Part-time Grant Writer (20 hours/week)


Location: Remote. Los Angeles preferred, but not required

Part-time: 20 hours per week

Salary: $20,000 – $25,000 annually, commensurate with experience. Due to the part-time nature of this position, benefits will not be included. 


Avodah Overview

Avodah believes that Jewish leaders have the power to help change our country for the better. We train and support early- and mid-career Jewish young adults with the tools, knowledge, and networks they need to contribute their skills and passion to advancing social justice across the country and strengthening the fabric of our diverse Jewish communities.  Additionally, we help the Jewish community understand how to address the root causes and effects of poverty in the United States. Avodah’s operates its Jewish Service Corps, Justice Fellowship, Alumni Network, and Community Engagement programs in five cities across the nation and has sparked thousands of Jewish leaders to do justice work, added millions of dollars in critical staff capacity to anti-poverty organizations, and helped strengthen Jewish life in the United States. Learn more about Avodah and our cities/communities here

Position Overview

At present, Avodah secures more than $2 million in grants from more than 50 foundations annually, which represents more than 55-percent of the organization’s budget. Avodah seeks a Part-time (i.e., 20 hours/week) Grant Writer to work closely with the Foundations Manager to write, edit and/or compile foundation submissions. They will also conduct research on prospective funders. Candidates must be available for occasional local and out-of-state travel to Avodah staff meetings, retreats, and events on nights and weekends.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Develop and write foundation submissions, including letters of intent, funding requests, and reports, persuasively communicating Avodah’s mission, programs and impact; 
  • Collaborate with appropriate staff members to craft budgets and other financial documents for submission to foundations; 
  • Edit foundation materials written by the Foundations Manager;
  • Communicate by email, phone and letter with prospective and current funders; 
  • Conduct prospect research on prospective foundation funders; 
  • Occasionally, join the Foundations Manager and/or other Avodah staff members for meetings with foundation representatives; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Three to five years of work experience (including internships) required;
  • Experience writing foundation proposals and reports, and prospect research preferred
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce preferred
  • Experience working in a nonprofit setting preferred;
  • Outstanding persuasive writing, editing, and proofreading skills;  
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work, prioritize and multitask under tight deadlines with unflagging attention to detail;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team; 
  • Working knowledge of Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Microsoft Excel; 
  • Commitment to the idea that the Jewish community has an essential role to play in promoting justice in the United States; and 
  • Flexibility to adjust to evolving work demands; and
  • Good sense of humor.

Salary: $20,000 – $25,000 annually, commensurate with experience. Due to the part-time nature of this position, benefits will not be included.

To Apply

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Shira Sarfati at [email protected]. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.  Please include “PT Grant Writer” in the subject line.  

Applications will be accepted until we hire, but we strongly encourage interested candidates to submit their applications by August 31, 2019. Interviews will be set up on a rolling basis. Due to the volume of applications, we are only able to respond to those applicants granted an interview. No phone calls, please. 

Avodah is an equal opportunity employer. Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews, people of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, LGBTQIA people, and people who come from poor or working class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.