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Grants Officer


T'ruah is seeking a full-time Grants Officer to join T'ruah's development team.
The Grants Officer will work closely with the Director of Development and will be responsible for all components of the institutional giving program, including stewarding T'ruah's foundation portfolio, researching and identifying new prospects, and supporting the development of the annual institutional fundraising strategy and goals.
Who We Are T'ruah trains and mobilizes more than 2,300 rabbis and cantors from all streams of Judaism, together with all members of the Jewish community, to act on the Jewish imperative to respect and advance the human rights of all people.
Grounded in Torah and our Jewish historical experience and guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we call upon Jews to assert Jewish values by raising our voices and taking concrete steps to protect and expand human rights in North America, Israel, and the occupied Palestinian territories.
You use excellent research skills to develop meaningful prospect lists which match T'ruah's specific needs.
Alignment with T'ruah's values: You are comfortable representing T'ruah's mission and campaigns.
You have the ability to articulate T'ruah's mission and programmatic work clearly and compellingly.

T’ruah is seeking a full-time Grants Officer to join T’ruah’s development team. The Grants Officer will work closely with the Director of Development and will be responsible for all components of the institutional giving program, including stewarding T'ruah's foundation portfolio, researching and identifying new prospects, and supporting the development of the annual institutional fundraising strategy and goals. Additionally, the Grants Officer will be responsible for writing all reports and proposals and for the maintenance of the calendar to meet deadlines.

The ideal candidate has at least 2-3 years of grant-writing experience, ideally in the progressive social justice, human rights, civil rights or Jewish funding community, and is highly organized and an effective project manager.

This is an exciting time to join T’ruah at an incredible moment of growth. We are at the beginning of an ambitious five-year plan to grow our organization and budget substantially, led by a Director of Strategy who will guide a process of organizational reflection and alignment to maximize our impact. This position is an incredible opportunity for a self-starter who is excited about being part of an organization making social change and protecting human rights. 

Who We Are

T’ruah trains and mobilizes more than 2,300 rabbis and cantors from all streams of Judaism, together with all members of the Jewish community, to act on the Jewish imperative to respect and advance the human rights of all people. Grounded in Torah and our Jewish historical experience and guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we call upon Jews to assert Jewish values by raising our voices and taking concrete steps to protect and expand human rights in North America, Israel, and the occupied Palestinian territories. 

To learn more about our work, visit www.truah.org [1] or find us @truahrabbis on Twitter and Facebook. 

What You’ll Do 

The Grants Officer, who reports to the Director of Development, is responsible for the following: 

  • Plan and execute a strategy to meet the organization’s institutional revenue goals
  • Steward relationships with 40 current institutional funding partners to maintain or increase their grants
  • Oversee the research, identification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospective institutional funders
  • Create and execute a moves management protocol for all institutional prospects and current funders
  • Collaborate with the Director of Development and the Director of Strategy to identify opportunities for funding
  • Prepare and submit concept notes, letters of intent, proposals, reports, and other documents as defined by institutional funders’ requirements, working closely with appropriate staff to assemble materials 
  • Conduct internal administration of grant requirements and reporting, and manage the calendar for proposals and reports
  • Manage and track pledges, expected funding, grant agreements, and other materials, and take other administrative next steps in order to ensure compliance and measure progress towards fundraising goals
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records of institutional giving data in the database
  • Director of Strategy
  • Director of Communications 
  • Data Manager 
  • Director of Finance and Operations
  • Grant-writing experience within the Jewish community and/or social justice/human rights space: You have excellent writing skills, are detail oriented, and specifically you’re fluent in “foundation speak” within the Jewish, human rights and/or social justice community. You prepare compelling content for concept papers, proposals, and reports aimed at deepening the engagement of both prospective and current funders. 
  • Proven ability to identify meaningful prospects: You leverage your deep familiarity with the Jewish, human rights and/or social justice institutional giving space and your own networks, and utilizing tools like Foundation Directory.  You use excellent research skills to develop meaningful prospect lists which match T’ruah’s specific needs.  
  • Superb organizational skills: You manage a high volume of work composed of many small moving parts with efficiency. You have the ability to plan, prioritize competing demands, and manage a varied workload to meet critical deadlines without sacrificing quality. You have efficient systems for keeping tasks from slipping through the cracks and benchmarking your progress to meet deadlines. You ask for help when needed and have excellent proofreading and editing skills.  
  • Strong sense of ownership and resilience: You plan ahead and find alternative paths, when needed, to get to the finish line. You bounce back from setbacks and rejections. You hold a high bar even when things are hectic. You acknowledge mistakes and turn them into learning opportunities.  
  • Team player: You collaborate with colleagues to oversee grant management processes and systems. You gather necessary data to ensure accurate reporting for existing donors, including renewals and follow-up funding requests.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with racial equity and inclusion principles: You recognize ways that race and other identities intersect in the work, especially with communities we serve. You are comfortable talking about identities such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, or gender, in plain, specific terms. You understand the historical context for racial inequity and its present-day implications. 
  • Alignment with T’ruah’s values: You are comfortable representing T’ruah’s mission and campaigns. You have the ability to articulate T’ruah’s mission and programmatic work clearly and compellingly.  
  • 100% coverage of your health insurance premium and 50% coverage for one family member
  • Automatic employer-side contributions of an amount equal to 5% of your salary to your 403(b) retirement account beginning one year after the date of hire - whether or not you choose to make employee-side contributions
  • 10 vacation days a year in your first year of employment, increasing to 20 days a year after three years
  • Jewish holidays
  • Paid leave of up to 12 weeks for the birth or adoption of a child
  • Health care flexible spending account 
  • Dependent care flexible spending account
  •  Complete the informational form located here [2].
  • Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@truah.org. Please write “Grants Officer” in the subject line. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls, please.  
  • Our Timeline

    Applications will be accepted through Oct. 15th. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Our ideal start date for this position is December 1.



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