Director of Jewish Community Grants & Partnerships

Rose Community Foundation
Colorado, United States
$85,000.00 - $95,000.00
Closing date
Jun 11, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations, Programs, Grant Making, Program Administration and Management
Community Foundations
Employment Type
Full Time

Rose Community Foundation seeks a Director of Jewish Community Grants & Partnerships to develop and implement strategies around grantmaking, initiatives and partnership building to advance the Foundation’s Jewish Life portfolio, which seeks to support a dynamic and inclusive Jewish ecosystem that embraces a myriad of ways to be Jewish and builds enduring community infrastructure to sustain it.



  • Manage grants and relationships within the Jewish Life portfolio, serving as the principal point of contact for grantees
  • Source potential grantees or partners, investigate grant ideas and field inquiry calls from applicants to inform recommendations around investment opportunities and their potential fit within the Foundation's strategic priorities
  • Partner with the Community Impact and Grants teams to design and launch funding opportunities, including grant cycle announcements, application forms, educational webinars, reporting requirements, etc.
  • Review grant proposals and conduct due diligence, including assessing fit with strategic goals and funding priorities, analyzing organizational goals and project plans, interpreting budgets and financial data, and conducting site visits
  • Write and present grant proposal summaries and other documents related to Foundation grantmaking and initiatives to inform staff, committee and board decision-making
  • Serve as the staff lead for the Jewish Life Committee, ensuring it is positioned to be an engaging and high-functioning strategic advising and decision-making group, including maintaining strong working relationships with the chair and members, building agendas and facilitating meetings; partner with the President and CEO and Board Development Committee in identifying and vetting potential committee prospects

Community Engagement and Partnerships

  • Build and maintain ongoing trusted relationships with nonprofit organizations, local funders and partners, national funders, community leaders and experts that may lead to collaborations and partnerships to leverage our resources and increase our impact; this will ideally include bringing national funder dollars to Metro Denver in support of the local Jewish ecosystem’s needs and opportunities
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of strategies for strengthening and growing our community relationships, including respectful engagement with denominations, geographies, issues and organizations that may be less familiar to us
  • Continuously learn and share insights about community needs and opportunities, as well as trends in the regional and national philanthropic ecosystem, to inform the Foundation’s work
  • Identify and pursue ways to further the Foundation’s strategic goals through methods other than grantmaking, including convening, connecting organizations to each other and external funding opportunities, thought partnership, community-wide capacity building and professional development, lifting up community voice, thought leadership, serving on committees and task forces, etc.
  • Collaborate with the Philanthropic Services team to engage donor-advised funds around aligned giving opportunities related to Jewish Life
  • Serve as a Foundation ambassador, representing our mission, vision, values and work with grantees, partners and community through all general interactions, as well as by attending events and contributing to field knowledge through speaking engagements, online publications, etc.

Project and Resource Management

  • Design and implement strategies for fulfilling the goals of the Jewish Life portfolio in partnership with the VP of Community Impact, President and CEO and Jewish Life Committee
  • Design, lead and implement internal and external projects or initiatives to advance Jewish Life goals and respond to community needs and opportunities, including the design and management of work plans, project-managing fellow staff and consulting partners, producing reports and managing to project budgets
  • Manage the Jewish Life grantmaking budget and contribute to the management of departmental budgets
  • Source funding opportunities, steward relationships with funders, and apply to, manage and report on grants from national or local funders to support Jewish Life initiatives

Evaluation and Learning

  • Remain well-informed of current research, activities, and trends in Jewish Life
  • Oversee the Greater Denver Area Jewish Community Study, conducted every 10 years
  • Actively support evaluation efforts, working with grantees and fellow staff to ensure these efforts result in learnings to inform Foundation and grantee strategy



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