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Grant Writer and Development Associate

Publicado por
Sefaria
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Brooklyn, NY
Nuevo
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Publicado hace 24 días

About Sefaria

Sefaria is a non-profit organization dedicated to building the future of Torah in an open and participatory way. We are assembling a free, digital library of Jewish texts and translations and developing digital tools, educational resources, and engagement opportunities that enable people to deepen their study. Sefaria's team of more than 20 full-time staff is remote, with employees based in several US cities and in Israel.

Position Overview

Sefaria was founded just eight years ago and has since become a mainstay of Jewish learning and education with over 4 million users annually. As part of our strategic plan for 2022 and beyond, we are focused on building a stronger base of financial support to ensure long-term sustainability. Already, Sefaria has more than 8,000 annual donors and we are constantly working to develop new ways to build relationships with them, craft creative messages and campaigns, write compelling proposals and reports, and improve internal systems. Reporting to the Development Manager, the individual in this role will help Sefaria expand its efforts at all levels of the fundraising enterprise (foundations, small-dollar donors, and major donors) to support Sefaria’s growing operations ($4M+ annual budget). Today, the development team is made up of the Chief Executive Officer, Chief of Staff, Chief Operating Officer, Development Manager, as well as the Finance and Operations Manager.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to support user-based fundraising campaigns, institutional giving, and development operations. More specifically, we are looking for a skilled writer who will synthesize information from across the organization and craft clear and concise stories to showcase Sefaria’s work and impact. The Associate will take the lead on drafting proposals, reports, and campaign material (e.g., email solicitations, in-product fundraising messages) and editing with the team. The role will also encompass prospect research, grant processing and tracking, data gathering, and project management work related to fundraising campaigns, management of special gifts (e.g. sponsorships), and writing and sending acknowledgements to major donors.

In addition to the responsibilities further outlined below, this role will provide someone with ample opportunity to learn and grow on the job, stretch their creative muscles, connect with donors, and be part of a meaningful mission. Sefaria operates like a start-up, and while our team is growing, everyone still wears many hats. The right person for the job will appreciate flexing different muscles on a daily basis and engaging in tasks big and small to provide Sefaria with a stable foundation through which to grow out of. The role is for someone who is a skilled writer, can juggle multiple tasks, be detail oriented (as well as see the big picture), and has an appreciation for and knowledge of the work Sefaria does and the texts in its library.

Job Responsibilities

Major Donor & Foundation Program

  • Work with Development Manager to develop and write grant proposals and letters of interest, as well as grant reports and special updates to funders, effectively communicating Sefaria’s mission and programs while meeting deadlines
  • Liaise with senior staff to gather information required to submit both grants and reports
  • Track grant requirements and payment schedules; process grant payments in coordination with the finance team
  • Work with Development Team to undertake research and analysis of foundation and grant opportunities

Small Dollar Fundraising Program

  • Serve as day-to-day project manager for campaigns, other fundraising initiatives, and the fundraising email calendar in collaboration with other teams as needed
  • Support quarterly and annual campaign and strategy planning
  • Draft emails, social media posts, mailings, and in-product messages

Development Administration and Operations

  • Generate acknowledgements for all foundation gifts, restricted gifts, and major donors
  • Manage Day of Learning sponsorships and other named sponsorship opportunities
  • Provide excellent donor customer service by responding to requests via phone and email
  • Collaborate with Development Manager (supervisor), Chief of Staff (oversees special gifts), and Finance and Operations Manager to improve systems for tracking donors, foundations, etc. as they engage with Sefaria
  • Support the upkeep of Sefaria’s donor management system including data clean up, updates, research, and running reports
  • Help with planning and execution of donor events
  • Assist with day-to-day operations for the development team as needed

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience in a related field
  • One year of relevant work experience in development, program management, or marketing; can include internships and work study positions
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Creative and critical thinking; embraces an entrepreneurial spirit by contributing new ideas from concept to implementation
  • Detail-oriented, organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledgeable about Sefaria, Jewish texts, and Jewish community writ large
  • Brings tenacity to trouble-shooting and problem-solving.
  • Applies excellent time- and self-management in all areas of work.
  • Demonstrates professionalism, integrity, equitable and ethical behavior, and commitment to the values of the organization.
  • Upholds an environment that promotes outstanding performance and positive morale.
  • The candidate may be based anywhere in the United States; preference will be given to candidates based in the Northeast of the US as that is where most teammates are located.
  • Comfortable working remotely and with a geographically dispersed team.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Annual Salary: $47,500-$57,500; commensurate with experience
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance; Sefaria offers 4 comprehensive medical insurance options, 3 of which are covered 100% by Sefaria for our employees. Sefaria contributes an additional small amount toward dependents.
  • Generous paid time off, including Jewish holidays
  • 401k with up to a 4% match after 6 months
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care expenses
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Professional development opportunities and annual budget
  • Work-from-home utility reimbursement

To Apply

If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications listed in this description, we encourage you to apply.

Click the link to apply; you’ll be invited to share your resume, a 1-2 page writing sample, and a brief cover letter.

The writing sample can be professional, academic, or even personal i.e. a blog post or article. Writing will be a large part of this role and we'd like to get a sense of your style.

We will be reviewing first round applications until November 23.


About Sefaria

Sefaria is a non-profit organization dedicated to building the future of Torah in an open and participatory way. We are assembling a free, digital library of Jewish texts and translations and developing digital tools…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Fecha de inicio
    1 de diciembre de 2021
  • Fecha límite de postulación
    23 de noviembre de 2021
  • Nivel Profesional
    Principiante
Salario
USD $47.500 - USD $57.500
/ año

Compensación

  • Annual Salary: $47,500-$57,500; commensurate with experience
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance; Sefaria offers 4 comprehensive medical insurance options, 3 of which are covered 100% by Sefaria for our employees. Sefaria contributes an additional small amount toward dependents.
  • Generous paid time off, including Jewish holidays
  • 401k with up to a 4% match after 6 months
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care expenses
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Professional development opportunities and annual budget
  • Work-from-home utility reimbursement


  • Annual Salary: $47,500-$57,500; commensurate with experience
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance; Sefaria offers 4 comprehensive medical insurance options, 3 of which are covered…

Nivel de Idiomas

Fluent in English

Fluent in English

Ubicación

A distancia
El trabajo se puede realizar en cualquier lugar en Estados Unidos
Ubicación Asociada
195 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States
14th Floor, Suite 1203

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