This position is ideal for exceptional writers and communicators who are dedicated to courageous and constructive dialogue and deliberation across political divisions. Working closely with the Executive Director and the entire RTT team, the Grants Manager will capture RTT’s programs and impact in a compelling narrative – developing grant proposals and reports, providing updates to funders and writing additional writing for the organization. The Grants Manager will also manage the day-to-day development processes, systems and workflow, including monitoring program data and results. The Grants Manager will strive to maintain and strengthen existing relationships with funders and seek creative opportunities to expand resources to support and expand our essential work.
ABOUT RESETTING THE TABLE
Reset the Table (RTT) provides leaders and communities with the tools and skills to face, honor and learn from political differences. We strive to create a common sense of ‘we’ that includes our political counterparts and their aspirations and concerns, even by directly confronting and investigating our differences. In our early years, RTT focused primarily on the polarization in the American Jewish landscape surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Today, we reach multi-faith clergy, journalists, bridge building practitioners, conservative and progressive activists, Hollywood content creators, and thousands of Jewish professionals and secular leaders across the country. RTT brought together more than 40,000 participants for learning and courageous dialogue across political divisions. We have become a leading innovator and resource in the field of bridge building, and our method of creating “healthy conflict” in religious communities and congregations is nationally recognized and much sought after.
At RTT, we consider the motivation, growth and well-being of our team members to be an essential ingredient to our success. Our mission-driven corporate culture is dedicated to excellence, authentic collegial care, and investing in the professional development of every team member.
RTT has just completed a strategic planning process and we plan to double our budget and team over the next 3-4 years. Foundation grants are essential to our success as an organization and have served as pillars of our sustainability and growth. In pursuit of our strategic priorities, this position offers the opportunity to play an essential role in a pivotal period of expansion.
The Grant Manager will be the primary staff member responsible for the management, preparation and submission of grant proposals and supporting documents. Responsibilities include:
- Write reports and grant proposals: You will work with the Executive Director and the RTT program team to distill RTT’s achievements and impact in a way that resonates with various stakeholders. This includes: synthesizing qualitative and quantitative results into compelling narratives that capture the essence of each proposal and funding relationship; prepare proposals and reports for institutional partners in accordance with requirements and deadlines; engage with staff from the Reset the Table team to learn RTT programs and collect stories to use in development communications.
- Track data, results and impact: You will help monitor and organize all qualitative and quantitative program data, including collecting information for donor reporting and producing required updates and reports.
- Cultivate and maintain relationships with funders: You will work with the Executive Director of RTT to build strong relationships with foundation funders. This includes maintaining a working knowledge of the interests and expectations of the organization’s major funders and finding prospects to ensure RTT has a portfolio of grant opportunities to pursue.
- Manage grants and development systems:
You will manage grant-related systems, including managing a schedule of foundation proposals and reports, tracking deadlines, managing and updating donor-related electronic files, organizing leads and related tasks.
- Contribute to communication: You will help write other fundraising and communications materials, which may include newsletters, press releases, and other written communications.
To be successful in this role, you will excel in the following key areas:
- Alignment of missions: You have a passion for our mission to transform political disagreements into a source of strengthened relationships, creative problem solving and collective understanding. You think it’s crucial that more Americans communicate constructively across differences in backgrounds and ideological views. You proactively seek out opportunities to learn from divergent perspectives. You are delighted to argue that overcoming political polarization is an urgent community and national priority.
- Outstanding Writer, Researcher and Analytical Thinker: You can conceptualize and describe trends, social issues, theories of change, and innovative programs to prospects, funders, staff and other stakeholders. You have the gift of synthesizing and conveying information in a clear and succinct, but also passionate and persuasive manner. You have a concise writing style, excellent grammar, and a good sense of editing.
- An organization specialist: You can manage multiple workflows and roles, meeting deadlines and managing complexity by simplifying solutions, systems and processes with clarity and attention to detail and quality.
- Adaptable and flexible: You can meet deadlines while managing competing priorities. You are strategic and have the ability to quickly pivot as priorities change and the team continues to grow. You have a proactive approach to identifying opportunities for improvement, as well as removing obstacles to implementation.
Ideal candidates for the Grants Manager position will also have:
- 2 to 5 years or more of demonstrated success in writing grant proposals, particularly in roles that require a variety of writing styles and / or a variety of audiences;
- Experience in synthesizing ideas from qualitative and quantitative data into written reports and / or documents serving political and social issues;
- Experience in writing concept papers and / or stewardship material for institutions that have secured significant funding;
- Competence in data collection and impact evaluation, or willingness to learn;
- Experience in the areas of conflict transformation (particularly American political polarization and / or the Israeli-Palestinian conflict), American Jewish community life and / or democracy building;
- A high level of computer knowledge; MS Office suite is essential and various other online platforms and systems are a plus (e.g. SurveyMonkey, Airtable, Dropbox, Zoom, Little Green Light, etc.)
Note to Applicants: We encourage you to apply even if you think you do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed. No one has ever reached 100% of the qualifications, so if this position excites you and matches your values and aspirations, we strongly encourage you to apply. We look forward to your inquiry.
HIRING PROCESS AND HOW TO APPLY
We will review applications as they arise until the position is filled. Please submit a resume, written sample (described below) and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to
[email protected] with
“Grants Manager Application – YOUR NAME” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Example of written expression: Please submit a 1 to 2 page sample of your writing. Your writing sample could be an excerpt from a grant proposal, a fundraising communication, a published article, a blog post, or anything you have created that would give us a sense of your professional writing. We will keep anything you share with us confidential. Please feel free to delete names or other details that you are not comfortable sharing.
BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION
Compensation for this role starts between $ 60,000 and $ 80,000. If you have extensive experience in similar roles, let’s talk about it. RTT also offers a competitive advantages package.
- Short / long term health, life and disability insurance benefits.
- Generous vacation, sick and personal vacation package, plus paid time off for federal and religious holidays each year.
- Paid parental leave that increases with your tenure.
- Allowance for home office expenses up to $ 1,000.
- 403b scheme with employer contribution of 3%.
- The support of caring colleagues invested in your growth and development.
At Resetting the Table, we don’t just accept difference in origin, identity or point of view – we celebrate it, we support it and we take advantage of it for the good of our people, our work and our community. RTT is proud to be a workplace that guarantees equal opportunities. Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, creed, ideology, gender, sexual orientation, gender, age, religion, origin national, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, state of health or any protected category prohibited by local authorities. , state or federal laws. All aspects of the job are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and organizational needs.