The grant writer will develop donor-ready materials and will assist the development team with the full grant cycle (LOIs, proposals, reports and ongoing correspondence with donors and prospects).
Job status: Full-Time, based in Jerusalem (although the position is a hybrid one and hours are flexible). Salary range: 16,000 – 18,000
As the IDI Grant Writer, You Will:
- Report to the IDI Director of Development, and to the IDI Foundation Managing Director;
- Have full responsibility for a wide range of grant proposals and reports on a variety of research topics concerning Israeli democracy;
- Work closely with the development teams in Israel and the US to coordinate and execute all writing tasks;
- Work with senior IDI scholars to translate their ideas, visions and work plans into compelling funding opportunities;
- Work with the financial department to develop budgets and budget narratives.
This Job Is For You If:
- English is your mother tongue;
- You possess outstanding writing skills;
- Are fluent in Hebrew (including strong reading comprehension);
- Have at least 5 years of grant writing experience in academia or within the think tank industry;
- Have some experience in marketing communications and storytelling;
- Are able to meet multiple deadlines and work well under pressure;
- Are a clear thinker who pays attention to detail and is adept at abstract conceptualization and nuanced presentation;
- Are a strong team player;
- Are a self-starter who can compile raw data from a variety of sources and move forward even in the absence of detailed instructions;
- Are computer literate (including Office, Excel, on-line grant platforms, and Salesforce).
About the IDI
The Israel Democracy Institute works to bolster the values and institutions of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. A non-partisan think-and-do tank, the institute harnesses rigorous applied research to educate decision makers and help shape policy, legislation and public opinion. The institute partners with government, policy and decision makers, civil service and society, to improve the functioning of the government and its institutions, confront security threats while preserving civil liberties, and foster solidarity within Israeli society. Israel recognized the positive impact of IDI’s research and recommendations by conferring upon the institute its most prestigious award, the Israel Prize for Lifetime Achievement.
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