Director of Grants and Allocations (Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver/CIJA)

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Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver

Job Description:  Director of Grants and Allocations

Position title:  Director of Grants and Allocations

Reports to:  Executive Director Jewish Community Foundation, Chief Revenue and Community Impact Officer

Starting salary range:  $93,600 to $109,200

Start Date:  Immediately

If you are passionate about using your leadership experience to serve, connect and enable the BC Jewish community and beyond, look no further… Come join our team!

Why work for the Jewish Federation:

The Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver is the central planning, convening, facilitating, and fundraising organization for the local Jewish community and works collaboratively with more than three dozen partner organizations, unifying their work. Together, we touch the lives of thousands of community members – Jewish and non-Jewish –  locally, in Israel, and around the world.

  • We help improve the lives of those in need, locally, in Israel and around the world.
  • We have a sincere and warm workplace culture based on the values of caring, excellencecollaboration and efficiency.
  • We are committed to servingconnecting and enabling the communities where we live.
  • We encourage internal training and development, and the opportunity to grow your career.
  • We offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

Position Summary:

The Director of Grants and Allocations is responsible for overseeing and managing the local allocations and community engagement grants distribution processes within the Federation. The position works collaboratively across program areas to manage relationships with grant recipients and partner agencies and maintain compliance with grant requirements.  This position also works closely with volunteer leaders who are engaged in grant distribution processes, ensuring  they have the resources they need to properly adjudicate grant requests. The successful candidate  must possess strong communication and volunteer leadership skills, as well as a deep understanding of grant writing and budget management.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Work across all Federation program areas, including collaborating with planning, agency relations, revenue, finance, and IT to ensure effective and efficient grant making processes.
  2. Provide direction and guidance to various volunteer grant distribution committees, keeping  them informed of individual agency’s needs and challenges.
  3. Provide support and guidance to partner agencies and other potential grant recipients on funding opportunities, updated Federation priorities and application processes.
  4. Oversee the application processes, including responding to enquiries from partner agencies, summarizing application requests, managing the approval process, and preparing  recommendations for the board approval process.
  5. Ensure accountability for the distribution and reporting functions related to funding including internal and external communications.
  6. Manage and oversee the tracking, monitoring, and evaluation of funding allocations and utilization through collaboration with programs and finance departments.
  7. Stay updated on changes, trends, policies, regulations and best practices that may impact grant management.
  8. Ensure that the organization remains in compliance with all grant agreements and reporting obligations.
  9. Monitor and report on grant administration performance against the pre-established indicators.
  10. Ensure the maintenance of an appropriate service level, relationship and communication with internal and external clients (including grant recipients) in matters related to grant administration.
  11. Partner with the Marketing Department to devise communication plans to strategically reach potential grant applicants.
  12. Produce and coordinate grant tracking reports for strategic planning and budget management purposes.
  13. Maintain and strengthen long-term partnerships and existing relationships and identify new contacts.
  14. Research and identify sources of support and proactively seek new opportunities to generate new grants based on guidelines and interests.


  • Degree in social sciences, business or not for profit management. 
  • 3-5 years experience working in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Knowledge of grant making and/or management systems and proven experience and familiarity in grant management.
  • Strong volunteer management, facilitation, and people leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication skills to interface with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Jewish community.
  • Attention to detail and superior organizational skills: ability to thoroughly document policies, procedures, and funding decisions.
  • High integrity, confidentiality, and ethical conduct.
  • Ability to make well-balanced good decisions.
  • Alignment with the values of the Federation.
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communications skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and build efficient processes.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to align funding opportunities with organizational goals.
  • Ability to manage multiple grant related activities
  • Demonstrate professionalism, fairness and honesty in all aspects of the performance of duties
  • Strong analytical skills for evaluating grant applications, assessing risk, and financial management. Provide leadership based on ethics and principles as they relate to resource development and grant.


About Us

The Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver is a central fundraising and planning organization which is committed to strengthening the quality of Jewish life locally and abroad.

Our work is inspired by the following Core values:

Tikkun olam: repairing the world;

Tzedakah:  justice, charity;

Klal Israel: unity of the Jewish people;

Chesed: loving kindness.

 Our work is guided by the following Performance Values and Trust Charter:

Caring: treating each other with respect and kindness

Excellence: consistently meeting or exceeding expectations

Collaboration: working together to achieve our goals

Efficiency: maximizing the effective use of our resources

Our Trust Charter:  We ensure an environment where everyone feels safe    We encourage everyone to express their opinions  ∙  We speak up honestly and respectfully  ∙  We listen and hear others from a place of good intention  ∙  We keep everyone informed and function with appropriate transparency  ∙  We accept that people process information differently  ∙  We are present and prepared.

The Jewish Federation is committed to equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. We value diversity in the workplace and believe our work is stronger when it benefits from the experience and knowledge of a diverse team.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume with cover letter (quoting “Director of Grants and Allocations” in the subject line) to [email protected]. Tell us how you can use your skills to benefit our team and our community!

Resumes that do not include a cover letter will not be considered.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

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Jewish Federation is our community’s centre for Jewish philanthropy. Initiatives fund much-needed programs and services in our community.