Associate Grant Writer


Repair the World mobilizes Jews and their communities to take action to pursue a just world. We believe that service in support of social change is vital to a flourishing Jewish community and an inspired Jewish life. By 2026, Repair will inspire and catalyze one million acts of service towards repairing the world.

Repair is building a national Jewish service movement that mobilizes young adults to serve in their communities, catalyzes service through deep partnerships within Jewish communal organizations, and inspires people to take action through time-bound thematic national service campaigns, digital engagement, and service. Our mission provides volunteers with an increased connection to meaningful service and learning as a Jewish value, builds capacity for nonprofit partners to meet their missions, and deepens connections across lines of difference. 

Position Overview

Are you an excellent communicator and detail-oriented professional? Repair the World is seeking a strong writer, researcher, and project manager to be our Associate Grant Writer. This role will function as a capacity builder for the development team through grant writing and reporting, researching foundations to find new grant opportunities, and collecting data and stories from internal stakeholders to support our grant reporting. This role is perfect for someone who has strong writing skills and exceptional attention to detail, is well organized, and excels at project management. This full-time position will be on Repair’s Development team and will ideally be located in one of Repair’s communities (Atlanta, Baltimore, Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Colorado, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Pittsburgh). Qualified remote candidates will be considered.  The Associate Grant Writer reports to the Grants Manager.  

Position Responsibilities

Grant Research, Writing, and Reporting: Partner with Grants Manager and other team members to support institutional fundraising efforts, including: 

  • Researching and identifying new foundation, federation, and corporation prospects.
  • Researching grant and reporting requirements.
  • Gathering information from internal staff to help support grant writing and reporting.
  • Preparing donor collateral, report addendums, and donor briefing materials.
  • Writing, editing, and submitting grant reports and proposals.

Grants Management: Support our grant writing and reporting processes through strong project management, including:

  • Maintaining and regularly communicating a detailed grants calendar for grant proposals, reports, and documentation.
  • Documenting and implementing a detailed grants protocol to ensure alignment on grant requirements across program, development, and finance staff.
  • Coordinating internal communications around grants including written communication and internal staff grant kick-off meetings.

Grant Development Data + Record-keeping: Utilize technology to ensure accurate record-keeping including: 

  • Updating and maintaining accurate Salesforce donor records for institutional supporters, including recording incoming gifts and drafting acknowledgement letters for received payments.
  • Creating monthly development department updates to be shared across the organization to ensure communication regarding institutional supporters.

Position Requirements and Skills

Some qualified applicants may not have all the skills or experience listed below.  We encourage you to apply if you meet the majority of the requirements.

  • 1 -2 years experience (internships or work), ideally with a focus on writing or development.
  • Excellent written communication skills including writing and editing, specifically being able to translate data into compelling writing.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently draft and copy edit written communication such as emails, donor letters, and presentations.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, high attention to detail, and able to handle multiple projects and tasks with shifting priorities. 
  • Experience and willingness to work proactively and independently, and ability to work gracefully under pressure.
  • Basic understanding of CRM systems, such as Salesforce, or eagerness to learn new systems.
  • Basic understanding of project budgets or eagerness to learn.
  • Excitement around working collaboratively and supporting a dynamic national team. 
  • Embrace Repair the World’s organizational mission and values that guide our work with the frame of repairing the world, tikkun olam, leading to the pursuit of justice, tzedek.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter here.

Repair the World Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We deeply value the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from backgrounds typically underrepresented in Jewish institutions. This includes Black, Latinx, and Asian people, Black Jews, Jews of Color, Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities. We also welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.

The organization provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, national origin, disability condition, marital status, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. In addition, the organization affirmatively seeks to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity as it applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.


Compensation at Repair the World is determined based on the salary band for the role and adjusted based on cost of living where the final candidate resides.  The ideal candidate lives in one of Repair’s communities, although qualified remote candidates will be considered. For candidates with 1-2 years of writing and/or development experience, compensation for this role starts at between $50,000 – $64,000 dependent on your location. If you have additional experience, let’s talk.  

Benefits package includes paid time off for service in addition to vacation and holidays, employer pays 100% for employee medical/dental/vision coverage and 50% for dependents, retirement matching, and professional development funds. In addition, employees that have been with Repair for at least a year are eligible for 16 weeks of paid parental leave.

Application Process

The process for the hired applicant will include the following steps:

  • Submission of resume and thoughtful one-page cover letter that briefly answers the prompt: What experiences equip you with the necessary skills to support grant writing, research, and grant management work at Repair as we build our Jewish service movement? 
  • Applicants moved forward will have a first-round screening with a member of Repair’s People and Culture team.
  • Applicants that move forward from a first-round interview will have a final round interview with the Senior Director of Philanthropy and Grants Manager.
  • Two professional references and the submission of a writing sample will be required before the final round of the interview process.