Associate Director, Foundations and Government Grants

Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 25, 2021
Apr 23, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

FLSA: Non-Exempt/Overtime Eligible

Benefits: Eligible

Hours Per Week: 40/Full-time

Position Summary:

Met Council is America’s largest Jewish charity dedicated to serving the needy. We fight poverty through comprehensive social services and by treating each client with compassion, integrity and respect. Our ten different departments are staffed by experts who help over 225,000 clients each year and advocate on behalf of all needy New Yorkers. Our programs range from 100% affordable housing at 21 locations to our family violence program to Holocaust survivor assistance to senior programming to crisis intervention to the largest free kosher food distribution program in the world. Our network of 75 food pantries, affordable housing sites and JCCs provide services directly in neighborhoods across New York.

The Associate Director, Foundations and Government Grants works closely with the Director, Foundations & Grants to implement Met Council’s foundation relations strategies.  The specific tasks for this role are geared toward supporting the Director, Foundations & Grants with the production and tracking of letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and grant reports. The Associate Director, Foundations and Government Grants will oversee and maintain a calendar of proposals and reports, research and follow up on potential foundation prospects, and work collaboratively to maintain data integrity in our database as it relates to foundations and grants.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help establish a yearly planning process for foundation outreach and solicitations
  • Assist with drafting letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and grant reports in conjunction with DirectorsFoundations & Grants
  • Develop and update stock proposals for Met Council’s diverse program areas
  • Outreach directly to foundation professionals and trustees as appropriate
  • Work with departmental directors and the Fiscal Department to obtain financial and other ancillary materials for grant proposals
  • Create and maintain a calendar of proposals and reports to help ensure production timelines are met
  • Produce and maintain an ongoing list of prospect research for foundations
  • In conjunction with database administrator, oversee data entry and management of grants and foundations in Salesforce
  • Liaise with Fiscal Department and Database Administrator on coding grant payments
  • Stay abreast of best practices and strategies


  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to follow-through on tasks
  • Ability to multi-task between routine operations
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail

Skill and Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Proficient with Salesforce and Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook Calendar)
  • 2-3 years related work experience

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