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Reports to: Executive Director
Position Type: Part-time, Consultant (approx. 15 hours/week)
Location: New York, NY, United States

Position Description

This is an exciting oppor­tu­nity for a talented indi­vidual to support devel­op­ment for the orga­ni­za­tion. As a member of the Encounter team, s/he will be respon­sible for writing grant proposals and reports and supporting research on prospects. The ideal candi­date has at least 4–5 years of grant writing expe­ri­ence and a proven track record of securing foun­da­tion support. The posi­tion requires a strong under­standing of the American Jewish commu­nity and Jewish communal foun­da­tions as well as the ability to under­stand nuances of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Successful candi­dates are self-starters with the ability to work inde­pen­dently and manage projects that require input from various staff members. S/he will work closely with the Executive Director to generate high quality written reports and materials. 

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Write letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports to foun­da­tions: Includes initial draft copy and editing based on feed­back of Encounter staff. 
  • Ensure consis­tency between finan­cial reports (gener­ated by Controller) and narra­tive materials.
  • Contribute to orga­ni­za­tional thinking on what will make reports and proposals most powerful, what data will be neces­sary to collect to create compelling arguments.
  • Coordinate with Executive Director regarding commu­ni­ca­tion with foun­da­tions and related contacts.
  • Facilitate the signing and comple­tion of grant agree­ments, including submis­sion, filing and data entry. 
  • Manage the grants dead­line calendar, and commu­ni­cate to neces­sary staff when compo­nents (finan­cial reports, eval­u­a­tion data, etc.) are needed. 
  • Ensure final docu­ments and data on foun­da­tions is stored appro­pri­ately in Encounter’s data­base and file storage system. 

How to Apply:

For imme­diate consid­er­a­tion, please send your resume and cover letter (both in PDF format) to jobs@​encounterprograms.​org
and indi­cate your name and “Grant Writer” in the subject line. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Priority will be given to appli­ca­tions submitted by November 7, 2017.

We thank you for your interest in career oppor­tu­ni­ties with Encounter. Only those candi­dates selected for an inter­view will be contacted. 

Encounter is an equal oppor­tu­nity employer. We care­fully consider appli­cants for all posi­tions without regard to race, color, reli­gion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orien­ta­tion, or any other legally protected status. We provide compet­i­tive salaries and benefits.

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