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Grants & Program Manager

Grants & Program Manager
Organization Name: 
Jewish Women's Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches
West Palm Beach, FL
Job Category: 
$50,000 - $55,000

Jewish Women's Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches (JWF) envisions a world where gender is not a barrier to safety or success and women and girls have equal social, political, economic, and religious opportunities; JWF works towards this goal through social change grantmaking, advocacy and education, and leadership development.

The grants and program manager is responsible for the oversight and management of JWF’s social change grantmaking as well as all aspects of educational and leadership programming, and coordination of fundraising events. This position works closely with Executive Director and related volunteer committees to determine grantmaking and educational priorities.

Grants and Programs:

  • Coordinate grant review process, including developing and disseminating requests for proposals, scheduling Grants Committee meetings, communicating with agencies that submit proposals, managing site visits and/or interviews with prospective grantees and notifying all applicants of the status of their proposals.
  • In consultation with Grants Chairs and Executive Director, create work plans and agendas for the grants committee.
  • Maintain regular and systematic communication with grantees
  • In consultation with Executive Director, coordinate and manage JWF calendar of educational programs, meetings and events.
  • Coordinate the creation of and sending of invitations to programs, planning of meetings and events and follow up work.
  • Assist with special events including conceptualization, logistics, preparation, implementation, and follow-up.
  • Manage JWF’s leadership development programs for teens, No Small Change, and young women, Young Leaders Society, which includes participant recruitment, securing facilitators for monthly sessions, and communicating with participants.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Criteria and Competencies:

  • Commitment to and passion for the mission of Jewish Women’s Foundation
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness, problem solving, and flexibility
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Ability to be a self-starter and to work both independently and in a team
  • environment
  • Proficiency with a variety of computer software applications, including Microsoft Office Suite, Constant Contact, and Donor Perfect
  • Knowledge of the American Jewish community and/or the not for profit sector, gender issues, and the State of Israel preferred
  • Commitment to and interest in an organizational culture of philanthropy
  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Hiring and Evaluation:

The Grants and Program Manager reports to the Executive Director and is evaluated annually by the ED.

How to Apply / Contact Info: 

Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and your interest in JWF's mission along with a current copy of your resume, both in pdf format, to

Application Deadline: 
December 31, 2018