APPLICATION PROCESS: (applies to all positions)
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MAZON is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from a diverse pool of candidates.
POSITION AVAILABLE: Program Officer
The Program Officer is an integral part of MAZON’s grantmaking efforts. The Program Officer will be engaged in a broad range of activities including review of grant proposals, site visits to grantee partners, training and technical assistance on public policy priorities, and facilitating meetings of targeted anti-hunger organizations. The grantmaking team provides approximately 300 partnership grants to anti-hunger organizations in the United States and Israel that are fighting hunger by addressing public policy solutions at the local, state and/or federal level. The position requires public policy expertise, database management skills and an understanding of the grantmaking process. He/she will report to the Senior Program Officer.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Review and analyze grant proposals and make specific funding recommendations to the Senior Program Officer.
- Annually assist in the development of the grant application and summary grant documents, develop grant docket materials and reports.
- Work directly with grantseekers by responding to inquiries and concerns regarding the scope and priorities and process of MAZON’s grantmaking.
- Analyze trends, best practices, challenges and barriers among grantees and prepare reports to inform MAZON’s advocacy efforts as well as enhance the efficacy of MAZON’s grantmaking.
- Assess advocacy capacity needs (administrative, organizational and policy) across MAZON’s grants portfolio at the local, state and national level.
- Cultivate relationships with anti-hunger advocacy organizations and stay informed on policies impacting MAZON’s funding and programmatic initiatives.
- Help develop tools and materials, provide training and technical assistance, and assess grantee performance.
- Run reports and analyze data in Salesforce database.
- Generate award, turndown letters and confirmation forms.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required and a Master’s degree in Public Policy is desirable.
- Experience in public policy work, grantmaking and conducting due-diligence.
- Experience providing training and technical assistance to non-profit organizations.
- Familiarity with the anti-hunger movement and the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.
- Excellent written and verbal communication as well as analytical, critical thinking skills and interpersonal and organizational skills.
- Ability to work independently, think creatively and support team members.
- Ability to prioritize assignments effectively, meet multiple and competing demands, and follow projects through to completion.
- Able to comfortably interact with diverse audiences, including nonprofit, community groups and funders.
- Skillful in database management. Familiarity with Salesforce or similar database programs.
- Demonstrated ability with Microsoft Office.
- Position requires approximately 15% domestic travel.
POSITION AVAILABLE: Youth Outreach Coordinator
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger seeks an industrious Youth Outreach Coordinator to support and advance the organization’s priorities for engaging young people (under 25) in its education, advocacy and fundraising efforts. The Youth Outreach Coordinator’s primary role will be to help create and implement programs and strategies that raise awareness about the organization, the issue of hunger, and the importance of advocacy among students from preschool to grad school. The organization’s youth programs are directed at a wide range of audiences, including but not limited to religious & day school programs, summer camps, college students, youth groups, and other community based organizations. The Youth Outreach Coordinator will also create supporting materials for this programming and provide technical assistance to participating programs and the youth participating in them. This position reports to the Director of Outreach and Communications.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinate existing programs for religious & day school programs, summer camps, college students, youth groups (USY, NFTY, BBYO etc.), and other community based organizations
- Build and maintain strong relationships to promote and grow MAZON’s youth outreach programs
- Collaborate with colleagues within the organization to ensure that youth programming is fully integrated with MAZON’s other programmatic work
- Lead MAZON Hunger Fellowship; recruit qualified college students; build and maintain rapport with Hillel and/or university staff; create and execute annual program calendar; identify and prep program speakers
- Maintain and advance MAZON’s Camp Program; run the program each summer; train MAZON Hunger Fellows or others to lead the program
- Promote and maintain MAZON’s B’nai Mitzvah program; serve as ongoing liaison between student/family and MAZON
- Identify emerging opportunities for MAZON to engage young people; assist in development and implementation of new programs
- Represent MAZON at youth group conventions, professional conferences and Jewish and/or hunger-related events
- Assist in designing materials that support youth outreach initiatives
- Help students plan and execute on-campus education, advocacy and fundraising events
- Assist in responding to requests for assistance, support, speakers, materials, etc.
- Provide administrative support to Director of Outreach and Communications as requested
- Other duties as assigned
- Some nights, weekends and travel are required
- Bachelor’s degree required
- 2 – 4 years community organizing or program development experience
- Course work and/or experience in education highly desirable
- Confident and experienced public speaker
- Deep knowledge of Judaism and experience working within the Jewish community
- Demonstrated ability with Microsoft Office programs required
- Experience with Salesforce and Adobe Creative Suite a plus
POSITION AVAILABLE: Administrative Assistant
The Administrative Assistant provides general office support with specific responsibilities designed to support the program work of MAZON, including its grantmaking and its strategic initiatives. The Administrative Assistant will report to the Chief Operating Officer, who will prioritize assignments, monitor workload, and organize training and feedback. The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, be a self-starter and team player. He/she should be able to anticipate challenges as well as provide suggestions for improvement.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- General office support
- Receive visitors
- Answer office phones
- Order office supplies
- Schedule meetings
- Responsible for booking staff travel with travel agent
- Assist the C.O.O. with building and maintenance issues
- Process outgoing and incoming mail including distribution; manage emails sent to general mailbox
- Take board and committee meeting minutes
- Handle all material requests; process matching gifts applications and perform data entry, proof tribute cards.
- Provide general administrative support to MAZON’s program work, including but not limited to:
- Support to the grants department in processing grant applications
- Support to MAZON’s strategic initiatives in planning and implementing meetings, outreach, etc
- Other duties as assigned
Required Skills and Abilities:
Applicants will need to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills. Bachelor’s degree; one to three years support experience, preferably at a nonprofit organization; computer (Mac) literacy, MS Office, Salesforce and Adobe programs. Must have excellent time management and organizational skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team.