Assistant Director, Resource Development
Founded in 1906, AJC seeks to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel, and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world. Among Jewish advocacy organizations, AJC is the leader in the global arena. We are known for our unparalleled access to diplomats, government officials, and faith leaders in more than 100 countries. In addition to our New York headquarters and Office of Policy and Diplomatic Affairs in Washington, D.C., AJC has offices across the U.S. and around the globe and maintains partnerships with Jewish communities worldwide.
This position will reside within AJC’s National Resource Development Department which is responsible for supporting a $55 million budget and growing AJC’s base of donors each year.
The Assistant Director, Resource Development will conduct program development activities in order to prepare proposals and other materials on behalf of AJC departments and institutes so as to secure grants and gifts.
The Assistant Director does all this while adhering to AJC’s core values: Respect. Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability.
Research current or new foundation and individual sources of support:
a. Identify potential funders whose giving priorities suit the specific programs or projects AJC departments or institutes wish to implement or those for which budget relief could be acquired;
b. Attain relevant information on potential funders e.g., assets, history of giving to AJC and to other Jewish organizations, and funding guidelines; and,
c. Assess potential to attain support.
Conduct program development activities to support current initiatives and new projects for which AJC departments and institutes seek support:
a. Work with program staff to design initiatives and develop solid, innovative models that can be presented to potential donors for funding consideration; and,
b. Assure initiatives and models are consistent with both AJC’s goals and objectives, and meet the funding interests of the potential donor(s).
Write letters, concept papers, grant applications, and specially-crafted proposals for individual donors, foundation prospects, and Jewish federations:
- Research grant application processes to assure that submissions are completed in accordance with the donor’s guidelines and in a timely way;
- Perform content research for the development of grant proposals; applications for support; letters of solicitation, intent or interest; and, other correspondence;
- Responsible for the timely preparation of application materials including budget documents, proposals and program descriptions, and all other supporting documentation as required; and
- Enter all correspondence into Raiser’s Edge.
Work with program colleagues to prepare reports for funders:
a. Assure the timely preparation and submission of reports to funders by using an electronic tracking system;
b. Coordinate preparation of reports with appropriate program staff;
c. Assure that reports align with funders’ directives;
d. Review drafts, prepare reports for submission, and confirm that the reports were received; and,
e. Enter all correspondence into Raiser’s Edge.
Record donor contact into Raiser’s Edge. Assure database is regularly updated.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
- Proven experience (at least four years) writing foundation and/or government grant proposals.
- Experience using online portals to submit foundation and/or government grant proposals.
- Experience conducting program development activities or willingness and background to learn how to conduct program development activities; developing new program models; and constructing corresponding program budgets.
- Exceptional written and oral communications skills.
- Awareness of the issues confronting global Jewish communities, preferred.
- Ability to manage multiple assignments concurrently.
- Experience using on-line search tools to attain information about potential foundations and other funding sources.
- Excellent word processing skills. Familiarity and high comfort level with Microsoft Office Suite are essential. Ability to use spreadsheet programs like Excel.
- Experience with databases such as Raiser’s Edge and FC Search is a plus.
- Ability to work well with others under time pressure.
AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please submit your application to: https://ajchr.wufoo.com/forms/rxqpw021f99lcu/