Assistant Director, Foundation Relations
Hazon is the largest faith-based environmental organization in the U.S. and is building a movement that strengthens Jewish life and contributes to a more environmentally sustainable world for all. As the Jewish lab for sustainability, Hazon effects change through immersive experiences and inspires individuals and communities to make specific commitments to change. We are based in New York City, the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, CT, and Detroit, MI.
We are looking for a professional with good judgment, great project management skills, a passion for the work we do, and the ability to articulate that on paper and in person. This role requires someone who can thrive in a fast-paced environment, but is also able to create systems and processes that make the day-to-day work of fundraising and grant management run more smoothly and with planning and forethought. This full-time position will report to the Associate Director of Development, Morgan Dorsch. This is a New York based position that is amenable to a remote-work arrangement.
Steward all existing foundation
grants toward fulfillment and renewal:
Organize, develop and write grant
proposals and reports, including budgets.
Develop and monitor an annual
calendar of funding deadlines.
Liaise with program team members to
understand progress on grant objectives and create narrative
responsive to funder’s reporting criteria.
Liaise with the Budget Director to
understand expenses to date.
Build and maintain relationships with
Research relevant potential funding
sources including private, state, federal, and corporate sources,
and align eligibility criteria to current or planned
Keep apprised of new funding
opportunities in the Jewish and environmental
Work with senior staff and the
program team to understand what programs and projects feed core
mission strategy and draft proposals to move those projects
forward. Assist in the solicitation of funding sources at state,
national and local levels.
Research eligibility criteria of
potential grant opportunities and match potential grants to the
appropriate departments and programs.
Draft compelling proposals, letters
of intent, etc. to secure funding.
This job can be filled remotely and
has discretion to work hours outside of the hours worked by the
Hazon team, which is mostly based in Eastern Time in the United
States, as long as all deliverables are met.
Notwithstanding that significant
flexibility, this professional is expected to attend all meetings -
including fundraising, staff, and programmatic meetings -- that
will help strengthen our fundraising process.
Demonstrated ability to meet grant
proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for
information gathering, writing, review, and approval; entering and
monitoring tracking data; coordinating requirements with
stakeholders, contributing status information to review meetings;
and submitting the proposal.
Proficient with Google and Microsoft
Office Suite including Salesforce, etc.
Experience working with a fundraising
Demonstrated excellent writing
Excellent interpersonal and