Grants Manager

The Jewish Education Project
New York, NY

Opportunity for Impact

The Jewish Education Project is devoted to ensuring that Jewish education is in tune with the forces that impact our world and our communities in a changing environment.
We believe that in a rapidly changing world, Jewish education must continually evolve to meet the needs of the Jewish community. The power of harnessing knowledge and curating ideas to inspire the various stakeholders who influence Jewish education is a vital component of this work.

We are committed to bringing the most creative solutions to a field that must remain relevant and meaningful in the lives of Jewish youth and their families today and tomorrow. For more information about The Jewish Education Project, please visit

Position Overview

The Jewish Education Project seeks a full-time Grants Manager to join the Advancement Team in this new role to help the agency secure new funding from foundations and federations as we grow nationally. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Giving, and working closely with program and fiscal staff, 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 foundation and federations 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.
  • 3+ 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 $65,000-80,000 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 Please include the job title in the email subject line.
  • The Jewish Education Project is an equal opportunity employer.


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.