Secure Community Network
  • USA
  • per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Med/Den/Vision/FSA/STD/LTD/Parental Leave/Life/Vol Life/403(b)/Pet Insurance/EAP

We are Secure Community Network (SCN), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) serving as the official safety and security organization of the Jewish community in North America. Here at SCN, we deeply value the team of people that work diligently to commit their lives to action for a better tomorrow. We are excited to add a Grants Associate to our organization. If you consider yourself an ambitious and self-motivated Grants professional who can support expanding SCN's assistance to Jewish organizations to obtain vital Federal grant funding, we want to hear from you! Our headquarters are located in the Chicago area, however if you are outside the Chicago area, remote opportunities are available.

The Grants Associate will report to the Director of Grant Management and will be responsible for supporting SCN's grants department including providing grant services to Jewish nonprofit organizations nationally for security funding opportunities. This role is vital to expand SCN's assistance to Jewish organizations in obtaining vital Federal grant funding to help secure their facilities.


  • Assist with the research, identification, development, and management of organization's internal grant opportunities and awards
  • Assist in the development and implementation of current and new grant programs and services
  • Work collaboratively with community organizations, agencies, strategic partners, consultants, and individuals
  • Ensure that programmatic goals are met
  • Support planning and preparation for virtual workshops and webinars
  • Work on special projects, as needed


  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least two years of experience in the nonprofit sector, with at least one year experience writing grants
  • Exhibit strong knowledge of FEMA's Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) grant award and implementation
  • Goal oriented and strong ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Adept at being flexible and navigating challenges
  • Highly proficient with MS Excel, PowerPoint, World, email, and internet research
  • Outstanding analytical skills with the ability to exercise sound judgment, give attention to detail and resolve problems.
  • Must possess strong communication skills, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Extremely organized and can foster good working relationships, both internally and externally.
  • Willingness to embrace ongoing feedback with a positive attitude and a continuous posture towards learning and growth.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, challenging and fast-paced organization
  • Ability to make independent and accurate decisions with tact and diplomacy


The Secure Community Network (SCN), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the official homeland safety and security organization of the Jewish community in North America. Founded in 2004 under the auspices of The Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, SCN serves as the central organization dedicated exclusively to the safety and security of the American Jewish community, working across 146 federations, 50 partner organizations, over 300 independent communities, and other partners in the public, private, nonprofit, and academic sectors. SCN is dedicated to ensuring that Jewish organizations, communities, life, and culture can not only exist safely and securely but flourish. Learn more at

Secure Community Network is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

SCN has long been a committed leader in adopting, modeling, and encouraging adherence to Jewish values, including advocating for approaches that address issues related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA). Please review our DEIA statement here.


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