Development Writer (Part-time)

Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

New York, NY, USA Remote

Part time

$45-55k (monthly)


Jan 26

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Mission and Philosophy

The Shalom Hartman Institute (SHI) is a leading center of Jewish thought and education, serving Israel and North America. Our mission is to strengthen Jewish peoplehood, identity and pluralism and ensure that Judaism is a compelling force for good in the 21st century. 


SHI NA has an exciting opportunity for an experienced writer to support our global foundation relations function. This position primarily requires someone who has excellent writing and editing skills, and a deep understanding of and commitment to SHI’s mission. The ideal candidate is also a strategic thinker and resourceful information gatherer, strong communicator, team player, and creative problem solver who is passionate about securing philanthropic resources to advance the Institute’s mission.  

This professional will report to the Director of Foundation Relations and will join a Development team that includes personnel across North America and Israel. Metro-NY area candidates are preferred, but we are open to excellent applicants in other places who would work mostly remotely. This is a 50% - 60% FTE role.  


  • Writing and editing compelling grant reports and proposals, updates, letters, one-pagers, and other donor-facing materials for major funders/prospects including foundations, individual donors, and board members 
  • Working closely with program staff to gather relevant information for written materials 
  • Formatting and compiling “packages” of written materials for donors to maximize clarity, consistency, and professional presentation 
  • Coordinating with Marketing and Communications and other departments as needed to help with writing and editing for special projects such as the Annual Report 
  • Other special writing projects as needed 


  • 4–6 years of experience in grant-writing or other professional writing 
  • Superior writing and editing skills; ability to elevate language and work with the team to ensure a consistent voice across documents 
  • Strong time management skills; ability to multi-task and work efficiently to meet scheduled deadlines while being responsive to developing needs and shifting priorities 
  • Outstanding attention to detail in both writing and processes 
  • Proactive and resourceful self-starter, thorough information-gatherer, and narrative storyteller 
  • Collaborative, team-focused approach and ability to communicate effectively with colleagues 
  • Willingness to learn and take on new competencies; strong ability to integrate feedback with a growth mindset 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; Salesforce or similar database management experience a plus 
  • Knowledge of field of general and Jewish philanthropy, Israel, and Israel education, and similar nonprofits a plus 
  • Ability to travel domestically a few times a year to participate in staff retreats or observe programs, as needed 

To apply: 

Please upload a cover letter and resume as a single document here. The cover letter should include descriptions of positions with relevant experience, and demonstration of successful expertise in the core demands of the position. No phone calls please. 

We thank you for your interest in career opportunities with The Shalom Hartman Institute. Due to anticipated high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates who will be interviewed can expect a response within 3-4 weeks.

The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.  


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Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

The Shalom Hartman Institute is a leading center of Jewish thought and education, serving Israel and North America. Our mission is to strengthen Jewis...