Available Positions

Our passionate, committed, and capable Koret Foundation staff members work tirelessly to realize our vision of strategic philanthropy through the communities and organizations we support.

July 31 2018

Grants Officer


The Grants Officer will be a critical member of the Program Team, reporting directly to the Director of Programs. The Grants Officer works across all program areas, including collaborating with finance and IT to ensure effective and efficient grantmaking processes. The Grants Officer will also serve as the system administrator for the Foundation’s grants management database and as the project lead for system migrations.

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Grant Management

Maintain working knowledge of the Foundation’s programs and priority funding areas and remain abreast of current research and trends in the philanthropic sector. Monitor and document workflow processes to assure compliance with internal controls and legal requirements. Generate reports and data analysis, and problem-solve complex grant scenarios.

System Administration

Manage implementation of a new grants management system and administer the current and future systems. Implement and maintain protocols for testing data accuracy, and making timely and accurate database changes. Manage system upgrades, troubleshooting, and staff training. Develop training materials and operating procedures

Grant Monitoring and Evaluation Responsibilities

Improve the way staff capture, access, and use grantmaking information to enhance programmatic and operational decision-making. Produce accurate reports of grantmaking results, enhance grantee/grant seeker relationships, and enhance supporting systems and tools.

Internal Responsibilities

Assist in preparing and editing board docket materials. Design and maintain filing systems for the Foundation’s paper and electronic records. Collaborate with Program Team, Finance Team, Administrative Team, and CEO on special projects as needed.


The Grants Officer will be motivated by a passion for the Koret Foundation’s mission and a drive for continuous learning and improvement. S/he will be a project manager, consultant, analyst, and problem solver with exacting standards and an eye towards creativity and innovation. This role requires an individual who can balance strong attention to detail and analytical skills with an engaging, consultative, relationship-focused approach to working with people.

Essential skills for consideration include: a highly-tuned detail orientation, strategic thinking, and a process and system mindset. A successful Grants Officer will be adept at managing a project from inception to completion, and have an innate ability to prioritize and synthesize information in an analytical and systematic manner. A comfort with ambiguity and competing priorities is vital. Candidates should be exceptionally strong written and oral communicators, great listeners, instinctual information sharers, and network builders.

Additional, valued qualifications include: project management and data management experience; financial or business analysis skills; experience managing large scale projects; facilitation and teaching skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; experience with complex database systems; familiarity with private foundation requirements and processes; ability to multitask and work independently and collaboratively; and a professional, flexible, can-do attitude.

A bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree in non-profit management or related field preferred. Candidates should have a minimum of 5-7 years of professional work experience, with some knowledge or background in nonprofits or grantmaking and/or management systems. Knowledge of the Bay Area Jewish and general communities is an advantage.


The Foundation offers an excellent benefits package and a salary that is commensurate with education and related work experience. The position is full-time, exempt, and located in downtown San Francisco, CA.


Please send an email referring to job title in the subject line along with a resume and one-page cover letter explaining your interest and how your skills and work experience fit the position to jobs@koret.org.