Grants Operations Manager @ Confidential

Grants Operations Manager

Passion. Purpose. Impact. CJP is at the heart of Greater Boston's Jewish community, but our reach is felt around the world. We bring together the resources, volunteers, leadership, and expertise to care for people in need, advocate for Israel, and ensure a vibrant Jewish future. Together, we're helping struggling families find financial stability, making Jewish learning relevant and inclusive, connecting the next generation to Jewish life, and so much more. Our greatest resource is our people — the staff, volunteers, partners and leaders who help make Greater Boston’s Jewish community a welcoming home. It’s this energy and commitment that drive CJP’s mission. We are one of Boston's oldest and most respected philanthropic organizations and we are currently seeking a Grants Operations Manager.

Under the supervision of the Senior Director, Grants and Partnership Initiatives (the “Senior Director”), the Grants Operations Manager is primarily responsible for overseeing the The Miriam Fund’s annual grant-making process and supporting the S&I small grant process. In addition, this position will work with the Senior Director and Co-chairs of The Miriam Fund to organize programs, fundraising activities, and communications with membership and other volunteer engagement activities for the Fund. She/he will also provide limited support for the Senior Director; and maintain good administrative systems relating to the efficient management of The Miriam Fund. She/he will work in coordination with the Senior Director to manage the S & I small grants processes and provide general administrative support as needed for grants management activities.


Miriam Fund Responsibilities (50%)
• Manages the details of a very robust strategic grants process, including scheduling key activities, communicating with members, and potential and confirmed grantees, and working with the volunteer and professional leadership of the fund to achieve a balanced and strategic portfolio of grants each year.

• Partners with the Senior Director and lay leaders of the Fund to engage members in the Fund’s mission, handles membership renewal process.
• Partners with the Senior Director and lay leaders of the Fund to communicate the impact of the work to internal and external stakeholders.
• Maintains optimal social media presence and other marketing vehicles

S & I Small Grants Management (35%)
• Manages the S & I small grants processes, including working closely with volunteer committees and applying organizations
• Works cross-functionally with internal staff on marketing, finance, and other operations to administer all aspects of the grants processes
• Provides general administrative support as needed for grants management activities

Administrative Activities (15%)
• Manages the Fund’s revenue and expense reports.
• Performs administrative support, which may include assistance for events (e.g., registration, logistics), database maintenance, coordination of mailings, contributing to stewardship projects, writing and editing emails, letters, invitation copy and other communication materials.

Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.

• Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline

• 2-5 years’ successful experience in development, grants management or related field, with an emphasis on donor relations.

• Must be very organized, detail oriented and responsible for managing complex projects.

• Must have ability to work independently and in a team environment.
• Able to balance multiple projects at once and prioritize workload appropriately.
• Able to think critically and determine effective strategies for successfully completing a multitude of tasks by deadline in a fast-paced work environment.
• Highly motivated and a self-starter; takes initiative when an opportunity arises.
• Ability to relate to all types of people. Strong emotional intelligence skills.
• Familiarity with Constant Contact and social media outlets.
• Ability to staff and facilitate meetings with volunteers.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong customer service skills.
• Successful track record of volunteer and program management.
• Knowledge of Boston’s Jewish and secular communities, the non-profit sector, gender issues, Israel, and a commitment to Jewish philanthropy are a plus, as are passion for women’s issues and/or social change efforts.
• Comfort working in a growing organization, including performing a wide variety of functions, multi-tasking, and meeting required deadlines.
• Discretion and ability to handle confidential information is essential.
• Proficient in all Microsoft Office Suite of Products, specifically Word, Excel, and Outlook.
• Must have a positive attitude. Ability to stay calm under pressure.
• Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changes and shifting priorities.
• Must be able to work some occasional evenings.

CJP offers that rare opportunity to tap your skills, talents, and experience to benefit a greater good while you grow professionally. You will work in a dynamic environment, with a diverse group of individuals who share your commitment and enthusiasm. Together, you will make a difference for Jews and non-Jews in Greater Boston and worldwide. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and a collegial, family-friendly work and team environment.

For more information about CJP, go to

Please use this link to apply: http://xxxxxxxxxxxxx_ID=3168482

CJP conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

CJP is an equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities, women, veterans, people of color, and LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, transportation, retirement plans, leave early for Shabbat, kosher food option available, Life Insurance
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2020-09-14
  • Times this job has been viewed: 283 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Accounting & Finance
  • Organization Type: Federation
Job Location
Confidential, MA

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