Grants Management Associate

Reports to Grants Manager


The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation) of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties is a philanthropic catalyst, connecting Bay Area Jews – of all ages, backgrounds, and perspectives – to the power we have as a community to improve the world. We partner with donors, organizations, and foundations to address the pressing issues facing our community and develop innovative strategies that result in a deep and lasting impact.

Our vision is a vibrant, connected, and enduring Jewish community that is a force for good locally, in Israel, and around the world. Our work is guided by the timeless Jewish values of kehilla (community), tzedakah (giving with just intention), and tikkun olam (repairing the world).

The Federation seeks highly motivated individuals with a variety of skill sets to build the next generation of Federation engagement. We are especially interested in forward-thinking, collaborative, and open-minded candidates who are willing to take risks, possess a high level of integrity, and model a positive attitude that inspires confidence.


The Grants Management Associate works on various aspects of grants processing/systems and provides administrative support to the Federation’s Grants Management department.


Working closely with the Grants Manager and Program Officers within the organization, this position is responsible for managing the activities of JCF supporting foundations, endowment funds, and operating funds, including grantmaking, governance, record-keeping, and interacting with boards of directors/committee members. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Comprehensive grant administration, including monitoring approvals, reviewing and processing new requests, requests for grant payments, and special requirements for grants to a wide variety of local, national, and international organizations.
  • Processing, acknowledging, and tracking of grant proposals, and letters of inquiry. Review of meeting action items and details with senior staff pre- and post-meeting.
  • Field and respond to frequent internal/external inquiries regarding grant applications and/or other issues.
  • Maintain existing foundation files in an organized fashion and develop new record-keeping systems as needed.


  • BA/BS degree required.
  • Two years’ work experience is preferred, especially with a background in grants management/grants processing.


  • Excellent organizational, time and project management skills.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments simultaneously with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills and a pleasant, professional demeanor.
  • Ability to handle confidential materials.
  • High-level of computer literacy (MS Office Suite), including the ability to establish/follow document management protocol.
  • Desire to develop professionally.
  • Previous nonprofit experience preferred.
  • Experience with Database and/or Grants Management software preferred.


Please send a copy of your resumé with a cover letter. 

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits—medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick pay, holidays (including Jewish), and retirement plan.

The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employment equity throughout all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, orientation, ethnicity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplac


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Jewish Community Federation
121 Steuart Street
San Francisco, CA 94105