Open Temple


We are in search of a dynamic and collaborative Grant Writer to support our grant strategy on a contract basis. This contractor will work directly with the Founding Rabbi and our Managing Director. The contractor will be responsible for leading the grant process:  identifying grant opportunities, applying, and reporting. 

Work will include

  • Prospect research and opportunity evaluation to ensure Open Temple has a robust pipeline of grant opportunities to pursue 
  • Project management to keep the team current on and prepared for all upcoming applications, reports, and data needs
  • High quality writing so that the Rabbi and MD review only dynamic, reader-friendly, and high-quality writing 
  • Tracking and reporting on grants that have been won by working closely with the administrative and programming teams  to ensure they understand what must be tracked and liaising with all staff necessary to collect data to complete grant reports on schedule  
  • Organizing files and documents to facilitate reporting by always easily finding original documentation
  • Assist on collaborative fundraising opportunities with program partners  

Is this you? We are looking for a contractor who is:

  • Strategic and able to prospect for grants with discernment
  • An organized and effective project manager, a master of follow up
  • Never surprised by deadlines
  • A graceful juggler of multiple projects 
  • A deft and succinct communicator, able to write in the voice of Open Temple 
  • A careful editor who can craft ideas from the Rabbi and MD into appropriate grant submissions

You will also bring to the table::

  • 2-5 years of nonprofit grant writing experience
  • Experience working remotely and independently
  • Experience writing all types of grants, experience working with the Jewish funding community preferred

Compensation: Monthly retainer: $1,500-2,000/month. Please note that our partner organization, Electric Lodge (, is also seeking a Grant Writer, and if you are interested in both positions we would especially love to hear from you.

To apply, please email the following as a single PDF with “Grant Writer” in the subject line: 

  • CV and cover letter 
  • A grant-related writing sample