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Grants and Accounting Associate

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Posted On:November 5, 2013
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The Jerusalem Fund
2425 Virginia Avenue NW
Washington
20037
United States
» District Of Columbia
Marker
Overview
Job Type: Full Time
Openings: 1 (one)
Application Process Opens: 11/4/2013
Application Process Closes: Open until filled
Category: Program Support
Start Date:Immediate
Compensation:Commensurate with experience

The Jerusalem Fund, a 501(c)(3)-registered private non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., announces a position available as Grants and Accounting Associate. The Associate processes grant applications and communicates with grantees; organizes fundraising mailings and correspondence with donors; helps to maintain accounts; and maintains accurate records and databases. S/he reports to the Executive Director and works closely with program and administration staff. Read more about the organization at www.thejerusalemfund.org.

Grants
• Handles all correspondence relating to grants in the Jerusalem Fund’s Humanitarian Link program and maintains up-to-date files
• Prepares grants submissions for the Director’s review and consideration by the Board
• Communicates decisions to grantees and follows up on disbursement
• Ensures timely submission of grantee reports and financial accounts
• Maintains Humanitarian Link section of the website with updated information and creates brochures and presentations for fundraising purposes

Fundraising
• Helps draft fundraising letters
• Produces and mails out fundraising appeals
• Maintains donor database, coordinates tiered donor program
• Records and deposits donations and generates reports, liaising with accountant and auditors as necessary
• Sends timely thank you and tax relief letters
• Maintains state registrations and all non-profit status related paperwork
• Applies for Grants in Coordination with Program Manager

Accounts and Administration
• Maintains accounts for all sales and petty cash
• Assists in check writing and maintaining bank records, generating reports and liaising with accountant and auditors as necessary
• Manages the annual audit process
• Maintains passwords to general server and individual computers, functions as primary contact person for all technical maintenance of staff computers
• Insures timely filing of and payment for the Fund’s three insurance policies

REQUIREMENTS:
• B.A. (Accounting Preferred) with 1-2 years office experience.
• Strong proficiency in Quickbooks, Microsoft Office Suite (esp. Excel) and Social Media
• Functional understanding of budgets and banking procedures
• Familiarity with donor databases, such as Mission Assist
• Extremely organized and detail oriented a MUST
• Strong spoken and written English skills, Arabic language fluency strongly preferred

TO APPLY: Email your cover letter and résumé to Yousef Munayyer, Executive Director, at ymunayyer@palestinecenter.org or mail to: The Jerusalem Fund, Attn: Yousef Munayyer, 2425 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037.

The Jerusalem Fund is an equal opportunity employer. Application is encouraged regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, or any other cultural orientation.

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The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., that maintains three programs. The Palestine Center hosts educational briefings and publishes analysis of the Palestinian experience and U.S. policy in the region. The Humanitarian Link provides short-term grants on a quarterly basis to humanitarian organizations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and surrounding refugee camps. The Jerusalem Fund Gallery hosts art exhibits, workshops, film screenings, concerts and more that showcase the rich artistic heritage of the region.
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