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Grant and Development Communications Coordinator - REMOTE

U.S., Remote

Summary of JVP and JVPA: 
JVP (our 501c3) and JVP Action (our 501c4) are building a multiracial, intergenerational movement of Jews and allies working towards justice and equality in Israel/Palestine by transforming U.S. policy. We draw strength from over half a million supporters, 70 chapters, and decades of organizing for freedom and dignity in Israel/Palestine and the US. We’re mapping out a path for Palestinian rights to become a core part of the progressive agenda, we’re fighting for freedom for all people, and we’re writing a new chapter of Jewish life. 

Summary of the role:
The Grant and Development Communications Coordinator manages JVP’s and JVPA’s small institutional fundraising program and creates other written fundraising collateral that demonstrates donor impact and organizational achievements. This position will also contribute to the overall visioning of the JVP family of organizations’ fundraising strategy and will have opportunities to innovate to grow the movement at large.  

The ideal candidate is a strong writer who is able to communicate to a variety of audiences -- from institutional funders, to major donors, to members, and more. Candidates should be able to multitask, shift writing styles/tones depending on the audience and medium, and understand the basics of donor/fundraising communications. Candidates should also possess a depth of knowledge and experience in fundraising and a political grounding in grassroots, social justice movements.

JVP is a union workplace, and this role is part of our staff bargaining unit.

Duties & responsibilities:
  • Coordinates institutional fundraising program, including grant writing/reporting, creation/maintenance of institutional fundraising infrastructure, and cultivating relationships with institutional and family foundation funders.
  • Works closely with members of the Fundraising team as well as the Operations, Organizing and Communications departments on tracking and reporting our impact.
  • Develops copy for external fundraising communications (newsletters, annual reports, emails, direct mail appeals, and other development collateral as needed).
  • Prospects for new institutional and family foundation funders. 
  • Participates in required monthly staff phone banks (1 hour/month), annual fundraising campaign solicitations (twice a year), staff meetings/retreats, and team meetings. 
  • Role requires staff to be on a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Occasional travel and work on nights/weekends. 

Position is fully remote and typical work hours are 9:30am - 5:30pm local time, though this is a flexible work environment.

Desired qualifications:
  • A passion for fundraising and for communicating using the written word.
  • 2-4 years of experience in grant writing or political analysis/journalistic writing.
  • Can clearly and persuasively communicate to a variety of audiences in writing. 
  • Able to multitask, meet deadlines, set priorities, and problem-solve in a fast-moving, remote work environment. 
  • Familiarity with multi-channel fundraising/communications (grants, direct mail, email, social media, peer-to-peer, etc.) and ability to work across teams.
  • A commitment to JVP’s mission, values, guiding principles, and methods.
  • Is committed to racial justice transformation processes, culture shift work within JVP, and to deepen accountability to Palestinians.  
  • Experience working in social justice, movement organizations -- past involvement with Palestine/Israel movement in volunteer or professional capacity desired. 
  • Professionalism, integrity, patience, and a sense of humor.
  • Self-motivated, requiring minimal direction to accomplish high-level work. 

This is a non-exempt, salaried, full-time, remote position. This position will also be a member of the general body staff union at JVP. The salary range is $54,000-62,000 depending on experience, with a generous benefits package. People of color, Sephardi and/or Mizrahi applicants and transgender or gender non-conforming applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. 

TO APPLY: Click the blue Apply Now link and submit a resume and cover letter.

Jewish Voice for Peace does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.
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