Title: Assistant Manager, Partnerships and Grants - Center on Holocaust Survivor Care and Institute on Aging and Trauma
Department: Public Affairs
Reports to: Director, Partnerships and Grants - Center on Holocaust Survivor Care and Institute on Aging and Trauma
The Jewish Federations of North America (“JFNA”) consist of 146 Jewish Federations and dozens of Network communities which collectively raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually to support flourishing Jewish life and the needs of the Jewish people in their home communities and around the world. The Jewish Federation system, among the top 10 charities on the continent, leads the largest network of volunteer and professional leaders who build and sustain Jewish communities that are healthy, safe, caring, welcoming and inclusive, educated and engaged, involved in the broader community, and deeply connected to Israel and the global Jewish people.
The Center on Holocaust Survivor Care and Institute on Aging and Trauma (“Center”), housed within JFNA, is a leading voice in the U.S. on person-centered, trauma informed (PCTI) care and support services for Holocaust survivors, diverse older adults with a history of trauma (e.g., immigrants, refugees, LGBTQs), and their family caregivers. We advance PCTI programming nationwide by annually issuing grants to local Jewish and non-Jewish social services agencies to implement innovative projects, providing technical assistance and capacity building to subgrantees and the aging network at large, and advocating on behalf of the needs of vulnerable older adults.
The Assistant Project Manager for Partnerships and Grants will support efforts to develop and grow strategic relationships and diversify funding sources with various government, non-profit, corporate, foundations, and private philanthropists, working in the aging and/or trauma field to advance the Center’s mission.
- Support the Center’s efforts to conduct outreach and foster relationships with non-profit organizations, government agencies, foundations, universities, medical and mental health agencies, and other entities working in the aging and/or trauma field to advance the Center’s mission.
- Write, edit, and/or review reports to funders, the Center’s Request for Proposal (RFP), application templates, grant proposals, memos to the cohorts, and general correspondence to the Aging Network.
- Organize internal and external meetings, compile agendas, and send follow-up information for the Center’s educational advisory committee, Aging and Trauma Working Group, subgrantees, philanthropists, colleagues, and other partners.
- Develop and maintain organizational systems to track contacts and communications, philanthropic donation records, and various reports and documents, and to promote efficient collaboration among the Center’s team members.
- Coordinate the dissemination of thank you notes.
- Create and revise reporting templates, maintain and organize online data, track and monitor subgrantee applications and reports, and assist with data compilation as requested.
- Manage logistics, catering, and coordination of speakers for meetings and conference events including training webinars and a biennial national Training workshop.
- Manage and support projects, and provide technical support to applicants, subgrantees, and individuals by responding to telephonic and e-mail inquiries.
- Use, train, and assist colleagues and subgrantees on various software programs including, but not limited to, JotForm, Foundant Technologies, Google Docs and Forms, Concur, Microsoft Office, and Zoom.
- Create and maintain standard operating procedures (SOP) on Center operations.
- Analyze programmatic trends and share promising practices with the Aging Network by presenting at conferences and on webinars.
- Participate in staff meetings, retreats, and conferences.
- Complete other assignments, as requested.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- One to two years of administrative experience preferred.
- Must be detail-oriented and have excellent organizational and tracking skills.
- Experience developing and streamlining systems.
- Strong written, interpersonal, collaboration, and verbal communication skills.
- Professional self-starter with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines, and work in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to learn multiple software programs, and proficiency with MS Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel.
- Interest in aging and trauma and a commitment to helping Holocaust survivors, older adults with a history of trauma, and family caregivers.
- Ability to occasionally travel domestically.
To apply, please E-mail Aging@JewishFederations.org a cover letter, resume, one writing sample (no more than 3 pages), and contact information for three references. In the subject of the E-mail, include the position and your name (ex. Assistant Manager, Partnerships and Grants - [First and Last Name]). Incomplete applications will not be considered. We are open to diverse and non-traditional candidates, including returnees to work. As JFNA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, please indicate in your application if you need any accommodation for your interview.
This is a new position made possible by new grant funds. Funding for this position is contingent upon annual Congressional appropriations and JFNA receipt of the government grant. This position is full-time with benefits. JFNA’s work schedule is generally Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm ET with some flexibility. Eastern Time Zone is preferred, but not required. While the employee may work out of JFNA offices in Washington, DC or New York, NY the position may be hybrid or fully remote depending on the applicant’s location.
As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, JFNA celebrates and welcomes people of all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
Compensation and Benefits: JFNA offers a comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, vision, FSA), including a defined contribution plan, generous vacation policy, paid legal and Jewish holidays, life insurance, generous parental leave policies and flexible remote work practices. Our compensation philosophy strives to be externally competitive and internally fair. Additionally, we offer voluntary learning programs throughout the year in subjects of interest to our staff.
Salary range: $58,000 - $65,000
Federation Applicants: JFNA is committed to supporting local Jewish Federations and to identifying the best talent for the system. If a current Federation employee is hired for this role, we will work with the local Federation to ensure an appropriate timeline and communications strategy. We welcome initial confidential inquiries to learn more about the role; however, current Federation employees who move to a finalist round of interviews will be asked to communicate with the Federation about their candidacy.