Program Director, Jewish Culture and Survival: The Snider Foundation

Posted December 6th, 2017 at 11:01 am.


The Snider Foundation is a private family foundation located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania with two generations of family members currently serving on the Board of Directors. Funding areas include promoting and preserving American values of limited government, individual and economic liberty, and free and private enterprise, supporting Jewish culture and survival, and enriching local communities.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Director, Jewish Culture and Survival will coordinate the due diligence process for our program area focused on fighting anti-Semitism and supporting pro-Israel causes. He or she will work closely with Board Members, the Executive Director and Foundation staff to understand and implement the vision and strategy, pursuing and evaluating impactful grantees. We are seeking a mission-focused, strategic, personable, self-starter to join our highly collaborative and entrepreneurial team in making a positive impact through philanthropy.

This position will be based in our Bryn Mawr, PA office. Will consider remote candidates.

Key Responsibilities

Portfolio Management

  • Manage a portfolio of existing grantees, establishing a close working relationship with key leadership from those organizations.
  • Seek new, mission-aligned organizations according to priorities set by the Board of Directors. Investigate new organizations identified by Board Members.
  • Thoroughly review grant requests, reports, audited financials, 990s and other relevant materials provided by applicants. Conduct site visits and check-in calls to evaluate impact and monitor progress.
  • Prepare concise summary reports on all existing and prospective grantees based on established guidelines and assessment areas to present to the Board.

Data Analysis

  • Capture and track specific data about our grantees for our donor database.
  • Prepare grant statistics to help the Board understand and analyze giving patterns in the Jewish Culture & Survival program area.

External and Internal Communications

  • Work closely with Board Members to understand the vision for the Jewish Culture & Survival program area.
  • Develop a deep knowledge and understanding of the issues impacting the program area, including news and current events, and share relevant information with the Board.
  • Build relationships with counterparts at like-minded foundations to learn about mutual areas of interest and potential opportunities for partnership.
  • Represent The Snider Foundation at events and conferences.

Core Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least 5 years’ experience related to philanthropy, grant analysis or general due diligence preferred. We will also consider candidates with a background in public policy, law, program management, development, or other fields that relate to advancing Jewish causes.
  • Knowledge of and passion for fighting anti-Semitism and defending Israel.
  • An interest in preserving limited government, free markets and individual rights.
  • Ability to analyze and summarize a significant amount of information in a concise manner for Board communications.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work closely in a supportive and collegial team environment.
  • Excellent judgement and discretion.
  • Humility and adaptability; willingness to embrace the Snider family members’ philanthropic goals and implement the vision.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, highly dependable, ability to work independently with attention to detail.
  • Proficient with computer and office systems (particularly Excel), grants management software and other database management systems.
  • Willingness to travel as needed (expected travel: 10%).

Salary and Benefits

Salary is competitive. This position is approximately 40 hours per week. Benefits provided, including 401k retirement plan. The Snider Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool.

Application Process

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF with your name in the file:

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter detailing:
  • Your sincere interest in fighting anti-Semitism and defending Israel.
  • Your salary requirements.


Please include “Program Director, Jewish Culture & Survival – Your Name” in the subject line of your email.

Materials should be emailed in one PDF document to Operations Coordinator, The Snider Foundation at

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

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