121 Steuart Street
The Jewish Community Federation (the Federation) of San Francisco is a philanthropic catalyst, connecting Bay Area Jews – of all ages, backgrounds, and perspectives - to the power we have as a community to improve the world. Our work is guided by the timeless Jewish values of kehilla (community), tzedakah (giving with just intention), and tikkun olam (repairing the world). We partner with donors, organizations, and foundations to address the pressing issues facing our community and develop innovative strategies that result in deep and lasting impact in the Bay Area, in Israel, and at the global level. We accomplish this by playing three unique roles:
- Strategic investing: We raise funds and make grants to support the community’s core organizations and capital projects, foster innovation, and solve big challenges.
- Building capacity: We cultivate high-performing organizations through our pro bono consulting, specialized consulting and trainings, and communities of practice.
- Developing leaders and philanthropists: We develop and engage Jewish leaders and philanthropists to ensure our community’s future.
Together with its endowment operations the Federation acts as a central Jewish financial resource development and planning institution for the Jewish community of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. We serve donors and local and international NGO’s by providing planning, capacity building, and financial resources from funds raised through our Jewish Community Endowment Fund, endowed vehicles, donor-advised philanthropy, and campaigns. Additionally, we serve the needs of the Jewish people in Israel and overseas with financial support of innovative programming.
The Federation is looking to hire a flexible, creative, results-oriented professional to fill the position of Grants Associate. Reporting to the Grant Writer, this position is a key member of the Federation’s Development Department.
The Grants Associate supports the day-to-day activities of all aspects of the institutional giving program, which includes: drafting acknowledgment letters and correspondence; maintaining and updating databases and records; helping craft grants proposals and reports; conducting prospect research; supporting the cultivation, stewardship, and benefits fulfillment for foundation funders; working with volunteer leaders; and maintaining the grants pipeline and reporting calendar. He/she will play a critical role on the Development team as the primary support person for all institutional giving activities.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
- Works with the Grant Writer to maintain all institutional electronic and other records; track all institutional fundraising and prospecting activity; and maintain accurate and complete records of contacts and communications.
- Drafts gift acknowledgment letters and correspondence with funders and prospects.
- Works closely with the Grant Writer to create initial grant proposals, letters of interest, and grant reports.
- Meets regularly with other Development staff and members of the Impact Department to gather required information for grant proposals and reports.
- Conducts research on current and prospective funders and grant programs.
- Additional duties as assigned.
EDUCATION OR TRAINING EQUIVALENT TO
- Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related field
- Minimum of three years’ experience with grant writing experience with proven success in grant awards
- Formal training in grant writing preferred
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS, ABILITIES, LICENSE)
- Detail oriented
- Experience using Raiser’s Edge a plus
- Excellent organizational and project management skills, including juggling multiple deadlines and working well in a team environment
- Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.
- Excellent writing, editing and research skills
- Ability to listen and develop information into grant proposals
- Experience with standard concepts, practices, and procedures for researching and writing grant proposals for foundation funds, including Requests for Proposal (RFP)
- Excellent computer skills including MS Office; web/internet savvy
We provide employer-sponsored medical, vision and dental coverage, company-paid life insurance, 403(b) retirement plans with employer contribution, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, and tax-free deductions for transportation and parking,paid vacation, sick time, and holidays (including some Jewish).
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
*Please include a writing sample of previous work, with your resume submission.
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Jewish Community Federation
121 Steuart Street
San Francisco, CA 94105