A priority for the Foundation is to pay particular attention to groups who have experienced injustice or inequity – past or current – and those who have experienced exclusion or barriers in society. The Foundation also administers the Class Proceedings Fund, which provides cost assistance in class actions. The Foundation is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Law Society of Ontario and by the Attorney General of Ontario.

The Foundation is an inclusive employer. We respect equity, inclusion, diversity, and anti-racism. We are dedicated to creating a workplace reflective of the community we serve and welcome applications from diverse and equity-deserving groups. Accommodation, if required, will be provided throughout the hiring process in accordance with the Human Rights Code.

In this exciting role, you will play a vital part in supporting the Foundation’s overall grants administration and program functions. Reporting to the Director, Grants & Programs, and supporting a collaborative team of 4 Grants Managers, you will be responsible for: administering our grants database; processing applications and reviewing eligibility; tracking and reporting on grant and program activities; researching issues, data analysis and reporting; providing guidance and customer service to applicants and grantees; coordinating and facilitating team meetings, and special events such as workshops, focus groups, and award ceremonies; and, providing other support services (e.g. scheduling and meeting preparation) to the grants team.


  • Completion of a postsecondary diploma or certificate, or a combination of education, training and relevant experience.
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in a progressively responsible program or administrative coordination role; experience in a law-related, nonprofit or foundation environment is an asset.
  • Previous experience in grant administration, program management, or related roles is an asset.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines effectively.
  • Proficiency in data management and analysis.
  • Detail-oriented with a high level of accuracy in record-keeping and documentation.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and build positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of grantmaking software and processes, funding cycles, and compliance requirements is an asset.
  • French language knowledge is an asset.
  • PMP training and/or equivalent project management experience is an asset.
  • Comfortable working in a hybrid environment and using a range of tech platforms, including MS Office and Teams.
  • Bilingual English and French proficiency is an asset.

To apply

To indicate your interest in this position, please APPLY NOW with your cover letter and resume to HR Associates (our recruitment partner) by October 23, 2023. If you have questions or if you require an accessibility accommodation, please contact Mirjana Nevajdic at 416-237-1500 x 236 or at

The Foundation is a hybrid workplace. We offer a comprehensive benefits program, including RRSP matching. This is a full-time, permanent position.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. As part of our commitment to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion, we believe in sharing salary information. We are conducting a full review of our compensation bands and practices in 2023. When this process is complete, we intend to include salary information in our job postings and have greater salary transparency overall. We thank you in advance for your understanding.