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Organizational Overview: 

Six Nations Polytechnic is a unique post-secondary Institution, recognized by community, government and institutions of higher learning, as a centre of excellence in Indigenous Education.  Six Nations Polytechnic has delivered post-secondary programming for over two decades, in partnership with publicly funded Ontario Universities and Colleges.

If you are seeking a new and exciting career opportunity, have passion for education, and want to be part of a dynamic, diverse, and continuously growing team, then Six Nations Polytechnic is the employer for you!


Function & Overview:

Under the supervision of the Senior Advisor, the Development Officer (IA) – supports successful proposal development for Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP). Identifying relevant bidding and funding opportunities in the public, private and philanthropic sectors, the role works closely with several departments to prepare quality proposals, applications, and submissions aligned with SNPs unique education and research mission, strategic and academic plans, operations, and governance and operating policies of SNP.


The duties of the Development Officer – IA include, without limitation:

Proposal Development

  • Coordinating and supporting the proposal development process to ensure on-time delivery of compelling, compliant, and well-written proposals;
  • Reviewing RFP, RFQ, RFI and other invitations for proposal packages and assessing their relevance against institutional priorities, financial need, and alignment with the Institute’s values;
  • Creating detailed tables of requirements to ensure that submissions are complete and fully compliant;
  • Preparing submission timelines and outlines, and clearly defining and communicating information requirements to Operations, Finance and other departments, as appropriate;
  • Researching and identifying previously completed projects that meet the requested specifications and demonstrating SNPs capacity for inclusion in submissions;
  • Researching and identifying required sectoral data, including environmental scans, sectoral research, differentiation and opportunity analyses, gap and feasibility analyses, i.e. labour market, pedagogical and research developments, education trends, current and emerging government priorities and policies;
  • Coordinating the production and integration of required data and information from Operations and other departments, following up as necessary to ensure deadlines are met;
  • Writing, editing, organizing and formatting clear, concise, and compliant submission packages;
  • Preparing final submission packages, ensuring all required content is included, and necessary signatures and stamps are affixed;
  • Coordinating delivery of submissions – in-person, via courier, electronic submission, etc.;
  • Assisting in the timely response of questions posed by potential funders and donors regarding funding submissions;
  • Developing and maintaining a current library of project summaries and specification details to be used in various submission documents;
  • Developing and maintaining current descriptions of SNPs functions, operations and capabilities to be utilized, as required;
  • Assisting with the provision of information in support of business development activities;
  • Providing research and analyses to facilitate the submission of complete, timely, and detailed narratives for inclusion in institutional financial and educational-sector regulatory reporting;
  • Contributing to high-level analyses and responses (“white papers,” “shadow reports,” position statements, etc.) of inter alia, policy documents, legislation, regulations, and position papers, produced by public and private sector entities, relevant to Indigenous education and educational environments;
  • Performing delegated administrative management tasks;


  • Know, understand, and follow existing SNP policies and processes and support the collaborative development and effective implementation of new and emergent policies and processes;
  • Developing an approved annual work plan for the efficient and effective discharge of all tasks and activities;
    Completing Draft Process Notes for all recurring activities and tasks;
  • Adhering to all staff policies and processes, including conforming to deadlines and reporting requirements;
  • Participating in staff, Board, ad hoc and ordinary committee, working group, and program advisory meetings, as well as staff training and information sessions, as required.
  • Participating in and maintaining a supportive environment conducive to learning and working at SNP; and
  • Other related duties, as required.


Education and Experience

  • Post-secondary degree in related discipline i.e., education, public policy or administration, business administration or an administrative services field with experience in postsecondary education at the program management, business administration or administrative service or the equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • 3-5 years of successful proposal writing or technical writing experience;
  • Ability to review, understand and create action plans from bid, tender, or guideline documents of a moderate to highly complex and technical nature;
  • Project management experience, managing complex assignments from inception through to implementation with minimal direction while balancing political, community and other stakeholder interests, and resolving conflicts; and
  • Experience working with elected officials and senior management within the public, private and philanthropic sectors.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A general and current knowledge of Hodinohso:ni history, culture, values, contemporary issues, community priorities, and stakeholders;
  • An understanding and appreciation of, and willingness to support the unique philosophy, vision, and mission of Six Nations Polytechnic, Inc.;
  • Familiarity with the postsecondary education sector in Ontario, especially the regulatory environment; knowledge of the Indigenous Institutes sector considered a particular asset;
  • Advanced analytical skills with a high degree of conceptual rigour and analytic ability in synthesizing multiple sources of data and information;
  • Advanced written communication skills in English – grammar, spelling, vocabulary, structure, etc.;
  • High commitment and attention to detail;
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills and an ability to learn new software;
  • Time management and the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously;
  • Excellent Proofreading skills;
  • Sound interpersonal skills including communication, organization, negotiation, and professional judgement;
  • Ability to build and maintain positive and productive working relationships, particularly under the stress of multiple deadlines;
  • Able to work both independently and in a team structure demonstrating Hodinǫshǫ:nih/ Rotinonhson:ni values of Ga’nigohi:yo:/Kanikoriio (Respect and the Good Mind); and
  • Possess a valid Ontario Driver’s license and have reliable transportation.


Applications will be accepted until Friday March 5th, 2021 at 4pm.  Please apply through our website careers page or send your resume and cover letter to

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