Repair the World is a national nonprofit dedicated to inspiring American Jews and their communities to give their time and effort to serve those in need. Across the country, we engage the Jewish community, and young adults in particular, in a range of volunteer opportunities and issue-based campaigns that connect them to volunteering alongside their neighbors to strengthen their communities. Repair the World Communities, our signature program, operates in six cities. In each city, we engage young adults in meaningful volunteer and educational programs in partnership with community-based organizations.


Repair the World seeks an experienced fundraising professional to fill the role of Foundation Relations Manager to provide full-service support to our institutional partners. This person will be responsible for managing and enhancing a successful and growing foundation portfolio which includes prominent national organizations, city-based funders, and family foundations.

The Foundation Relations Manager raises philanthropic support for Repair’s work by identifying, cultivating, soliciting, stewarding, and maintaining relationships with institutional partners. They are responsible for overseeing grant stewardship, ensuring compliance with funding guidelines, providing accurate and timely reports, and proactively seeking opportunities to generate proposals based on funder interests that will result in funding for Repair’s immediate and long-term goals.

The right individual will have impeccable writing skills and experience prospecting, cultivating and successfully writing grants for organizations focused on volunteering, education, and/or post-college fellowship experiences. Experience with multi-year and multi-program support a major plus.

This position is based in New York City, and reports to Repair’s Chief Operating Officer.


Role in Department
  • Conduct the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to institutional sources
  • Collaborate with Repair’s program staff and management to identify fundable concepts that support current program and initiatives, as well as general operations, which are also suited to the interests of potential funders
  • Perform prospect research on foundations to evaluate prospects for foundation grants
  • Build relationships with institutional donors, working closely with the Development Manager, City Directors, Chief Operating Officer, and President/CEO
  • Craft compelling grant narratives that successfully leverage Repair’s assets and data
  • Write and track proposals and corresponding budgets in coordination with staff across the organization
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by institutional donors
  • Steward current donors, providing regular written updates
  • Maintain current records in database, including grant tracking and reporting
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as required
  • Experience in writing effective grant applications/proposals and reports
  • Superior communications skills, written and verbal, with the ability to form clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with different personalities and balance internal stakeholders
  • Experience using research resources to identify grant-making prospects and funding opportunities
  • Knowledge of private foundation community and foundation procedures
  • Strong project management and editing skills and keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to monitor and meet income goals
  • Team player with the ability to take independent initiative
  • Preference for individuals with national institutional funder contacts


  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in foundation relations and grant writing
  • Experience working in deadline-driven, goal-oriented environments
  • Proven track record stewarding and cultivating funder relationships
  • Proficient computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office programs and Salesforce (preferred)
  • Strong understanding and commitment to working through a social and racial justice lens

How to Apply

For immediate consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume here. Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis. The position is expected to begin in Summer 2018, although some flexibility may be available for the right candidate.

We thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Repair the World. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Repair the World 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.

People of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender non-conforming people; women; and differently abled people are encouraged to apply. We also encourage applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual and cultural backgrounds.


Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package includes paid time off for service, in addition to vacation time and Jewish and American holidays. Additional benefits include medical/dental/vision coverage, retirement matching, support for childcare during retreats and trainings, and more, including resources for professional development.