Working with Students on Ice means working with a great team for a great cause. If you support our objectives and have a skill set that is applicable to our work, please get in touch with us.

The Students on Ice (SOI) Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified candidates including women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and Indigenous peoples.

We thank all those that apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please see the following available positions. We are always keen to meet talented professionals who would like to join our team. If you wish to be considered for any future positions, please send your CV and cover letter to: henk(at)

Current Opportunities:

Grant Writer and Partnerships Manager

The Students on Ice (SOI) Foundation works towards a healthy and sustainable future by providing a platform for transformative learning and cross-cultural collaboration.

Founded in 2000, the SOI Foundation is based on the principle that we are driven by the personal connections that we make to the land and to one another. For the past 20 years, SOI has brought together diverse youth, educators and visionary leaders through experiential expeditions and initiatives in the Arctic, Antarctica and places in-between. The outcome is a global network that takes action on climate change, supports healthy oceans and ecosystems and contributes to building thriving communities in the Arctic, and around the world.

Students on Ice is currently looking for a full-time Grant writer and partnerships manager

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the primary duties and responsibilities of the Grant Writer and Partnerships Manager are the following:

  • Developing and writing of funding and grant proposals for different levels of governments,  foundations and other grant-making organizations, that persuasively communicate the organization’s mission, programs and impacts.
  • Assembling and submitting funding and grant requests, including proposals, letters of support, budgets and other supplementary documentation.
  • Maintaining a funding calendar and ensure timely creation and submission of letters of inquiry, proposals and reports;
  • Conducting prospect research;
  • Prioritizing tasks to keep multiple initiatives moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals;
  • Maintain productive relationships with funders and partners.
  • Input and maintain partner information in SOI’s Salesforce database.
  • Contribute to a collaborative and positive work environment by attending all-staff meetings, participating in SOI events, representing SOI at external events and conferences when applicable and assisting with other duties as assigned.

Do you have a proven passion for youth engagement, climate change and ocean health? Do you write with ease and are you creative in translating existing programs and program concepts into compelling funding and grant proposals? Then this is the role for you!

Character profile & Key competencies

  • Proven track record in writing funding and grant proposals;
  • Curious, creative and resourceful;
  • People person with effective and demonstrated interpersonal and relationship building skills;
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit demonstrating a strong capacity to work independently and collaboratively, under limited supervision;
  • Organized and efficient multi-tasker with great attention to detail;
  • Adaptable to change, diplomatic and patient with a positive outlook;
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience;
  • University or College degree or diploma

SOI’s Offer

SOI offers a dynamic team environment, an exciting international network of alumni, a strong partnership network and delivers state-of-the-art expedition education programming. Additionally, SOI offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Application Process

To apply please email your resume and cover letter to by no later than October 20th at 23.59 EST.

SOI offers an inclusive work environment and we encourage and welcome applications from Indigenous peoples, members of a visible minority group, and people living with disabilities.

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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