Grantee Operations Manager
RootOne at The Jewish Education Project
New York, NY
Your Opportunity for Impact
RootOne is a “Jewish start-up” – an innovative, dynamic initiative that is pro-actively inspiring a generation of teens to be more confident and proud Jews as they enter the next stage of their lives. RootOne, along with its youth serving organization grantee partners, redefine and deepen the typical teen Israel summer trip experience so that its impact is long-lasting. It does so by reducing the cost of participation and by diversifying Israel experiences to make them more accessible to a wider audience of Jewish teens.
We know that an intentionally designed and well-facilitated immersive experience in Israel has the capacity to breathe vitality, passion, and commitment among Jewish teens that could directly impact the future landscape of North American Jewish life. It provides 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.
An Israel experience increases the likelihood of Jewish teens being more committed to their Jewish community in the long term, maintaining personal relationships with other Jews, and assuming leadership roles in the world. At a time when Jewish voices on campus need to be heard more than ever, the Israel experience has 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. Learn more at www.rootone.org and www.jewishedproject.org.
RootOne provides financial support via grants to Trip Provider Partners (Youth Serving Organizations, Jewish Residential Camps, Jewish Federations, and other grantees responsible for organizing top tier Israel experiences for Jewish teens). Additionally, RootOne works with many partners and vendors to advance its marketing efforts, educational learnings, technological capacities and more.
RootOne seeks a full-time Grantee Operations Manager to further develop and manage its financial, funding, and grants processes utilizing Salesforce and other relevant tools as the organization grows.
Reporting to the Director of Strategy and Operations, the Grantee Operations Manager will also build collegial and productive relationships with key partners and colleagues based on trust, clarity of expectations, and mutual respect. Candidates with diverse racial, cultural, educational, and experiential backgrounds are urged to apply.
- Manage the overall grants process and lifecycle between RootOne and its grantees, ensuring timely compliance with grant requirements and deadlines
- Optimize and facilitate the grant administration process, using RootOne’s custom data system on Salesforce
- Receive and process grantee requirements, working with appropriate departments in accordance with RootOne’s and The Jewish Education Project’s policies, including grant modifications and payments
- Perform required due diligence on potential grantees prior to grant approval
- Support relevant staff in monitoring and evaluating program strategies, deliverables, and grantmaking
- Provide technical assistance to grantees and applicants regarding the online grants process, elevating issues to appropriate parties
- Learn and manage RootOne’s grantee portal, including onboarding, troubleshooting, and provide ongoing assistance, support, and guidance with portal use
- Prepare financial reports
- Manage contract requirements, reviews, and invoicing to ensure the timely execution of contracts and payments to vendors and grantees, including writing, reviewing, and tracking Grantee and Vendor invoices for processing?
- Act as a primary point of contact from RootOne throughout the annual audit process
- Assist with building program and organizational budgets, budget reports/presentations and analysis/research as needed
Who You Are
- Minimum of 5 years experience of successful payment, contract and/or grant management; experience in the nonprofit field a plus
- Knowledge of budgeting and financial oversight with solid organizational skills
- Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative, prioritize and accurately complete multiple tasks, and work under deadlines and changing priorities; top notch attention to detail
- Data collection, management, and analysis skills, as well as capacity to translate data into understandable and compelling presentations for varied target audiences
- Technical skills and experience with Salesforce and other data tools
- A self-directed professional who has passion, humility, integrity, a positive attitude, and the ability to develop relationships with a wide variety of people
- A team player who works adeptly cross-functionally and can manage internal and external relationships
What We Offer
- Salary in the range of $70,000 - $85,000 depending upon experience
- Three weeks paid time off in year 1; increasing incrementally on a set schedule
- Comprehensive health insurance
- Paid family leave
- 401k plan
- 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 opportunity 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 line
- The Jewish Education Project is an equal opportunity employer
Where You Will Work: Hybrid work environment with Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 520 Eighth Avenue, 15th Floor, 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.