Careers

MANAGER, GRANTS
AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

WHO WE ARE:

M2: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education’s mission is promoting a proud and
inspired community of Jewish educators who possess the personal and professional capacities to help learners find meaning and relevance in Jewish life. We run a broad range of training programs for educators and educational consulting services for organizations.

The educators and clients we support are primarily in North America, though M2 has a growing presence in Israel and Europe. With offices in New York and Israel, we are a nimble, cutting edge and incredibly warm team that is guided by our five organizational values: generosity, humility, rigor, innovation, and integrity.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

M² seeks to learn, grow, share, and make change in the field of experiential Jewish education. To help drive our growth, realize our mission, and manage our expansion, we have created a new position – a Grants and Business Development Manager.

As lead manager for all grants, foundation relations, and business development, this
person will support the cultivation and stewardship of funders and clients, execute donor and client communication, produce proposals and reports, oversee event and data
management and facilitate cross organizational collaboration as it relates to these tasks. Based in our New York office, this position will work closely with the CEO and the Program, Strategy & Partnership and Operations teams.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Grant Writing & Management (30%)

  • Establish a yearly planning and cultivation process for foundation outreach and solicitations, and proactively manage ongoing stewardship efforts for current donors for a portfolio of approximately 15 foundations, representing a grant cycle of $3.5M+ annually.
  • Oversee and track grant cycles in their entirety in an organized and streamlined process –including proposal writing, reporting requirements, check-in meetings and special requests.
  • Draft all grant proposal narratives, letters of inquiry, correspondence, reports and supporting documents, adapting to the needs of each foundation as needed, and ensuring that all grant proposals and reports are well-written, impact-driven, and tell a compelling story.
  • Work with program and operations staff to capture relevant data on an ongoing basis, to inform grant reports and other development material. 
  • Join senior management in calls with relevant stakeholders, taking notes and managing action items and next steps. 

Business Development (30%)

  • Write and distribute content for clients and prospects, including acknowledgement letters, proposals, business development collateral and correspondence for a pipeline and portfolio of approximately 25 clients annually.
  • Support creation of presentation slides and hand-out materials for meetings using data visualization techniques.
  • Manage the follow-up plan for clients, including on-going communication, scheduling of meetings, and tracking.
  • Join intake calls and meetings with potential clients, taking notes and managing action items and next steps.

Foundation& Client Relations (20%)

  • Identify, research, and cultivate new and lapsed foundation donors and clients, building a pipeline of new potential sources of institutional support and new business.
  • Prepare materials and research for donor and client meetings.
  • Work in partnership with marketing staff to create and distribute communications pieces to funders, clients, and prospects.
  • Plan and execute stakeholder gatherings and site visits by collaborating with the program teams, as well as with stakeholders.

Data Management (20%)

  • Build and maintain an annual internal calendar of deadlines for grant proposals, client outreach and reports.
  • Enter and oversee data entry and management of grants, clients, and foundations in Salesforce, Dropbox and other internal systems, effectively capturing all communications, commitments, proposals, and deliverables. 
  • Liaise with Finance team to confirm financial reconciliation each month.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2-5 years of work in a nonprofit, ideally in a fundraising or business development
    position.
  • Outstanding writing and editing skills with an ability to craft messages and stories to varying audiences.
  • A positive attitude, team spirit with excellent and highly impressive communication
    skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Jewish non-profit ecosystem.
  • Flexibility to work early morning hours to facilitate communication and collaboration
    with our Israel office.
  • Proficient in multiple software platforms, including MS Office, Apple hardware and
    software, and basic design software.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities while consistently meeting
    deadlines.
  • Ability to complete projects with exceptional attention to detail and efficiency.
  • Action-oriented and flexible with the ability to work independently and collaborate
    with colleagues and volunteer leadership.

WHAT OFFERS:

  • Salary range of $65-75K annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Strong benefits package including medical, dental, vision, matching 401k, FSA, three
    months of parental leave, generous paid time off, plus Jewish and nationally observed
    holidays.
  • A culture guided by values, integrity and passion: A team seeking to learn, grow, share
    and effect real change: & An atmosphere that’s nimble, cutting edge and warm.

TO APPLY:

This is a full time, exempt position. For consideration, please click here to submit a cover letter, resume and salary expectations.

M2 is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or
sexual orientation. We are committed to building a team that represents a diversity of
backgrounds, perspectives, experiences and skills.