The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation) of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties is a philanthropic catalyst, connecting Bay Area Jews – of all ages, backgrounds, and perspectives – to the power we have as a community to improve the world. We partner with donors, organizations, and foundations to address the pressing issues facing our community and develop innovative strategies that result in a deep and lasting impact.
Our vision is a vibrant, connected, and enduring Jewish community that is a force for good locally, in Israel, and around the world. Our work is guided by the timeless Jewish values of kehilla (community), tzedakah (giving with just intention), and tikkun olam (repairing the world).
The Federation seeks highly motivated individuals with a variety of skill sets to build the next generation of Federation engagement. We are especially interested in forward-thinking, collaborative, and open-minded candidates who are willing to take risks, possess a high level of integrity, and model a positive attitude that inspires confidence.
The Federation helps donors make their philanthropy more effective. Through the generosity of over 1,100 donors, the Federation grants close to $200 million a year, both locally and globally, to a variety of Jewish and non-sectarian causes. Federation Philanthropy Partners works with these donors, who all have unique situations and varying degrees of need for our guidance. Our aim is to be a trusted advisor, and to inform, educate, inspire, and challenge philanthropy driven by Jewish values, and the philanthropists in our communities.
The Grants Management Associate works on various aspects of grants processing/systems and provides administrative support to JCF’s Grants Management department. Working closely with the Grants Manager and Program Officers this role is responsible for managing the activities of JCF supporting foundations, endowment funds, and operating funds, including grantmaking, governance, recordkeeping, and interacting with Boards of Directors/Committee members.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Comprehensive grant administration, including monitoring approvals, reviewing and processing new requests, requests for grant payments, and special requirements for grants to a wide variety of local, national, and international organizations.
Processing, acknowledging, and tracking grant proposals, and letters of inquiry. Review of meeting action items and details with senior staff pre- and post-meeting.
Field and respond to frequent internal/external inquiries regarding grant applications and/or other issues.
Maintain existing foundation files in an organized fashion and develop new record-keeping systems as needed.
EDUCATION OR TRAINING EQUIVALENT
Bachelor’s degree required.
2 years of work experience is preferred, especially with a background in grants management/grants processing and/or non-profit experience.
Previous experience with Microedge GIFTS grantmaking and FIMS accounting applications, or a demonstrated aptitude with similar databases is a plus.
QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS, ABILITIES, LICENSES)
Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills.
Ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments simultaneously with a high degree of accuracy.
Excellent written/verbal communication skills and a pleasant, professional demeanor.
Ability to handle confidential materials
High-level computer literacy (MS Office Suite), including the ability to establish/follow document management protocol.