Advocacy and Grantmaking Associate


Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Job title and salary will be commensurate with experience. Competitive benefit package.

Published:

04/13/2018

Start Date:

04/30/2018

Application Deadline:

04/20/2018

Address

5551 Balboa Boulevard
Los Angeles
California
91316
United States

Description

Jewish World Watch is a grassroots organization based in Los Angeles, CA, that mobilizes against genocide and mass atrocities worldwide through education, advocacy and projects serving survivors of acts of inhumanity. JWW’s current primary areas of focus include Rohingya survivors of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar, South Sudanese fleeing an ethnically incited civil war, survivors of the ongoing atrocities in Syria, those affected by a culture of conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and survivors of the Darfuri genocide in Sudan.

 

Description: Full-time position responsible for developing effective and impactful advocacy campaigns, management of strategic partnerships and coalitions, management of grantmaking processes and development of JWW engagement policy and grant writing.


Grantmaking

  • Manage grantmaking portfolio across multiple countries and various sectors.

·        Act as primary liaison for field representative in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

·        Oversee reporting from active grantees, including interim and final reporting and distribution of funds, via executive director and COO

·        Act as primary liaison to Grants committee members, including researching and presenting grants proposals

  • Help to identify potential funding sources to support JWW grantmaking


Advocacy

·        Review pending legislation and/or recommendations in process on genocide and mass atrocities and other topics related to JWW’s mission

·        Act as primary liaison to Advocacy committee members, including researching and presenting action proposals

·        Develop and coordinate relationships with and serve as JWW staff representative to national coalitions for advocacy  

·        Write advocacy materials for JWW website and emails, including Global Updates, on crisis regions and serve as expert resource for media outlets as necessary.

·        Find “stories” related to conflict areas that might be useful in JWW education programs

·        Organize and participate in JWW events related to genocide and mass atrocities prevention


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, plus three years’ work experience required; international relations, political science or related background preferred
  • Must be highly organized and work well as part of a team
  • Experience in grass-roots community organizing and advocacy preferred
  • Experience with Congressional advocacy and grassroots campaign management preferred
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as necessary


This is an exempt position (non-union).  Reports to Executive Director.


Job title and salary will be commensurate with experience. Competitive benefit package.


Target date to fill position: April 30, 2018


Jewish World Watch does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status in any of its operations.


Please submit resume and cover letter to hr@jww.org by April 20, 2018.



Benefits

Closed on all Jewish and Secular Holidays. Close early on Shabbat. Health, Vision and Dental Insurance provided. Great work environment!

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

jr@jww.org

http://www.jww.org

Please submit resume and cover letter to hr@jww.org by April 20, 2018.


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