Development Manager

RootOne @ The Jewish Education Project | New York, NY, United States

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Posted Date 10/26/2023

Development Manager

RootOne at The Jewish Education Project

New York, NY

Opportunity for Impact

RootOne is an innovative, rapidly growing initiative entering its third year that maximizes the number of North American teens participating in immersive Israel travel experiences and maximizes the impact that those experiences have on the teens themselves.  RootOne does so by reducing the cost of participation for teens and by elevating and diversifying Israel experiences to make them more accessible and more impactful to a wider audience of Jewish teens.

We know that intentionally designed and well-facilitated immersive experiences in Israel have the capacity to strengthen both Jewish identity and connectedness to Israel among participating Jewish teens. Immersive Israel experiences provide a framework that allows Jewish teens to explore many of the issues that matter most to them as adolescents and as young Jews.  Research shows that outside of Jewish day school (which only a small percentage of Jewish teens in North America attend), there is no greater impact on a young person’s Jewish identity formation than an Israel trip with their peers.

At a time when Jewish voices on campus need to be heard more than ever, teen Israel experiences are proven to increase the connections of young Jews to their fellow Jews and to greatly enhance their connection to Israel. At scale, this experience can radically transform the trajectory of North American Jewry. RootOne is an initiative of The Jewish Education Project. Learn more at and

Position Overview

RootOne seeks a full-time Development Manager to join the Team in this new role to help the program secure new funding?from foundations and expand to other sources of revenue as we continue to grow. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Giving, and working closely with full team, the successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to the writing of a variety of grant applications, reports, and proposals, as well as maintaining grant data, processes and materials related to funders and prospects. This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly organized individual who is interested in the nonprofit or philanthropic sectors and is seeking to advance their career. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Draft, prepare, and review grant proposals and reports for submission to funders under the guidance of the Director of Institutional Giving.
  • Assemble supporting documentation including budgets and program descriptions.
  • Maintain grant database and a regular calendar of report submission milestones and deadlines.
  • Research current and new foundation sources of support; identify potential funders in support of new and ongoing agency programs and projects.
  • Other organizational responsibilities as needed.

Experience, Qualifications, and Competencies

  • Candidates with diverse cultural, educational, and experiential backgrounds are urged to apply.
  • 5+ years of development, grant writing or related experience.
  • Proficiency with cloud-based grants management systems.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (particularly Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Detail oriented with great organization skills to multi-task and effectively manage time.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing.
  • Takes initiative, as appropriate, and can work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Protect sensitive information by maintaining the highest level of discretion and confidentiality.
  • Positive attitude and commitment to The Jewish Education Project’s mission
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of grants management and philanthropy a plus.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary in the range of $70,000-80,000 depending on experience.
  • Three weeks paid time off in year 1; increasing incrementally on a set schedule.
  • Comprehensive health insurance
  • 401k plan
  • Paid family leave
  • Commuter benefits
  • Early close on Fridays for Shabbat and closed for most Jewish holidays
  • Shortened summer hours
  • A positive work environment with exposure to great learning opportunities and the chance to work with some of the top professionals in the field of Jewish Education.

How to Apply

  • Please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please include the job title in the email subject
  • The Jewish Education Project is an equal opportunity


Hybrid work environment with Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 520 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018.

The Jewish Education Project aims to select, place and train the best qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience, so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all our employees in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws and without regard to non- work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected class. We encourage and support diversity and tolerance in our workplace.

Salary70,000.00 - 80,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Development Associate | Education - Other | Fundraising/Grants/Giving | Israel Programs/Missions | Philanthropy
Organization Type
Education & Schools
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Mass Transit | Vision
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