The Grantmaking Fellow will assist the Jewish and Israel Engagement grantmaking team in implementing various projects and strategic initiatives designed to strengthen the identities and leadership capacities of young Jews and help ensure a diverse Jewish future deeply connected to Israel and committed to making the world a better place.
Specific responsibilities of the Fellow will include:
Assist Grantmaking Team on Strategy Implementation:
Provide support to Schusterman program staff in the design and implementation of strategic initiatives and special projects
Arrange convenings and meetings for partner foundations, grantees and internal Schusterman staff development activities
Draft grant documents and conduct due diligence on potential programs
Provide support for special projects and initiatives and such responsibilities as may be requested by the board and senior staff of the Foundation
Research and Due Diligence:
Seek out, review and synthesize relevant articles, blogs, studies and presentations related to Schusterman grantmaking areas, strategic priorities and topics of interests
Conduct research and mapping of new and existing program areas
Provide support on evaluation, learning and data analysis
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree is required
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Analytical and research abilities necessary to plan and organize grant programs and activities, collect and evaluate data and identify opportunities to utilize Foundation resources effectively
Ability to research and manage multiple projects simultaneously and work independently
Skill and comfort in prioritizing, multi-tasking and efficiently delivering high-quality work in a fast-paced environment
Knowledge of Jewish life, Jewish community and Israel
High attention to detail and willingness to be hands-on as necessary
An entrepreneurial spirit and creative approach to program development and insight
A commitment to the mission and values of the Foundation
An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work collaboratively and constructively across departments and with national and international partners
Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and social media
A sense of humor
An ability to plan and oversee grant programs and activities
An ability to conduct formal presentations
ARE YOU READY TO APPLY?
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and employment application to Sarah Glickstein at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to put the job title in the subject line.
Note: completion of the application does not guarantee an interview.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation is a global organization that seeks to ignite the passion and unleash the power in young people to create positive change. We pursue our mission by working collaboratively with others to support and operate high-quality education, identity development, leadership training and service programs designed to help young people cultivate their growth as individuals and as leaders. Our work emphasizes efforts to improve public education in the United States, strengthen the global Jewish community and Israel and enhance the quality of life in our founders' hometown of Tulsa, OK. www.schusterman.org
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