Program Officer, Jewish Women’s Foundation (JWF)

Jewish United Fund/Federation of Metropolitan Chicago | Chicago, IL, United States

Posted Date 9/06/2022

You will be responsible for providing oversight, management, administrative coordination, and evaluation of the Jewish Women’s Foundation’s (JWF) annual grant cycle and grantmaking initiatives. You will support JWF’s marketing and communication strategy and assist in program design and implementation.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Serve as the lead staff for all grantmaking committees.
  • Work closely with trustee leadership to produce meeting content and materials.
  • Review and organize letters of intent and grant proposals; perform thorough analysis of applications; monitor grants and post-grant reports; write summaries of recommended proposals.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with grantee partners; provide support to applicants.
  • Develop promotional materials and grantee impact stories; create news communications for JWF’s network; assist in website content management.
  • Support JUF Campaign and mandatory campaign-related activities on an ongoing basis.

What you need to succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • 3-5 years related work experience, preferably in the non-profit sector in the area(s) of women’s empowerment, social justice, philanthropy, and/or Jewish communal service
  • Experience working with individual donors preferred
  • Experience creating written communications (i.e., website content, newsletters, reports, etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to think critically and use independent judgment
  • Detail oriented, organized, and able to set and achieve goals
  • Comfortable handling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community and culture
  • Some knowledge and experience addressing women’s issues
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office Suite of Products

 What you’ll love about us:

JUF is one of the largest non-profit social welfare institutions in Illinois. We provide food, refuge, health care, education, and emergency assistance to 500,000 Chicagoans of all faiths and millions of Jews around the world. 

Time off: Up to 22 days paid time off, up to 10 sick days, 8 paid federal holidays and up to 13 paid Jewish holidays, and 6 weeks paid parental leave.

Health Benefits: Medical, dental, and vision insurance.

Prepare for your future: 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan.

Additional Benefits: Additional health and wellness benefits, financial benefits, professional training, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

COVID-19: JUF is working on a hybrid basis for most positions. JUF requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they qualify for an exemption. New hires have 45 days from their hire date to become fully vaccinated.

 Please provide a resume and cover letter to be considered for the position.

Full Time
Fundraising/Grants/Giving | Other | Philanthropy | Planned Giving
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Kosher Food Option Available | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Mass Transit | Vision
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