Position: Security Grant Writing Professional                                                                    Location: NYC HQ

Minimum Qualifications:

At least 2 years of grant writing or coordination experience

Strong familiarity with the Federal grant writing process.

Thorough knowledge and familiarity of Judaic customs.

Who are we? Why Work at the OU?

Each and every day, countless Jewish individuals around the world are positively impacted by the work of the Orthodox Union, with its array of religious, youth, social action, educational, public policy and community development services, programs and activities.

Ever dream of going into work every day knowing you will have an impact on the greater Jewish community. Ever dream of being able to build your career while enhancing the Jewish future. Ever dream of being inspired daily by the various departments working harmoniously around you to better global Jewish life. Turn these dreams into reality. Apply now to start making a difference.

What You’ll Do

With the Growth of the funding allocated to the Urban Ares Security Initiative (UASI), grant writing has emerged as a key need for the Synagogues serviced by the OU.
The goal of this position is to serve as a resource to those Synagogues and shepherd them through the grant writing process from start to finish.

Essential Functions:

  • Interact with Synagogue security committees to make an initial assessment of their grant readiness
  • Educate Synagogues about the grant process
    • Mass emailing’s
    • Meetings
    • Sessions/Lectures
  • Conduct research and analyze data in best practices for grant proposal development
  • Create strategies to connect with Synagogues and use all necessary resources to put the grant application in place
  • Assists in writing, compiling and submitting grant proposals for Synagogue services


What You’ll Bring to the OU

  • Strong people & engagement skills

You are…

  • Able to talk to others to convey information effectively.
  • Able to communicate effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Ability to understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

You have…

  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing,
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Experience using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Strong desire to actively look for ways to help people.


Job Type: Part Time
Job Location. Flexible but New York preferred.
Travel is not generally expected but may be necessary.