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Program Development Advisor



Start Date

May 2023

Application Deadline

Until filled


$53,000 to $61,000

Hours of Work



Remote work


Canada’s literacy divide widens daily because so many people lack adequate support. Solving systemic literacy challenges is key to advancing social equity and prosperity across our country. Literacy changes everything. 

United for Literacy (formerly Frontier College) is a national charity founded in 1899. We believe literacy is a right, and that every place can be a learning place. Our vision is a Canada in which everyone has the literacy skills they need to achieve their goals at school, at work, and in life. Our mission is to provide local learning support programs that change lives. 

The opportunity
We are currently seeking an exceptional individual to fulfill a full time, permanent role that inspires donors and enables revenue generation success. The Program Development Advisor researches and generates government, corporate, and foundation grant applications and reports, and customized business development materials, using socio-economic research, program statistics, and evaluation data.

Overall Accountability

Reporting to the Director of Program Development, the Program Development Advisor (PDA) serves as principal writer and editor for a wide variety of print and electronic documents, including proposals, reports, and presentations for government, corporate and foundation audiences, prospective funders, and the general public. The PDA works closely with Regional Managers/Directors.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Skills and Attributes

Additional Assets

Ready to join our team?  
Please email your cover letter and resume with the subject line “Application – Program Development Advisor” to Kalyani Mathur, Manager, Program Development (Interim)

No phone calls, please. You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview. 

For more information about United for Literacy  

Working with United for Literacy 
In addition to your salary, you will benefit from:

Paid time off: 
-15 vacation days per calendar year, pro-rated  
-Plus: paid time off during our seasonal closure between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day  
-Plus: half-days off before some long weekends (start your long weekend early!)  
-Plus: generous and compassionate wellness time allowance, and a “floating day” for personal/cultural events   We welcome applications from individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code. We are committed to integration and maintaining the independence of individuals and removing barriers to accessibility in the workplace. We are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation. We invite applicants to request accommodation, as required, throughout the application and hiring process. 

We require our staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to do in-person work. Exemptions for valid medical reasons will be considered. 

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