Director of Jewish Grants and Partnerships

Rose Community Foundation


Denver, CO


The Rose Community Foundation strives to advance inclusive, engaged, and equitable Greater Denver communities through values-driven philanthropy. The Foundation has annual grantmaking and distributions of nearly $20 million; approximately $10 million are annual discretionary grantmaking dollars, 25 percent of which support organizations focused on Jewish Life.

The Rose Community Foundation seeks a Director of Jewish Grants and Partnerships to develop grantmaking and partnership building initiatives to nurture a dynamic and inclusive Jewish ecosystem, embracing a myriad of ways to build enduring Jewish community infrastructure. Reporting to the Vice President of Community Impact and working closely with the President and CEO, this role will work to increase the capacity of Jewish organizations by supporting programs that are reflective of diverse, meaningful, and relevant engagement opportunities. 

A strong candidate will be a strategic thinker, skilled executor, and relationship builder with a passion for building strong, inclusive, and vibrant Jewish communities.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Manage grants and grow relationships within the Jewish Life portfolio and related funds
  • Source potential grantees and partners; investigate new funding ideas
  • Field inquiry calls from applicants to assess fit with the Jewish Life portfolio’s strategic priorities
  • Partner with cross-departmental teams to design and launch funding opportunities, including grant cycle announcements and forms
  • Review grant proposals and conduct due diligence, including site visits with grantees
  • Write and present grant proposal summaries and other documents related to grant decision-making to Foundation leadership
  • Serve as staff lead for Jewish Life Committee, including building agendas, facilitating meetings, and identifying new committee prospects
  • Build and maintain trusted relationships with organizations, local and national funders and partners, and community leaders and experts
  • Engage in continuous learning; share insights about community needs and opportunities with team members
  • Identify and pursue strategies to further the Foundation’s goals through connections, capacity building, and thought leadership 
  • Design and implement innovative strategies and initiatives for fulfilling the goals of the Jewish Life portfolio
  • Guide initiatives to respond to community needs and opportunities 
  • Oversee Jewish Life grantmaking budget; contribute to departmental budgets
  • Remain well-informed of current research, activities, and trends in Jewish Life
  • Oversee the Greater Denver Area Jewish Community Study, conducted every decade
  • Manage evaluation efforts and results to inform grantmaking strategies

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree, or equivalent life and work experience
  • Passion for building and sustaining Jewish engagement and inclusion initiatives
  • Experience with grantmaking practices
  • Understanding of nonprofit budgets and financials
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize multiple deadlines and deliverables
  • Comfort working autonomously as well as collaborating
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365; ability to quickly learn new CRM and data systems 
  • Ability to exemplify tact and humility in handling sensitive issues
  • Adept at building trusted relationships across diverse communities
  • Experience and/or personal commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion 
  • Basic understanding of Greater Denver’s Jewish community preferred (non-Denver applicants are also welcome)
  • Understanding of the national and global Jewish communal landscape 
  • Knowledge of opportunities, challenges, and trends in the regional and national nonprofit and philanthropic sectors 
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative data analysis a plus

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