Sr. Grants Specialist

Sr. Grants Specialist


Full time – Moishe House Hub Office: London, UK (preferred), Charlotte, NYC, or Washington, DC
Starting Salary Range: See below for details
Who We Are:

When you work for Moishe House (pronounced moy-shuh), you become a part of something BIG: a global nonprofit that builds peer-led Jewish communities for young adults around the world! Founded in 2006, Moishe House funds, trains, and educates young adults to create pluralistic, inclusive, and welcoming Jewish communities as House ResidentsMHWOW HostsPeer-Led-Retreat Facilitators, and in our Bases. To date, there are more than 150 Moishe House communities in over 30 countries, and we’re still growing!

Moishe House is seeking a Sr. Grants Specialist in our London Hub office to write and edit grant proposals and reports, prepare budgets, and research grant opportunities. This position reports to the Sr. Director of Development Operations, based in our Charlotte, NC Hub office, and works closely with the International Director of Advancement located in London, UK.

All voices are needed at Moishe House. Every new member of the Moishe House team is an opportunity for us to introduce fresh perspectives, talent, and skills into our workforce and our communities. People who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color (BIPOC) and historically marginalized groups, including, People with Disabilities, People from the LGBTQ+ communities are all encouraged to apply for our open positions!

We seek employees from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and life experiences to join our team located in the United States, South America, Europe, and the former Soviet Union. Our vision, in part, is for a fair and equitable workplace, where diversity is celebrated and can truly flourish. We recognize we have a ways to go and a lot to learn.

Who You Are and What You’ll Do:
  • You believe in our mission and bring creativity, innovation, and hard work to our team.
  • You have a passion for serving others, place high value in being part of a strong team, and want to be part of a dynamic, inspirational organization.
  • You’ll play a key role in our grant-writing process, including:
    • Leading 8-10 grant submissions per month: researching, drafting, editing, and polishing narratives for grant LOIs, reports, and proposals (60%)
    • Preparing financial reports and budgets for grant submissions as needed (15%)
    • Reviewing and editing other grant submissions as part of the grants team (10%)
    • Working with the Development Operations team to manage and track grant opportunities, the grants team calendar and record submissions in Salesforce (MH’s internal CRM database) (10%)
    • Researching opportunities for new grant submissions (5%)
  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree; four years’ additional relevant full-time work experience may be substituted for the degree.
  • You have a minimum 3 years’ relevant full-time professional experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector, including experience with grant writing and researching, tracking metrics, and working in donor databases.
  • You have experience in creating high-quality and grammatically correct written materials, such as grants, presentations, manuals, or papers, with demonstrated exceptional persuasive writing skills.
  • You have strong critical reasoning skills, and ability to incorporate data-driven arguments into written work products.
  • You have familiarity and comfort with creating budgets and financial reports, including direct user experience with budgets and financial reports.
  • You have demonstrated strong attention to detail.
  • You have proven intermediate-level proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and other office management tools (MS Excel proficiency will be assessed). Experience with Salesforce or other donor databases preferred.
  • You have the ability to multitask and monitor several projects at all times, to work well under pressure, and to manage time effectively.
  • You have the ability to work across various teams and time zones.
  • You embrace and demonstrate the Moishe Mindset: Be the Difference, Connect & Listen, Invest Wisely, Embrace the Unknown, Own It!, Value People, and Work Well, Live Well, and Have Fun!
  • You have eligibility to work in the United States without employer sponsorship /eligibility to work in the United Kingdom without employer sponsorship (if applying for our London Hub Office).
The Fine Print:

The Sr. Grants Specialist is a full-time, year-round position based in one of our U.S. Hub Offices or London, UK Hub Office. This position reports to our Sr. Director of Development Operations.

Beginning in early 2022, we’re excited to be returning to a hybrid work schedule at our Hub Offices, where employees can choose to work remotely 2 days per week and collaborate in-person with coworkers the rest of the week (Wednesday will be a day we are all in the office together!).

Employees will receive prior notice in advance of starting this new schedule.  Moishe House requires “full vaccination” for all staff to travel, work in offices, and participate in any Moishe House group gatherings. We use the CDC’s definition of “full vaccination” as the standard, with variations based on country as needed.

How Moishe House Takes Care of You:

London Hub Office

  • 21 days paid time off (PTO) per year that increases with continued employment; additional benefits for former Hillel and BBYO employees through the Talent Alliance
  • Office closures and floating holidays for Jewish and UK national holidays
  • Pension contribution and matching program
  • Quarterly paid day of service (an opportunity to give back to your community)
  • Highly qualified, creative, and go-getter teammates and a dedicated supervisor
  • Opportunity to work in our London office!

U.S. Hub Office

  • Healthcare: Health, vision, dental, and mental health benefits ($0 employee contribution option available)
  • Time off: 15 days paid time off (used as needed for personal, vacation, and sick days) per year that increases with continued employment (additional benefits for former Hillel and BBYO employees through the Talent Alliance) PLUS office closures and up to 7 floating holidays for Jewish and US holidays
  • 401(k): up to 3% matching after one year of employment
  • Flexible Spending Account options
  • Quarterly paid day of service
  • Highly qualified, creative, and go-getter teammates and a dedicated supervisor
  • Company discounts on flights, hotels, sporting events, concerts amusement parks, gyms, and more through Plum Benefits
  • Schedule options to accommodate your work and lifestyle
  • Opportunity to work in one of our U.S. Hub Offices (Charlotte, Chicago, DC, or NYC)!
How Moishe House Pays You:
  • Moishe House’s starting salary ranges are based on education, experience, location, and skillset required for each role
  • Starting salary range for this position:
    • London, UK: £28,000 – £34,000/year
    • Charlotte, NC: $48,000-52,000/year
    • NYC or DC: $53,000 – $58,000/year
  • Annual merit-based salary increase
How Moishe Invests in You:
  • $750 USD annual professional development fund
  • One-on-one Jewish learning with an educator of your choice
  • Local professional learning opportunities
  • Opportunities for advancement through career path planning
Possible Steps in Our Hiring Process: 

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Send us your resume and cover letter, and you’ll hear back from us!

Video interview using an online app Skills assessment and interview(s) with the hiring manager(s) We’ll check your references to hear about your past experience Get an offer letter, sign it, start your Moishe House journey!
How to Apply:

Please email cover letter, resume, and 250-word writing sample to: Please write “Sr. Grants Specialist” with your first and last name AND preferred location in the subject line.

Moishe House is a dynamic organization that recognizes and supports individuals from a broad range of experiences and backgrounds.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer-related or HIV/AIDS-related), genetic information, or sexual orientation.